Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers achievements

Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers

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There are a maximum of 35 Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers achievements (30 without DLC) worth 2,349 (1,100), and 27 challenges

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Pincer Movement in Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers

Pincer Movement68 (30)

This is a rare achievementPut twenty cards into graveyards with Hedron Crab in a single duel

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Achievement Guide for Pincer Movement

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Achievement won on 05 Nov 14
TA Score for this game: 2,348
Posted on 06 November 14 at 16:51, Edited on 17 November 15 at 16:06
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The easiest way to get these situational achievements is to create a deck with spells of one color and lands of another color to play against. This deck will simply play land and nothing else as it won't be able to play any spells. Note that 60 card decks can have no more than 30 lands (no fewer than 30 non-lands) otherwise they cannot be used.

Hedron Crab is a blue uncommon creature fron Zendikar:

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If you don't have it in your collection, then you'll need to play Explore Nodes (random battles) on Zendikar to win booster packs which may contain it.

Single Player --> Campaign --> Zendikar --> Explore Zendikar

Once you have at least one Hedron Crab, you can easily get this achievement. Just build a custom deck with Hedron Crab and pretty much anything else you want to use. I suggest about 35 creatures and the rest land.

In the main menu, go to Single Player, choose Practice Duel, then Two Player. Change your opponents deck to the one you already created with the wrong lands so they cannot cast anything.

You may have to restart a few times until you have Hedron Crab in your opening hand (you can mulligan once or twice before restarting), but you want to do this so you don't have to draw through your whole deck to find it. Then simply play Hedron Crab and each time you play a land, force your opponent to put three cards into their graveyard from their library. Do this seven times and the achievement will pop.

You might as well run them out of cards to defeat your opponent without then having lost any life to also pop the Ingenuity achievement:
Magic 2015 - Duels of the PlaneswalkersIngenuityThe Ingenuity achievement in Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers worth 66 pointsWin a duel without an opponent losing life

And if you loaded up your deck with a bunch of creatures, you can also either Hedron Crab yourself and/or hold cards until you are forced to discard until you get 20 or more creatures in your own graveyard. Then run your opponent out of cards to also pop the Grateful Dead achievement:
Magic 2015 - Duels of the PlaneswalkersGrateful DeadThe Grateful Dead achievement in Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers worth 96 pointsWin a duel with twenty or more creature cards in your graveyard
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