Blockchain games are on 🔥🔥 these days and Splinterlands is one of them. Splinterlands is one of my favorite games so far. If you are new to this game, read this. In this splinterlands review, I am going to share one of the gameplays and talk about some cards I used. Hope you enjoy it!
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Featured Card: Elven Cutthroat
Elven Cutthroat is a common neutral monster and a sneak attacker with 1 attack, 3 speed, 1 health, and 3 mana cost. It has a sneak ability on level 1 and does not get any more abilities. In the silver league, you can use max level 5 Elven Cutthroat and up to 2 melee attack. Since it is a neutral monster, it is very versatile and can be used often when forming a team heavily focused on sneak attackers.
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The battle was held in the silver league. The mana cap was 29 and the rulesets were ‘Stampede’ and ‘Up close & Personal’. My team was heavily focused on sneak attackers. Cards that I used were;
– Vera Salacia
– Frozen Soldier
– Elven Cutthroat
– Pelacor Bandit
– Feasting Seaweed
– Demented Shark
The enemy was a death team with Mimosa Nightshade. The enemy team was;
– Mimosa Nightshade
– Haunted Spirit
– The Gorlodon
– Undead Badger
– Skeleton Assassin
Vera Salacia is a water summoner and she gives all friendly monsters the snare ability. She is especially useful in the earthquake ruleset. Snare ability removes flying abilities of enemy monsters and makes it so much easier to win.
Frozen Soldier has the shield ability which makes it a useful tank against melee and ranged attackers. However, it has low health compared to similar tanks with shield ability, and this makes it very weak against magic attackers.
Elven Cutthroat is a sneak neutral attacker that costs 3 mana. Level 1 Elven Cutthroat has only 1 melee attack, so it is better to use it with the inspire ability or a summoner like Malric. It is a beta monster, so it’s quite expensive. The lowest level 1 Elven Cutthroat is $4 right now. To make it level 4 for 2 melee attack, you need 12 cards. This requires $48 and I ain’t buying this. It’s too expensivo.
Pelacor Bandit is a water sneak attacker and it is one of the newest reward cards. It has flying ability on level 1 giving it a possibility to evade some attacks. And because of the flying ability, it is useful in the earthquake ruleset. It gets 1 more melee attack on level 4 and max level 5 Bandit can be used in the silver league.
Uraeus is one of the newest reward cards and my favorite one. It is a neutral sneak attacker, so it is very versatile. It has 2 melee attack on level 2, and can be used in the silver league. There is a huge difference between 1 and 2 melee attacks. So if you are gonna use the card, it is recommended to make it level 2.
Feasting Seaweed is a melee attacker with a 4 mana cost. It has the opportunity ability and 2 melee attack on level 1. I personally prefer opportunity to sneak ability because it is more annoying to deal with. It can be useful on some occasions such as the Fog of War ruleset. It has low speed which makes it less preferable but also makes it useful in the reverse speed ruleset. It can also be used in the little league ruleset.
Demented Shark has the inspire ability which makes it a powerful monster. It has higher health but it shouldn’t be killed quickly used as a main tank, so I usually put it in the back-end position. It can also protect dealers from sneak attacks there.
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■ Tell us about your lineup. Explain why you put each card in that position and why they are a good fit with the monster.
Only melee monsters could be used in this battle, so I picked Frozen Soldier as the main tank because of its shield ability. My main attackers were sneak attackers, which were Elven Cutthroat, Pelacor Bandit, and Uraeus. They are in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th positions respectively. The 5th is Feasting Seaweed, and it is for additional attacks to finish some monsters hiding in between. Demented Shark was placed in the back-end to be alive and keep the inspire ability as long as possible and also to block some possible sneak attacks from the enemy. Demented Shark was the most important card in this deck because it gave all of our monsters +1 melee attack.
■ Did your strategy work? What will you try differently next time?
The enemy’s favorite splinter was death, so I expected him/her to use Zintar. But fortunately he used Mimosa and it was much easier to win the battle. I think he chose Mimosa, so that he could use some higher level cards. Thanks to Demented Shark, my team’s attackers overpowered the enemy with ease and I won the battle.
■ Do you like the monster? Why or why not?
Elven Cutthroat is not my favorite monster but I sometimes use it when I need more sneak attackers. It is useful when it is used with monsters or summoners who increase friendly monsters’ melee attacks. I’m gonna stick with level 1 Cutthroat though because it is too expensive to get higher level cards.
I’m really enjoying the game! All the beautiful cards, strategies and battles are fun and exciting. Are you also enjoying the game? Aren’t you playing the game yet? If you aren’t, come join us here. It is so much fun! You will love it!
In the next article, I will talk about other monsters and battles. Stay tuned! See ya.
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