Is this suppose to be a standard deck? If so then the Parallel Lives isn't standard playable. Neither are the two dual lands you have in there. Have you looked into say an Accorder's Shield or Riot Gear , those would both make it a little tougher.
Totally Lost can be a great stall in draft actually. Not as a 4-of, but 1-2 in a control deck is actually not bad. Hey nice Assemble the Legion , have fun drawing it next turn and setting it up again.
Maze Rusher is pretty awful.
In fact, my vote goes to search the city. There's a lot of bad cards out, but i think a lot of them get the pass that they're ok for draft, or edh, or have some type of application.
Search the City however, Is just so, sooooo bad.
Yes, oh my goodness, this happens all the time. In fact just yesterday, I was finishing off my Pauper Caw Blade deck, and It seriously took me 2 hours to find a single copy of Riot Gear ...
Also Cloudfin Raptor when I was making mono blue a few weeks ago. I guess I didn't actually open up as much Gatecrash as I had thought.
Some other (well the only other) artifact creatures to consider
The keyrune mana sources that can turn into creatures until EOT
Haunted Plate Mail 4/4 for 4, stays on the board if creatures get wiped
Spear of Heliod +1/+1, kill things that attack you
Riot Gear +1/+2
Razortip Whip tap deal 1 damage
Hammer of Purphoros sac a land get a 3/3
Trading Post gain life, get artifacts back from grave
Prophetic Prism draw card and mana source.
Witches' Eye scry
In the current standard environment, you're really crippling yourself by almost exclusively drawing from Theros. I'd really consider cards from Ravnica and m14. That's what you're going to need to round this deck out. You've also got a lot of two-of's and one-of's which are going to make you're draws pretty inconsistent.
I highly suggest evaluating exactly what you want the deck to do and cutting cards that aren't serving that purpose---or cards that aren't that great in standard. Riot Gear , I'm looking at you.
is too slow, Guardian of the Ages
or Colossus of Akros
not both, they are too fat to have both of. Haunted Plate Mail
and Witches' Eye
are better than Riot Gear
. Also Trading Post
is good but unnecessary.
Golgari Guildgate for colour fixing.
Volcanic Strength is used in the sideboard for the mirror match or any deck that has red. Even if it's slapped onto a 1/1, the three damage per turn UNBLOCKABLE puts your opponent on a nasty clock. If it's put on a 2/2, it puts your creature out of range of Searing Spear .
Riot Gear just costs too much mana to get going.
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