- 4 Soul Warden
- 4 Soul's Attendant
- 4 Viscera Seer
- 4 Ajani's Pridemate
- 4 Blood Artist
- 4 Cartel Aristocrat
- 3 Voice of Resurgence
- 4 Satyr Wayfinder
Obviously Burn is a very lucky matchup for me, since I’m a lifegain deck–that said, I don’t have that many different cards that gain life and each of them are pretty fragile, so it’s certainly a matchup I could see losing. In fact, I almost lost the second game, partially because I didn’t consider my opponent’s sideboard properly.
I’ve generally been very impressed with Lingering Souls against Affinity, but the rest of my cards were also pretty useful here.
That first game did a good job of demonstrating the weakness of not really playing any way to directly interact with my opponent’s cards. I thought Stony Silence was going to win the third game, but my opponent drew a timely Repeal.
Well, that last match demonstrated that Voice of Resurgence is great, and not being able to cast spells isn’t. Moving forward, I would definitely play four Voice of Resurgence. I’m not entirely sure what to cut. I think I’m going to start with Lingering Souls, but that’s not ideal. One card that’s particularly interesting is Abzan Ascension since I have a lot of nontoken creatures, and those get the most value out of Abzan Ascension. It might just be that I need as many creatures as possible for the shell to work.