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You can't always win, and just because you lose doesn't mean you played badly.
Even if you lose, it is important to remain confident in your ability to make good plays and decisions. Lose that and you are truly lost.
Testing is great, and the better the testing is, the better off you'll be.
It is impossible to tilt and play well.
It is possible to make no mistakes and still lose.
Quote from Surging ChaosThe big problem with Mystic Enforcer is the fact that Deathrite Shaman has become so present in Modern lately. It's hard to get threshold when Deathrite Shaman is picking off your graveyard.
Also for what its worth, I really love Elspeth.
Quote from HorseshoeCrabThe trick with Liliana is to play cards that you don't mind pitching with her +1, or just play enough cheap cards that you'll be empty or just pitching excess lands anyway. Lingering Souls is a prime candidate for a +1 discard.
I just can't bin things ~__~ I feel like there's too much value going, and funnily, my mana base actually needs to grow fairly large since I play something along tempo, a lot of good games involved me tapping out more than 10 lands due to activations of vault, podding, regens, etc., while still leaving mana open for removal.
I was thinking of using Auriok Champion as a card that could set us apart from Jund while also improving that matchup. Jund only has as many outs to this card as it has Lilianas, and of course I will have more than one creature on the board most of the time. The card bricks every Jund creature except Goyf. IDK, but I think its worth some test games to see how things go.
Auriok Champion does sound like a prime sideboard option, could stall out games very well.
The "Soul Sister" ability is very useful against Twin and Pod decks as a bonus, and Twin only has a few bounce spells to deal with that plus any other hate.
Mirran Crusader is also worth considering, IF Lightning Bolt doesn't get played. Since that card is an auto four-of in Jund Crusader seems much less appealing. Did you know that the only other creature with Protection from Green in the entire format is a BB 1/1 from Planar Chaos? Weird!
I'm considering terribly maindecking 1 Mirran Crusader and 1 Phyrexian Crusader, mostly because I'm running Pod, and both crusaders are a pain to deal with. Tag in a second one for game two after knowing their colors.
T4 Elspeth, +3/+3 Flying. 5 poison counters? 10 Damage? There goes half their life, other half ready to go next turn if they don't have an answer.
I'm going to try instant-speed sacrifice effects next. Geth's Verdict and Tribute to Hunger can both keep an Emrakul from hitting me and force my opponent to use Eye of Ugin to get it back. It buys me a turn. What if I could one-shot the opponent while also keeping Emrakul from hitting me? Are you ready for some super secret tech I found while searching Gatherer...?
As earlier mentioned, Hit, is well, going to Hit us pretty hard if you flip it over with Bob. Seal of Doom can spot remove an Emrakul if necessary, only problem is they can spot remove your seal.
Also, consider that Liliana counts as occasional mana denial, and it starts to become a significant portion of our strategy.
Quote from Surging ChaosIf you do actually try to play Hit // Run, you need to make sure Tron's board is clear of Signets/Chromatic _____. Otherwise they can just sac one of those things instead of an Emrakul or Wumcoil Engine. It's also a very painful card to reveal with Dark Confidant; you'll lose a whopping 8 life if revealed because you'll lose the sum of the two converted mana costs on a split card.
Quote from WindreaveAre Goyfless builds playable?
Quote from LormadorIf that's your "casual," what on earth is required for "formal," a butler in livery shuffling the decks whilst a pianist plays Brahms in front of a tapestry?