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Puzzling Magic #23 – Talk Some Essence into You



Using only cards from Kamigawa block, flip all five of the rare Saviors of Kamigawa flip cards (Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant, Erayo, Soratami Ascendant, Kuon, Ogre Ascendant, Homura, Human Ascendant, and Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant) 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.

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@gmail.com with the subject line “Puzzle – Talk Some Essence Into You” 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

The fastest Phage attack was turn three on the play, and the first instance of this was submitted by Rast. It works as follows:

Play Mana Cards in Hand
Turn one 0 7
Mountain r 6
Skirk Prospector 0 5
Turn two r 6
Island ur 5
Skirk Prospector u 4
Turn three ur 5
Island uur 4
Brightstone Ritual uurr 3
Sacrifice both Prospectors uurrrr 3
Mind's Desire for 2, exiling Phage the Untouchable and Mind's Desire 0 2
Mind's Desire for 3, exiling Stifle, Fury Charm, and an Island 0 2
Phage the Untouchable 0 2
Stifle Phage’s triggered ability 0 2
Fury Charm targeting Page 0 2
Attack with Phage 0 2

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