Splinterlands Weekly Battle Challenges - I've been travelling so have missed a few challenges but found a moment to get a battle in and join in the one for this week.
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Life can be a challenging splinter at times but does have some quite useful cards at Silver/Bronze levels - The Time Mage is one of them.
I happen to have a gold foil Time Mage but even as a regular card the Time Mage is useful in the early levels - Why? The slow ability - as we all know speed kills so slowing down the opposition can be the difference between winning and losing!
The rules for this battle were:
40 mana cap - A fairly high cap so a decent range of cards is allowed;
Even Stevens - Even mana cost cards only
Water, Earth, Life and Dragon splinters only
For this battle I was working on a life quest which was convenient as I could knock off the weekly challenge and try get one of my daily quest battles done too!
And so my lineup was as follows:
Sloan (4) - extra ranged attack can be very useful;
Chaos Knight (6) - to tank with the shield ability;
Time mage (4) - for the magic damage and the slow ability;
Venari Crystalsmith (4) - for the ranged attack and the heals;
Pelacor Arbalest (6) - for the double ranged attack - very powerful combined with Sloan;
Prismologist (8) - for the powerful ranged attack with the blast ability as well;
Shieldbearer (8) - for the taunt ability to split damage away from the front and buy my attackers more time.
Using the whole cap this team had a strong tank in the front and the back but was vulnerable to magic. With Time mage slowing the opposition there was a good chance that if the opposition was magic heavy they'd be quite slow though and that means my team would likely attack first and as we all know, speed kills!
And my opponent went with Earth and Obsidian meaning they could have a powerful magic lineup. As it happened they went with a mix of magic, ranged and melee instead which was a surprise.
Obsidian (4) - for the bonus to magic attacks;
Unicorn Mustang (8) - A solid tank, very strong vs magic due to void and fast;
Mycellic Infantry - (8) - as a second tank to mitigate physical attacks with shield;
Goblin Sneak (4) - for the two melee sneak attack;
Elven Mystic (5) - for the ranged attack working with Sloan - also snipe!;
Goblin Psychic (6) - For the two magic attack and the healing;
Mantis (5) - for the two ranged attack.
Also using the whole cap his team used Obsidian but in an interesting turn did not use a lot of magic attack. Maybe trying to surprise me?
And so lets see how it plays out:
Turn One - Apart from the Unicorn Mustang all of my team attack before any of his team leaving his team as follows before he even gets a chance to attack:
His team goes next doing some solid damage but almost all to the Shieldbearer so at the end of turn one my opposition has lost his Mustang and I still have the Chaos Knight and Shieldbearer as tanks.
Turn Two - starts as follows -
As you can see from the speed stats my team is faster than his so all of my team goes first quickly taking out both the Mycelic infantry and the Goblin Sneak and damaging the Elven Mystic. The remains of his team fires back but cannot kill either the ShieldBearer or the Chaos Knight.
Turn three starts as follows:
And my team easily finishes the rest of his as they all go first and his team has no chance at all.
So an easy three turn battle - a couple of things to note:
It's awesome if you can attack before the enemy - speed kills and so the Time Mage is an excellent choice.;
- Remember to use Magic if you use Obsidian - yes you might be countered but you've probably got a better chance of winning playing to your strengths!;
- Ranged can be devastating with Sloan - if you can keep your attackers alive they can do big damage.
- Splitting the opponents attack with a Taunt Card can increase survivability!
Hope you enjoyed the battle and if you're interested in any of the programmes I work with links are below!
Faucets and Mining
Have fun and keep on Battling!