What do you guys think about Mana Seism? I found this whilst randomly browsing Gatherer.
I think I might test it out, as it seems like the best ritual for this deck. It not only sets us ahead on mana in the early part of the combo turn, but likely generates larger volumes of mana later on in the combo turn, due to us Ghost Quartering ourselves. In addition to this, it "resets" as many lands as we could want, which is one of the reasons I tried out Edge of Autumn to begin with.
Early on in the combo you aren't likely to have many extra land to throw into seism, seeing as it costs 2, and you (ideally) will have a Ghost Quarter, which shouldn't be fed to it, and late in the combo you won't need it. Greater Gargadon costs one less (and that can be paid BEFORE the combo turn), can be used for multiple iterations of the loop, and leaves you with a 9/7 hasty plan b.
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We're pretty far away from any deck that has had any results in a long long time. The banning of Mox Opal left the deck mostly dead in the water.
I like the line of thinking with Zuran Orb and once upon a time this would have been a crux card for the deck. Unfortunately with only Faith's Reward to get back lands it's a difficult ask. The decks have been running Open the vaults as recursion effect 5-7 and the deck would struggle without all 7/8. With the recent printing of an Enchantment Land and another playable Artifact Land there may be something hiding along those lines. (Especially since both are good in the deck on their own.
Thought Monitor is another angle of thought from recent sets but would require a good sac outlet.
I'm having trouble coming up with a cohesive deck or anything that performs at any real speed as a traditional Eggs deck. If there's an answer I suspect it exists as an A+B+C artifact combo deck that looks nothing like what we've seen before.