I hope you all enjoyed last weeks brainteaser! The poll is closed and most of you got it right!

Here was the problem from last week: Can you win from this position? You are dead next turn and you are in the middle of resolving Brainstorm

Your board. Hand on the left, Brainstorm on the stack and what you have drawn with it next to the library.


Many people got the answer and wrote in the comments to show they had!

The Answer:

Well done to everyone who voted Yes!

You can win from this position but it is quite involved.

  • The Gitaxian Probe will draw you Cabal Ritual. Cast this. – Storm Count 6, six black mana
  • Cast Infernal Tutor for Lion’s Eye Diamond. – Storm Count 7, four black mana
  • Cast Lion’s Eye Diamond. – Storm Count 8
  • Sacrifice Lion’s Eye Diamond for three red mana – Four black and three red mana
  • Cast Cabal Ritual from the graveyard. – Storm count 10, five black mana
  • Cast Infernal Tutor and find Tendrils of Agony. – Storm count 11, three black mana
  • Using your last land, Tropical Island and the three black mana in pool, cast Tendrils of Agony for 12 Storm and win the game!


Well done to everyone who got it right. I hope you all enjoyed thinking about the problem!



Tom Kellock
Tom has played Magic since Alara block. He became quickly enamoured with Legacy after being strangled by a Pox and 43 Lands deck in 2011 while piloting Affinity. This experience also started a love of Prison strategies in a manner typical of Stockholm Syndrome sufferers. He now only really plays Legacy, with Top8’s in Europe at BoM and here in the UK.
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One thought on “What’s the Play? – Storming Again – Answers

  1. The real question here was the sequencing of the cantrips before we found ourselves in that situation. Why wasn’t Gitaxian Probe fired off before the Brainstorm? You would have been 1 card deeper on the BS, and it’s hard anticipate drawing into this exact scenario. If I’m dead next turn, I dig, and I prefer to dig 4 rather than 3. Thoughts?

    Great puzzle, regardless.

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