The practice of boosting the cards in your hand before they are played.
Handbuff strategies are largely employed by Scoia’tael decks as a form of carryover. Boosting a card in your hand, as opposed to on the board, means this value is largely non-interactable - that is, your opponent can do very little to stop you from keeping it. This value is then used later when the card is eventually played.
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