8: A Slice of Fruitcake

Call it Christmas or call it Naya, it’s all the same to you. You’ve sleeved up a green, red and white deck today to commemorate the season, and now you’re playing it against Elsa, who seems to be playing monogreen with a lot of mana production.

Sometime late in the game, Elsa played a Fruitcake Elemental. You read the card, laughing at its inner silliness and wondering who would put a card like that in their deck. Then Elsa paid three more mana, gave you control of the Elemental, and the pain began.

It’s been a tough game, and you’re not exactly finding the Fruitcake Elemental funny anymore. Elsa built her deck well; she has a lot more mana available than you do, so you were on the receiving end of the Elemental for most of the game. You were able to stop the damage three turns ago when you played a Glacial Chasm, but you now needed to pay 6 life for its upkeep, and you were forced to let it go.

You look at the cards on the table. Elsa is at 8 life right now; there’s got to be some way to get rid of the Fruitcake Elemental before it kills you this turn. You really want Elsa to have it, but how?

It is the beginning of your first main phase. Make sure Elsa controls the Fruitcake Elemental by the end of this turn.

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Elsa knows full well how effective the Fruitcake Elemental can be. Whenever she gains control of the Elemental, she will pay three mana and give it back to you as soon as possible.

Elsa is at 8 life, and has no cards in her hand. She has these cards in play:

You are at 5 life. You have these cards in play:

You have the following relevant cards in your graveyard:

Your cards in hand: