Quote from Corporal Levinyan »Not running Sleight of Hand might hurt you more than you'd think. You need to have as many good U cantrips as you can, and neither Ideas Unbound nor Faithless Looting fit the bill. Not saying they're bad, didn't have an experience with them yet, but I feel like you're way more prone to fizzling with them.
Quote from Sliver Lord »Since we have up to 16 essentially free tutors for dryad arbor, I wonder if we could fit some Trace of Abundance in the sideboard for slower matches where we face more removal. It nonbos hard with Fatestitcher or Arbor Elf, but casting it after a Zendikon also sets you up pretty well to win next turn.
@Lectrys: How have you been liking the one of Whispers of the Muse? What would you say the pros and cons are vs. Mystic Speculation? Pros and cons on the 4th Caryatid? Now that you're down to 1 confluence, would you say abundant growth is still pulling its weight?
Quote from jermstuddog »2 questions that I'm not seeing discussed as much as I'd like.
1) What are people doing with their extra glittering wish? I've been swapping it for Manamorphose, is there something obvious I'm missing here? Could I swap it out for another Glittering Wish and gain infinite damage/draw?
2) Retraction Helix seems really good in the Standard deck and offers a way to play around annoying enchants that prevent or ignore damage. Is there a reason why people are going with grapeshot over this card which seems obviously better to me?
Abundance seems like it would be great if/when you get up to 4 mana, which is pretty easy with Fatestitcher builds
Quote from Frowny »
I agree about naming. I think this is time to do it, when you can introduce the deck as the first time with a new name. Once it is at all established it will be too late for it to be anything but 'ascendancy combo or whatnot.
What about 'weathertop'. If you ascend and there is a storm, where else might you be?