Counter: Wishing Well vs Ghost Ship
|Wishing Well vs Ghost Ship|
|Set(s)||Intrigue / Seaside|
Wishing Well vs Ghost Ship is a counter that takes advantage of Ghost Ship's forced top-decking to name the correct card for Wishing Well. Similarly, any card that has to name a card from the top of your deck or interacts only with a certain card type on top of your deck counters Ghost Ship quite effectively, such as Doctor, Herald, Mystic, Vagrant, and Vassal.
original article by theory
Ghost Ship makes you place two cards back on deck. With a Wishing Well in your hand, you can draw back the first card and then successfully wish for the second. You’re still hurt by the attack, but it basically leaves you with your original hand minus the Wishing Well—a small price to pay against an otherwise crippling attack.
In theory, Wishing Well would also be a counter to multiple Bureaucrats played against you. But in practice, Bureaucrats are usually weak enough that you can just ignore them rather than buying Wishing Well to counter it.