Thanks! The changes I made a month or two ago have really helped the deck perform much better and much more smoothly. I'm always half-tempted to add in Aetherflux Reservoir to the deck as a secondary, non-graveyard dependent win condition with Dramatic Scepter, but I feel like the deck is TIGHT as is. Sigh.
I really like the hard counter that Arcane Denial is, but the Reversal keeps popping up in cEDH forums and threads, so I'm probably going to be making the switch at some point. At the very least, I think I need to acquire a couple of copies to test out since it's received such positive feedback.
That seems like a great meta card. It has synergies with the primary engine pieces of the deck and it is a deterrent to opposing Flash Hulk chains. I like it, and I'll try and add a blurb in the Card Choices section in regards to it.
I really like the idea of adding in Mausoleum Wanderer in the slot of Sylvan Safekeeper since I think it would essentially do the same thing that Safekeeper does while also being a hedge against instant speed 'yard removal a la Noxious Revival, Memory's Journey, or Ebony Charm. Unless I'm casting Flash Hulk into a ton of open mana, I haven't usually used Sylvan Safekeeper's ability all that much. The Wanderer is also better when drawn outside of the combo turn since it offers stack interaction. It also takes advantage of Mikaeus, the Unhallowed's pump ability, which is not insignificant, and also presents a flying blocker for my wife's Kaalia deck. I'll give it a test when I can and see if it performs better than the Safekeeper.
Thank you very much! I've spent a lot of time making sure the Primer was useful and thorough and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed reading it.
Sidenote: Yeah, who the hell is the Raven Man at this point? Squee sounds as reasonable as anything else at this point, honestly, although logic would indicate that it's probably Lim-Dul or some other Necromancer.
I also forgot to evaluate Neoform in my War of the Spark review. I think this card is actually really quite good. It acts as a sac outlet for an on-board Hulk that you need to die and it can find Hulk if you sac Tasigur to it. It can transform lame 1 CMC dorks into the better 2 CMC dorks to increase your mana output or into Dark Confidant if you need new cards. I think there's literally a valid target for it at every CMC level and it's also tutor-able via Spellseeker, allowing you to immediately find Notion Thief or Body Snatcher. I'm not certain that it will get a deck slot, but it's certainly an attractive option.
It also makes me wonder if Birthing Pod is worth exploring in this list.
Btw have you considered the Consult pile instead of MikeBall?
FlashHulk into Spellseeker x Labman, Spellseeker into Consult/Tainted, and then draw to win.
It’s still an instant speed win, allows you to run additional tutor in the form of Demonic Consultation and Tainted Pact, frees up cards since if any piece is in the wrong place you can just EWitt it back to your hand, and it slims down your deck quite a bit which makes Bob even better.
Edit: its also easier to pull off manually than assembling mike x ballista x seet