Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers Achievements

Salt in the Wound

An opponent's last permanent leaves the battlefield (Expansion 3)   

There are 2 ways to unlock this achievement with little difficulty (depending on if you have a friend with this game or not). The quickest of the 2 ways is to play a 2 player match over xbox live with a friend who is using the Eons of Evil deck (a friend can be found HERE). Your friend must have Evolving Wilds in his/her opening hand (mulligan if necessary) and play Evolving Wilds 1st then sacrifices it which should unlock the achievement for you right away.The other way, which in more luck dependent and may take some time, is to play the single-player Campaign starting 1st against Niv-Mizzet using the Thoughts of the Wind deck with an opening hand containing a Boomerang and 2 islands (mulligan until you have at least 1 island and a Boomerang, since you might draw an island on your 2nd turn). Boomerang Niv-Mizzet's 1 land on your 2nd turn and the achievement should unlock.

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Comment #1 by SuperWoody64
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 10:59:14 PM

I suppose you could boost this by bouncing a first drop land?

Comment #2 by Shinobi273
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 01:49:40 AM

If you boost it, use the Green/White landfall deck and have your partner use Evolving Wilds. Play Evolving Wilds and use it's ability. Your partner will unlock the achievement.

Comment #3 by deyme
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 10:54:24 AM

An easy single player way to do this is to use the thoughts of wind deck, and go and vs. someone in the campaign. Reload the duel until you get a starting hand which contains the card boomerang. Then just after an opponent has played a permanent cast boomerang and you should get it.

Comment #4 by Dobby1303
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 12:11:04 PM

For deyme's suggestion to work, you also need to go first as boomerang costs 2island to play.

Comment #5 by Phaydor
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 07:17:51 PM

Start a new Custom Duel game. Select the Thoughts of Wind deck via Deck Manager as your deck since it has Boomerang. Choose to play against Cries of Rage since it only has one permanent of one casting cost (Goblin Balloon Brigade) and it doesn't have a one casting cost counter spell. Select Advanced to change your starting hand size to 9. Begin the game. Restart the game until you play first and you have two Islands and a Boomerang or one Island and a Boomerang if you're feeling lucky. Play an Island first turn. If Sarkhan plays Goblin Balloon Brigade, restart the duel. If he didn't, on your next turn, play the second Island and then Boomerang your opponent's land.

Comment #6 by Phaydor
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:42:48 AM

Another way to get this achievement is to fully unlock all cards in the Eons of Evil deck and then play it. The last unlocked card is the Eldrazi creature named Artisan of Kozilek. Since it has the ability Annihilator 2, attacking with it will cause your opponent to sacrifice two permanents. This is most likely the intended way to get the achievement. The Boomerang strategy is much easier and quicker, however.

Comment #7 by Fluffy Muffin
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 04:30:23 PM

You can do this against Garruk or Sarkon as they both have only 1 cmc1 permanent. To make this easier you should remove all unlocked cards from the Thoughts of Wind deck to increase your odds of drawing a boomerang and 2 lands first turn. Also increasing your starting hand size to 9 and reducing theirs to 5 increases your odds.

Comment #8 by CornishMessiah
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 01:24:48 PM

Thanks for the tips, couldn't figure this one out until now.

Comment #9 by razzultimus
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 03:19:11 AM


Comment #10 by Entity
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 02:42:04 PM

Looking to do this achievement as well. Gamertag: Exalted Entity.

Comment #11 by NShepherd N7
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 02:40:21 PM

Shouldn't this be described as an opponent's first permanent leaves the battlefield? Because I'm sure that's how everyone gets it.

Comment #12 by flechetteXXX
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 03:01:20 AM

First time I ever tried this I drew 4 Islands and a Boomerang in my opening hand AND I went first. Played my Island and went to the next turn. First thing the opponent does is play a land. Great this is working perfect. Goes to attack phase, goes to block phase, goes to damage phase, and then to the second main phase. About a 5 second pause and what happens? THEY PLAY A FUCKING CREATURE! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? 15 tries later I still dont have this.

Comment #13 by flechetteXXX
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 03:05:50 AM

Side note: Why does the guide tell you to do this against Niv-Mizzet when Niv-Mizzet isnt even an enemy in this game?

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US June 17, 2009

ESRB: Teen
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