Riku of two reflections The play would be to cast early harvest or other mana untappers, and copy them to generate mana.Every Upkeep blowing something up really urks your opponents.Killing Animar two or three times would set me back enough that I was pretty much screwed, but if my opponents failed to deal with Animar quickly enough, the deck would just steamroll everyone.That spell is so ridiculously good I had to check your list twice to make sure you had omitted it.Feel free to make changes if you wish to try out my strategy and let me know it goes!Seeing as it was unfun for my opponents, i pulled it apart and have used some of the cards in a cube.
Riku of two reflections I played this deck and really enjoyed it.He shocked me when he said he was considering a Yidris version, but it made sense.The lack of non-land permanents in this deck leave you unfortunately open to aggression early on.You should now have enough mana to bounce the original Palinchron and cast it again, repeating this process until you have infinite mana.
Riku of two reflections In addition to the aforementioned Mana Reflection and Wilderness Reclamation, Primal Amulet offers a discount for a few spells before becoming yet another way to copy a spell.I don't really like Cloudstone Curio because it takes a little work to get it going and it's dead after a wrath.Having two of these in play is patently ridiculous.
As far as the cards you suggested.No immediate benefit (he's an investment, in other words), legendary (not copyable), and 5 CMC again.B G W Doran, the Siege Tower B G W U R G Animar, Combo Player U R G (needs updating) W B R Kaalia of the Vast W B R.
Ultimately, the Battle of Wits combo is a transferable shell, and something that any player inspired to make this deck can fiddle around with and find their own version.I think I need to think about it a bit more, though.I DO see what you mean about some of these guys being nom-bos with the heavy ETB theme of the deck.
The legendary fog machine Spike Weaver is one of the best ways to keep other players off your back in the meantime and protects you from a token or Insurrection blowout.The REAL business is Pathbreaker Ibex.I really like this theme - I've got a ton of value out of the big red dudes in the last few games I've played.