Big in Japan

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I've long been an advocate for following Japanese pros on social media. One in particular, Tomoharu Saito, has a tendency to be a wealth of good information. Sometimes you whiff, like when I got excited about Ephara, God of the Polis after watching the card tune up an FNM at Saito's shop. Still, it pays to be ahead of the game, and anyone following Saito knows he dropped deck bombs on us all week. Observe.

This appears to be a Slivers deck. Yep. All about dat. Yisan the Wanderer Bard though? OK. You're the future hall of famer.

Mono green that is surprisingly Nissa-less.

White weenie with a throwback to Fiendslayer Paladin. People forgot how much work it does because they were too busy being upset that it wasn't Paladin en-Vec.

If Waste Not does something to justify its ridiculous price tag, this may be the shell where it does so. I'm not super optimistic, but Waste Not IS funny when they play Pack Rat.

Restock main in the Maze's End deck? Far out.

Mono red is almost obligatory. Lots of great value dudes here. I like Goblin Rabblemaster more than most. Could it make an impact?

Rock/Superfriends. Not much new here, just swapping bad walkers for better ones.

Here's your Nissa deck. The card is sold out on SCG for $50. Most overhyped card of M15 or most overhyped card ever?

Literally the only new cards are Soul of Innistrad and a land. Not sure if I like it, and Pharika is really bad. I have played the dredge deck and I hate this build.

This could be solid. Young Pyromancer does WORK.

I hate the new Ajani, but that 1-drop elf... So good.

Necromancer's Stockpile got everybody brewin'

If you call this "American" control within my earshot, I will hit you with a pipe.

That's all for now. I'm sure he'll brew some more, and if he does, expect to hear about it.

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