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If you would draw a card while your library has no cards in it, you win the game instead.
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Laboratory Maniac Discussion
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Ad Nauseam works by playing ramp spells Lotus Bloom Pentad Prism in order to get to 5 mana to cast the Ad Naus - once they cast, they retain priority to cast Angel's Grace effectively drawing their entire deck - they exile Simian Spirit Guide to get enough mana to cast Lightning Storm - hold priority - target you - and exile lands to kill you. If they have a Phyrexian Unlife in play they don't have to have the angel's grace. They also play with Pact of Negation too.
Alternatively - they can also play a Laboratory Maniac and then one of their many cantrips like a Serum Visions to win the game, after an ad naus resolves and there are no more cards in their library.
The deck is one of the better competitive combo decks in the format now, however it isn't in the top tier of frequently played decks, but it has enough representation that you'd want some game against it.
4 days ago
Ad Nauseum seems like a terrible matchup, leylines are good in the board against them but you'd also need an Eidolon of Rhetoric or you'll lose to Laboratory Maniac. The card is also very good against storm
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Tried posting too many cards so it wouldnt let me suggest all of them. here were the others
Also one more combo i forgot to mention:
Also for what it's worth i'm not a fan of Umbilicus or Blood Clock. Feel like all they do is slowly drain everyone whereas what a blue control deck wants to do is to have the game go long, then either combo out or play a large threat that people can't answer. You don't have as much aggression so your life total s going to be lower than your opponents meaning you'll die first. And i've foind when you play cards like Umbilicus or Blood Clock people get annoyed at you and it makes them want to attack you more often.
4 days ago
I think you have way too many ways to shuffle your graveyard into your library. I'd run 1-2 at most. Memory Erosion also seems suspect as you will likely be winning via combo or damage rather than mill. I'd keep Sphinx's Tutelage in only if you plan on drawing your deck to mill everyone (i explain how to to this in a sec)
Also you should probably get your hands on a Paradox Engine. Its a good card in general but can also go infinite.
Paradox Engine+Kaho, Minamo Historian+mana rock= infinite draws. Eventually you can draw into and play a second mana rock and then every time you do the loop you gain 1 mana. Keep doing this until you draw your entire deck. At that you can switch over to a different spell with cmc less than the amount of mana you are producing(might mean targeting a token from Pongify with another copy of pongify) each untap to generate infinite mana. With the ability to draw infinite cards and infinite mana, you can cast a Blue Sun's Zenith on each opponent where x=1000 to kill everyone else at the table.
Casting infinite copies of Reality Shift exiles their libraries too.
Also copying a Dramatic Reversal with enough mana rocks out can also generate infinite mana.
Once you have infinite mana if you have something you can tap to draw cards like Arcanis the Omnipotent you can do this to draw your deck, use brainstorm to put a Reality Shift in the deck, play Deadeye Navigator to reset kaho getting your copy of shift you can win that way.
As you can see there are several ways to to draw your deck so even somethink like Laboratory Maniac is viable.
Sorry if that was a bit long bit here are the cards i think you need: counterspells, Paradox Engine, a few more mana rocks
5 days ago
Curious, but with the high density of cantrips and tutor options, and including the natural synergy with the exile tutors, has Laboratory Maniac been considered? It seems like a natural include and adds a secondary win condition, albeit fairly vulnerable since it needs to live to see a draw trigger.