August 16, 2017

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Hour of Devastation - Puzzle #5

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  1. Cast Earthshaker Khenra. Target an Aerial Responder with its "can't block this turn" ability.
  2. Exert Fervent Paincaster, targeting your Earthshaker Khenra. Vizier of the True triggers - tap one of the other Aerial Responders.
  3. Cast Reckless Bushwhacker for its surge cost, to give all your other creatures +1/+0.
  4. Attack with a 4/2 Vizier of the True, 4/1 Oketra's Avenger, 4/2 Devoted Crop-Mate, and 2/1 Bushwhacker, exerting each of the first three.
  5. With the three Vizier triggers generated, tap each of the Gifted Aetherborns.
  6. With the Devoted Crop-Mate trigger, return Earthshaker Khenra to the battlefield. It's too late for it to attack, but its ETB effect can make the last Aerial Responder unable to block.
  7. With no blockers available, your opponent takes 4 + 4 + 4 + 2 for exactsies.


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