Game #133: Mogis, God of Slaughter
Location: Mom’s living room
vs. Rhys the Redeemed
Result: Fun Win, Fun Loss
While home getting prepared for my wedding this summer, I had time to build some decks, but only time to get one finished and ready to play. I gave this Minotaur and Monster tribal build a shot against my brother.
In the first game I kept a 4 land hand and played Ruinous Minotaur, played Mogis on turn 4 and Gratuitous Violence on turn 5 and swung for 14 that got blocked. My brother had barely mounted an offence with some enchantments, a Seedcradle Witch and an Elvish Soultiller. Next turn I played and equiped a Demonspine Whip and swung for 20. And the following turn an Inferno Titan cleared the way for the win.
We tried it again. This time my brother led with Rhys and followed with a Priest of Titania and a Wirewood Channeler. I played a bunch of minotaurs, including Kragma Warcaller, but his Elvish Promenade was making blockers. Both of us built up armies and tried to get an advantage. I had him down to 2 life, but his World Queller cost me my Rage Reflection, and he was able to use Kamahl, Fist of Krosa to pump for the win.
About the Deck: (tapped out someday
This deck is pretty much all of the playable (and some unplayable) Minotaurs, plus a smattering of Giants, Cyclopes and other theme-y monsters, and then lots of ways to double damage and attack hard. It doesn’t take a lot of thought, but as the first game shows, Mogis can be a pretty deadly threat.