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Like most planeswalkers  that are the face for their set, Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast is a complex card with multiple angles—but in this deck, all we care about is the -2.

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Much like Polymorph, Lukka's -2 is a chaotic ability that you can make much more consistent with some clever deck building. We're running two honorary creatures in Gideon Jura and Gideon of the Trials, as well as four copies of Outlaws' Merriment to make creature tokens, but the only actual creature in our deck is Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. When Lukka comes down, you -2 a Gideon or a token and get Emrakul for free.

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The reason to play Lukka over Polymorph is because a mostly red manabase enables the best universal hate card in Modern: Blood Moon. Whether your opponent is on Tron lands or fetches, Blood Moon punishes every Modern player who doesn't have the sense to run a mono-color deck. And Moon doesn't need to last long—just long enough for Emrakul, the Aeons Torn to crash the party.