Quote from bwachter70 »I like where this is going. What are your thoughts of adding Primal Amulet? Your spells are cheap enough, you may not need it, but it would flip easily and give you double duty on some spells.
With the U/R deck above it wouldn't help at all, but maybe in a U/B build it could do something.
As you already pointed out, there's no necessity on the discount for the UR list, and being another 4 mana card uncastable from the top of the library with Field it doesn't help much. Even in the UB I don't see any real advantage on doubling any spell, copying a removal spells is cute but nothing groundbreaking. I feel it belongs more in a one-shot kind of combo strategy as other people already brewed with it.
I did some quick goldfishes and I have to say you're right, there's no reason not to run Arclight Phoenix, the card is very good. I was skeptical on the availability of looting spells in the format right now, but turns out it's much more easy to bin the phoenix tha I thought. i refined the list from my original post into this:
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4x Arclight Phoenix
4x Electrostaic Field
3x Firemind's Research
4x Precognition Field
4x Lightning Strike
3x Radical Idea
3x Risk Factor
4x Discovery // Dispersal
4x Steam Vents
4x Sulfur Falls
Some insight: I've cut Guttersnipe as it seemed too frail to stick in play and I went up with Firemind's Research as the card proved to be VERY powerful, it's much more resilient and versatile than the goblin. It adds inevitability with the ability and prevents fizzles with the . I've also cut Treasure Map as it doesn't synergize well with the Phoenix, and the Research more or less replaces it very well. Went all the way to 4xDiscovery // Dispersal and cut Mission Briefing. Discovery is insane, it' the best card to play with Field as it's the one that digs deeper than anything else: surveiling 2 and then drawing a card lets us see up to four cards while binning any phoenixes we come across and setup the next spell. I tried both Radical Idea and Chart a Course as they seem to do basically the same thing but Idea is just better, it's repeatable and it's easier to discard value cards with it.
All in all, I think the deck is coming together nicely!