Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 achievements
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Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

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There are a maximum of 15 Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 achievements (12 without DLC) worth 310 (250)

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Wielding Steel in Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

Wielding Steel29 (25)

Defeat Gideon in the Single-Player Campaign

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snoppkaparN
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Achievement won on 17 Jul 11
TA Score for this game: 200
Posted on 17 July 11 at 09:40
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I used the Guardiens of the Woods deck. It also has low mana cost for cards that give low damage input. But it worked well when you fight fire with fire. First I used the Ancient Depths deck but the cards cost alot more mana it better to have low cost mana cards and can fight from the get go!
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guns vs kittens
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guns vs kittens
Achievement won on 01 May 12
TA Score for this game: 310
Posted on 01 May 12 at 00:41, Edited on 01 May 12 at 00:46
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Gideon is the second to last duel in the Single Player campaign.

I don't know what deck is truly the best against him, but I have a pretty good strategy that is ALMOST full-proof.

Use Wielding Steel (the white deck) against him. Your main goal in this duel is to have the "Angel's Feather" (gives you +1 life for each white card activated from either player, which works wonders as you both play only white cards) and your "Serra Angel" monsters.

One great strategy that Gideon uses against you is that he summons "Gideon's Avenger", which adds +1/+1 to him for each creature you tap.. which can make him really devastating really fast. The beauty of Serra Angel is that she has Vigilance, which means that even if you attack with her she does not tap, rendering his power card useless. Though he DOES have a card that can automatically tap cards ("Gideon's Lawkeeper"), you should have multiple Serra Angel cards to use, hopefully giving you enough time to finish him off. Just watch out for "Kor Hookmaster", because she can tap a card for 2 turns and he does have multiple of these.

Another card you want to get out is "Captain of the Watch". This card will NOT ONLY give ALL of your soldier-type creatures Vigilance, it will also give them +1/+1 and summon 3 Soldiers to the battlefield upon activation. This will give you a GREAT advantage over your opponents power card, and hopefully he will never get over 5/5 because of this 'exploit'. Gideon also has this card though, so watch out.

Having the Serra Angels on the field, along with your Captain of the Watch and the many low-summoning-requirement creatures at your disposal, you should have an entire brigade to kill Gideon with. That, plus the handful of "Kitesail" (gives a creature +1/+0 and the Flying ability) cards you have to soar over your enemy, and this fight should be no problem. In fact, I won without even losing a single life point the first time I used this tactic.

Good luck! If you leave a negative vote, please comment so I can fix my guide and help you guys out better. (:
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