Posted on Aug. 20, 2018, 3:28 p.m. by Sticks-N-Stones
Ive been thinking about making a new perspectives/apporoach of the second sun deck, however in my playtests I end up killing myself by cycling my entire library. In situations where my approach is close to the bottom, once I draw it I need to cycle viziers to get the mana for it, which ends up killing me. What am i missing?
Can you reference the cards you are using? This would help a lot.
How many copies of Approach are you running? I'd run minimum of 2, probably 3 because of the tactic.
Depending on how many lands you are currently running, because of the number of cycling cards you might be able to cut 1 or 2 lands. You only really need 18-20 lands, but you can survive with 17(this with a 90+ % chance to have a minimum of 1 land in your starting hand).
Other than that, you shouldn't be running a single copy of Approach.
August 20, 2018 3:54 p.m.
I'm only running 1 copy of approach, should add more I suppose. I am running 24 lands, but I do like the consistency of getting land drops for the turn 6 new perspectives
August 20, 2018 4:10 p.m.
Definitely go up to 2 or 3 Approach at least, and because of the fact that New Perspectives works so well with Cycling I'm assuming at least 15-20 of your cards can be Cycled(using Cast Out, Hieroglyphic Illumination, and the lands such as Irrigated Farmland, etc.)
The thing is, if you are running 4 each of Cast Out, Censor, and Hieroglyphic Illumination, and running 22 lands(taking 2 out for 2 more Approach) you have an almost guaranteed chance to get the lands to get a t6 New Perspectives. Running Curator of Mysteries and Compelling Argument also add more 1-mana Cycle effects, maybe using 1-2 Opt if you have space, Countervailing Winds because it's a decent counterspell, and depending on your colors using Archfiend of Ifnir, Shefet Monitor, and Haze of Pollen(as well as the Amonkhet Cycling duals) can give you an easier path to victory. On the side, Archfiend and Curator are alternate win cons as they are decent sized flyers for the mana.
On the side, I'd run 1-2 copies of Abandoned Sarcophagus as it can let you utilize cards like Cast Out and Haze of Pollen that you cycled earlier in the game to get another handle on the game. Also use that one card that cycles and gives you 2 life, that can help seal the deal against your opponent.
I personally might consider using the M19(if you're playing Standard with this deck, which I assume you are) card that mimics Sphinx's Tutelage. 1, maybe 2 copies add yet another win con that can easily crush your opponent with a New Perspectives on the field.