Blockchain games are on 🔥🔥 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: Desert Dragon
Desert Dragon is a legendary dragon melee attacker. It costs 7 mana, which is not high, and it has overall nice stats, especially high attack. It has the trample ability on level 1. It gets the piercing, retaliate, and giant killer ability on level 2, 3, and 4 respectively. The max level Desert Dragon for the silver league is level 2 and for level 2 you need to combine 3 cards.
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The battle was held in the silver league. The mana cap was 32 and the rulesets were ‘Super Sneak’ and ‘Close Range’. I picked a dragon team with life splinter cards. The cards that I used were;
– Kretch Tallevor
– Furious Chicken
– Djinn Chwala
– Desert Dragon
– Venari Crystalsmith
– Zyvax Vuul
– Pelacor Conjurer
The enemy team was a death team with Thaddius Brood as a summoner. The cards that the opponent used were;
– Thaddius Brood
– Soul Strangler
– Bone Golem
– Carrion Shade
– Cursed Windeku
Kretch Tallevor is a very simple summoner with no ability. Cheaper Dragon summoners usually cost 4~5 mana, however Kretch only costs 3 mana. This saved mana may be used to place one more monster.
Furious Chicken is a very popular card because of its utility. It only has 1 speed and 1 health, but since it costs no mana it can really be put anywhere anytime. It can fill up an empty spot and take some damage. It is especially great when used with Mylor, because it can give the enemy one more thorns attack!
Djinn Chwala is a good dragon tank with the thorn ability. It has high health and armor stat as well. Its thorn ability is useful in most of the battles. Because of its ability it can also be a good sneak attack blocker when placed in the back end.
Desert Dragon is a powerful melee attacker with the trample ability. It has a high attack stat and it is fun to watch when the trample ability is activated. The trample ability cannot be activated with sneak attacks.
Venari Crystalsmith is a new reward card. It is similar to Divine Healer but it costs one more mana but it gets more speed and also ranged attack. If I compare level 1 cards, I personally prefer Venari to Divine Healer. Stats are better and it is much cheaper.
Zyvax Vuul is a legendary dragon ranged attacker. It is a unique monster because of its recharge ability. It deals 6 damage every other turn. Because of this, it does not go well with lower mana capped battles. It needs enough turns to attack. I recommend placing it in the back end or at least in the back side, so that it has plenty of time to attack. For the same reason, it makes a great synergy with the ‘Close range’ ruleset.
Pelacor Conjurer is a low mana cost supporter/tank. It has the flying ability on level 1 and gets the magic reflect ability on level 4. It has quite high speed, and with the flying ability it can evade attacks quite often. The magic Reflect ability is also very helpful when dealing with a magic team. Because of its low mana cost, it is very versatile.
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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.
My main tank was Djinn Chwala but I placed Furious Chicken in front of it so that it could take one attack and buy me one more turn. I placed Desert Dragon in the third position even though it is a melee attacker, because the ruleset was ‘Super Sneak’. I was hoping that its trample ability would be activated to backline enemy monsters. The fourth place was Venari Crystalsmith the healer. I placed Pelacor Conjurer in the backend because of its flying ability, hoping it would evade some sneak attacks before enemy monsters hit Zyvax Vuul which was in front of Conjurer.
■ Did your strategy work? What will you try differently next time?
I thought the trample ability would work with sneak attacks, however it didn’t. This is because the description of the trample ability says ‘When a monster with trample hits and kills its target, it will perform another attack on ‘the next’ monster on the enemy team.’ There is no next monster to the backend monster, which sneak attacks attack, so trample ability doesn’t work. On the other hand, Zyavax Vuul was a good choice because it evaded some attacks due to its flying ability.
■ Do you like the monster? Why or why not?
I like the trample ability and dragon is one of my favorite splinters, so Desert Dragon is a nice combination of those. I actually bought the card recently and I am enjoying playing games with it. Thanks to ‘Share your battle challenge’ this week, I found out that the trample ability does not work with sneak attacks. But I still don’t know if this is the same with the opportunity ability. I will test it out and write a post about this subject soon.
I’m really enjoying the game! All the beautiful cards, strategies and battles are fun and exciting. How about you? Are you enjoying the game as well? If you are not playing the game yet, come join here. It is so much fun and you will love it!
In the next article, I will talk about other monsters and battles. Stay tuned! See ya.
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