Weird times call for weird puzzles, so we ventured into the world of 100-card singleton for a change with a little help from Commander aficionado Jimmy Wong! Come see if you can pilot this Marchesa madness to deal a smashing 105 damage this turn.
Cast Greater Gargadon, triggering the Unsealing. All opposing creatures will take lethal, generating 3 Zombies (9 total damage.)
Attack with everything, they dethrone, total powers will be – Marchesa 4, Overseer 6, Aku 7, Tyrant 6, Gargadon 10, Vengeance 6, for 39 damage (48 total)
After combat, use Lotus to cast Unspeakable Symbol. Tyrant triggers and returns Gargadon. Re-suspend Gargadon with the remaining Mountain.
Sac 3 Zombies (6 power), Aku (7), Tyrant (6), Overseer (6) and then finally Marchesa (4)4. Marchesa will see everything but the Zombies die and trigger. Vengeance will trigger on all and deal 29 (77 total).
At end step these creatures return: Anger, Aku, Overseer, Tyrant, Marchesa. Stack them so Overseer is last. Let all but Overseer return, then sac them again without letting Gargadon come off suspend. Trigger Vengeance for for 2 + 5 + 5 + 3 =15 (92 total).
Let Gargadon’s suspend counters come off and cast it, triggering Sarkhan’s Unyielding for 4 damage (96).
Then let Overseer return and kill the Gargadon, triggering Vengenace for 9 damage (105 total).
Thanks for playing – stay tuned for more puzzles coming soon!
Possibility Storm was launched in early 2017 by Alex Wolf and Brian Dale, and has produced a new Magic puzzle (almost) every week since. The puzzles aim to let players explore unique challenges and employ unconventional tactics to "win this turn" in seemingly-impossible scenarios, and educate players on quirky rules interactions that can give them an extra edge both casual and competitive play. The project is supported by a team of judges and testers from around the world.