Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013: Say Your Praetors (White) Challenge Solution

Overview

Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers has become an annual release on XBox Live Arcade, Playstation Network and Steam for fans of Magic. 2013 is the newest iteration of the series, and was the first time the series was released for the iPad as well. One of the popular features of the games has been a series of challenges pitting the player in a pre-designed situation that he/she must figure out how to overcome and achieve victory from the jaws of defeat. In 2013 10 new challenges await to be uncovered...

The sixth challenge is Say Your Praetors. Your opponent controls Five Praetors and you control just one blocker. There are five different ways to win this challenge -- one for each Praetor. In this case you will stand against the White Praetor, Elesh Norn.

Your opponent
Your opponent | Source

Challenge Setup

Your opponent controls five creatures and you just one. Survive the turn and take down your opponent by stopping Elesh Norn, the White Praetor.

Your protector, for now
Your protector, for now | Source

Your Resources

Life
24

Cards in Play
2x Forests, 2x Mountains, 2x Plains
Baneslayer Angel

Cards in Hand
Avatar of Hope
Avatar of Might
Brute Force
Burst of Speed
Giant Growth
Parallectric Feedback
Spark Elemental
Veteran's Reflexes

Your target praetor
Your target praetor | Source

Jace's Resources

Life
4

Cards in Play
2x Forests, 2x Islands, 2x Mountains, 2x Plains, 2x Swamps
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur
Sheoldred, Whispering One
Urabrask the Hidden
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger

Cards in Hand
Leaf Dagger
Thought Scour
(Rest Unknown)

Built in Haste is always a bonus
Built in Haste is always a bonus | Source
Useful for getting around Urabrask's abilities
Useful for getting around Urabrask's abilities | Source

Solution

Step 1: Jace will attack with everything, block Elesh Norn with Baneslayer Angel

Step 2: Cast Giant Growth and Brute Force on Baneslayer Angel to make her a 9/9, which will kill Elesh Norn. You will be left with 11 life after all damage has been dealt.

Step 3: On your turn sacrifice Baneslayer Angel to Sheoldred's ability.

Step 4: Play Spark Elemental

Step 5: Cast Veteran's Reflexes on Spark Elemental

Step 6: Attack with Spark Elemental to defeat Jace

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