My verdict is no, but being blue is a hell of a drug so who knows
Being blue, drawing a card, being uncounterable (by traditional countermagic), and being scalable, being overall cheaper than decree of justice
I think this cards playability is directly linked to standstills place in the meta and if it even has one, but I almost cringe to think that it would not be able to find room for a copy of this.
Yea but you are not making an apples to apples comparison with these other than the fact that the deck can use them. In the other cases you're talking about 2 creates of the same mana cost with similar triggers.
Comparing this to decree at scaling mana, at what point does decree really get better
2 mana - Shark cycles, Decree cannot
3 mana - Shark cycles with 1/1 flyer, Decree just cycles
4 mana - Shark cycles with 2/2 flyer, Decree cycles with a 1/1
5 mana - Shark cycles with 3/3 flyer, Decree cycles with two 1/1s
I mean its not really until 5 mana that you can even measure vertical vs horizontal growth, and I don't think its really until 6-7 mana that you can start actually saying that decree is better wide than a single flyer. How often does that situation come up as opposed to cycling for like 4 mana?