Selesnya

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Selesnya is the color combination of green and white. It is named for the Selesnya Conclave on the plane of Ravnica.

Popular Selesnya commanders include Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, Arahbo, Roar of the World, and Karametra, God of Harvests.

Identity

White and Green both believe that community and cooperation is vitally important, and view all actions through the lens of what will do the greatest good for the greatest number. A utilitarian structure is put in place so that the group is prioritized above the individual in every instance. Selesnya shares all things, and suffering from one individual can be shared and fixed by the group. Selesnya makes the group unified and strong, which means the group can protect anyone and take on any task, though this comes at the cost of reducing individual power and self-worth.

Popular Selesnya Strategies

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths

Selesnya can quickly fill the board with an extremely large number of creatures, typically tokens. It excels at not only creating many bodies, but increasing their power, and sometimes overwhelming enemies through sheer density.

Weaknesses

Selesnya decks fall victim to forms of mass removal, not only because they will eliminate their creatures, but because many of the noncreature spells in Selesnya decks will often depend on the presence of those creatures to be effective. This makes it difficult for Selesnya decks to reestablish a presence on the battlefield and pick up momentum once more.