August 22, 2012 7:48 a.m.
An alternative mana producing artifact that you might be interested in might be Vessel of Endless Rest . It only produces 1 mana of any color, but the 3-drop cast means having extra mana left over for a good spell in a tight spot. Also, it could grab a card from your graveyard back to your deck. The bottom of your deck, but better in your deck somewhere than exiled never to return if its a shimian specter. A card like Diabolic Tutor or Increasing Ambition could help you fetch it again after doing so, or help you round up that specter even faster. You might have to playtest these ideas a few times to see if they work for the deck. I like it so far though.
I might add Devastation Tide to my deck Methodical Mind Games 2. if I can hold off my opponent until I can combine it with Archaeomancer , I'll be able to hold off my opponent's creatures indefinitely.
Great deck, and thanks for the idea. xD +1! Keep it up!
August 23, 2012 7:57 p.m.
Thanks for the input. I didn't think of Vessel of Endless Rest and that can definitely help at the three drop, given that it's currently pretty sparse. I can also see where Increasing Ambition might make sense if I spend a lot of games not pulling a specter. I'm trying to stay away from rotating cards as, sadly, most of my ideas won't be assembled until after then. But that's definitely something to look into.
I'll take a gander at your deck and thanks for the +1
August 23, 2012 10:16 p.m.
Same. I'm trying to build proxy decks for post rotation as well. The deck I mentioned is one of them. lol