Do you enjoy puzzles? Do you wish Blizzard released more of them? Test your knowledge and take a look at these snapshots of games in progress. In each of these, the player has a way to get out of their sticky situation or kill their opponent this turn. Have you got what it takes to solve these puzzles?
Put Your Faith in His New Recipe
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Note: The card images on the sides serve as a reminder of what those minions in play are.
You are Anduin Wrynn, the Priest, sitting at a dangerous two life. Your opponent Uther, the Paladin, has 6 health but the fearsome Tirion Fordring (no longer with Divine Shield) to protect him, as well as a damaged, Blessing of Kings'd Aldor Peacekeeper who is currently 7/3. Surely he's confident in his victory.
You've got the Pint-Sized Summoner in play, and 10 Mana to work with. Your hero ability has been replaced with the two- damage Shadow Form and your hand consists of: Shadow Word: Pain, Youthful Brewmaster, Shadow Madness, Crazed Alchemist, and Power Word: Shield
How can you survive his next turn (assuming the card he top decks doesn't help him) and finish him off on the following turn?
Bonus!: Instead of just surviving the next turn, kill your opponent this turn! (credits to this solution go to poeticmatter)
Small Game Hunter
This time you're playing as Jaina Proudmoore, the Mage with 5 life left. You are up against Anduin Wrynn, the Priest, who has 9 health and is sitting behind 3 minions with Taunt, and is fearing for his life.
You've got several minions in play, 9 mana, and 4 cards in your hand.
How can you finish off Anduin this turn?
Sorry About That
In our final puzzle, you are the rogue, Valeera Sanguinar, with only 2 life left and in an extremely dangerous situation. Your foe is Garrosh, the Warrior, who, with four big threats on the board and 22 life, is assured of an easy victory.
With only a Mana Addict in play, 10 mana, and 8 cards in hand, how can you wipe out his board to survive till the next turn?
Did you figure out the answers to these puzzles? Post your answers,or discuss the problems in the comments below.
Thanks to Hearthhead for the card tooltips used in the blog.