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Fish Five-0: Sultai Flash Ghazi (Standard, Magic Arena)


I've been on a Sultai frenzy recently and this week I wanted to try to push a pet card in Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi!

Gameplan

We're going to play our usual Simic Flash gameplan except we added black just to have better removal in Assassin's Trophy, Vraska's Contempt, and out of the sideboard we'll have better hate cards like Unmoored Ego and Noxious Grasp. Why go through all these problems? We really get stomped out by cards like Shifting Ceratops and it's even better that we have a catch-all in Trophy for problematic threats Teferi, Time Raveler so it's nice to have a clean answer for them.

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Outside of our basic Simic Flash plan, we do get to play Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi which is a sweet card as it's a flash threat that can steal games.

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Is this card actually good? It doesn't feel like this card is a must in the deck but the fact that it can sneak its way around Feather decks and their Gods Willing is definitely nice. The cons are that it easily gets bounced by a Teferi but outside of that, its legendary so Cast Down doesn't answer it and you can definitely stack the counters onto one land but lets be honest, an 18/18 without trample isn't the greatest so just let it stomp around as a 9/9 until it gets answered.

Conclusion

The deck did feel a little bit better at dealing with threats that we couldn't normally deal with before on Simic Flash but the third color can lead to some seriously inconsistent mana bases. Another thing is that Awakening is definitely a fun time but not necessary in making the deck work. As I said in the video, "Why wouldn't we want a flash 9/9!?" 


Thanks for watching and I'll see you at the next one!

-Your friendly neighborhood AsianAvenger

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