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Fly My Pretties

Have ten or more Thopter artifact creature tokens on the battlefield under your control

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How to unlock the Fly My Pretties achievement

  • Epsilon ThetaEpsilon Theta752,616
    09 Nov 2014 09 Nov 2014 23 Nov 2014
    15 1 3
    The key to getting this achievement is the Sharding Sphinx obtained from the expansion. To get the card you need to get it randomly from one of the Alara expansion boosters by playing the expansion campaign or exploring the node of the expansion.

    The mechanics
    The Sharding Sphinx will allow you to put a Thopter token into play every time you deal damage to a player with an artefact creature. Hence, there are two things you need to make this work: the Sharding Sphinx and artefact creatures. Once you have them, keep damaging your opponent without killing him to gain at least 10 Thopter's. You can gain multiple tokens per turn which makes it easier.

    The deck
    I would recommend the following setup:
    Blue
    2 Sharding Sphinx
    4 Etherium Sculptor
    Black
    4 Glaze Fiend
    Artefact
    2 Sanctum Gargoyle
    4 Courier's Capsule
    3 Traveler's Amulet
    3 Armillary Sphere
    3 Gargoyle Sentinel
    2 Avarice Amulet*
    2 Manaforce Mace*
    2 Creepy Doll
    3 Tower Gargoyle
    Multiple Colours
    3 Esper Cormorants
    4 Tidehollow Strix

    Lands
    4 Plains
    4 Island
    4 Swamp
    3 Arcane Sanctum
    2 Azorius Guildgate
    2 Dimir Guildgate
    2 Orzhov Guildgate

    Card denoted by an * are not essential and can be swapped out depending on your experience. I would recommend adding more card draws if needed.

    How to play
    You will be playing three colours but your lands should help you get all the mana you need as you will be playing artefacts most of the time anyway. The 4 Etherium Sculptor's will also help you out get our cards rather quickly. You will have quite a few cards that can take care of larger creatures such as, for example, Tidehollow Strix or the indestructible Creepy Doll. I would advise to choose an opponent which is low on flying creatures.

    Now all you need to do is wait for the Sharding Sphinx to come along, play it and attack with low powered flying creatures or your Creepy Doll for that matter. You can attack immediately as the ability of the Sharding Sphinx is not an activated ability, meaning, you will benefit the turn it was cast even though the Sharding Sphinx has summoning sickness. If your for this to work, presuming you get your first token with a creature with power 1, your opponent needs to have at least 11 life.

    Edit 23 November: Added colour break down.

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    MaliiciousWould be nice if you divided the deck up by what colour the cards are, just to save people having to click every single one.

    Also might be worth nothing that you can do this in a practice duel against a deck that cannot play any cards (lands of one colour, spells of another)
    Posted by Maliicious on 23 Nov 14 at 01:40
    Epsilon ThetaI have added an indicator to colour. Thank you for the tip!
    Posted by Epsilon Theta on 23 Nov 14 at 06:24
    LAFTAPractice duel, nice tip! Always check the comments folks.
    Posted by LAFTA on 27 Mar 15 at 01:01
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  • Fanta MorganaFanta Morgana707,555
    08 Nov 2014 08 Nov 2014
    8 0 0
    Once you've completed the Expansion Campaign you can play on the exploration tile of the DLC. Win battles there until you unlock the "Sharding Sphinx"

    http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid...

    This card lets you put a Thopter into play each time an artifact of yours deals damage.

    A good way to do this is:
    Create an artifact deck featuring the Sharding Sphinx and weak hitting artifact and card draw.
    Then build a deck that features only lifegain, card draw and other stuff that can't hurt you.
    Now play a custom match with your artifact deck versus the other deck. Wait until you draw into your Sphinx and hit the enemy with it and/or other artifact creatures until you get 10 Thopters in play.
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