Game #54: Mikaeus the Unhallowed
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
Vs: Molimo, Maro Sorcerer; Savra, Queen of the Golgari (GUILD); Karona, the False God
Result: Mostly Fun Loss
I keep a 1 land hand with a Blood Pet, and don’t draw another land until Turn 4. Molimo and Karona play tons of Lands and Savra plays a Corpsejack Menace which becomes a Slave of Bolas for Karona. I have a Pawn of Ulamog and a Solemn Simulacrum. Molimo plays a Yew Spirit, and Karona plays Oros, but both get sacrificed to a Savra activation.
I cast Mikaeus, and do a few tricks with Mindless Automaton and an Avatar of Woe, but Karona kills Mike and makes other stuff die too. At some point Savra uses Hex to clear the board of all but her minions and I get hit for 18 by a Wight of Precinct 6. I recast Mikaeus, and my Thornbite Staff is Naturalized before I can get it on Avaatar of Woe. Karona returns and starts making the rounds, knocking me down to 3 life. Eventually Savra uses her brother Jarad to sacrifice enough things to kill off the table.
About the Deck: (Tapped Out someday)
This is a deck made to take advantage of Sacrifice and ETB triggers. It has some silly stuff, but it also happily plays Triskelion, and I have won games by Mike & Trike. The best feature is that I have a sweet altered card for the General (not a printed foil, but an acutal painted alter) of The Shade from DC Comics’ “Starman” series that Balthor’s owner did for me on commission.