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So I haven't played this deck but I am kind of cautious of it. The 4 copies of living end end is odd when you don't have that many creatures in the graveyard and the full playset of 4 electrodomiance and 3 as foretold. I would think you could just get away with electrodomiance and goryo's and not need as foretold.
Ok, I kinda agree on what you say about the As Foretolds. It often feels weird to sit back for a whole turn with your enchantment/s in hand while thinking that an instant speed Electrodominance will get you there.
But, I strongly disagree on what you say about Living End and being low on creatures. This particular shell doesn´t rely that much on board presence and evasion (well, good old Grisel though :D). You only need to reanimate a Grisel (permanently if it´s via Living End) or a Jace, or Deceiver + Kiki to make it. It also has many other different lines, discard Kiki on turn 1 or 2, playing Exarch on turn 3 tapping them out (ideally) and Goryo´s or Electrodominance + Living End on turn 4. It´s not like your gameplan is cycle, cycle, cycle into I put a 5/5 Hexproof a 4/4 Flying and some other creature for lethal in 2 turns. Here your plan is to do something broken, either Deceiver + Kiki, Jace and flip it (not as weak play as you may think) or Griselbrand and draw 7 + the next turn I´ll do it again.
However, I feel like Ancestral Visions has a very low impact when playing it. I´m not sure if Discovery // Dispersal (or some kind of cantrip/graveyard filler) will make a better job here. Worths my testing.
I just wanted to point this out, this deck 5-0 and I know the goal is to get phoenix out but the shell is very similar. I just thought the electrodominance and goryo's would be enough and as foretold is overkill. I can see the deck above having some sweet lines with kiki-jiki but i can see like 2-3 living ends max. Would wheel of fate be a more interesting card then ancestral vision or both in the deck?