Quote from deaddrift »Great play report!Quote from patbou »T2 with Lieutenant and Hierarch from Vial (both with a counter).
...While the Miracle trigger is on the stack, the card itself (Terminus, Entreat the Angels, etc.) is in opponent's hand. So with Vial set on 2, if opponent lets you resolve the ability, you can put Kitesail Freebooter, Meddling Mage or Gaddock Teeg and probably disrupt the spell.
Do I understand that you cast Lieutenant, then respond to her ETB trigger by Vialing in Hierarch, and that way both creatures get +1/+1 counters? Does Lieutenant trigger on an empty board? I did not know about this interaction, seems pretty relevant.
Didn't see the Miracle in-hand steal or block move either. Seems to me you've got a pretty firm grasp of the mechanics of this deck, my thanks for sharing your insight.
As far as I understand it, if you cast Lieutenant, then with the ETB trigger on the stack you vial in another creature and they see each other coming in. It's a trick I only learnt recently, but the more +1/+1 counters the merrier!
Didn't know about the Miracles tech either, that might come in handy if UW Miracles becomes a thing.