4 x Delphi 4 x Orca Sibling 3 x Neptunia 3 x Kilijoa 1 x Man-O-War
3 x Kafan Tara
2 x Orca Matriarch 2 x Imperial Blue
Other (7 Spells, 1 Rune)
2 x Hypnotic Sway
1 x Air Cannon
2 x From the Depths 1 x Call to Arms 1 x Heat Fissure
1 x Stealth Matrix
Blockers: 7 (+3)
I shifted to fully water after realizing I could use Hypnotic Sway in place of [Fire/Ice] Maelstrom for the low-level field disruption I desired (Snipe Rammar is too weak and impermanent for my purposes); while still maintaining robust and protective t3+ creatures. I'm quite content with the tradeoff of the increased efficiency of 'forced attack' type effects at the cost of giving the opponent more opportunity to react to it. I dislike having to engage my creatures overmuch in 'tap-kill' tactics, and I'm already blocker-heavy for the purpose of field preservation, so it seemed like a good direction to take the deck in. It's lost a little bit of aggressiveness/explosiveness, but I think I'm alright with that, because it still maintains its basic offensive capability and 'poise', and I'm not averse to the idea of something with a bit more of a 'defensive stance'.
I also traded some of my beloved Heat Fissures for Imperial Blue, because I realized how much I disliked having to sacrifice my (typically very contested) flow of field-building for 'one-for-one' spell removal. I suppose this orients more towards resource-abundant field races as opposed to drawn-out attrition, but maybe that's for the best. The single 1-drop feels like a nice touch to similarly address my determination not to lose that crucial hold on field presence (despite my bias towards value-per-card and making the most out of limited resources). Especially when I've increased dependence on low-power turn 2 creatures even more.
Admittedly, I was a little intrigued at how I ended up shifting to a mono-element with basically no sense of 'missing out' on other capabilities, but I suppose that's just something to be happy about. Speaking of which, the deck seems to perform quite well against even the scariest decks I can find to throw against it.