Enter The Rift!
Enter The Rift!
I haven't really posted about Riftwatchers. It was released during a time I was mostly overseas, and had very limited time. I am glad I have been actually able to purchase at the pre-sale and get the bare minimum of 2400 packs. This is not enough for me as I support multiple scholars and need at least three max decks. I am no where near that mark, but at least I do have a max deck that I play personally. I haven't played very well last few seasons, mostly because of my travel schedule. My mind was somewhere else. However, after nearly 2 months of travels, I was eager to play the game from home this season, as opposed to playing from various hotels and airport lounges, and even while transcontinental flights! I tell you jet lag sucks!
Couple of my favorite cards!
I must tell you, that I am slow in learning the new cards, and haven't played them all yet. Although I have them all maxed. My most favorite card from this edition so far is Coeurl Lurker. It is a no brainer power card for high mana battles, especially with Kitty. I typically try to give it one or two speed boost in addition to the +2 speed boost by Kitty. At 7 or 8 speed Lurker is basically untouchable with dodge and phase. Even if it gets hit by melee, it still have thorns. Here is a typical battle:
This is not really a high mana battle, only 27 mana, but due to the speeding fury (Enrage) ruleset, I still did the gamble and it paid off. Opponent had a high speed Prince Rennyn led range attack team. It is basically almost the ideal counter for Lurker, because it is the rangle attack Lurker is most weak to. But at 8-9 melee and 8 speed, due to enrage with heal by Kitty, it was enough the seal the deal!
Beating one of the top manual and skillful player in-game
@hossainbd is arguably one of the best manual players in-game. No, he may not rank at the top of the leaderboard, but that is not because of his skill, it is typically becuase he doesn't play an absolute max deck with every possible card. Hossain is a towering and perhaps also one of the most humble character from the Team Possible Guild, a player that I have learned a lot from and still do. I have a lot of respect for hossain, and I enjoy everytime I battle him. It is rare that I can beat hossain one-on-one. But this time I did, while he was playing the firstthingsfirst account. Here, I basically beat him with one single card: The Water Legendary Runemancer Kye!
First of all, I typically do not play Valnamor. I never enjoyed playing conventional water magic. Especially after the advent of amplify, playing magic can be a liability. But for some random human reason which I can't explain I decided to play Valnamor. Again here, this is not a high mana battle and I essentially forced Runemancer into the team, perhaps not what a AI bot will do. I didn't obviously know I will playing hossain, but at this late season, I was basically expecting who's who of the game here. So I thought with Valnamor Runemancer can be 5 magic attack and I thought if I can get a couple of hits, the life leech alone can be worth it! I must also say while Runemancer was certainly the star of this battle, but it was that silent support from Chaos Agent that also made the win happen.
After the game I was ecstatic, and I messeged hossain, and he said: you kill it with one card
Something I will remember for a long time!
Then he also said: my team was the counter of jacek but you surprised me...
Well I am no Jace, neither I like to play jacek (not my fav summoner), but perhaps that's the reason I could pull this win. A single win or loss means nothing, but I will cherish this interaction and conversation with Hossain for a long. Afterall, it is our memories which makes us who we are............
In today's bot infested Splinterlands, maybe this little bit of human, personal interaction, I can offer. Also, it is necessary to play the ideal team all the time? I say no, our mistake, our idiosyncracies, our taking on a hunch is what makes us human. Don't you think its cool?
PS. I just wrote this post while listening to "Enter the Rift"; it still gives me goosebumps, just like it did during the Splinterfest when it was the first time I listened to this.......many thanks @isaria!
Folks please listen to the tune if you haven't, we are so grateful we have these talented people working for our game tirelessly!
These riftwatcher cards are crazy huge battle cards!
Yes, they alone can win you a game.
I have to say the artwork on Coeurl Lurker is one of my favs. Awesome health and great perks for sure I'd use this in my front line pretty heavy.
It is a fairly easy card to play, and it is still early on, and many do not have it, and therefore early season it is my card of choice
Welcome back to the game, those two cards are superb for sure.
well I have always played, almost daily, but it is often hard to concentrate with my schedule
I personally like Junker. I have been playing Grandmaster Raithe a bit lately, and I like his armour restore, particularly paired with Adelade Brightwing's armour restore.
Did you see the battle link to the Runemancer Kye / Kitty vs Runemancer Kye / Kitty battle? It went to Round 120 - because of the lifeleech, the Kitty HEAL became huge - and the fatigue just couldn't drop the cards!
yeah Junker is good, I need to use him more.
yes, that bttle is for the history books :)
Would be interesting if splinterlands added some in game chat and gave players an incentive to trash talk at the end of a battle.
Interface is already there. In Brawl page there is a chat option. They can put the same interface on the ranked battles
Yeah, it also shows who in your guild is on line, probably needs to be modified to go one-to-one as opposed to to one-to-many
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Coeurl Lurker will look so cool in live action animation if we ever get an anime show.
Such a touching sportsmanship, the amount of bots in online gaming is getting alarming though.
Quite like playing Coeurl Lurker with Jacek as well. Still getting used to the dynamics if these new summoners.
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I don't have any Riftwatcher cards yet and looking at Coeurl Lurker makes me want to have it. The stats and abilities are truly legendary.
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Nice post! I use those 2 cards too a lot. Although at silver level :)
Aggy has put a lot of trust in Isaria from the very beginning and she has really been stepping up her game again and again. Very much looking forward to what else she's going to put out.
Yeah, one of the most underplayed talent that we have in my opinion...
And she's also a very nice person to meet in Discord, can't say anything unflattering about her.
Yes, agree 100%. I was glad to meet her in person during Splinterfest
Thanks so much for supporting The Splinterlands music! ❤️
Its my pleasure, Isa! It is wonderful music.
Coeurl Lurker is definitely a massive card it does a tremendous job as a tank. Have seen many "TOP" battles were the dog becomes intouchable, it avoids attacks as crazy dog.
And if you put some heal to it... invencible dog!