Magic: the Gathering
Solve the Equation,
Emergent Ultimatumand matches with
Vorinclex, Monstrous Raiderwhich, when entering the battlefield before, makes Liliana enter with 10 loyalty counters, and achieving to activate the ult that basically wins the game automatically.
Eureka Momentusually run Quandrix Cultivator and this is not to overload the cmc 4 slots of the deck that already has 4
Binding the Old Gods,
Extinction Event. This cantrip is pretty good on longer matchups because it draws two cards while ramping up a land, thus being good at any moment of the game. It's not a good card against aggro decks, but it's useful in a field full of Sultai Mirrors, Temur Adventures, Dimir Control, and Sultai Nest.
Kiora Bests the Sea God. On the versions with Quandrix Cultivator, this card fits very well in the deck because it has more probability of generating more mana one or two turns before the creatureless version. We also need to pay attention to how many cards we use on the CMC 3 slots of our deck with cards such as
Cultivate, which are essential cards (the saga can be used on the sideboard, but it's great against Cycling and Rogues). One main deck copy is enough since this card is mostly useless if we don't have a good spell to tutor up on the late game. Strixhaven's new counter is absurd and basically, all blue lists use at least 1 copy even if it's on the sideboard. Some lists already use the card in the main deck as hate to Sultai Ultimatum and, to a lesser extent, to Cycling. I like the card in practically all matches against blue decks for exiling all copies of any relevant counterspell or a bomb like
Zenith Flare. It's a must-have card on post-sideboard games against the mirror and Cycling, but I like it against Dimir Rogues and Izzet Dragons also for the possibility of exiling all
Into The Storyor
Drown In the Lochin the case of Rogues or all
Saw It Comingin the case of Izzet. In the post-side against Cycling, there are many scenarios in which the game arrives in the late game and the deck depends exclusively on the Zenith for the win. When Test of Talents counters the card, the award always comes next because the deck cannot handle playing against
Kaervek, the Spitefuland
Elder Gargaroth. I like two copies on the sideboard for those purposes. The last Strixhaven card that can be used on the deck is a discard that exiles the target player's graveyard, a very relevant ability against Rogues, Cycling and the sacrifice decks with
Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger. In the Sultai mirror, discarding two cards is relevant and we can still exile a Polukranos from the graveyard, completing the graveyard hate with
Elspeth’s Nightmareand discards with
Duress. A copy on the sideboard is sufficient because the card is usually useless in the late game when the game goes to the topdeck. Now, let's go to what truly matters: The Sideboard guide!