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I'd be curious though as to why no Combustible Gearhulk ? I mean... with the high CMC of our cards, the opponent will probably think twice before taking the damage, so that's a nice way to draw cards.
Same for Memory Jar : it's so high impact when you crack it ! You fill the graveyard and draw answers to the opponent's board at the same time.
Gearhulk is pretty bad : Put 6/8 points with her is useless in many situation because the rest of the pack is not made to put points to the opponent (sure, he never let us draw...)
And 6CCM for a 6/6... is not very impactant (also, there are 6CCM more interesting whatever the situation, like wurmcoil, triskelion etc...)
I love memory jar, i always play with in 30 life, but it's a little slow in 20 life
I love Mishra Helix and Crumbling Sanctuary, I'll probably try them next time. Have you tried them yourself, Meideros ?
Mishra Helix is too slow for me, against aggro's match up (saskia, partner aggro, kytheon, zurgo etc...) it's totally useless and Crumbling sanctuary seems OK but I prefer sun droplet
Ashiok, I perfectly understand your point of view, but in this metagame, you can't ramp for 3/4 turn, the opponent kill quickly, although Daretti is a perfect general for the ramp strategy, for the reasons you mentioned.
I think you must deal with his strategy as quickly as possible.
Furthermore, many builds are more resilient against wrath (partner in particular)
The risk/reward's ratio about fast mana is OK for me, but you're right, you have to find a payoff for cast them.
You says "This Daretti list is nowhere near close the level of redundancy necessary, in my opinion, to exploit the advantages of fast mana" and it's true, but I see these 3 cards like a "bonus"and not a constant strategy
However, SSG is very good against force spike/daze effects, Lotus Petal is a little bit like an 9e 2ccm mana rock when I want to cast Daretti on turn 3, if not, it's the 6e mana for wildfire.
But I'm aware about i'm more dependant on Daretti in my build than you, in your ramp version