This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase the Fire Spitter from the Dragon Splinter The Fire Spitter was (many moons ago) a reward card, and it's a great little card for the mana at a low level - if you can just get him up to leve

By RealSociology | Economic Musings | 28 Apr 2021


This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase the Fire Spitter from the Dragon Splinter

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The Fire Spitter was (many moons ago) a reward card, and it's a great little card for the mana at a low level - if you can just get him up to level three, which is where mine's at, he's a decent all round card - with flying to boot.

He's usually best served at the back of the deck as there's a reasonable chance of a sneak card missing him!

The battle below features a satisfying win in which I take down a higher powered opponent!
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The Rule Set and Line Up

  • Mana 23
  • Healed Out

Summoner - Selena

  1. Lord of Darkness - useful with shields and shield for healed out, took a risk as he's weak against magic
  2. The chicken - out of mana!
  3. Shadowy Presence - strengthen for healed out and useful buffer against snipe
  4. Soulstorm - my main damage card, and headwinds as I anticipated ranged attacks
  5. Fire Spitter - my second main damage card
  6. Skeletal warrior - sneak wasn't my main attack, but a useful defence against sneak!

Did my strategy work?

Beautifully, to see it in action click here!

  • Round 1 - it doesn't start well for me - my opponent takes out my Skeletal Warrior and my Chicken and halves my Lord of D!
  • Round 2 - better! A crucial miss on the Fire Spitter and I take out his Lord A.
  • Round 3 - back in the balance, I lose my Fire Spitter AND my Shadowy Presence.
  • round 4 - FINALLY I take out his Seaweed, after an annoying miss in the previous round! A handy snipe miss on SoulStorm keeps him alive!
  • Round 5 - I take out his Shark and now it's all over. He's took little damage left to grind down Lord D with those low attack ranged cards!

How important was The Fire Spitter?

Crucial - that one miss in round 2 swung the battle after a shaky start and his high damage in combination with Soulstorm sliced through my opponent's monsters!

For my opponent's part, he made the mistake of relying too heavily on that Sneak/ Opportunity combo, and played them too close to the front - once I'd taken out his Lord A, that split his attack and they were useless against Lord D's shields!

While most of his ranged cards didn't touch Lord D either!

Final Thoughts: Fire Spitter - worth levelling up?

Absolutely, he's a solid all round card, especially useful in low mana battles, and when played with Selena he gets a handy 4 damage for 4 mana!

And he's especially good lower down the levels - he's VERY handy at L3 already!

There's not a lot not to like!

If you don't yet play Splinterlands, why not give it a go?

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