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AethericDoom Thanks for your suggestions, I'll take them under consideration! The reason to why Oath of Teferi didn't make it to the mainboard at the moment is that I at the present don't see any reason to why casting it would be preferable to casting a (additional) planeswalker. A Doubling Season let's me "ult" the planeswalker on the same turn that it enters the battlefield, while the Oath rarely does that. That also falls true for The Chain Veil, which is ultimately very expensive to cast + use. The problem with Primevals' Glorious Rebirth is that it requires a legendary permanent on BF to even be cast, which in this case would be either a PW or sometimes Oath of Nissa, again this is a very situational card and often you would get the same or a better effect from just a casting a PW the old fashioned way.
The "Pay 2 life" lands are called "Shock lands" and "Pay one and fetch" are called "Fetch lands". The combination of using fetch and shock lands is one of the keys to building a stable mana base in the Modern format. This is especially true in a five color deck, since it lets me fetch just the color I need to play my hand. Note that all the shock lands are Gx lands, meaning that they all have the type forest so that they can be targets of both Utopia Sprawl and Arbor Elf, leading to both great mana fixing and sometimes crazy ramp. For example
T1: play Temple Garden, pay 2 life cast Arbor Elf T2: Play any land that taps for green mana, cast Utopia Sprawl on (untapped) Temple Garden, chose the color you need. Now it can tap for 2 mana, get untapped by the elf and again be tapped for 2 mana - giving you the possibility of casting Turn 2 Nahiri, the Harbinger, Jace, Architect of Thought or Tamiyo, Field Researcher.
If you're really lucky you can cast Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker on T3 using this trick.
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