Why would you want phyrexian metamorph for anything? Eldrazi decks could play metamorph, and they don’t because it’s bad. It seems playable in shops because shops plays a ton of terrible creatures and there isn’t anything better to run. The only reason why shops wins at all is because of fast mana. Taking a que from their book would be a total misunderstanding of everything vintage.
Richochet trap is amazingly terrible. The one time it’s good is if you can steal an ancestral recall. Who cares. Blasts get everything.
Force of will, check.
Ancestral recall, check.
A Jace in play, check.
A resolved dack fayden, check.
Paradoxical outcome, check.
Meanwhile, richochet crap gets force of will and ancestral recall. Bravo. I’ve seen this card in so many previous lists, and I’m willing to say with 100% confidence that the reason this deck is still under the radar and dismissed is because people sleave up terrible magic cards like richochet trap and the rest of the community looks at them like a joke.
If you want to have a great laugh, look at the older thread and see the post from the player with 4 richochet traps in his board telling everyone else the paradoxical outcome matchup is unwinnable. He ran ZERO blasts, go figure.
Why would you play a narrow card to say gotcha when there are so many other cards you want to targets?
Abrade is also terrible. And by terrible I mean, you will not do well in a tournament if you even sleave up a single abrade.
Abrade is a 1 for 1 that takes a full turn. You can’t afford to have cards like that at all. By force is strictly better. There are no creatures Abrade kills that are relevant. You need sideboard cards vs shops, you don’t want quasi ones for the job, you want pure hate cards. By force is the best in my opinion, but shattering spree has the potential to be even better. Vandalblast is also a consideration.