What is Splinterlands?
Splinterlands is a card game, similar with Hearthstone, where you can play battle against other players to get a better rank or in tournaments. It is a NFT game based on Hive Blockchain, with multiple ways to capitalise and make money, real money, by playing it or trading in it. You can start earning as soon as you buy a Spellbook ($10) getting DEC tokens and NFT monster cards via daily quests and season quests (every 2 weeks). There is an airdrop daily, for a whole year, currently at day 201/365, I think, and you can still get some nice governance tokens just by playing the game for the next year. Everything counts, cards, DEC on HIVE, WAX, ETH and BSC, lands, titles, skins. You can maximize the airdrop by staking all you SPS for a 32.50% APR right now. Another way to make profit is to rent cards, getting paid in DEC tokens for it. But, my, oh my, the renting price right now is so, so low.
The free for all 3rd phase sale is on, and I had only enough funds to buy 68 packs. At last, we can finally buy packs with 4$, using just Credits. Even then, if you want to get the extra packs, you still need vouchers, but just for the bonus packs. An awesome hint from a really good player (not me), if you open your packs after the Legendary summoners are introduced, you have a small chance to get them from the packs. Unlike right now. I believe that lands will be introduced next in the second quarter of 2022, I believe, with a price of 570$ on average for each at the moment. Just check this awesome page about what are the Lands supposed to do.
Lava Spider is a common Fire Unit, from Chaos Legion set, Fire Splinter, and at max level 10 it has 2 Ranged Attack, 4 Speed, zero Armor and 6 Health. At level 1 it has Snipe, targeting monsters with Ranged, Magic or no ottack other than the first card, at level 6 got Snare, removing the Flying ability and the chance to miss, and at level 10 it gains Poison, applying 2 health damage per round. All of it with only 3 Mana cost, so it is a good combo card with Yodin Zaku, but also useful in low mana battles. It will cost you only 25$ to buy enough cards to upgrade to max level right now, so this is very very cheap.
So, for the challenge, this were the starting conditions:
Mana Limit: 21
Rulesets: Stampede (Trample can be triggered multiple times) and Taking Sides (No neutral monsters)
Mine - Summoner: Pyre (for the speed boost, as it is my only max level summoner to be used in Diamond), with Grum Bloodlust, Void Armor and Void skill, to dominate against Magic, and Giant Killer, doing double damage against cards with more than 10 Health, as main tank, Fire Beetle and Lava Spider for ranged damage using Snipe, the Flame Monkey for the tank armor repair and Scorch Fiend as fodder in case on Sneak attack.
Opponent - Summoner: Pyre also, with Cerberus as main tank using Heal and Retaliate, Serpentine Spy with Opportunity, attacking the card with lowest health, Lava Spider with Snipe, Scavo Firebolt with Knock Out, Spark Pixies wioth Fly and Stun and Scorch Fiend as Sneak fodder, most probably.
This was a interesting battle, and I dare to say that the Spark Pixies with the Stun ability in combo with Scavo's Knock Out skill made all the difference, winning the battle. Lost my Scorch Fiend in round 1, followed by Grum and Fire Beetle in round 2, my other 2 cards died in the round 3, without me killing even one of the opponent monsters, all of them maxed out. The 2 levels extra in upgrades made my team useless in this fight.
Star of the game - My opponent Pixies - Scavo combo, using Stun and Knockout in order to stop my tank to make a move most of the match.
On the side note, my continuous support for Splintertalk.io is going well, with my SPT tokens number raising to 1 million. All of it is delegated to @monster-curator, as this account is doing a great work curating the best posts on the forum. I have finally reached the needed SPT power (100K at the moment) to manually curate on Splinterlalk.io also.
All the best,
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