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Challenge FAQs for:
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalker

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Consoles included:
PS3, X360, PC

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Version:
1.2

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Authors:
JagDogger2525 (and RappappaR from PS3Tophies.org)

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Sections
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0.) Introduction
1.) Version History
2.) Possible Trophies/Achievements
3.) Challenge List: Core Game
        #1 Garruk Wildspeaker
        #2 Elspeth Tirel
        #3 Garruk Wildspeaker
        #4 Chandra Nalaar
        #5 Liliana Vess
        #6 Chandra Nalaar
        #6A Chandra Nalaar Alternate
        #7 Nissa Revane
        #8 Liliana Vess
4.) Challenge List: Expansion 1
        #1 Jace Beleren
        #2 Elspeth Tirel
        #3 Liliana Vess
5.) Challenge List: Expansion 2
        #1 Garruk Wildspeaker
        #2 Garruk Wildspeaker
        #3 Nicol Bolas
        #4 Tezzeret the Seeker
6.) Challenge List: Expansion 3
        #1 Sorin Markov
        #1A Sorin Markov Alternate
        #2 Chandra Nalaar
        #2A Chandra Nalaar Alternate
        #3 Jace Beleren
        #4 Ajani Goldmane
        #5 Sorin Markov
7.) Acknowledgments

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0.) Introduction
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This FAQ was made just for the Challenges of Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the
Planeswalker (Which can be shortened to MtG: DotP from here on in).

I saw in the Board that a lot of people were asking about challenges here on
GameFAQs, I saw the Challenge FAQ in the MtG: DotP forum in PS3Trophies.org
(thanks to RappappaR for letting me use his guide), and I also saw that there
was no true Challenge guide for the PS3 as well as for the Expansion 3.

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1.) Version History
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12/13/10 - 1.0 - Majority of Guide was made

02/20/11 - 1.1 - Exp3: Sorin and Chandra Alternates added Thanks to Neodragoon

06/15/11 - 1.2 - Core: Chandra Alternate added Thanks to Neodragoon

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2.) Possible Trophies/Achievements
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Thought this might be helpful for people having problems with the challenges.
It's possible to unlock all of the following trophies by simply doing the
challenges:

Life Preserver
Magic: The Puzzling
Devastator
Puzzling Master
Puzzling Grandmaster
Overflowing Harvest

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3.) Challenge List: Core Game
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#1 Garruk Wildspeaker (Magic: The Puzzling)
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1) Cast both Angelic Blessings, targeting Skyhunter Skirmisher
2) Attack with Skyhunter Skirmisher

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#2 Elspeth Tirel
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1) Cast Threaten, targeting Soul Warden
2) Cast Raging Goblin
3) Attack with everything

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#3 Garruk Wildspeaker
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1) Activate Ability: Elvish Piper, targeting Roughshod Mentor
2) Attack with all three Grizzly Bears
3) After Garruk declares blockers, Cast all three Giant Growths on one of the
   Grizzly Bears blocked by a Civic Wayfinder

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#4 Chandra Nalaar
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1) Cast Megrim
2) Cast Ravenous Rats
3) Attack with everything that can Attack

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#5 Liliana Vess
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1) Cast Elvish Warrior
2) Cast Elvish Eulogist
3) Cast Eyeblight's Ending, targeting Nightmare
4) Activate Ability: Immaculate Magistrate, targeting Elven Riders
5) Attack with Elven Riders.

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#6 Chandra Nalaar
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1) Activate Ability: Prodigal Pyromancer, targeting Chandra
2) Cast Boomerang, targeting Persuasion (behind Prodigal Pyromancer)
3) Cast Persuasion, targeting Raging Goblin
4) Attack with Raging Goblin and Phantom Warrior

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#6A Chandra Nalaar Alternate
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1) Activate Ability: Prodigal Pyromancer, targeting Chandra
2) Unsummon Hallkite Overlord
3) Unsummon Shivan Dragon
4) Attack with two Cloud Sprites and Phantom Warrior

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#7 Nissa Revane (Devastator)
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1) Cast Terror, targeting Elvish Champion
2) Attack with everything, targeting your Sprouting Thrinax with Flameblast
   Dragon's ability, using 3 for X

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#8 Liliana Vess (Puzzling Master)
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1) Cast Incinerate, targeting Royal Assassin
2) Cast Incinerate, targeting Ravenous Rats
3) Cast Pariah on Platinum Angel
4) Cast Sangrite Surge, targeting Knight of the Skyward Eye
5) Activate Ability: Knight of the Skyward Eye
6) Attack with Knight of the Skyward Eye and Mistmeadow Skulk
7) After Knight of the Skyward Eye's first Attack, Stop Timer
8) Activate Ability: Brion Stoutarm, targeting yourself and then Knight of the
   Skyward Eye

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4.) Challenge List: Expansion 1
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#1 Jace Beleren
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1) Cast Etherium Sculptor
2) Cast Master of Etherium
3) Cast Howling Mine
4) Cast Onyx Goblet
5) Cast Loxodon Warhammer
6) Activate Ability: Onyx Goblet, targeting Jace Beleren
7) Cast Terror, targeting Wall of Air
8) Attack with everything that can) Attack

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#2 Elspeth Tirel
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1) Cast Jagged Lightning, targeting the untapped Angel of Mercy and your
   Mudbutton Torchrunner
2) Target Elspeth Tirel with Mudbutton Torchrunner's ability
3) Cast Vengeful Firebrand.
4) Attack with Vengeful Firebrand and Bramblewood Paragon

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#3 Liliana Vess (Puzzling Grandmaster)
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1) Cast Plains
2) Attack with Ambassador Laquatus
3) Cast Condemn, targeting Ambassador Laquatus (before he actually) Attacks
4) Cast Kiss of the Amesha, targeting yourself
5) Cast Wrath of God and your turn ends
6) Liliana Casts Phage the Untouchable and Nightmare and her turn ends
7) Cast Plains
8) Cast Ambassador Laquatus
9) Activate Ability: Ambassador Laquatus, targeting Liliana three times

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5.) Challenge List: Expansion 2
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#1 Garruk Wildspeaker
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1) Activate Ability: Blade of the Bloodchief, targeting Vampire Nighthawk
2) Cast Feast of Blood, targeting Giant Spider
3) Cast Disfigure, targeting either Ruthless Cullblade
4) Cast Disfigure, targeting remaining Ruthless Cullblade
5) Attack with Vampire Nighthawk

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#2 Garruk Wildspeaker
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1) Cast Selective Memory, removing all available nonland cards from your deck
2) Cast Treasure Hunt, adding all land cards to your hand
3) Cast a Forest
4) Cast Primal Frenzy, targeting Maro
5) Attack with Maro

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#3 Nicol Bolas
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1) Cast Evolving Wilds
2) Activate Ability: Evolving Wilds, bringing out an Island tapped
3) Cast Brainstorm, discarding Akroma, Angel of Wrath and Dispeller's Capsule
4) Cast Excommunicate, targetting Phage the Untouchable
5) Cast Polymorph, targetting Darksteel Colossus

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#4 Tezzeret the Seeker
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1) End your turn
2) Platinum Angel Attacks you for 4 and his turn ends
3) End your turn, cancelling Quest for Ula's Temple ability
4) Platinum Angel Attacks you for 4
5) Before his turn ends, use Quest for Ula's Temple ability to play Lorthos,
   the Tidemaker
6) Attack with Lorthos, the Tidemaker, tap 8 of his Islands
7) Cast Island
8) Cast Unsummon, targetting Platinum Angel

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#5 Sarkhan Vol
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1) Cast Eldamari's Call, bringing out Plated Geopede to your hand
2) Activate Ability: Elvish Piper, targeting Plated Geopede
3) Cast Harrow, targeting any tapped land, bringing out two forests
4) Cast Harrow, targeting any tapped land, bringing out two mountains
5) Activate Ability: Khalni Heart Expedition, bringing out any two lands
6) Cast Fling, targetting Sarkhan Vol, and Fling Plated Geopede

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6.) Challenge List: Expansion 3
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#1 Sorin Markov
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1) Activate Ability: Triskelion, targeting Child of Night
2) Activate Ability: Triskelion, targeting Blood Seeker
3) Activate Ability: Triskelion, targeting Triskelion
4) Cast Open the Vaults
5) Activate Ability: Basilisk Collar, targeting Triskelion
6) Activate Ability: Triskelion, targeting Vampire Nocturnus
7) Activate Ability: Triskelion, targeting Sengir Vampire
8) Activate Ability: Triskelion, targeting Vampire Nighthawk
9) Attack with Kor Sanctifiers, Kor Duelist, and Felidar Sovereign

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#1A Sorin Markov Alternate
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1) Use Triskelion ability on Vampire Nocturnus twice. Sorin won't want to lose
   Nocturnus and the lifelink vampires.  Therefore he will radically change his
   defense.
2) Use Triskelion ability on Triskelion once to kill itself.
3) Use Open the Vaults.
4) Equip Fireshrieker on Kor Sanctifiers. 
5) Attack with all creatures except Triskelions which has summoning sickness. No
   one will block the Sanctifiers which now has double strike.
6) After Kor Sanctifiers dealt 4 damages, use Triskelion ability three times vs.
   Sorin himself.

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#2 Chandra Nalaar
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1) Attack with Hissing Iguanar, Maro, Zombie Goliath
2) Target Chandra Nalaar with Hissing Iguanar's ability
3) Cast Mind Rot on yourself, discard Fireshrieker and Might of Oaks
4) Play Aggressive Urge on Hissing Iguanar
5) Target Chandra Nalaar with Hissing Iguanar's ability

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#2A Chandra Nalaar Alternate
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1) Put Fireshrieker artifact on the battlefield.
2) Equip the Fireshrieker artifact on Hissing Iguanar.
3) Attack with all (Maro deals 3 damages and both Chandra's creatures will die)
4) Use Hissing Iguanar ability twice versus Chandra.

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#3 Jace Beleren (Life Preserver)
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1) Cast Protean Hulk
2) Activate Ability: Bile Urchin, targeting Jace Beleren
3) Last Laugh) Activates several times, killing almost everything
4) Using Protean Hulk's ability, bring out Ornithopter, Academy Rector, and
   both Children of Korlis from your deck.
5) Activate Ability: Children of Korlis
6) Stop Timer then Activate Ability: Children of Korlis
7) Using Academy Rector's ability, bring out Necromancer's Covenant from your
   deck. Target yourself.
8) Activate Ability: Evolving Winds

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#4 Ajani Goldmane (Overflowing Harvest)
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1) Activate Ability: Vampire Hounds, targeting Anger
2) Activate Ability: Vampire Hounds, targeting Ravenous Baloth
3) Activate Ability: Vampire Hounds, targeting Anarchist
4) Cast Exhume, bringing out Anarchist from your graveyard
5) Using Anarchist's ability, return Patriarch's Bidding to your hand from your
   graveyard
6) Cast Patriarch's Bidding, choosing Beast
7) Target Ajani Goldmane with both Goretusk Firebeast abilities
8) Activate Ability: Ravenous Baloth, targeting Realm Razer
9) Attack with everything

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#5 Sorin Markov
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1) Cast Hurricane, paying 2 for X.
2) Cast Dragon's Claw
3) Cast Act of Treason, targeting Abyssal Persecutor
4) Attack with Abyssal Persecutor

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7.) Acknowledgements
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This guide is Copyright (C) 2010-2012 JagDogger2525. Contact me for any
questions and/or concerns.

If you see this guide on any site other than the following sites, please let me
know because this guide is limited to these sites and only these sites:
PS3Trophies.org
GameFAQs
CNET
NeoSeeker
Super Cheats
For Your Gaming Pleasure

Thanks to Jeff "CJayC" Veasey for creating GameFAQs on November 5, 1995.
Thanks to Allen "SBAllen" Tyner for keeping GameFAQs running the way it is
                                today, for all the hard work he does for
                                everyone here at GameFAQs since Jeff "CJayC"
                                Veasey's retirement, and for all the hours he
                                spends trying to make GameFAQs a better place.
Thanks to RappappaR for letting me using his guide from PS3Trophies.org
Thanks to Neodragoon for giving me an alternate Win toward Sorin and Chandra in
                     Expansion Pack 3 and an alternate Win toward Chandra in the
                     Core Game
Thanks to Wizards of the Coast for Developing MtG: DoTP.
Thanks to SCEA for Publishing MtG: DotP.

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