May 3, 2017

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Amonkhet Puzzle #1

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  1. Cast Brilliant Spectrum (ideally using both colours, but it doesn’t actually matter.) Discarding two cards triggers Archfiend of Ifnir‘s ability twice, and when each of these counters are placed on opposing creatures, Winding Constrictor adds another. In total, each opposing creature gets -4/-4 during this step. Rishkar and Tireless Tracker die. Shadowstorm Vizier also triggers twice, and gets +2/+2, and is now a 3/5.
  2. Cycle Horror of the Broken Lands. Your opponent’s remaining creatures each get -2/-2 worth of counters, and Shadowstorm Vizier gets bumped up to 4/6.
  3. Cycle Floodwaters. You opponent’s remaining creatures each get -2/-2 worth of counters (Winding Constrictor dies), and Shadowstorm Vizier gets bumped up to 5/7.
  4. Discard any card remaining in your hand to Stromkirk Condemned‘s ability. This gives it one +1/+1 counter to make it a 3/3, gives your opponent’s remaining creatures another -1/-1 worth of counters (killing the Verdurous Gearhulk), and Shadowstorm Vizier gets bumped up to 6/8.
  5. With a board clear of blockers, attack with your 5/4 Archfriend, 6/8 Vizier, and 3/3 Vampire, for a total of 14 damage for lethal.

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