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Disciple of the Vault isn't needed in the modern variation of Affinity; as it gears towards stealing early wins by being overly aggressive. Plus, taking out Signal Pest would make games where you don't see Cranial Plating much worse. Also, taking out Vault Skirge would be bad, as pairing it up with Cranial Plating makes its lifelink near impossible to race.
Have you considered Master of Etherium , since your geared towards blue already?
Spot removal and mass damage really hurt any aggro deck. However, Arcbound Ravager can ensure that I get the most out of a bad situation.
For example, you cast Pyroclasm and I use him to gobble up anything that wouldn't survive thus allowing him to survive. If you cast Doom Blade I'd simply eat your target. If your target is him then I can sac him to his own ability and move the counters to something relevant like Etched Champion . Master of Etherium and Steel Overseer don't provide that kind of flexibility.
Up until recently I was running Master of Etherium and he was fine but easily blocked and easily dealt with. While Arcbound Ravager is still easy to block it's kind of like trying to nail jello to the wall as I can, at will, shift counters to an unblocked creature like Vault Skirge .
I highly recommend some Nim in here they are absolutely a blast to play with! Back with my Mirrodin Affinity deck they would just beat down the opponent and you don't need those plates to make tem lethal. Nim Lasher Nim Shrieker Mephitic Ooze Hunger of the Nim Runng Blue I'd say Broodstar would love to be here he'd nearly always be uber cheap with affinity and hitting hard.
The Nim are not artifacts so that hurts my game plan, the Nim are also slow. I already have 2 backup plans. Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas turns control decks into Swiss Cheese by letting me essentially draw 2 cards per turn, then ult him continuously and Inkmoth Nexus dodges sorcery speed removal and, when strapped with a Cranial Plating or hit by Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas ' -2 OR Arcbound Ravager 's Modular counters, can end the game in 1-2 swings.
So, I was solitareing this to show some people at my local shop how affinity plays. It's been a while since I've played it so as I'm playing I get out Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas and +1 him. Next turn I ult him, declaring 7 life lost. Someone corrected me about the fact that he states that the number for X is 2 times the artifacts not 1 times and I was blown away.
I had forgotten what his Ult does and it makes me love Tezzeret so much more.