Handbuff

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.