Thursday, March 3, 2011
My opponent should have easily won this game, Instead he easily lost it because he didn't realize that Thraximundar(who is one of the strongest 7's) was legendary. He lost both the legend and his renegade doppelganger(who himself is a top 10% 2 drop) because he got careless.
Part of the appeal of the Momir format is that it is going to put you in a lot of unfamiliar situations: complex boards with huge creatures, Strange interactions never before assembled in magic, and complex play decisions that require knowledge of your outs. This means that you have to be EXTRA careful when navigating a complex play situations. Probably the most common punt I see is simply missing an attack. Remember that Momir is a (mostly) perfect information format (unless what land types in your opponent's hand matters, but they usually don't). A good way to think about the format is that it is like playing a bunch of "Magic: The Puzzling" games. Tight play wont matter so much in the blowouts, but a surprising amount of momir games are VERY close. Sure, sometimes you get Llanowar Elves Into Hypnotic Specter on the play and your opponent never had a chance, or you get Phage on 7, but those games are comparable to regular magic games where you or an opponent get mana screwed or flooded badly or whatever. Just like in real magic, tight play and thinking about your outs(use gatherer if you need to) is what is going to win you the close ones.
May all your 2's Be Azorious Guildmage,