This week's battle challenge focuses on the Peaceful Giant:
There have always been stories of Giants in the Splinterlands, but recently they began to arrive. They bring tales of a home far across the water that they had to flee from a terrible threat. Luckily, these refugee Giants mean no harm to the Splinterlands. Most of them arrived by swimming across the entire Outer Ocean.
An Alpha/Beta common rarity monster from the Dragon Splinter at level 5:
- Estimated cost: $3.25
- Mana cost: 5
- Speed: 1
- Health: 12
One of the original No Attack cards from the Alpha and Beta edition set of cards. The Peaceful Giant is a tanky boi that can take many hits due to its high health. It doesn't offer much other than having high health and shielding the squishy backline monsters with its high health. What doesn't help the Peaceful Giant is that it doesn't have any abilities, so already it's at a disadvantage when comparing to other No Attack monsters. When I look at my previous season stats, I only used the Peaceful Giant in 10 battles with a 50% win rate percentage, so higher than I expected!
Battle - Full Battle Replay
- Mana cap: 99
- Ruleset(s): Unprotected, Close Range
- Delwyn Dragonscale (Summoner): +1 magic damage
- Lord Arianthus: primary tank
- Peaceful Giant: support tank
- Almo Cambio: support tank
- Sand Worm: primary melee damage + sneak ability
- Elemental Phoenix: primary magic damage
- Cornealus: primary range damage
Did your strategy work? What will you try differently next time?
Whenever I have a high mana cap battle, I like to use my high mana cost monsters, and today my No Attack trio delivered. They protected and took the majority of the damage from the enemy while the heavy hitters like Cornealus, Elemental Phoenix and Sand Worm were able to inflict all the damage. The Peaceful Giant didn't survive very long but lasted long enough to absorb a few heavy hits. And that's the key thing; Peaceful Giant on its own would've failed but combined with other vital monsters, it can prove a powerful support ally!
Do you like the Peaceful Giant? Why or why not?
The Peaceful Giant is one of those monsters that can be useful in a support role. As we saw from the battle above, partnered with other allies - proved to be helpful. However, on its own, it doesn't offer very much different than being able to take a hit due to its high health. Is it better than other No Attack cards? No, and I recently did a post discussing this very topic. It didn't even make the top 10 list. I have no intention of levelling up the Peaceful Giant further and content with him playing a support role in my splinterlands deck.
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