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@MrDimir, I'm not Allergy, but I probably can help;

There are 3 reasons why Intuition isn't a great idea here;

1) Edric draws like crazy - if it unfolds properly, Edric can easily draw 3-4 cards per turn when not going off and a dozen when going off. This significantly mitigates the need for tutors, so the deck can use those slots for counters, which are far more essential here given our weakness to removal.

2) tutor density is actually fine - Mystical tutor can get us interaction or extra turns, Personal tutor gets us extra turns, GSZ and CropRot are kinda narrow, but fill their niche nicely. The deck also runs fair amount of grave recursion to cover for the lack of tutors by re-using turn spells and interaction.

3) it's not the kind of tutor we want - Intuition is great in decks where you interact with graveyard a lot or when you can assemble winning combo piles. Edric likes to draw his cards. If you dump 3 pieces of interaction, or 3 turn spells, or 2 grave recursion spells and an extra turn spell, that's one card you tutored for, but also 2 more cards you can't draw into any more, which makes going off harder. Also, this deck can't really play a long game. 3cmc or more for anything that isn't Edric or an extra turn spell is a lot and one should think twice before including such cards, even if they're good. At 3 cmc we have Edric (obviously), Druid's repository (which is one of the 2 cards in the deck whose resolution means gg. Throng being the second one) and Eternal witness (not great, for 3cmc is a lot if we want to cast another 5-6cmc spell, but that body that can be relevant + grave recursion directly to hand is a plus).

If you have any more questions, I'm all ears. If Allergy would like to add or correct anything, I'd like to hear the arguments.

October 2, 2019 7:10 a.m.

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