Legions Fat Pack puzzle answer

Posted in Arcana on February 27, 2003

By Wizards of the Coast

If you haven't tried your hand at the puzzle from the Legions Fat Pack, do so now. It has reproduced here. The answer is below.

Puzzle Solution:

  1. Aven Warhawk
    Tap six swamps, six islands, and nine plains to add six black, six blue, and nine white mana to your mana pool. (All but six blue and one white will be used as generic mana. You’re left with two swamps, an island, and a Grand Coliseum untapped.)
  2. Spend one blue and two generic mana to turn Echo Tracer face up. When Echo Tracer is turned face up, return Aven Warhawk to your hand.
  3. Tap Crookclaw Elder and Echo Tracer (both Wizards) to activate Crookclaw Elder’s ability and give Riptide Mangler flying until end of turn.
  4. Spend one blue and four generic mana to turn Chromeshell Crab face up. When Chromeshell Crab is turned face up, exchange control of Echo Tracer and Airdrop Condor.
  5. Spend one white and four generic mana to play Aven Warhawk. Use the amplify ability to reveal the seven cards in your hand, which are all Soldiers and/or Birds (Aven Envoy, Gravel Slinger, Gustcloak Harrier, Keeneye Aven, Screeching Buzzard, Sootfeather Flock, and Stoic Champion), and put seven +1/+1 counters on Aven Warhawk. It comes into play as a 9/9 creature.
  6. Spend one blue and one generic mana to activate Mistform Mutant’s ability. Turn Aven Warhawk into a Sliver. It gets +2/+0 and provoke, making it an 11/9 creature.
  7. Spend one blue and one generic mana to change Riptide Mangler’s power to that of Aven Warhawk. Riptide Mangler is now an 11/3 creature.
  8. Spend one blue and one generic mana to activate Mistform Mutant’s ability. Turn Riptide Mangler into a Sliver. It gets +2/+0 and provoke, making it an 13/3 creature.
  9. Spend one blue and one generic mana to activate Mistform Mutant’s ability. Turn Chromeshell Crab into a Sliver. It gets +2/+0 and provoke, making it a 5/3 creature.
  10. Attack with Chromeshell Crab and Riptide Mangler. Use provoke to force Elaine to block your Chromeshell Crab with her Primoc Escapee. As Elaine has no other creatures with flying, your Riptide Mangler is unblocked. Riptide Mangler deals 13 damage to Elaine, dropping her life to 11.
  11. Tap an island and a swamp for mana. Spend that mana to activate Mistform Mutant’s ability. Turn Riptide Mangler into a Goblin. It goes back to being an 11/3 creature and loses provoke.
  12. Tap Grand Coliseum for red mana, and tap a swamp for black. Grand Coliseum deals 1 damage to you. Spend that mana and sacrifice Riptide Mangler to Airdrop Condor to deal 11 damage to Elaine, dropping her to 0 life. You win!

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