How to deal 130 damage in the GRN max damage puzzle
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Looking for how to deal the 130 maximum damage in this wonky Lazav remix? Eight people managed to find the line below - and among them we drew a name to win a copy of Explorers of Ixalan... congratulations to Chad Salo! We'll get that in the mail soon :)

The Solution

Ultimately this still relied on the same Ochran Assassin - Truefire Champion interaction as before, but with some much crazier possibilities. Take a look at Chad's write-up of it below:

1. Cast Legion Warboss

2. Cast Kwende

3. Cast Switcheroo targeting Angrath's Marauders and Kwende

4. Cast Buccaneer's Bravado targeting Garna

5. Lazav becomes a copy of Adanto Vanguard

6. Pay 4 life to make Lazav indestructible until the end of the turn

7. Lazav becomes a copy of Isareth

8. Beginning of Combat, Warboss creates a 1/1 Goblin token creature with   haste

9. Declare all attackers (Lazav and three 1/1 Goblin tokens)

10. Isareth attack trigger targets Vigorspore Wurm

11. With this trigger still on the stack, Lazav becomes a copy of Siege-gang Commander, then sacrifices Legion Warboss to deal 2 damage to itself.

12. In response, Lazav becomes a copy of Truefire Captain

13. Four damage is dealt to Lazav as Truefire Captain which triggers doing   8 damage to the opponent (8 damage total)

Note: All outgoing damage numbers from here onwards have been doubled based on Angrath's Marauders replacement effect

14. Isareth trigger resolves returning Vigorspore Wurm to the   battlefield

15. Vigorspore Wurm triggers targeting any of your opponents creatures   (doesn't matter) giving it +9/+9

16. Still during Declare Attackers step, Lazav becomes a copy of Ochran   Assassin

17. All opponent's creatures block Lazav (three goblins go unblocked)

18. During Declare blockers step, Lazav becomes a copy of Truefire   Captain

19. First strike damage from opponent's creatures against Lazav as Truefire   Captain is 4+3+4+2 plus 9 from Vigaspore for 22 total).

20. Lazav as Truefire Captain triggers doing 44 damage to opponent (52   damage total)

21. Normal damage from from opponent's creatures against Lazav as Truefire   Captain is 4+3+4+2 plus 9 from Vigaspore for 22 total).

22. Three 1/1 goblins deal 6 combat damage to opponent (58 damage   total)

23. Lazav as Truefire Captain triggers doing 44 damage to opponent (102   damage total)

24. Lazav becomes a copy of Siege-gang Commander. Lazav sacrifices a goblin   token to do to 2 damage to itself. In response, Lazav becomes a copy of   Truefire Captain. Lazav takes 4 damage and then triggers doing 8 damage to   opponent. (110 damage total)

25. Lazav becomes a copy of Siege-gang Commander. Lazav sacrifices a goblin   token to do to 2 damage to itself. In response, Lazav becomes a copy of   Truefire Captain. Lazav takes 4 damage and then triggers doing 8 damage to   opponent. (118 damage total)

26. Lazav becomes a copy of Siege-gang Commander. Lazav sacrifices a goblin   token to do to 2 damage to itself. In response, Lazav becomes a copy of   Truefire Captain. Lazav takes 4 damage and then triggers doing 8 damage to   opponent. (126 damage total)

27. Lazav becomes a copy of Siege-gang Commander. Lazav sacrifices itself   to do to 4 damage to opponent. (130 damage total)    

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