Thursday, August 25, 2011

In the Spider’s Web – Magic 2012

The second challenge in Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, In the Spider’s Web will be unlocked after defeating Koth. Using Active Abilities of creatures is key to completing this puzzle.

Check out solutions of other challenges at my Magic: The Gathering portal page.

In the Spider’s Web

Game objective:

Kiora has 6 life while you only have 1. Negate Kiora’s lethal attack, then defeat her.

How to solve:

The game begins with Kiora’s turn. She will attack using Storm Crow, a bird creature with Flying and has 1 combat power and 2 toughness.

Flying – Creatures with flying can’t be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.

Select the untapped Furnace Whelp to block the incoming damage. It is the only creature at your disposal that can block the Crow anyway.

Your turn will soon follow. A Mountain card will be drawn, which you can ignore or put into the battlefield.

During Combat phase, attack Kiora using both your Furnace Whelps. She will block one of your Whelps with Giant Spider, her remaining creature in the battlefield and has Reach. 

Reach – Creatures with reach can block creatures with flying.

The other Whelp is free to damage Kiora. Therefore, choose/click this unblocked Whelp and click Activate Ability.

In the Spider’s Web

When asked how many times you want to activate this ability, select 4 or 5 (5 being available if you put the drawn Mountain land card in the battlefield.) This will increase the Whelp’s combat power to at least 6, enough to bring down Kiora and therefore complete the challenge.

The Furnace Whelp has an active ability that for every Mountain card used, the it gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

Important: Do not activate any of your two Whelps’ ability before Kiora can decide which to block. If you do, she will block the Whelp with the most damage, leaving you insufficient damage for Kiora’s life.

Important: You cannot also use both Whelps’ active abilities at the same time since you do not have enough Mountain land cards to sufficiently increase both their combat power.

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