Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Achievements

Near-Death Experience

Win a duel with exactly 1 life

This is much easier to do online with a trading partner, though that is not required.

Online: Find a partner and have them whittle you down to one life, then win the game.

Offline: Once again, pound on some poor Suntail Hawks in the Disturbing the Nest encounter. This time, use the Born of Flame deck. Pause the game, and go to Help & Options. In Settings, tab over to Preferences, and turn off "Simplified Targeting." With this turned off, you can now damage yourself with your own magic, or target yourself with harmful abilities. Once the match is well in hand, torch yourself down to 1 life, and then win the game. Don't stress over the math as you can tap Prodigal Pyromancer to deal 1 damage to yourself per turn if you wish, which makes it easy to balance for how much damage the cards in your hand can do.

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Comment #1 by WeaverDudeSkate
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 03:50:20 PM

My method of getting this is using the Exalted Darkness deck against the first encounter "Into the nest". I restarted and mulliganed until I got some land, "Guardians of Akrasa" and "Worship"
Worship means that any damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1, reduces it to 1 instead, as long as you control a creature, and because Guardians of Akrasa is a defender, it cant attack and be killed by the birds so no matter what else you've got, you can stay on one life, till you kill him, or mill him :)

Comment #2 by shinobigarth
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 04:23:04 AM

@1: its called Disturbing the Nest actually

Comment #3 by Shinobi273
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 06:18:36 PM

I got this with Chandra's deck and set up to have bird blockers and used the 4 damage to player and 1 damage to all creatures player controls to keep him down. Once I was comfortably in control of the game I burned myself down to 1 and ended the game.

Comment #4 by Deathslayer569
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 06:25:29 PM

My method of this was with Chandra's for quick flying blockers. I took down the "Disturbing the Nest" encounter until I could use an instant direct damage to win. Then I just waited, burned myself a little, and allowed a few hawks to go through. Then took the instant and won. It's smooth if you get the right amount of mana and flyers.

Comment #5 by HollowSlag
Friday, December 07, 2012 @ 01:56:40 PM

if people are wondering how to "burn" yourself u must change your auto target in the games settings so you can do negative moves in magic such as burning yourself down

Comment #6 by The K man
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 06:59:50 PM

Can this be done in one of the challenges instead? There's probably one or two that leave you with 1 life....

Comment #7 by KidTwizt
Sunday, September 01, 2013 @ 01:19:05 PM

This achievement is such a pain in the butt 20ish trys and i still cant get it done, i will try with the burn deck and see if i get lucky thanks for the info

Comment #8 by Wi1dOne
Saturday, September 07, 2013 @ 11:01:30 AM

@7 I'm not sure if you bought the expansion or just got the "free XBLA game with Gold", but this will not be enabled unless you have the expansion, which is NOT free. You will see the achievement listed but it's not unlockable without purchasing the expansion for $5.

Comment #9 by Neekfu
Monday, September 09, 2013 @ 03:41:21 PM

I done this but I dont have the expansion

Comment #10 by dinny2891
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @ 02:39:10 AM

@8 Is the expansion available on XBL? I can't seem to find it! These are the only achievements I need to get now :-(

Comment #11 by Dinishte
Saturday, November 09, 2013 @ 11:50:10 AM

Throwing it out there that you can't get this in a 3AI FFA.
I was playing the aura deck vs 3 AI's and hit 1hp rather quickly. I managed a comeback but no achievement. :( terrible descriptions in these.

Comment #12 by Jqod
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 12:19:06 AM

Ive done this a couple times by coincidence without owning the DLC... I really enjoy this game though so maybe Ill buy it and finally get the achievement lol

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US June 20, 2012

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