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Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013: Exalted Army Challenge Solution

Updated on June 25, 2013

Introduction

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 second challenge is Exalted Army and has you mounting an assault on your opponent in a bid to take him out this turn.

You will begin on your turn as you attempt to launch an assault against Nefarox's defenses and kill him this turn.

Your Opponent
Your Opponent | Source
Your heaviest hitter.  Don't think he's your only hitter, despite his ability.
Your heaviest hitter. Don't think he's your only hitter, despite his ability. | Source

Your Resources

Life
8

Cards in Play
3x Swamps, 4x Plains
Knight of Glory
Knight of Infamy
Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis
Skyhunter Skirmisher
Tormented Soul

Cards in Hand
Duskmantle Prowler
Knight of Glory
Knight of Infamy
Loxodon Warhammer
2x Pacifism
Seize the Initiative

Nefarox's heaviest hitter
Nefarox's heaviest hitter | Source

Nerafox's Resources

Life
9

Cards in Play
4x Plains, 4x Swamps
Lumengrid Gargoyle
Rune-Scarred Demon
Serra Angel

Cards in Hand
None

Excellent for taking any heavy hitters out of the equation.
Excellent for taking any heavy hitters out of the equation. | Source
Double strike means any boost you give to his power will count for double.
Double strike means any boost you give to his power will count for double. | Source

Plan

Step 1: Play each of your two Pacifism cards on two of Nefarox's creatures, it doesn't matter which two (I picked Serra Angel and Rune-Scarred Demon)

Step 2: Attack with everything (ignore the bonus from Exalted and Nefarox's special ability, this is a red herring)

Step 3: Your Nefarox will be blocked by your opponent's remaining creature. Cast Seize the Initiative on Skyhunter Skirmisher. Your creatures will do a combined 9 damage to kill Nefarox.

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    midway 

    4 years ago

    Author, I think the problem is the step order. If you play initiative on the skirmisher before attacking, shouldn't be a problem. The way your steps are ordered makes it seem like you play initiative after attacking.

    Also, as a side note, my nefarox is never blocked when playing initiative before attacking, not sure why.

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    sgor 

    4 years ago

    done the exact same again and it did work lol

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    sgor 

    4 years ago

    didn't work here either

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    Tactic Toohey 

    4 years ago

    i don't know what you're doing wrong but just tried it and worked fine for me

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    amber 

    4 years ago

    he still has 2 hp left after the attacks

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    James 

    5 years ago

    Please explain the difficulty you're having, I just tested it again and it worked fine.

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    Geoffrey 

    5 years ago

    This doesn't work. At all.

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