Zach Howell is one of our two Great Designer Search finalists! Take a look at his four puzzles below and make sure you cast your vote on Twitter and/or Facebook before September 19!
(Click here to see the guidelines/requirements for each level’s submission.)
- Attack with both creatures.
- If opponent blocks the 5/3, cast Moment of Triumph on the unblocked first striker. Kill them before regular damage is dealt.
- If opponent blocks the first striker, cast Divine Verdict on the lifelinker. Kill them at regular damage step.
Uncommon Puzzle Submission:
Uncommon Puzzle Solution
- Activate Walker of the Wilds ability to make an untapped forest a 2/2. Have 3 untapped forests.
- Use Nissa’s +1 to untap a forest & make it a 3/3. Have 4 untapped forests.
- Attack with all creatures (2 3/3 forests, 1 3/3 walker, 1 2/2 forest). Opponent optimally blocks 2 3/3s. Have 3 untapped forests.
- Activate Walker of the Wilds ability to give the unblocked forest +4/+4. Hit the opponent for 9.
Rare Puzzle Submission:
Rare Puzzle Solution
- Play Viashino Pyromancer dealing 2 damage to Sorin.
- Use Sorin’s -3 ability to put Bishop of Binding into play. Sorin dies.
- Target the opponent’s Deputy of Dention with Bishop of Binding. Your Lumbering Battlement returns to the battlefield.
- Exile all your creatures to Lumbering Battlement. Your Bishop of Binding leaves play, returning your opponent’s Deputy of Dentention to the battlefield.
- Your opponent must target your only nonland permanent, the Lumbering Battlement, which leaves play & returns all your other creatures to the battlefield.
- Target your opponent with the Viashino Pyromancer & your opponent’s Deputy of Detention with the Bishop of Binding.
- This is infinite. Repeat until the opponent is dead!
Mythic Puzzle Submission:
Mythic Puzzle Solution
- Cast shock targetting the opponent for 2 damage, bringing them to 16 life.
- Cast Role Reversal targetting Thousand Year Storm & Blanchwood Armor. Have the copy target Azorious Skyguard & a goblin token.
- Let the copy resolve, then with the other Role Reversal still on the stack, cast Charge to give your creatures +3/+3.
- The opponent’s Daybreak Chaplain now gets +0/+0 from the Blanchwood Armor you control & -1/-0 from the Azorious Skyguard you control.
- So the opponent has a 0/3 & 3 0/1s for 6 total toughness.
- You have 13 + 9 = 22 damage in attackers. Attack for 16.”