@fsecco said in [RNA] Sphinx of Foresight:
@protoaddct Do you think controlish blue decks (probably with JVP and Dack) would want to play 4 of these? Maybe, right?
Having more than 1 in hand is great too since you can actually dig 7 cards down. Maybe it's actually good in combo, to sculpt the first 2-3 turns.
@fsecco Unsure. This cards have a lot of interaction and tension with each other.
- They stack in hand, though there may be diminishing returns for the second one if you kept cards from the first on the top
- They interact well with other copies of themselves, because you can get them out of the way with the scry if they are in the top 3, though to some extent that reduces their own value because instead of using one copy to get rid of another copy you may as well have just used a different card to get more reach
- They interact with shuffle effects both greatly and extremely poorly. Your deck wants fetches to interact with the top, as well as jace and brainstorm to get rid of the card after you milked the effect from it, however the more shuffles you have the more you risk hand where you cannot safely crack your fetch without removing the value of the card.
It'll be interesting to see how this pans out for sure.
@craw_advantage said in [RNA] Sphinx of Foresight:
@fsecco I think the trouble with using this in Dredge is that you don't know whether you've found Bazaar or not. Dredge nearly always ends up with Bazaar in its opening hand via hyperaggressive mulligans (according to this it actually has around a 95% chance of finding it, assuming 4x Serum Powder and willingness to mull to one). I don't think I've played a game against Dredge where they've failed to play a Bazaar on their first turn. For a deck that's so reliant on starting with a specific card, I don't know how you keep a hand that just has a free scry 3 in it and hope for the best.
@craw_advantage In Dredge I would not think of this card as Serum powder 5-8 at all, but just a supplement to help you get to Bazaar 2. On a hand of 7,6,5, or 4 I suspect you are always going to mulligan or powder a hand without Bazaar. Once you get to the lower numbers however this card does start looking better. I have had plenty of mulligans where I went down to 3 in dredge when I used to play it, and if this was one of the cards in my hand at that point I can easily imagine keeping that hand because scry 3 will dig you further into your thinner deck (57 instead of 58 or 59) than if you mulligan 2 more times.
Then think about what this card does for a 7 card hand with a bazaar. You get to dig 3 more cards and then 2 more and a draw to find a second Bazaar, and I don't know what the win percentage for dredge matches with 2 bazaars by turn 2 is but I imagine its higher on average than those with 1 bazaar