Simic Flash

simic flash

by Steve ‘DDT’ Giannopoulos

Here is a list of a cute little deck that won a PTQ in Brazil. It’s not your usual top tier deck and I encourage you to at least try it out or playtest against it. It probably will do pretty well at least in a local store FNM, especially if people are not aware of its contents.

Simic Flash

Standard Format

Creatures: 20

Boon Satyr
4 Briarpack Alpha
4 Horizon Chimera
4 Shambleshark
4 Skylasher

Instants: 15

Cyclonic Rift
4 Dissolve
4 Simic Charm
3 Syncopate


Lands: 25

4 Breeding Pool
6 Forest
7 Island
4 Mutavault
4 Temple of Mystery


3 Bident of Thassa
3 Gainsay
3 Plummet
4 Sensory Deprivation
2 Triton Tactics

As you can see, the purpose of the deck is to keep counter mana up and then play a flash creature if there was nothing to counter on your opponent’s turn. That’s right, you never play anything but land on your opponent’s turn. Kinda cool, huh? It’s obviously not the most powerful-looking deck in the format but it is pretty decent at what it does. Most of the time your opponents will be thinking that you are playing with draft deck leftovers until you beat them.

horizon chimeraLimited powerhouse, err… maybe not

You don’t absolutely have to get the 4 Mutavaults right away if you’re worried about the deck costing too much. The deck functions pretty well without it and you get to spend your money elsewhere. Give it a chance, you might end up liking it.

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