Jimmy_Chinchila Master Chinchillomancer

Been playing off and on since '94

I'm an avid brewer and usually create a new deck every day. I have about 300 private decks that are under construction but am slowly working to get them all public. I believe true brewers ascertain joy from the creative process and thus focus more on exploring new interactions and builds rather than putting the bulk of effort into tweaking and perfecting a single deck.

I don't really play competitively but I watch competitions (ProTour, etc) and read articles regularly. I play FNM and GameDay and Pre-Release as well as kitchen table. I enjoy watching other people play and offering input. I also write a blog column time to time for a local gaming establishment.

I have been accused of being a "collector" more than a player, which I suppose is true in some regards. I have always loved the flavor/lore/mythos of Magic and am prone to making decks that are more theme-oriented than win-oriented. Sometimes it's fun to play a deck that fits together cohesively rather than a jumble of the best cards smashed together.

I love me some big creatures, explosive plays and maverick decks! Never once played a "Net-Deck", always have to tweak something to make it my own. I value creativity and uniqueness in deck building. I am not stingy with my +1's. I upvote effort as well as my impression of the deck's strength or originality.

I love to check out decks and offer feedback, just post a link and I'll have a look!

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Thank you for your input. The deck does very well the way it is currently I cant take out anymore basic lands because of some of the non basic land destruction floating around in some commander decks out there. However I may be able to switch commander's sphere with dark steel ingot possibly but I need the card draw from commander's sphere so i dont know yet.

September 4, 2017 8:10 p.m.

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Well it looks like your build won the long game here

September 20, 2017 1:13 a.m.

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Zaueski remember we still have the Aetherborn vampires from Aether Revolt, namely Gifted Aetherborn and Yahenni, Undying Partisan. And it's not all high end curve stuff, Vicious Conquistador is a LEGIT 1-drop and Sanctum Seeker is pretty solid at the 4-spot. Even Bloodcrazed Paladin could be good against certain decks. Walk the Plank is a good addition to Fatal Push, and we still have all the good hand disruption along with Duress now. I think vampires could be pretty solid actually, like Argy. Heck, even Metallic Mimic and Vanquisher's Banner could give it a zombie-esque feel.

September 19, 2017 8:16 p.m.

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Kizmetto Very cool! I too had wondered how they'd fare against each other!

September 19, 2017 11:07 a.m.

It's a small reprint, and a lot of people have already reserved the Ur-Dragon decks. My store has a hand full of cases coming and the dragon decks are already sold, they'll never hit the shelves.

And with the success and price increase of last year's set more people will be saving them sealed which means less on the market and this could easily overtake the loss from having an additional printing. The jump may not be at Atraxa level but it'll be there for sure.

September 19, 2017 1:12 a.m.

Plus The Ur-Dragon is literally the most badass commander that's ever been or ever will be...

September 19, 2017 1:07 a.m.

Dragons will go up for sure, you can tell because it sold out at every store, even big box stores, the day it was released. But the others are still on the shelves.

If you look at the Atraxa, Praetors' Voice set from last year, it too started at $35-40 and one year later the sealed product is going for $140-180. Quadrupled in one year. Vampires may go up some also, the Breya, Etherium Shaper deck is at $90-120 and that was the second most popular. But the other ones are like $40-45. So I'd say keep a Ur-Dragon sealed in a closet, and maybe the vampires too. Cats and Wizards are still on shelves though so don't bother with them.

September 19, 2017 1:04 a.m.

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Pyruscreed ok good point, thanks

September 16, 2017 12:52 a.m.

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Very nice build, mine's a bit more of a linear midrange but I really like the self-ping idea, makes the most of the Enrage mechanic. Will definitely be experimenting with this concept! +1

September 15, 2017 10:16 p.m.

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TastyBeverage, agreed, I'm usually looking to play an Amonkhet cycle land Turn 1. The good thing about Caller is that you can drop it T2 and also play a Raptor Hatchling that turn, and stay ahead of curve next turn. Obviously a crap top deck too though, I'll have to try maybe 2x to start and playtest it. Good point.

September 14, 2017 4:10 p.m.

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jorgeduardo thanks so much for the thoughtful input, you've made good points and I will work on incorporating them in!

September 14, 2017 2:02 p.m.

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Geo67 thanks for the feedback! Will add a Plains, I too wished I could pull one sometimes of the Sands.

I will work on the sideboard. I need to figure out the mirror, you have any ideas for Carnage? Maybe something with deathtouch... I will think about it!

September 14, 2017 11:01 a.m.

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MWorl91 oh shoot thanks for noticing that! Will have to put a 7-drop there. Of course with the new [Kinjali's Caller] it gives a T1 "ramp" that would allow the above sequence...will update when it gets added. Thank you!

September 13, 2017 6:23 p.m.

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Very cool build, looks fun. +1

September 11, 2017 10:33 p.m.

It's a frickin Gaea's Cradle!

September 9, 2017 6:06 p.m.

Impressive build and description. My only real suggestion would be to not have cards be in more than 1 custom category, but that's more just a personal preference for ease of reading. Great work, can see the time that's gone into it.

The deck list is solid, but a few other options to consider: Crackling Doom solid removal against things like Voltron, also a fan of Mortify, Mizzium Mortars and Kolaghan's Command. Skyline Despot, Boltwing Marauder, Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury could be fun. Athreos, God of Passage can abuse stuff like High Priest and Selfless Spirit, I also like Iroas, God of Victory for when you want to put the politicking aside and go in for the kill.


September 9, 2017 11:21 a.m.

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Looks pretty good. Here are some good lands for 5-color decks: Reflecting Pool, Exotic Orchard, Evolving Wilds, Transguild Promenade. Cavern of Souls and Path of Ancestry good for Tribal. Darksteel Ingot also helpful. That will at least help ensure you can cast all your slivers early and often.


September 4, 2017 7:47 p.m.

This looks sick


September 2, 2017 12:49 p.m.

Sorry, the only trolls I like are Magic cards.

You think a Flickerwisp could be good to reuse Shaman of the Pack's trigger? Could end a game with enough elves out

September 1, 2017 8:07 p.m.

Very nice build and great description!


September 1, 2017 7:58 p.m.

N4kk1 then you should probably stop trolling other people's deck's comments section and get a job, or just stop playing Modern.

Gryff irrelevant? It has a weak body but it's meant to gain tempo and buy a turn. Here's a few things it shuts down or weakens: Snapcaster Mage, Torrential Gearhulk, Primeval Titan, Kitchen Finks, Anafenza, the Foremost, Eternal Witness, Thought-Knot Seer. It also is good in the mirror as you can limit their Shaman of the Pack combo kill and then use Ezuri to go over their team. Maybe it's more meta specific but certainly not irrelevant...

September 1, 2017 7:09 p.m.


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Finished Decks 294
Prototype Decks 120
Drafts 0
Playing since Unlimited Edition
Points 925
Avg. deck rating 5.95
T/O Rank 194
Helper Rank 145
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Modern
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