Little League Ruleset Battle Mage Secrets | Splinterlands #293

By mercurial9 | mercurial9 | 5 Aug 2023

This week’s battle mage secrets on the Little League Ruleset.


Ruleset Details


The Little League ruleset has always been a favorite among splinterlands players, and rightfully so. Its simplicity stands out amidst other complex rulesets, captivating players with its limitations. Little League ruleset restricts that players can only use monsters and summoners with a mana cost of 4 or less, meaning no overpowering summoners like Yodin Zaku or Scarred Llama Mage. With all monsters constrained by mana limits, even a slight buff or debuff can make a huge difference. For example, a low mana-cost monster receiving a +1 buff gains a much more substantial percentage increase when compared to a high mana-cost counterpart with the same buff. Additionally, the absence of beefy tanks in Little League battles ensures that players don't need to worry about directly attacking high-armored or high-health enemy tanks.


Battle - Full Battle Replay


Battle Details

  • Mana cap: 37
  • Rulesets(s): Healed Out, Little League

Lineup Details

  • Alric Stormbringer (Summoner): +1 magic to all friendly monsters.
  • Spineback Turtle: low mana-cost tank with high health, armor and Thorns abilty.
  • Electric Eels: support melee damage and able to attack from position two due to Reach ability.
  • Medusa + Naga Windmaster + Musa Saline + Pelacor Bandit: buff/debuffs monsters + primary backline damage.


Did your strategy work? What will you try differently next time?


This battle showcased the importance of buffs and debuffs. My opponent opted for a mix of melee and ranged attacks, while I opted for a combination of ranged melee, and magic cards. My decision to deploy Naga Windmaster with its ability, Headwinds, proved to be a game-changer, reducing my opponent's range damage and securing my victory. The Scavenge ability also came in clutch when Musa Saline's health increased to nine, a substantial amount for a Little League battle. Though the outcome was uncertain at times, the buffs and debuffs ultimately tipped the scales in my favor, sealing the win.


Do you like the Little League ruleset? Why or why not?

I find the Little League ruleset to be one of my favorites as it challenges me to carefully construct my team, foster synergy between cards, and utilize buffs and debuffs effectively within the constraints of low mana-cost cards. My battle lineup screen is set up to sort monsters by highest mana-cost in descending order, which, interestingly, leads me to often overlook lower mana-cost monsters. Therefore, the ruleset’s restriction offers me the opportunity to explore and experiment with monsters I don't typically use.


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