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March 22, 2017

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Possibility Storm: Aether Revolt Puzzle #3

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Possiblity Storm - Aether Revolt Puzzle #3

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

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  1. Activate Thermo-Alchemist, dealing 1 damage to the opponent. [1]
  2. Cast Shock using R, targeting anything. Dynavolt Tower’s ability triggers and gives you 2 energy. Thermo-Alchemist’s ability trigger, untapping it.
  3. Activate Thermo-Alchemist, dealing 1 damage to the opponent. [+1 = 2]
  4. Before Shock revolves, cast Brutal Expulsion using UURR, returning Shock to your hand and dealing 2 damage to the Indulgent Aristocrat as it resolves. Dynavolt Tower’s ability triggers again and gives you 2 more energy for a total of 4. Thermo-Alchemist’s ability trigger, untapping it.
  5. Activate Thermo-Alchemist, dealing 1 damage to the opponent. [+1 = 3]
  6. Cast Shock again using R, targeting Indulgent Aristocrat, destroying it as it resolves. Dynavolt Tower’s ability triggers and gives you 2 more energy for a total of 6. Thermo-Alchemist’s ability trigger, untapping it.
  7. Activate Thermo-Alchemist, dealing 1 damage to the opponent. [+1 = 4]
  8. Activate Dynavolt Tower, spending 5 energy to deal 3 damage to the opponent. [+3 = 7]
  9. Use your last R to activate Weldfast Monitor’s menace ability.
  10. Attack with Weldfast Monitor. It cannot be blocked, and deals 3 damage. [+3 = 10]
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