Doomsday: The Puzzling – The Double Deathrite Conundrum

Doomsday: The Puzzling - The Double Deathrite Conundrum

The moment you feared has finally arrived. After stomping two Show and Tell decks, overcoming a UW Control deck with dominating countermagic, and narrowly defeating a RUG Delver deck, you are faced with your most difficult matchup yet: Shardless BUG. It’s the fifth round of a seven round Legacy tournament, and a trip to the Top 8 is on the line. Win here, and you can draw into the elimination rounds, where guaranteed prizes await. Lose here, and you might fall out of contention completely.

Your opponent, Jimmy the Cat Warrior, is a well known area player, and a skilled opponent. Escaping with a win here will require precision and exact planning. Fortunately, you are focused and determined.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MEDIUM

Here is your weapon of choice for today’s tournament:

Legacy Maniac Doomsday 2013, by Stephen Menendian

[Business] (37)
Force of Will
Misdirection
Pact of Negation
Spell Pierce
Flusterstorm
Chain of Vapor
Doomsday
Laboratory Maniac
Unearth
Mental Note
Predict
Sensei's Divining Top
Brainstorm
Ponder
Gitaxian Probe

[Mana Sources] (23)
Dark Ritual
Cabal Ritual
Polluted Delta
Flooded Strand
Bloodstained Mire
Underground Sea
Island
Swamp

It is your turn 4, and you are at 13 life, and have drawn your card for the turn. You know your opponent’s hand because you Gitaxian Probed them last turn. It is now the beginning of your first main phase. What do you do?

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The solution for this puzzle can be found here.

For more mind-bending Doomsday Puzzles, be sure to check out So Many Insane Plays – Doomsday: The Puzzling – Five Puzzles to Blow Your Mind! There are 5 levels of increasing difficulty, and this puzzle above builds on those examples and lessons. Have fun!