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
4 Force of Will
1 Pact of Negation
3 Spell Pierce
1 Chain of Vapor
1 Laboratory Maniac
1 Mental Note
4 Sensei's Divining Top
4 Gitaxian Probe
[Mana Sources] (23)
4 Dark Ritual
1 Cabal Ritual
4 Polluted Delta
2 Flooded Strand
3 Bloodstained Mire
4 Underground Sea
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.
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