Amonkhet Puzzle #2
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- Cast Doomed Dissenter.
- Sacrifice Doomed Dissenter to Defiant Salvager. Put a +1/+1 counter on the Salvager, and the opponent loses 1 life due to Wayward Disciple. Repeat this effect with the Zombie token made by the Doomed Dissenter. Defiant Salvager is now a 4/4, and your opponent has lost [2 life].
- Use Liliana's -3 ability to return Doomed Dissenter, and repeat step 2. Defiant Salvager is now a 6/6, and your opponent has lost [+2 = 4 life].
- Attack with all!
- Your opponent's best block is to let Bontu the Glorified through (due to its Menace ability), and then block Wayward Disciple and Defiant Salvager with one creature each. If they do this, before damage, use Bontu's ability to sacrifice the creature being blocked by Faithbearer Paladin. They will lose [+2 life = 6] (1 from Bontu, 1 from Wayward Disciple's trigger). When damage is assigned, they gain nothing from the Paladin, and take 4 from Bontu for lethal [+4 = 10].
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