Fountain seems like it would be playable at first glance but scenarios like having a sister and a pridemate in your opening slows us down a turn and doesn't immediately help him grow. I think with a deck that has problems with interacting with other decks, having a sister in play T1 is more important.
Hey guys! What about ajani's welcome? It's a one-sided sister but it's an enchantment...so it's bit less vulnerable to removals. What do you think?
One-sided Sisters usually don't trigger enough to be relevant. The fact that it won't trigger other sisters on casts also hurts it. Probably not worth running.
As for Isolate, it's a neatly designed card. Getting rid of Vial slows down a ton of decks - it also kills Cranial Plating while giving us a way to kill a turn 1 Bird or Noble. Probably worth a look for the sideboard.
About a hundred pages ago I think I posted here.. .
I have played many, many reali life tournaments with little white men, and my deck really don't look like yours no more.
The basic problem is that gaining life is often irrelevant.
Tron plays Ugin.
Control wipes the board again
Mill turns over your library on turn 5
Combo should win (doing infinite) on turn 4-5-6
Slivers/ Merfolk/ Humans can deal hundreds of damage.
All of these occur constantly, and ignore the basic goals of Soul Sisters. Having a bajillion life just did not matter enough, often enough. I tried so hard to find a way to beat turn 4 Ugin. Nope.
My version is nothing like Soul Sisters, not any more. I kept playing the cards that were winning me games, and changing the ones that cost me games consistently. I got slightly inbred for a while playing 15 protection from black creatures, in base.
The only cards we still share in base deck are now plains, and spectral procession.
I figure the choices I have ended up with are probably interesting, and all my cards are options for you guys. I did start off with Ascendant+Martyr / Ranger and loads of other normal stuff. Then I kept changing it.
Stillmoon Cavalier is interesting.
Liliana forcing Wiltleaf Leige to be discarded is ace. (Kolaghan's command is fun too)
My Current results are 27 wins /14 losses /1 draw
My results back when I was playing lifegain were awesome against fair decks, and progressively worse against tournament quality. Many Tier 1 decks just don't seem to care about card advantage, or lifegain.
Tron, control, mill, combo & Merfolk do not care about Turbo-Fog
Slivers & Humans probably just beat Turbo Fog too, depends on colours & build.
I mean, I use lots of Attack Phases, but most modern decks don't.