July 19, 2017

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Hour of Devastation – Puzzle #1

Welcome back to Possibility Storm, the weekly MTG puzzle series, available exclusively through MTGCanada and PossibilityStorm.com.

We’re back with yet another puzzle – the first of the Hour of Devastation season! The season is still young for those considering signing up on Patreon to battle it out for prizes.

The solution for this week’s puzzle can be found below the image. It’s a complicated one, so if you’re going to give it a go before checking out the answer, you might want to find your favourite way to keep track of your steps. And the triggers… oh the triggers.

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Think you’ve got it? Check your answer against the solution below:

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    1. Cast Hedron Archive.
    2. Cast Metalwork Colossus for 0 mana, since you control a total of 11 converted mana cost worth of noncreature artifacts.
    3. Use two remaining lands to activate Mirage Mirror, targeting Metalwork Colossus.
    4. Before that resolves, use two mana from Hedron Archive to activate Mirage Mirror again, targeting Multiform Wonder.
    5. Let the Wonder copying resolve, but before the Colossus copying does, use the Mirrored Multiform Wonder’s ability to spend your one energy to give it flying.
    6. Then let the Colossus copying resolve, and get this, it keeps the flying. (Copiable traits are what’s printed on the card. The Wonder’s temporarily flying ability belongs to the Mirror all turn long, regardless of what else it becomes.)
    7. The hard part’s over. Now just swing for 10.

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