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Cascading Cataracts looks terrible. It puts you down one mana in exchange for filtering colorless into colored mana. Is that ever really worth it?
Command Tower, Forbidden Orchard and the like are not really needed in two colors. In fact, in the strong lists I have seen, they tend to take advantage of Back to Basics and Blood Moon while really only playing basics and fetch lands. The fetch lands do not care about Back to Basics, and with only 4 mountains in those decks, they are perfectly fine with Blood Moon turning future fetch lands into Mountains.
Saprazzan Cove seems like it could be fun/interesting tech with proliferate cards, but Mirrodin's Core cannot add more than one counter per activation. Even with proliferate, how useful is Saprazzan Cove? It comes into play tapped and still does not add mana until you have put your first counter on it and untapped it. That is super slow and heavily dependent on proliferate action to be of any use. You also only seem to have Fuel for the Cause, Tezzeret's Gambit, and Inexorable Tide to help with that. Flux Channeler, Contentious Plan, and Steady Progress are quite good if you are trying to go that route . I am also surprised to see that you do not run Coalition Relic, as that is really nice with proliferate. Much nicer than the land Saprazzan Cove.
The rest seem fine. Fetch lands would be better/faster than Evolving Wilds, Myriad Landscape, Grixis Panorama and the like, but budgets are something we all live with. Honestly, the common tapped lands like Izzet Guildgate are better than Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse (except in the niche situation where you have Chromatic Lantern). Even then, this is not a deck which should want/care about Chromatic Lantern to begin with. I would just rather have access to both colors through my guildgate coming into play tapped than fetching a basic... if I have to live with a land entering the battlefield tapped. My deck is mostly just fetch lands, basics and a few non basics like Spirebluff Canal and Sulfur Falls.
Your deck looks like a lot of fun and has nice ideas which I will steal from and look for cards when I am out flipping through binders at an LGS. one thing Ilove about Mizzix is how many cards which do not have a home anywhere else can be very powerful in Mizzix. Something I learned while playing Mizzix and that otherpeople brought up is that the only X counterspell I would play is Spellburst. There are enough hard counters out there which are not dead when Mizzix is not in play.
Crush of Tentacles is a card I like a lot. Sometimes you just need a reset button, and I have even won games off of the Octopus token a few times.
A lot of great points, thanks for sharing. Spell Burst looks like a hidden gem - wonder how I missed it? The Terramorphic/Evolving lands can be easily cut for basics. Mirrodin's Core has always been an odd card, both functionally and strategically. Another cut for a basic or City of Brass/Mana Confluence land.
Back to Basics is a total all star, never that about the staxy effects in the deck, but it does have a lot of basics. Great suggestion.
The Subtle Proliferate might be an option, because I find that I need more draw, like ridiculously. And the proliferate just helps the experience count.
I'll probably run Coalition Relic over another rock, another under the radar card.
Thanks for the constructive feedback.