Who knows what I was thinking at the time. I'm also debating if I should just go with Oloro. Tough choice because both would be a splash color. I'm giving up mana ramp for incremental lifegain and a couple of white spells.
Should run as nauseam in 80 life. Should run LED. You don't have any bounce spells I would maybe run a few at least 1 maybe rift / CoV. Would run necropotence. Commandeer is a pretty good pitch counter. Fact or fiction / intuition should be good holding up counters. Dark petition is a easily playable tutor here. And yes ponder is good.