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October 23, 2017

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Ixalan Season – Puzzle #4

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

This week we have a bit of an Amonkhet-block throwback with this UB cycling themed puzzle. The best time registered by a PS competitor was Allen, who finished it in a snappy 4m 52s. Think you can do better?

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

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  1. Attack with everything.
  2. If they block in any way that lets four or more damage through, you win by casting Flame Lash. Therefore there is only one other blocking scenario to consider, where only a Drake gets through for two damage.
  3. Go to your end step. Marauding Looter‘s Raid ability goes on the stack. Cast Fling, targeting the opponent, and sacrificing Marauding Looter to deal four damage, taking them to two.
  4. The Raid trigger resolves. Draw a card and discard any card from your hand, triggering Faith of the Devoted and paying the one mana to have it add up to lethal!

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