Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rumble in the Jungle – Magic 2012

The first challenge playable in Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, Rumble in the Jungle is arguably also the easiest puzzle. It is basically an extension of the tutorial as it introduces you to Trample and Blocking.

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Rumble in the Jungle

Game objective:

Both you and Garruk have only 2 life. Using the few creatures you still have left, blunt Garruk’s final assault and defeat him.

How to solve:

The challenge starts with Garruk’s turn. He will attack using his sole creature Stomper Cub, a creature with 5 combat power and 3 toughness and has Trample.

Trample – If a creature would deal enough combat damage to its blockers to destroy them, it deals the rest of its damage to the defending player.

Among the three creatures you have in the battlefield, select Runeclaw Bear and Barony Vampire to block the Cub’s attack.

In M:TG, you can use multiple creatures to block a single creature.

The Bear and the Vampire have a total toughness of 4, leaving 1 extra combat power of the Cub to be dealt to your life. This is okay since you have 2 life from the start of the challenge.

It will then be your turn. During combat phase, attack Garruk with your Gloomhunter. This creature has enough combat power to bring down Garruk’s life to 0.

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