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By: TugaChampion, Guilherme Carmona Alexandrino
Oct 28 2014 12:00pm
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Momir has been back on DEs for a while now, but this is the first time I've played the format in several months. If you don't know what Momir is, you can read my article from over a year ago which explains Momir and also talks about the strategy and other interesting thing about the format:

The only difference from that time to now is that new creatures were added but everything I said there is still true. In that article, Gabriel Strasburg commented that being on the draw is better than being on the play so at the time I started collecting some data. On the play I won 60 games and lost only 31. On the draw I won 31 and lost 52. This is an incredible difference and even if the difference isn't as big as these numbers make it seem, I think it's clear that being on the play is better. 

I'm still playing 20 Mountains, 16 Swamps, 8 Islands, 8 Forests and 8 Plains. On with the games! 

M1G1:

 

Not only did I got a very good dragon, he also got Denizen so I won easily.

M1G2:

 

I made a mistake when I made my Ooze monstrous because I thought it would make X tokens, but that is not part of the activated ability.  It is simply a trigger. However he made a bigger mistake when he didn't use the counter on Suncrusher to kill my Leviathan. Actually, now that I have watched the replay I also made the mistake of passing the turn without killing his flier right away. If he had removed the counter before attacking I wouldn't have been able to respond. I ended up winning with Leviathan.

M2G1:

 

Once again my opponent gets Denizen but it didn't really matter as I would have won in the same number of turns if it was anything not relevant.

M2G2:

 

I couldn't deal with his 4/4 fliers and lost before hitting 8s.

M2G3:

 

Terastodon and Tidal Force allowed me to take over this game.

M3G1:

 

I lost this game because of 2 mistakes. First I pressed F2 too fast and skipped my chance to prevent 1 damage in one turn. I ended up losing by exact damage. And I didn't read Necropolis Fiend because I thought it didn't need to pay mana to give -X/-X, I thought I just needed to exile X cards from the graveyard.

M3G2:

 

I simply had better creaturea than him with Spiritmonger and Akroma.

M3G3:

 

He made some strange plays taking damage when he could simply block my 2/1 several times and kill it without losing a creature. He also took too long to play and I almost ended up winning by time. If I didn't get Akron Legionnaire, I would have attacked and he might have lost enough time blocking that that would give me the win. But in the end I only lost this round because G1 I didn't read a card,  and instead assumed it worked a certain way.

M4G1:

 

I had fliers and he didn't so I won easily.

M4G2:

 

I was ahead the entire time but he got Trench Gorger and won the game in one attack.

M4G3:

 

My opponent got Thought Eater which hindered his whole game plan by making him discard 2 cards. I also got 2 big fliers in a row, one of them Angel of Serenity and I won easily.

I 3-1ed which is always nice but I'm a bit sad about losing round 3 because of my mistakes. I think that these videos show that Momir is not all about luck. To be fair, I wasn't at my best when I played the event since I had gone out the night before so I was tired. I still had a lot of fun and I think I'll start playing Momir again when I have the chance.

I hope you enjoyed this.