Splinterlands | Barking Spider Challenge

Splinterlands | Barking Spider Challenge

By costanza | costanza | 4 Jul 2020

The cheapest and arguably one of the worst cards in Splinterlands is highlighted in the Share Your Battle Challenge this week...


The combination of 4 mana with only 1 ranged damage makes this card rather underpowered. It's also for as far as I know the only card that doesn't give a stats boost for leveling it up from 4 to 5 stars. The blind ability once at level 6 can come in useful but still doesn't compete with other similar cards that often come at a lower mana cost. I had mine at level 4 and I don't think I have ever used this card so far. I did level it up to 6 stars for this post as I have enough spare single cards from loot chest rewards.


It was the first-ever match I played with the Barking Spider and I managed to pull a win also thanks to the Blind Ability. The matchup didn't look all too good for me as lacked damage to really hurt his Lord Arianthus which on top did reflect damage to all my magic damage minsters. I somehow still managed to win with a big advantage because of the abilities of my monsters made the difference. The Shield from the Chain Golem along with the Heal from the Wood Nymph and the blind ability from the Barking Spider made it really hard for my opponent to break the wall. The Prismatic Energy took reduced magic damage and reflects which also helped while the Mushroom Seer reduced his magic damage and also provided the really powerful poison ability which really helped to kill his Lord Arianthus. I finished my deck with the Spirit Shaman which helped to regularly stun the first monster of the opponent.


It's nice to have the Barking Spider in my collection but I won't likely use it all that much in the future unless the rules are restricted to only the Earth summoner being available with no Magic allowed.

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Previous Weekly Challenges
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Splinterlands | No Attack Challenge
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Splinterlands | Sneak Ability Challenge
Splinterlands | Opportunity Ability Challenge
Splinterlands | Javelin Thrower Challenge
Splinterlands | Giant Squid Challenge
Splinterlands | Serpentine Spy Challenge
Splinterlands | Goblin Mech Challenge
Splinterlands | Nectar Queen Challenge
Splinterlands | Manticore Challenge
Splinterlands | Undead Minotaur Challenge
Splinterlands | Spark Pixies Challenge
Splinterlands | Serpent Of Eld Challenge
Splinterlands | Gelatinous Cube Challenge

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