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Name a card. Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal the named card, then put that card into your hand. Remove all other cards revealed this way from the game, and you lose 1 life for each of the removed cards.
Playtested and approved, super fun. i found Riddlesmith to be effective in digging through your deck when teamed up with a Puresteel Paladin or two. It really seems to help give the engine just a little bit more boost. So i understand why you haven't taken him out, but it does feel like you should somehow try to jam a card like a Scrapyard Salvo to benefit from all the cards you pitch, but i'm not really sure it's worth the slot.
The deck is on the cusp of being a very effective ramp deck as well, and since you can draw half your deck by turn 3 or 4, putting in a singleton Karn Liberated or Wurmcoil Engine or a powerful threat that has better synergy with your deck, would not be a bad idea. Your deck main board can't quite get to Emrakul, but it seems like it can consistently generate enough mana by turn 4 or so, for big enough threats that should win the game if it hit's the board.
If you're not a fan of life gain, then Spoils of the Vault might be more your speed. The problem with it is it's incredibly risky. I've played several games where a turn 1 Spoils of the Vault for Death's Shadow leaves me dead or at 3 or less life.
Plunge may cost 1 more, and you don't always find the card you want with it, but it is much much safer. Just thought I'd mention Spoils anyway, though, because it's definitely an option.
Don't have to go that route at all, just an option!
+1 Looks good.
I'm glad you like it. It's far from perfect, gimmicky and rather unreliable, but fun when it works out.
Spoils of the Vault is a cool card indeed. It's a watered-down Demonic Consultation , but still has an interesting combo potential for just one mana.I'm actually almost positive someone will break Laboratory Maniac one day :D
Unfortunately I don't feel like any of those cards, particularly the white choices (although they're cool combo cards as well), would fit into this deck.
I mill myself quite a bit, but I'm far from milling my whole library, and there's no particular card I'd urgently need to have in hand for Spoils. I also already lose much life from the lands and Dark Confidant already, spending more life and mana on a tutor I don't urgently need seems too risky.
Thanks for indirectly reminding me of that! :D
+1 I like this a lot.
That's changing things a lot, so by no means a route you should take.
Looks good! I don't really have any good advice here at the moment.