With Avacyn Restored out and Innistrad block complete, it’s time for one final Essence of the Wild puzzle. In the first such puzzle, I challenged you all to create as many Essence copies as possible using only cards in Innistrad. In the second puzzle, I added Dark Ascension. Now let’s see what Avacyn Restored can do.
Create as many copies of Essence of the Wild as you can by the end of turn five on the play. You may only use cards from Innistrad, Dark Ascension, and Avacyn Restored other than Gravecrawler and Archangel's Light. Your deck must be exactly sixty cards.
Solution to Last Week’s Puzzle
Several people submitted nearly identical solutions for turn two on the play, but Aaron Golas was first. Here it is:
|Play||Mana||Cards in Hand|
|Utopia Sprawl on Forest, naming blue||5|
|Utopia Sprawl on untapped Forest, naming blue||4|
|Tap untapped Forest||4|
|Wind Zendikon targeting first Forest||3|
|Instill Energy on first Forest, untapping and retapping||2|
|Freed from the Real on first Forest||infinite and||1|
|Abundant Growth on first Forest||infinite||1|
|Firebreathing on first Forest||infinite||0|
|Attack for infinite damage||infinite||0|