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    Challenge Guide by Terminator_8464

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    Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalker 2014
    Challenge Guide
    
    
    Game Developer - Stainless Games
    Publisher ------ Wizards of the Coast LLC
    
    Guide written by:
             Terminator_8464
             with the help of BurningBullet
    
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    Available for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC, iPad
    Released on the:
              Playstation 3 via PSN Store on 6/25/2013
              Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Marketplace on 6/25/2013
              PC via the Steam Marketplace on 6/26/2013
              iPad via the Apple App Store on 6/25/2013
              Android via Google Play Store on 6/25/2013
    
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    Version History
    
    Version 2.0
         -Added Expansion Challenges Solutions.
    
    Version 1.2
         -Added Complex, Massive Damage solution to the Go Berserk
          Challenge.
    
    Version 1.1
         -Updated Youtube Links
    
    Version 1.0
         -Basic outline of the Guide created.
         -Added The Initial Challenges and Advanced Challenges Solutions.
    
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    Introduction and Instructions.
    
    Welcome to my MTG 2014 guide. Here you will find solutions for the
    challenges in the game. I have included a step by step instruction on
    how to easily beat and complete each of the challenges this game has
    to offer, and if you don't want to read through all of the text for
    the challenges, I have links to youtube for each of them.
    
    There's really no hard tricks or anything to do, just follow the
    instructions. The things you need to do will be broken down by steps,
    which will make it a lot easier for you to follow. if there is a
    asterisk (*) before a step number, it means that you will have to
    stop the clock/timer to prevent the game moving forward and spell
    effects from taking place and having the game move to the next phase,
    it will also be in all caps "STOP THE TIMER" to further tell you to
    do so. To easily skip to a Challenge, use the Ctrl+F for the PC to 
    open the Word find and copy and paste the # code below within the
    parentheses. 
    
    Hope this Guide helps, and have fun playing Magic!
    
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    Sections
    (#IC0) - Initial Challenges
        (#IC1) - Command the Dead
        (#IC2) - Gird for War
        (#IC3) - Battle Tactics
        (#IC4) - Blood is Life
        (#IC5) - Defeat the Troll
    (#AC0) - Advanced Challenges
        (#AC1) - Sliver Strike Team
        (#AC2a) - Go Berserk (Simple, Minimal Damage)
        (#AC2b) - Go Berserk (Complex, Massive Damage)
        (#AC3) - Near Death
        (#AC4) - Get a Grip
        (#AC5) - Sliver Infiltration
    (#EC0) - Expansion Challenges
        (#EC1) - Mountain Assault
        (#EC2) - Beat the Angel
        (#EC3) - Unleash the Beast
        (#EC4) - Riddle of Steel
        (#EC5) - Spellstorm
    (#EX0) - Copyright
    (#EX1) - Credits
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    --------------------(#IC0) - Initial Challenges ---------------------
    
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    (#IC1) - Command the Dead
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/qRFuTaurAbM
    
    1. Cast Unnatural Predation on your Grave Titan.
    2. Continue to next step.
    3. Attack with all.
    
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    (#IC2) - Gird for War
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/TinVS89u5sg
    
    1. Cast Golem-Skin Gauntlets, equip it to any Slivercoat Lion.
    2. Cast O-Naginata, equip it to your 3/2 Slivercoat Lion.
    3. Cast Trusty Machete, equip it to your 7/2 Slivercoat Lion.
    4. Attack with all.
    
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    (#IC3) - Battle Tactics
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/lyBJsXmjZes
    
    1. Continue to next step.
    2. Attack with all.
    *3. When your opponent chooses their blockers, STOP THE TIME, and
       cast Might of Oaks on your unblocked Runeclaw Bear.
    
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    (#IC4) - Blood is Life
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/y1p0av2Fulk
    
    1. Block Yavimaya Wurm with Markov Patrician and block Rumbling
       Baloth with Child of Night.
    2. Continue to next step (attack phase)
    3. Attack with Gloomhunter
    
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    (#IC5) - Defeat the Troll
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/te2Y6tyEvv4
    
    1. Cast Doom Blade on Cudgel Troll
    2. Attack with Barony Vampire
    
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    --------------------(#AC0) - Advanced Challenges---------------------
    
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    (#AC1) - Sliver Strike Team
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/0XfUSMzeg7w
    
    1. Cast Bonescythe Sliver
    2. Cast Predatory Sliver
    3. Attack with all.
    
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    (#AC2a) - Go Berserk (Simple, Minimal Damage)
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/eXhO0E7WfsQ
    
    Note: this "Challenge" is just to showcase your ability to inflict
    as much damage as possible to your opponent. If you would like to
    do massive amounts of damage, see the next post.
    
    1. Continue to next step.
    2. Attack with Dungrove Elder.
    
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    (#AC2b) - Go Berserk (Complex, Massive Damage)
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/L5Mo4Z5qHFE
    
    1. Cast Forest land.
    2. Cast Quirion Ranger.
    3. Cast Mossbridge Troll.
    4. Cast Khalni Hydra.
    5. Cast Instill Energy, and use it on your Mossbridge Troll.
    6. Use Mossbridge Troll's 2nd ability, select Primalcrux.
    7. Use Mossbridge Troll's 2nd ability again, select Drove of Elves.
    8. Use Mossbridge Troll's 2nd ability again, select Dungrove Elder.
    9. Continue to next phase.
    *10. The opponent will start using its Trip Noose. When he uses his
         4th Trip Noose, STOP THE TIMER before the card's ability takes
         place, Use Quirion Ranger's Ability on Primalcrux, select any
         land.
    *11. STOP THE TIMER after Primalcrux is untapped (and before Trip Noose
         uses its ability), Use Instill Energy's ability that is
         attached to your Mossbridge Troll.
    *12. STOP THE TIMER after Instill Energy's ability takes place (and
         before Trip Noose uses its ability), use Mossbridge Troll's
         2nd ability and use it on Primalcrux.
    *13. STOP THE TIMER after Mossbridge Troll's ability takes place (and
         before Trip Noose uses its ability), use Mossbridge Troll's
         2nd ability and use it on both Khalni Hydra and Multani, Maro
         Sorceror.
    *14. STOP THE TIMER after Mossbridge Troll's ability takes place (and
         before Trip Noose uses its ability), Cast Berserk on your
         Mossbridge Troll.
    15. Attack with Mossbridge Troll.
    
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    (#AC3) - Near Death
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/jB3YmFu4KQE
    
    1. Block Primordial Hydra with Basandra, Battle Seraph.
    2. Block Elephant with 3/3 Glory Seeker.
    3. Block Wolf with 2/2 Glory Seeker.
    *4 Continue to next step and STOP THE TIME, use Basandra, Battle
       Seraph's 2nd ability (This creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn)
       once.
    
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    (#AC4) - Get a Grip
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/VycpKoeZYnU
    
    1. Cast Stave Off on your Vulshok Refugee, choose white.
    2. Cast Pyroclasm
    3. Attack with Vulshok Refugee
    
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    (#AC5) - Sliver Infiltration
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/LCMLYcR8mkU
    
    1. Cast Virulent Sliver.
    2. Cast Virulent Sliver.
    3. Cast Crib Swap on Darksteel Gargoyle.
    4. Cast Brainstorm, choose Blight Colossus and Tidal Surge.
    5. Use your Quicksilver Amulet's Ability on Protean Hulk.
    6. Use Culling Dais's 1st ability (Tap, Sacrifice a creature: Put a
       charge counter on Culling Dais.) on Protean Hulk.
    7. Choose Predator Dragon (should be last card), click Finish to not
       add any more creatures to field.
    7. Using Predator Dragon's Devour ability, devour both Virulent
       Sliver.
    8. Attack with all.
    
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    --------------------(#AC0) - Expansion Challenges--------------------
    
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    (#EC1) - Mountain Assault
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/x1oi_LcjBOM
    
    1. Cast Blood Moon.
    2. Continue to next step.
    3. Attack with Goblin Mountaineer.
    *4. When the first turn timer runs out, and before the defense
        timer ends, STOP THE TIME, cast Cytoshape, choose your Goblin
         Mountaineer, then pick the opponent's Kird Ape.
    
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    (#EC1) - Beat the Angel
    Youtube -  http://youtu.be/KuHZx35Fp1k
    
    1. Cast Vindicate, choose any opponent's land.
    2. Cast Demolish, choose any opponent's land.
    3. Attack with Frost Titan, use its ability on the opponent's last
       land.
    
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    (#EC1) - Unleash the Beast
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/ZVaPa5nJvDA
    
    1. Cast Earthquake, pay 2 lands.
    2. Cast Twisted Image, use on opponent's Nemesis of Reason.
    3. Continue to next step.
    4. Attack with your Coalhauler Swine.
    
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    (#EC1) - Riddle of Steel
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/jcR_D3UvTEg
    
    1. Cast Puresteel Paladin.
    2. Cast Auriok Survivors, choose Ogre's Cleaver, pick yes, choose
       the 2nd option (Return the Equipment to the battlefield not
       attached to the Auriok Survivors.) Yes to draw card.
    3. Cast the Plain land.
    4. Cast Kite Shield, pick yes.
    5. Cast Golem-Skin Gauntlets, pick yes.
    6. Cast Stoneforge Mystic, pick yes and select the Swiftfoot Boots.
    7. Cast Swiftfoot boots, pick yes.
    8. Equip Swiftfoot Boots to Stoneforge Mystic.
    9. Use Stoneforge Mystic's ability, choose Argentum Armor. pick yes.
    10. Equip Swiftfoot Boots from Stoneforge Mystic to Auriok Survivors
    11. Equip Argentum Armor to Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer.
    12. Equip Kite Shield to Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer.
    13. Equip Golem-Skin Gauntlets to Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer.
    14. Equip Ogre's Cleaver to Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer.
    15. Continue to next step.
    16. Attack with all.
    17. Choose any Enemy with Argentum Armor's Ability.
    *18. When Opponent has chosen its defenders, STOP THE TIME. Use
         Stonehewer Giant's Ability, choose Loxodon Warhammer, equip to
         Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer. pick yes.
    
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    (#EC1) - Spellstorm
    Youtube - http://youtu.be/1c_yf7IJTw4
    
    *Notice* In this challenge, You'll need to untap the correct lands
    to be able to cast each spell sucessfully throughout this challenge.
    To avoid messing up this challenge, I list the land I've untapped at
    each untap step.
    
    1. Cast Demonic Collusion with Buyback, discard Betrayal of Flesh
       and Infernal Tutor, choose Great Whale.
    2. Cast Demonic Collusion with Buyback, discard Coercion and
       Brainspoil, choose Past in Flames.
    3. Use Sneak Attack ability on Great Whale, untap 2 Mountains and
       5 Swamps.
    4. Use Demonic Collusion without Buyback, choose Snap.
    5. Cast Snap on Great Whale, untap 2 Swamps.
    6. Cast Past in Flames.
    7. Use Sneak Attack ability on Great Whale, untap 2 Mountains and
       5 Swamps.
    8. Cast Infernal Tutor from Graveyard, choose Spitting Image.
    9. Cast Spitting Image on Great Whale, untap 4 Swamps and 3 Islands.
    10. Cast Brainspoil from Graveyard, choose Original Great Whale, NOT
        the Great Whale copy from Spitting Image.
    11. Cast Betrayal of Flesh from graveyard, choose 2nd option (Return
        target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.),
        choose Great Whale, untap 5 Swamps and 2 Islands.
    12. Cast Demonic Collusion from graveyard, choose Tendrils of Agony.
    13. Cast Demonic Collusion from graveyard, choose Hoodwink.
    14. Cast Snap from graveyard on Great Whale, choose Original Great
        Whale, NOT the Great Whale copy from Spitting Image. Untap
        2 Swamps.
    15. Use Sneak Attack ability on Great Whale, untap 1 Mountains,
        4 Swamps and 2 Islands
    16. Cast Hoodwink on Leyline of Sanctity.
    17. Cast Tendrils of Agony on Opponent, repeat with all cards.
    18. Cast Past in Flames from Graveyard.
    19. Cast Tendrils of Agony on Opponent, repeat with all cards.
    20. Continue to next step.
    21. Attack with Great Whale.
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    --------------------------(#EX0) - Copyright-------------------------
    
    This Guide was made by Terminator_8464
    
    This guide is available on these websites below
    
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    (#EX1) - Credits:
    Terminator_8464 - Writing the guide and solving Challenges
    BurningBullet - Help with Solving Challenges