SPLINTERLANDS: Weekly Share Your Battle Challenge: Crystal Jaguar "A Thorny Situation"

By Timmytushoes | CasualCrypto | 4 Oct 2021


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During the historic Obliteration of Light, 
a family of wild cats was napping deep in 
one of the caves of the Crystal Forest.
They were spared by the wave of destruction, and over time, 
with no competition for food, the cats grew incredibly large.

π•Šπ•₯𝕒π•₯𝕀 & 𝕃𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕀

Crystal Jaguar really shines when he hits Level 4, gaining the ability Thorns, and becoming an absolute terror of an offensive low mana tank.

At Level 6, he gains +1 Melee, gaining more offensive prowess.

Finally, at Level 9, he gains Retaliate, making him able to hurt every melee target twice as bad when they attack him.

At Level 10, his stats are 2 Melee, 3 Speed, 4 Armor, 7 Health, with Thorns and Retaliate.

He costs aboutΒ $0.72Β per BCX

Level 4 costs $21.60
Level 6 costs $72.00
Level 9 costs $216
Max Level costs $288

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In my opinion, Crystal Jaguar is a very powerful choice withΒ anyΒ of the summoners. For Life summoners, Mother Khala gives him more health, allowing him to capitalize on Thorns, Tyrus gives him armor, which allows him to tank melee and capitalize on Thorns as well, and Lorna gives him one free hit where nobody damages him, again, allowing him to capitalize on Thorns.

Peak Rider and Chanseus are both great choices for Crystal as well, as Peak Rider weakens Ranged, which he cannot inflict Thorns on, and gives +3 Armor, whereas Chanseus can heal Jaguar's backline while also granting him Armor and Resurrect.

Without Thorns, I would say that Lorna Shine is the best choice, as it allows Crystal Jaguar to tank 1 Magic or Melee attack, whereas +1 HP or +1 Armor only allows him to tank 1 Magic, OR 1 Melee, but not either or.

For Dragon Summoners, I believe that Daria Dragonscale is the best summoner for Crystal Jaguar, increasing his melee damage and making him a potent threat in low mana.

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Crystal Jaguar is a low mana tank, Position 1, and that only changes for 2 reasons: On Opportunity/Sneak, he may be placed in the Last Position to capitalize on his Thorns on enemy attackers, while still being able to attack.

In nearly all other situations, Crystal Jaguar is best in Position 1. Due to his higher speed, it's not usually a good idea to put a chicken in front of him, as it will often times prevent him from attacking the first round.

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Crystal Jaguar thrives in low mana, and in Melee Only rounds, where his thorns can be heavily capitalized on. Because a lot of his utility is centered in his Thorns ability, he is also very powerful in Armor up rounds as well as Equalizer rounds, which improve his tanking capabilities.

𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝔹𝕒π•₯π•₯𝕝𝕖 𝔸𝕙𝕖𝕒𝕕

My literal first battle with Crystal Jaguar today, and it wasn't that hard to show his strengths here. Crystal Jaguar is easily one of my favorite Life cards, with access to thorns, some armor, andΒ just enoughΒ health for 4 mana, it is a VERY powerful tank, one which I will always use in Low Mana Life, and one which I will sometimes even decide to use in Mid mana as well!

Look at him effortlessly handle an enraged Magnor, requiring healing only a single time before absolutely decimating his poor melee focused attacker. This is a Level 2 legendary vs. a Level 4 common, and the real titan here was the Jaguar himself. An incredibly powerful card, Life become one of my mains after gaining Lorna Shine and a Level 4 Crystal Jaguar. (As you guys know, I love my Death teams first and foremost!)

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