February 12, 2018

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Rivals of Ixalan Season - Puzzle #4

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  1. Cast Torment of Venom targeting Wanted Scoundrels. Choose not to transform Primal Amulet. Scoundrels dies, your opponent discards a card, and you get two treasure. Magmaroth loses a -1/-1 counter and becomes a 2/2.
  2. Cast Chandra's Pyrohelix, killing a Plant token. Choose to transform Primal Amulet. Magmaroth loses a -1/-1 counter and becomes a 3/3.
  3. Leaving Primal Wellspring and one other mana source untapped, equip Dowsing Dagger to the Voracious Vampire.
  4. Attack. Magmaroth will get chump blocked by the other Plant token, and Voracious Vampire will connect for 4, taking them down to 6. Dowsing Dagger transforms into Lost Vale.
  5. Tap Lost Vale, Primal Wellspring, and your other remaining mana source for five mana to cast Torment of Hailfire for X=3. Because you used Primal Wellspring's mana to cast it, you copy it.
  6. Your opponent has to choose six times whether to discard a card or lose three life. Since they only have four cards in hand, they discard all four, then take 6 for lethal.


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