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I'd personally drop the Gideon and Elspeth for 2 more Lillys - Lilly is just insanely more powerful than both of them and is a 3 mana win con herself against a lot of decks. Elspeth is so expensive and you're already doing well against grindy strategies with Souls and Nahiri. Gideon just turns on opponent's Paths that would otherwise be dead.
I'd also drop the Pias - with Walls and Souls, you're really trying to ideally go Turn 1 interaction (Discard or Bolt), turn 2 interaction or Wall, turn 3 Souls or Lilly, and turn 4 Nahiri. There just aren't many decks that can beat that line. Wall is a great T2 play that sets up a nice defense for your win cons of Nahiri and Lilly.
I agree with you on Lilly's I think 3-4 is where this should be, I just only own 2 right now, so I am dropping both Gideon and Elspeth as both underperformed and for now am going with 2 restoration angel, as for PK I completely disagree that card has been a haymaker almost overtime I play it, and face it not every game curves out T1, 1 drop, T2 wall, 3 Souls, 4 Nahiri, in fact that prob happens around 20% of games, and PK gives me another win condition combine with souls and vents to beat with. Also remember time can be a factor if you don't land the quick nahiri win and PK can end the game effectively, and even when PK eats a bolt or whatever I still have 2 1/1 flyers to help beat or block for nahiri and lily. Really if it wasn't a legend I'd run 3.
You guys are looking at it wrong. Liliana and the other planeswalkers serve a completely different role. Liliana is great against control and combo but against aggro and midrange, you want something else. Sometimes your removal doesn't line up well with your opponents or your opponents derive more value in redundancy and cards like Company/ Chord. This is when Lingering Souls doesn't do enough on its own.
Elspeth is a bit too much for 6-mana. But one crazy idea is to jam a bunch of Batterskulls in the deck. Of course, Kolaghan's Command is terrible but Jund only runs 2 and you can easily discard copies of it. Not as great games 2 and 3 with all the artifact hate but you can side them out for something else if your opponent has Ancient Grudge. You just want something that can both stabilize and put a clock.
I've tested Nahiri online and my general feeling is encapsulated in one word: inconsistent. I don't even think Jeskai Nahiri is as competitive as it seems and that to me has fared better against most of the meta with Snapcaster Mage + Serum Visions outweighing the value of white cards.
I've played Jeskai and this, and I think Nahiri is much better in this shell, and I really think there is potential here and that some slots still need testing before I am willing to go one way or the other on this deck. The fact is with PK I have won several games with that in games where I couldn't just Nahiri for the win. I'm not 100% on how many lily's we should run main but I figure at least 2 and 3-4 is very possible, maybe more sweepers main in agree metas is a good idea as well.