Quote from Just_Me »I messed around with Troll Ascetic, Predator Ooze and Thrun, the Last Troll. Quite a different approach but rather durable. Fetches + Dryad Arbor do work against Diabolic Edict effects. Cantrip creatures are also decent vs 1 on 1 removal.
The mana prodcution might be interesting for things beyong casting stuff. Equiping offensive and defensive (Sword of Fire and Ice and similar), Kessig, Wolf Run, Raging Ravine and perhaps others. Here, 6 mana goes a long way without casting things.
What if we combined this approach with running Sphere ourselves? Sideing out Nykthos for Sphere?