[top]Overview

Players: 1-4
Online Trophies: No
Cheat Codes Affect Trophies: N/A
Estimated Time to 100%: Requires MTG: Duels of the Planewalkers PSN game for 100%; 2-3 hours
Minimum Playthroughs: 1+
Collectible Trophies: No
Missable Trophies: No
Glitched Trophies: No


[top]Tips & Strategies

You get 1 free mulligan at the beginning of each match. Use this to your advantage if you have a sub-par beginning hand. Feel free to restart the match while in campaign if you get a poor starting hand as this will cut down on wasted time towards unlocking all the cards.

You unlock cards by beating ANY opponent, except for Challenges. So, you can unlock cards by repeatedly playing against Chandra Nalaar at the very beginning of the campaign, even though the AI will constantly adjust to your play styles and get increasingly difficult. If you choose to do this, the deck you will fight against is always the same so there's no need to be cautious of cards that would be unlocked in later duels.

Always try to act LAST in each altercation. The chance to go last means that your spell/ability will resolve before the spells/abilities that are already being played. This is known as FILO (First in, Last Out) and using this to your advantage will make many of the more difficult tasks easier.


[top]Trophies

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Dragon Slayer
Defeat Nicol Bolas in the single player campaign (Duel the Dragon)

To obtain this trophy, simply complete every level in the new Campaign path opened from Expansion One, Duel the Dragon. You will have to face Nicol Bolas, who uses a Red, Black, & Blue 're-animator' deck. He loves to discard insanely powerful creatures and then bring them into play from his graveyard with Zombify. Nicol Bolas is notorious for last-minute wins, so never let your guard down. Killing a creature in this duel won't necessarily mean it's gone for good. The Master of Shadows deck worked really well for this duel, however I highly recommend NOT using the Eyes of Shadow deck, as its major mechanic is Discarding, and you don't want to give Nicol Bolas extra opportunities to ditch giant creatures into his graveyard from his hand.

A few creatures to watch for while dueling Nicol Bolas:

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Keep these spells in mind also:

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Overkill
Control creatures with a total power of 75 or more (Duel the Dragon)

To obtain this trophy, you will need to control creatures with a combined power of at least 75. Using the Ears of the Elves deck will make this easier since it has Coat of Arms and it's a tribal themed deck. The Coat of Arms will increase your creatures' power and toughness for each Elf in play, but many of the Elves are also Warriors, which will gain them another bonus. A few other cards in the deck that help are Imperious Perfect, Immaculate Magistrate, Drove of Elves, Elvish Champion, and Lys Alana Huntmaster. (images in spoiler)

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Puzzling Grandmaster
Earn Puzzling Master and complete all Duel the Dragon expansion challenges

For this trophy, you will need to complete every Challenge on the Core Game, Duels of the Planeswalkers AND then complete the new three from Expansion One, Duel the Dragon.

CHALLENGES

Challenge 1 vs Jace - Play these cards in the following order: Etherium Sculptor, Master of Etherium, Howling Mine, Loxodon Warhammer, then Onyx Goblet, and finally Terror on Jace's Wall of Air. Use the Onyx Goblet to make Jace lose 1 life, and then attack with every creature you control that can attack. (images in spoiler)

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Challenge 2 vs Elspeth - Play Jagged Lightning (target Elspeth's Angel of Mercy and your own card Mudbutton Torchrunner (have his ability deal 3 damage to Elspeth) Then play Vengeful Firebrand and attack with him and Bramblewood Paragon. (images in spoiler)

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Challenge 3 vs Liliana - Play a Plains, then attack with Ambassador Laquatus (once Liliana chooses her blockers, IMMEDIATELY play Condemn, targeting Ambassador Laquatus), then play Kiss of the Amesha on yourself, and finally Wrath of God. End your turn.

Next turn, play your other Plains, then play Ambassador Laquatus and use his ability three times to remove all cards from Liliana's library. End your turn, and once she tries to draw a card, you instantly win. (images in spoiler)

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