Tamiyo, the Moon Sage to keep something perma-tapped, and give you a good amount of draw after you cast a tap spell (almost doubles the cost of your deck though, so probably not something you'd be willing to include)
Dungeon Geists taps something until it dies, and it's a spirit!
Downpour taps 3 for 2 mana at instant speed.
So, I am defiantly no expert. You might want to completely ignore my 'help' but it seems to be a good idea to have more then one copy of each card in your deck. Especially with the control elements. This means that you will pull the Cancel when you need it, or before game swing pull Downpour . I don't know, this is just something I tend to do
I've got a similar UB mill deck too :) In mine, I put in 2x Consuming Aberration , so as to have an alternate wincon late in games, as well as cheap spells that help me control the tempo like Downpour , Smother , Mana Leak , and Crypt Incursion (i found crypt incursion to be very very useful for gaining a large amount of life to lengthen the game). I also reduced the mind grinds to two, because i found that they are more useful when you've got more mana which is at least the 8th turn or so. :) Since you've got sets of a lot of them, I suggest cut down some to 3x. Up to you which ones. :)
It would make all of the instances you have except Blustersquall 1 cmc through the wording each time a card targets something it costs 1 less to cast. Downpour , Blinding Beam and Feeling of Dread all costs 1cmc due to the wording.
I'm liking this. AEtherize and Downpour both seem a bit slow. With Nykthos 26 lands seems like too many. Maybe 23? If so you might have to cut Arcanis the Omnipotent down to 3, which I would do anyways. Laboratory Maniac seems a bit too cute. You won't often deck yourself. But a 1 of Elixir of Immortality would be better for making sure and that would free up 3 slots. Gitaxian Probe and Serum Visions can help you dig for cards with some upsides. Cryptic Command if you can afford it is very good and should be a 3 or 4 of in this deck. Finally, counterspells are a must have in most blue decks. Mana Leak , Spell Pierce , Remand , and Rune Snag are some of the best options. And with an increased number of instants and sorceries some number of Snapcaster Mage s would be nice. Hope this helps, +1!
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|Avg. cube pick||7.7|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|