Game #99: Momir Vig, Simic Visionary
Location: Family Game Store
vs. Oloro #1; Balthor; Phelddagrif; Oloro #2
result: Neutral Loss
I decided to pull out Momir Vig, one of my original decks, for game #99. It’s one I was considering taking apart, so it might have been it’s last ride. The Oloro deck the guy didn’t play last game came out, but I was nice and didn’t go for Blind Seer.
I kept a 3 land hand with a Reliquary Tower. Balthor started out with a Nantuko Husk and a Pontiff of Blight. Oloro #2 dropped a bunch of color hosers like CoP Black, Deathgrip (which ruined me) and a Crusading Knight (Who was 20/20 thanks to Balthor’s Urborg). Oloro #1 had a Sanguine Bond. I played a Cold Eyed Selkie, and despite drawing two cards per turn by island walking I stalled at 4 land for a Long Time. That plus the Deathgrip (and Oloro’s constant access to Black Mana thanks to Urborg) I couldn’t cast anything, and my handsize grew.
Balthor had a Grave Defiler and was extorting a lot. Oloro #1 played a Drogskol Reaver and a Blazing Archon. I had a bunch of Hippo tokens, thanks to Pheldagriff, but I was getting some guff for not attacking with them enough. I finally got to 5 mana and snuck by a Murkfiend Liege, which gave me some damage capability. Pheldagriff also had an Oracle of Mul-Daya and then played a Dovescape (most of my hand was creatures, so it wasn’t terrible for me).
Balthor sacrificed his team to the zombie that makes us lose life, and then does it again and we all die. I never got above 5 mana, and I didn’t have an opening to play my general.
About the Deck (Tapped out Someday)
This is one of the earliest decks I ever built. It has a Graft/Proliferate theme and makes good use of Vig’s tutoring abilities. However, it gets tedious to tutor all the time, so I don’t play it often. At one point it had combos to tutor for, but I took most of them out. I greatly prefer just making use of the pretty foil Gilder Bairn, and also casting Slippery Bogle. I will probably put Kiora in this deck if I keep it together.*
*I typed those words at the exact moment that Peter Gabriel sang “nothing will keep us together” in his cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’. Crazy.