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The Greediest Splash of all Time

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I'm a pretty risk averse person. I avoid splashing whenever possible in limited, and in constructed I usually play more sources of all of my colors than stock lists, even adding an extra land or two to my decks to make sure that I can cast my spells. It is from this perspective, that I pronounce Raphael Levy's GP Manchester winning deck as completely insane.

Incorporating Chandra, Flamecaller into Selesnya tokens is a pretty sweet innovation. I though about adding Chandra to my deck before this weekend though I didn't know how well I could make the mana work. Raphael Levy apparently started on a similar line, though instead of tweaking his manabase he decided that he already had four Oath of Nissa and that you only live once.


I would be amazed if this become the stock version of the deck, though I would think twice about not making a tokens opponent sacrifice their Oath of Nissa when you cast a Dromoka's Command in the future. This is probably the greediest slot that I've ever seen in a constructed deck, and I say this as somebody who once splashed a sideboard Cruel Ultimatum in an Izzet deck. Perhaps Levy was tired of winning Grand Prix utilizing only spells that his lands could cast.

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  1. Ive been playing bant humans since GP Tokyo(cause yuuya is God). Ive actually been killing Oath of Nissa fairly often, cause the 1/1 matters so little in the match, and they usually already have problems with GG/WW on turn 3/4 as it is. Never knew I was playing around Chandras lol.

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