Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Expansion #1: Deadman's Gamble Challenge Solution

Overview

The fourth new challenge for Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Expansion #1 is "Deadman's Gamble"

You've drawn Gamble. It will give you a chance at any card you need, but can you use it and be certain you'll win this turn?

Your opponent
Your opponent | Source
A dangerous risk, but it can be worthwhile
A dangerous risk, but it can be worthwhile | Source

Your Resources

Life
3

Cards in Play
Island, 2x Mountains, 6x Swamps
Clockwork Hydra (with 4 +1/+1 counters)
Moltensteel Dragon
Necrotic Ooze

Cards in Hand
Dross Hopper
Galvanic Blast
Gamble
Geth's Verdict
Vector Asp

Makes it dangerous to try and attack
Makes it dangerous to try and attack | Source

Odric's Resources

Life
23

Cards in Play
8x Plains
Knight Exemplar
Porcelain Legionnaire
Roc Egg

Cards in Hand
None

If you can put creatures in a graveyard, you can do some serious damage
If you can put creatures in a graveyard, you can do some serious damage | Source
Mighty useful activated abilities
Mighty useful activated abilities | Source

Solution

Step 1: Cast Vector Asp using an Island for mana

Step 2: Cast Geth's Verdict on Odric. He'll sacrifice his Roc Egg.

Step 3: Cast Galvanic Blast to kill his Roc Token

Step 4: Cast Dross Hopper

Step 5: Cast Gamble and select Grimgrin, Corpse-Barn. As the only card in your hand it will now be discarded

Step 6: Using Grimgrin's ability that Necrotic Ooze has gained sacrifice Dross Hopper. Necrotic Ooze will gain a +1/+1 counter.

Step 7: You will now have Grimgrin and Dross Hopper in your graveyard. Sacrifice Clockwork Hydra using the Dross Hopper's ability that Necrotic Ooze just gained so that Necrotic Ooze has both Flying and a +1/+1 counter

Step 8: At this point your Necrotic Ooze should be able to tap itself to put a +1/+1 counter on it, sacrifice a creature to put a +1/+1 counter on it and untap itself, and lastly gain flying by sacrificing a creature. Tap Necrotic Ooze to put a +1/+1 counter on it using the first of these abilities.

Step 9: Sacrifice Moltensteel Dragon to Necrotic Ooze to put a +1/+1 token on it and untap it.

Step 10: Repeat Steps 8 & 9 for Vector Asp

Step 11: Activate Necrotic Ooze's Infect ability by paying one Black mana

Step 12: Give Necrotic Ooze +1/+0 by paying 2 life

Step 13: Necrotic Ooze should now be a 10/8, attack with it which will deal 10 poison counters worth of damage to Odric (thanks to Infect), killing him

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Comments 2 comments

Zeezo 2 years ago

Galvanic blast only deals 2 damage, the bird token has 3/3 how do you kill it?


David 23 months ago

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