Using only cards from Mirage block (Mirage, Visions, and Weatherlight), attack with Xanthic Statue as quickly as possible.
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.
“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 – Statue of Limitations”, and I’ll include the best ones in next week’s article, along with the next puzzle!
Solution to Last Week’s Puzzle
This week’s fastest solution is due to Abe Corson, who was the first to send in a solution for turn one on the play:
|Play||Mana||Cards in Hand|
|Implements of Sacrifice, sacrifice it||2|
|Power Artifact targeting Basalt Monolith||Infinite colorless,||1|
|Phyrexian Portal||Infinite colorless,||0|
We can now use Phyrexian Portal to get any given card by activating it, revealing nine Plains and the chosen card, choosing the pile with the non-Plains and taking it. We effectively have infinite cards in hand.
|Three Implements of Sacrifice||Infinite colorless,||Infinite|
|Four Mana Flares||Infinite colorless,||Infinite|
|Ley Druid||Infinite colorless,||Infinite|
|Concordant Crossroads||Infinite colorless,||Infinite|
|Use Ley Druid to reuse Rainbow Vale||Infinite colorless,||Infinite|
Now we can use Chain Stasis to repeatedly tap and untap Ley Druid, earning a profit each cycle. This can then be turned into mana of any color with more Chain Stasis copies, allowing us to cast all five Elder Dragons.