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Puzzling Grandmaster achievement in Magic: The Gathering

Puzzling Grandmaster

Earn Puzzling Master and complete all Expansion 1 challenges

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How to unlock the Puzzling Grandmaster achievement

  • 84 1 10
    You must complete
    Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the PlaneswalkersPuzzling MasterThe Puzzling Master achievement in Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers worth 27 pointsComplete all challenges
    first.

    CHALLENGE 9
    Terror your opponent's Wall of Air. Cast the following, in this order: Etherium Sculptor, Master of Etherium, Onyx Goblet, Loxodon Warhammer, Howling Mine. Attack with everything. Use the Onyx Goblet on your opponent.

    CHALLENGE 10
    The solution to this challenge has changed since the Expansion Pack 2 update.
    Cast Jagged Lightning, targeting the Angel of Mercy and YOUR OWN Mudbutton Torchrunner. Once the Mudbutton Torchrunner hits the graveyard, you'll be prompted to use its ability. Use it to deal 3 damage to your opponent. Cast Vengeful Firebrand. Attack with everything.

    This is the solution that used to work, just in case it changes again:
    Cast the following, in this order: Obsidian Battle Axe, Vengeful Firebrand. Let the Obsidian Battle Axe attach to the Vengeful Firebrand. Use Vengeful Firebrand's ability to give it +1/+0. Attack with everything. Usually this alone wins, but if your opponent blocks optimally, it leaves them at one life. All you need to do is assign the Mudbutton Torchrunner's damage to them.

    CHALLENGE 11
    Play a Plains. Attack with Ambassador Laquatus, then immediately hit X to stop the countdown. Cast Condemn on Ambassador Laquatus. On your second main phase, cast Kiss of the Amesha on yourself. Cast Wrath of God, and end the turn. Your opponent will cast Nightmare, and end the turn. On your turn, play a Plains. Cast Ambassador Laquatus. Use Ambassador Laquatus' ability three times on your opponent, and end the turn.

    Note that this achievement was bugged when the DLC was first released, but has been fixed. If you earned it while it was bugged, and it's not showing as earned on xbox.com, here's how you fix it: Recover your profile on the xbox, then go back to the game, and replay challenge 9. This'll pop the achievement again.

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    LavindatharBoth solutions for challenge 10 in here are wrong.

    Original one - The Torchrunner doesn't die, and you don't have the lands to use the +1 for Firebrand.

    CanadaAckis - Also wrong. If you do that, you leave Elspeth with two blockers...the monk and the hawk. He can then block both of your creatures happily, leaving Elspeth undamaged.

    You can use the torchrunner damage on one of the creatures, but it still leaves you with 1 blocker, and neither of your two attackers can kill her by herself.
    Posted by Lavindathar on 09 Jul 10 at 11:57
    Q u 4 lK eAckis, thanks for that. Doing this 8 friggin years later, and I'd have been SOL with that.
    Posted by Q u 4 lK e on 10 Mar 18 at 20:50
    el tebyThanks for this!!
    Posted by el teby on 10 Aug 18 at 01:42
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  • MaxGue17MaxGue1766,418
    12 Dec 2009 17 Jun 2010 17 Jun 2010
    14 4 0
    Challenge 10 now has a different solution:

    - cast Jagged lightning and target the Angel of Mercy and your torchrunner.
    - deal 3 damage to Elspeth
    - cast Firebrand
    - attack with everything
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