@Senor_Bisquick I agree that this is a deck that was severely hampered by the restriction of Chalice. In older builds of the deck, it was running some number of flusters and mindbreak traps instead of missteps. Chalice helps out here, as does scab clan, for the storm and several other match ups. A card I have been enjoying in this deck is impulse, as it efficiently lets you move through your deck and dodges chalice/misstep.
As far as sudden shock goes, I've found its more for the token generator decks than the the Eldrazi decks.
Speaking of early plays, what about Snapcaster? I had not previously noticed the 4th trinket mage, how has he been? Similarly, I'm curious as to how the nullrod matchup is. Finally, had you considered any other eldrazi (deepfiend? smasher?)
@Soly Scab-Clan is great. Have considered moving up to three.