Quote from Pisherons »Hey Guys/Gals.
Common question for all affinity style decks but, alternative to Mox in this list? Normally the answer is springleaf drum or Mantle. However, I feel that the lack of numbers could make these even less of an option. Do I just admit that the deck is weak without it and run another 0 cost for the storm value?
You are correct that it does make the deck weaker without it. Paradoxical outcome only costs when you have a mox, turn 2 an anvil, etc
However if it is out of your price range I'd suggest a spicy SB and run a few other basics and Pentad Prism in it's place. Doing this you activate cards like Anger of the Gods (SB), Blood moon (SB), Fatal Push (SB) and it basically does the same as mox when casting an outcome while having the benefit of paying for whir all by itself, and paying for manaleak and it's ilk.