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Day of the Dragons

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Challenge

Cast all five Invasion Dragon legends (Dromar, the Banisher, Crosis, the Purger, Darigaaz, the Igniter, Rith, the Awakener, and Treva, the Renewer) as quickly as possible using only cards from Invasion block (Invasion, Planeshift, and Apocalypse).

Assumptions

You have perfect luck. For example, even after you shuffle your library, it’s ordered how you want. You may not assume anything about your opponent’s hand or library except that he won’t do anything relevant.

Attacking “quickly” refers to both the turn of the game and whether you’re playing or drawing first. turn three on the draw is quicker than turn four on the play but not as quick as turn three on the play.

Send your solutions to nex342+puzzle at gmail dot com with the subject line “Puzzle – Day of the Dragons”, and I’ll include the best ones in next week’s article along with the next puzzle!

Good luck!

Solution to Last Week’s Puzzle

Brian Hart was the quickest to defeat his opponent last week, winning the game in only forty-five seconds. Here’s how:

A shout-out goes to Magic Online user Jihoko for a forty-second solution that almost works. Jihoko used Trepanation Blade for the kill, but this violated the requirement that you assume nothing about the opponent’s deck; it might just be full of lands!

Play Time Taken Mana Cards in Hand
Turn one 0s 0 7
Forest 1s g 6
Avacyn's Pilgrim 5s 0 5
Turn two 17s gw 6
Island 18s gwu 5
Mindshrieker 22s w 4
Turn three 34s gwu 5
Mountain 35s rgwu 4
Activate Mindshrieker targeting yourself, milling Blasphemous Act 39s rw 4
Attack for 10 with Mindshrieker 41s rw 4
Fling, sacrificing Mindshrieker to deal 10 more damage to the opponent 45s rw 3

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