Chandra seems like it should definitely be a 4-of due to the massive synergy with Reef and just being a good card.
Elementals might have some additional marginal value to make the borderline ones playable too. Like Ingot Chewer, and something like Storm Entity.
I really like this approach and the deck looked sweet in stream-action. But it suffers from the same problem all fair blue decks but BUG do in the moment: Your first games against Shops and Dredge are nearly unwinnable and the hate out of the board is not enough and not good enough. I so hope for some regulating moves on Monday to free great innovation like that.
Have been playing this a lot lately, and just wanted to share my thoughts.
Chandra is definitely fine as a 2-of. The card I feel like I want more of often is Veil of Summer, but I'd also like to find room for an Ancient Grudge in the main. I put one in the SB too. I might shift things around and move a Flusterstorm from the main (I subbed 2x Fluster, 1x Spell Pierce for the Missteps) and put a Grudge main and that might be great.
Still, I love this deck quite a bit. I have had some really insane games with it, and it snowballs really quickly.
@fsecco Was running one of each. So far, I've hated the Misdirection. But it's limited sample size of 10 matches without actually Misdirecting a single spell. The was one instance where I would have blown out my opponent by Misdirecting an Abrupt Decay targeting a Dreadhorde Arcanist onto a Deathrite Shaman (I knew they had it because of a Probe), but they didn't hit their land drop...
I went to 2 MisDs myself, and I generally always have it when they have Ancestral, but I remembered an old tactic last night: Before Mental Misstep, the better play was to actually allow Ancestral to resolve even if you had a FoW. (Since Force and blue card is usually more valuable than 3 random cards on top of your opponent's deck). Just something to think about. Not sure if the format will play out the same way.
I posted a 5-0 on this deck today, with the following list / setup: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2201688#online
I also wrote a short guide for it on my Patreon (must be subbed to view): https://www.patreon.com/posts/mtg-vintage-30114839
Long story short, I am in love with this deck. lol.
This deck is fun to play. Just wanted to add that. Thanks for brewing it!
Comments like this are one of the reasons I enjoy brewing so much. You are very welcome. Kudos to Volrath for his continued piloting and promotion of the deck and congrats on a well deserved trophy.