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Momir Vig
DCI Sanctioned
Paper {Cross}
Magic Online {Tick}
Magic Arena {Tick}
Type Constructed
Multiplayer {Cross}
Add. rules 60 basic lands (exactly)
Momir Vig, Simic Visionary (Vanguard)
This page is about the format. For the character, see Momir Vig.

Momir is a sanctioned casual Magic Online and Magic Arena format that is based on the "Momir Vig" Vanguard avatar.

Magic Online[ | ]

Momir Basic[ | ]

Momir Basic decks consist of the following:

The Momir Vig Avatar allows you to start with 24 life, and grants the following ability:

Momir Vig

{X}, Discard a card: Create a token that's a copy of a creature card with converted mana cost X chosen at random. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery and only once each turn.

While the format may seem trivial or impractically random, there is a surprising depth to the strategy involved.[2] With nothing done at instant speed and card advantage improbable, combat math and board state analysis are important. The incentive to use all one's mana in exactly one play each turn makes it a good way to discover the fundamentals of tempo in regards to creature combat.

The avatar was made available through the Momir Basic Event Deck.

Magic Arena[ | ]

Emblem Factory of Momir Vig

Momir Vig emblem used for Magic: The Gathering Arena events.

Momir's Madness[ | ]

On Magic Arena, a variant of Momir Basic called Momir's Madness is occasionally playable as a special event. While similar to MTGO's Momir Basic in concept, there are some notable differences:

  • Instead of the Momir Vig avatar, each player starts with an emblem called Factory of Momir Vig. It has the same activated ability but no life modifier, so players start at 20 life, not 24.
  • The emblem only produces tokens of cards available on Magic Arena, which currently includes the Historic format as well as a few Momir-exclusive cards.
  • The deck has 12 copies of each basic land in it. Players cannot adjust this ratio.

Momir Planeswalker[ | ]

In May 2019, Magic Arena introduced the Momir Planeswalker variant, as part of the War of the Spark promotion.[3]

The Momir Planeswalker format takes Momir's Madness and adds one copy of each of the 36 planeswalkers from War of the Spark in addition to the 60 basic lands. That means, in addition to the normal Momir discard-a-card-for-a-creature-token gameplay, you'll also be able to play your planeswalkers as normal.

Multicolor Momir[ | ]

Another variant of Momir was used during a June 2022 Midweek Magic event. Out of the 80 card deck, a selection of multicolored spells were added of all types.

Other[ | ]

As a homage to the format, Jumpstart: Historic Horizons used its digital mechanics to print the card Pool of Vigorous Growth, an artifact with something close to the Momir ability. Later, Roalesk, Prime Specimen was printed in Alchemy: Karlov Manor, which essentially allows its controller a Momir emblem activation whenever they turn a face down creature face up.

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