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Sorcery/Instants - 12
Lands – 21
Creatures - 25
Well, Marcus, I'm glad you brought this deck to me. This is a very good deck already, but it does raise an important aspect of building decks and understanding how to play them. You see, Marcus, this deck is not in fact focused on Teysa, Orzhov Scion. You described to me two combos. Only one of them used Teysa, but both of them used the Saffi Eriksdottr/Crypt Champion interaction. I'd say Saffi and the Champion are your real main focus.
And since that's the case, you're going to need to run four copies each of the two of them. Your tutors definitely help, but a few copies of Congregation at Dawn would be lovely, getting you all three of Saffi, Crypt Chapion, and Teysa in one go. Granted, it reveals them and then puts them on top fo your library, so you're opponent will know what you're about before you've even drawn the combo, but you do guarantee you'll draw it.
Speaking of drawing cards, I'd also recommend Fecundity. First, it'l help you draw into combo pieces as your Watchwolves and such chump block. Second, once you've got Saffi and teh Champion active, you can start going off and draw as many cards as you want, until you find Teysa or whatever else you need.
Speaking of whatever else you need to make Saffi and the Champion's dance of lfe and death profitable, I see you already have Soul Warden and Death Pact in addition to Teysa. Death Pact is nice, but a little tough to pull off in a three-color deck, and of limited usefulness compared to Teysa or Soul Warden-- it only makes sense to run the combo as many times as your opponent has creatures left, you know? But if you're in the market for some other alternate win conditions, and you will be if anyone in your playgroup runs Extirpate or Cranial Extraction, you could also try Genesis Chamber, for infinite colorless tokens, Cream of the Crop, which is really better for finding the combo than for exploiting once you've got it unless you add Fecundity, and Juniper Order Ranger, for an arbitrarily large creature. Heck, if you've got room, you could easily slide one copy of each in there, since it doesn't really matter which one you draw once Saffi and the Champion go live. I personally like Genesis Chamber, since it's a colorless card in a deck with some touchy color requirements.
But then, you do have a full 12 shocklands and Birds of Paradise, so color shouldn't be an issue for you. I agree with you in that you don't need any more dual lands.
Try the deck out with the alterations I've suggested and see how it plays, Marcus. I don't think I made the color requirements any worse, but if you find yourself getting colorscrewed, you may want to go heavier on Genesis Chambers, and perhaps consider removing Teysa altogether. Casting Saffi on turn two and Teysa on turn three is a tall order for any land base, and it is important to know at all times which of your cards are the irreplaceable ones.
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