Game #188: Mikaeus the Lunarch
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
vs. Molimo, Maro Sorcerer; Tasigur the Golden Fang
Result: Fun Win
I started out with lands and an Angelic Renewal, Molimo had a Burnished Hart and Tasigur played a Rakshasa Death Dealer. I played Mikaeus on turn 3, and an Emeria Angel on turn 5 with 2 land fall triggers. Molimo continued to ramp and played a Doubling Cube which Tasigur killed with Vraska the Unseen. I played a Caged Sun on turn 6 and swung to kill Vraska and knock a Kiora down to 6.
On turn 7 Molimo attacked as a 10/10 with deathtouch via Nylea’s Bow. I played an Aegis Angel (protecting my Caged Sun) and a Custodi SoulBinders as an 11/11. The following turn I played Sandstone Oracle, and then played the keystone card of the deck, Gleam of Authority, on Mikaeus. At this point there were at least 20 other counters in play, and mikaeus could tap to net 4-5 more counters each turn. I swung at Molimo with a Charioted up Mikaeus getting through for 20. Molimo responded with a World Spine Wurm. Tasigur Sorin-ed me down to 10 and used to Kiora to make Mikeaus do no damage. I was still able to swing with a sizeable crew of birds and angels though, and was able to hang on to win.
About the Deck. I was feeling like building a plains-heavy mono white deck to make use of Kor Cartographer and the new Angel that reanimates creatures on plains-fall. Mikeaus seemed like a good general for a white ramp deck. I like to call Chariot of Victory the Pope-mobile. Gleam of Authority is a great card in this deck. There are a few extra sac-engines to help fuel the Kor Cartographer shenanigans.