Quote from Pokken »Your curve looks quite a bit higher than ISB's list, and yet you seem to run fewer lands. Think you might be a little aggressive on land count?
Quote from ISBPathfinder »You are one Mirror Entity away from being able to do the Lark / Karmic Guide loop off of Survival.
Its a strong combo and it looks like you are assembling combo here. It might be worth the one card inclusion to turn it on. I have details for it back in my Jenara ex primer under combos if you are unfamiliar with it.
Quote from Pokken »Another note: I think Reclamation Sage over Harmonic Sliver is the only really worthwhile contribution I've made to the deck. Harmonic Sliver is a must trigger and in fringe cases it will enable other people's slivers (lots of people play necrotic sliver!).
Reclamation Sage in addition to being a may trigger has a bigger body and a less color intensive mana cost.
Duplicant is a card I am not a fan of in competitive EDH decks. I always wind up cutting it due to its extreme mana cost--it would usually be better as another piece of targeted removal, even in this creature toolbox deck. If you're banking on reveillark shenanigans, Fiend Hunter is better since it can also combo with Sun Titan.
And one more: Given your investment in the deck and that you're playing venser, I cannot overstate how amazing Gilded Drake is. It's one of the last creatures I would cut from ISB's list.
Quote from ISBPathfinder »I have often been sort of against Cryptic Command in decks that are not heavy draw / go as well. You might consider a cheaper counter just because having 4 mana up with 1UUU every turn gets exhausting very quickly instead of something like say Arcane Denial or Pact of Negation.
I do really love Cryptic Command but its a monster to keep mana up for in a deck that generally has things to be done on its turn.