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Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013: Sculpting the Perfect Warrior Challenge Solution
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 eighth challenge is Sculpting the Perfect Warrior. It's your turn and you need to win. Your opponent has a wall of monsters in your way, but you have plenty of weapons in your arsenal.
- Reverse the Assault
- Exalted Army
- Drake Expectations
- Stolen Goods
- Obliterate This!
- Say Your Praetors
- Desperate Measures
- Sculpting the Perfect Warrior
- Replica's Revolt
- Goblin Raiding
Expansion 1 Challenges
Your creatures aren't able to attack, and there's a big blocker in the way anyway. It'll take a large amount of trickery and one giant creature to take down Odric.
Cards in Play
Mortarpod (Equipped to Germ Token)
Puresteel Paladin (Enchanted by Arrest)
Cards in Hand
Cards in Play
3x Islands, 3x Plains
Basilisk Collar (Equipped to Porcelain Legionnaire)
Leonin Scimitar (Equipped to Porcelain Legionnaire)
Teferi's Moat (Set to Black)
Cards in Hand
Step 1: Cast Sculpting Steel targeting Batterskull. A Germ will be created with the new Batterskull equipped. Draw a card from Puresteel Paladin's ability, it'll be Sword of Feast and Famine.
Step 2: Equip the original Batterskull using the Equip 0 (not Equip 5) option to the Germ with Mortarpod equipped. (You will always use the Equip 0 option for each piece of equipment, otherwise you'll run out of mana)
Step 3: Sacrifice the Germ to Mortarpod's ability, dealing 1 damage to Porcelain Legionnaire and you gain 1 life.
Step 4: Equip the Mortarpod to the new Germ
Step 5: Sacrifice the Germ to Mortarpod's ability, dealing 1 damage to Porcelain Legionnaire, killing it, and you gain 1 life.
Step 6: Play Phyrexian Metamorph as a copy of Puresteel Paladin
Step 7: Play Darksteel Axe, drawing two cards from the Puresteel Paladins. You'll get a Sword of Body and Mind and Mind Control.
Step 8: Play Sword of Feast and Famine, drawing two cards from the Puresteel Paladins. You'll get an Island and an Icy Manipulator.
Step 9: Equip both Batterskulls, Sword of Feast and Famine, Darksteel Axe and Necropouncer to the new Puresteel Paladin. He is now a 17/13 with a lot of special abilities.
Step 10: Attack with Puresteel Paladin, reducing Odric to 3 life. All of your lands will untap thanks to the Sword of Feast and Famine
Step 11: Play the Island
Step 12: Play Repulse on your original Puresteel Paladin. You'll draw another Island.
Step 13: Recast the Puresteel Paladin
Step 14: Find your Sculpting Steel (it'll be a Batterskull with an icon of overlapping cards on it equipped to the other Puresteel Paladin) and use its special ability to return it to your hand.
Step 15: Recast Sculpting Steel, copying Mortarpod. It'll come into play equipped to a new Germ. Draw a plains and a Necropouncer.
Step 16: Sacrifice the Germ using Mortarpod's ability, targeting Odric taking him down to 2 life.
Step 17: Equip Mortarpod to a Puresteel Paladin and sacrifice the Puresteel Paladin, targeting Odric taking him to 1 life.
Step 18: Equip Mortarpod to the second Puresteel Paladin and sacrifice the Puresteel Paladin targeting Odric, killing him.