I would choose a deck where you could turn your otherwise disadvantage into an advantage:
- If you loose moxen and lotus run main board Stony Silence to punish those who do (and that will mess with both Shops and various storm variants too)
- Without fast mana you potentially loose the ability to play many spells in the same (and early) rounds. Punish other decks that thrive on doing that - I'd go with a Human based deck where you have access hatebears that tick that box. If you mix with Spirits you have access to Thalia, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Eidolon of the Great Reveal, etc., etc.
Humans are still vulnerable to storm so I typically run Spirit Guides that can help get that bear on the board in your first round. They can double as a stick later in the game.
I am by no means a rules expert, but doesn't the 'instead' make this a Replacement effect? So even if you managed to copy/clone/whatever this spell, then you loosing would be replaced with drawing 7 and setting life to 1, and hence not triggering the rest of the copies?
It is not uncommon to run two different creature types in a Cavern of Souls deck. I would want to try it in a Human-Cleric build. I think it looks strong enough to justify to test in a build a build like that with 4x Wasteland, 1x Strip Mine and then 2-4x Qhost Quarter, but only testing will tell if it is strong enough of course.
Many of the White Wheenie decks I have been playing you would name Cleric anyway if you had a Leonin Relic-Warder on hand along with various humans that were also Clerics in addition to Humans.
The list of Clerics that have seen regular play is decent, and most are humans (and all white if you want to go White-Green):
- Containment Priest
- Leonin Relic-Warder
- Sanctum Prelate
- Leonin Arbiter
- True Beliver
- Fiend Hunter
And even more see fringe play, also with a lot of humans among them (also White):
- War Priest of Thune
- Grand Abolisher
- Selfless Spirit
- Mother of Runes,
- Ethersworn canonist
And some not all White:
- Sin Collector
- High Priest of Penance
- Geist of Saint Traft
- Harsh Mentor