Don’t like 3 drops in this deck, full stop. I like everything in this deck being castable on a 2 land keep.
And I’m more than a little worried that Force of Despair completely and utterly destroys this deck. We can get our ‘perfect draw’ (mountain wraith looting pitch vengevines cast hollow ones) ... and our opponent gets a zero-mana wrath immediately after that?
getting the perfect hand isnt to common, turn twos or a turn three are far more common. and thats means we can have mana for answers. ive found that turn 1 is more offen than not a setting up turn, getting down a neonate or a adept or just looting for a better starting hand. are far more common that all in turn 1 double hollow one and vengevine.
i really think that blue is going to become more vital to the deck over time. the more ive played in the curret meta the more i find my self using izzet charm as a counter spell first and looting spell second. it may end up being we need mb Stubborn Denial to really make the non-random version of this deck shine and move to a more tempo style of play rather than all in combo
the card im really hoping to see reprinted is basking rootwalla, as this would really help the consitatcy of late game vengevines as well as adding some sudo card advantage that doesn't require gy interaction.