Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013: Desperate Measures Challenge Solution

Introduction

Desperate Measures is the seventh challenge in the Challenge Ladder in Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013. This challenge will pit you against Yeva who controls a wall of powerful creatures and a pile of hit points that you need to get rid of. Be prepared to make some sacrifices in the name of victory.

Your opponent
Your opponent | Source

Challenge Setup

Your opponent has a lot of strong creatures blocking you and a lot of life left. Use your resources to win this turn.

Expensive, in more than one way, but very useful
Expensive, in more than one way, but very useful | Source

Your Resources

Life
12

Cards in Play
5x Mountains, 3x Plains, 2x Swamps
Bosh, Iron Golem
Death's Shadow
Urabrask the Hidden

Cards in Hand
Earthquake
Faith's Shield
Flame Wave
Phyrexian Processor

An oldy but goody, and an awesome picture, too.
An oldy but goody, and an awesome picture, too. | Source

Yeva's Resources

Life
22

Cards in Play
5x Islands, 5x Forests
2x Air Elemental
2x Armored Cancrix
2x Stampeding Rhino


Cards in Hand
None

Great at taking out hordes of monsters at once
Great at taking out hordes of monsters at once | Source
Protection from Colors is one of the most underrated skills in the game.
Protection from Colors is one of the most underrated skills in the game. | Source

Challenge Solution

Step 1: Cast Phyrexian Processor, pay 7 health to its special ability

Step 2: Cast Earthquake and pay 4 additional mana for X (make sure to save one Plains, it should automatically do so)

Step 3: Cast Faith's Shield on either of your creatures, choosing Blue.

Step 4: Attack with Bosh and Death's Shadow to win

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