Sunday, February 27, 2011

Arkroma is Just Ridiculous

                                                       (Click The Picture to Zoom in)

Was Playing in a 2-man que Yesterday, This guy got greedy and, on the play, Skipped 1 and then went straight to 7 without stopping, because he smelled blood when he hit sphinx summoner on 4 vs my no fliers. I made it to 8 and arkroma killed him from 22 in 2 hits.  There is actually a lesson to be learned here: Momir basic is about commitment. There actually IS a time where its going to be correct to go "all in" on 6's or 7's but that will happen alot more and be more successful if you PLAY YOUR 1-DROP, on the play!  This guy hedged on t1, and when he got the goods on 2-4, he wasn't able to capitalize because he wasn't aggressive enough early.  There is a reason why the default strategy stop at 8: 8's are amazing, and im not just talking about Platinum Emperion or Hoverguard Sweepers here, both Arkromas, Hellkite Overlord, Sphinx of the Steel Wind etc, these types of huge idiot flyers end the game or put it out of reach VERY quickly, especially against an opponent who isnt playing 8's of their own.

So Today's Momir Lesson: Commit, and if you aren't getting to your 8's there better be a damn good reason.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Update on the Phyrexian Revoker Situation

So I finally got my compensation case upgraded by WOTC, and got my compensation.  I can fully confirm now that Phyrexian Revoker is NOT working as intended on Magic Online, so be aware of this if you get him as your 2 in momir.  It seems the exact problem is this: Phyrexian Revoker is turning off the activated abilities of only CARDS when it should be turning off the activated abilities of ALL SOURCES with the chosen name(meaning cards + token copies of cards)

I was going to go PTQ today but the weather is so bad that I don't wanna drive, Instead Ill probably be streaming Some Momir 2-mans on Livestream ( ).  Anyway with the price of m11 Boosters down to just 3.2 Tiks, I'm having a rough time turning a profit this week.  It's so insane how quickly the Magic Online Economy adjusts itself to inefficiencies. M11 Boosters were 3.8! Tiks  from a bot less than 2 weeks ago.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mirrodin Besieged Momir Set Revew

Lets Hop Right in With a Mirrodin beseiged Set Review: 83 Creatures Total, The Most Significant one is pictured above,  so lets talk about 12's for a minute here(3 creatures total), 12 is now awesome: The WORST you get is an 8/8 legendary nothing(iname as one), and 2/3 of the time you will get blightsteel or it that betrays, both of which are completely awesome and non-legendary.  If you are on 12, i would suggest playing them UNTIL you hit iname, then maybe going back to 11's.  But you should be winning pretty fast from that position anyway.

Beseiged has no 8-11's.

7's:  8/8 nothing, 5/7 nothing, 4/6 vigilance and a 5/5 hasty dragon with a marginal pump ability

6's: Massacre Wurm and Victory's Herald are both huge bombs for 6(especially herald) and Consecrated Sphinx and Phyrexian Juggernaut aren't Bad either.  Thopter Assembly is interesting and contextually strong.  the Other 6's are genericish 4/4's and 5/5's

Significant Cards 5 and Below:
Traning Drone: another Whiff at 3
Cryptoplasm: another Dream 3
Plague Myr: Dream 2
Viridan Emissary: Very interesting card and a total skill tester for the format.
2/3 Mountainwalker/Forestwalker: Very Solid 3, especially the Mountainwalker
Blisterslick Shaman: Solid 3
Gore Vassal: Awesome for sure at 3, kind of a tricky card to use but you should be able to find a spot.

 Quick Note about Phyrexian Revoker: I don't think it is working as intended on MODO right now. I'm in the middle of an email argument with WOTC customer service about compensation for a game in which my opponent got sakura-tribe scout on 1, follows by me getting revoker on 2 and naming scout, and him still being able to use it. 

That about Wraps up Mirrodin besieged Momir Set Review, Any word about weather the "commander only" sets are coming to MODO? If they are they will be shaking up momir for SURE.

Momir Basic Blog Inaugral Post

Hey I'm Announcing the creation of the Momir Basic Blog, totally dedicated to the momir basic format on magic online. I will be doing set reviews Strategy Discussions etc.  Watch this space.