Yo Yodin...I Love Ya!
I have yet to write a little piece here on any spefic battle as to be honest...I am just not very good at this yet. But I feel like trying something new today while sill home and under the weather...so here we go!!! I am going to start off by saying that I absolutely LOOOOOOOOVE my Yodin. It was one of my earlier cards I jumped into when I got heavily involved in the game this past summer/fall and I regret not maxing him out then. My precious is at a Level 3, but I would still need to combine 5 more of these mofo's to be Maxed out to Level 4, and I am just not there yet with all the other money pits this project offers. Damn you Yaba!!!!!!
Now that I have professed my love for this firey & costly gem, I can get to the why...which is that it is just so damn useful! I see the gripes from alot of the newer folks out there and I absolutely feel your pain. It's a brutal matchup most of the times. I'll admit to utilizing him in situations he normally wouldn't even be considered sometimes. No ranged attacks?!? Fine by me as that health and blast can often make up for the extra 3 or so in mana that it costs to use it. Plus, I feel I have a decent deck built around the Fire Splinter anyway, so he is always worth at least a consideration in most match sets...even if it might not appear to fully make sense at first.
Take this instance...I love using Yodin in rule sets where monsters lose all abilities, as Yodin offers so much to make up for the useless monsters.
In the battle above, It was Monsters Lose All Abilities & Melee Can Attack From Any Position. It helped that is was a 50 Mana battle, so it gave me plenty of tasty digits to play with. I loaded a magic tank up front to take a beating, and followed up up with Magnor and Motlen Ogre as they had plenty of health at their disposal along with packing a punch. My favorite addition though was inserting the ol' Exploding Rats, dead center. Their insane speed and heavy hitting would help to cripple my opponent's head and number 2. With the rule that all melee can attack from anywhere, I knew that the rats would be safe unless exposed if my several meat shields failed to do their job. Luckily that didn't happen and the team worked as well as I could have hoped for.
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Well not everyone is able to actually document their Splinterlands journey in a blog format, but you did so and well with this fire summoners, I mean that added blast usually go a long way. I'm still figuring out the strength of some of the summoners I use, overall is this your favourite summoners?
By far it's my favorite as you can tell by the shirt...lol
Hahahaha, wow, staggering, a snap with the gaming godfather himself. The shirt is sweet.
Yeah, I kinda felt bad as it’s not “officially licensed” or anything…lol
Yodin is so overpowered, I wish I owned one! I do rent a level one though and it can still dominate in Silver, sometimes Gold. While I don't want dramatic power creep, I hope the Chaos Legion Legendary summoners offer some powerful options to help counter the likes of Yodin & Llama!
Yeah, I wonder if we will see something that be work to counter him well...the Yodin lover in me kinda hopes not. lol
Fire has become one of the top splinters after Earth and Water.
Congrats on that Yodin, it is a lit card that can only grow in value. In fights where speed is not relevant, it is a monster!
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Even with fire not being super quick on most, the blast is just too awesome a feature to overlook. Yodin is hands down, my favorite card so far.
Mine is also Lvl3, but I tend to get into Diamond and that's it! Yodin is great for dragging your account from the depths of the Novice league.
Level 3 for me no more......
Yodin is one of those cards I can't wait to rent cheap after seasons end. Even just for a day! I especially love throwing in as much opportunity and snipe as I can afford for the chance at hitting three monsters in one strike! It's a bit sketchy of me to run him in Silver, but he's a blast!
Next season, Ill delegate it to you for 1 day of the season for you to just see it in it's glory. Remind me though as I am stupid and I will forget.
I don't have that one, but I've faced opponents with it plenty of times and that was always frustrating. Some of the summoners seem too powerful. I've been playing bronze with the new cards lately just for fun. Made it to silver. Most people down there don't play anything over level 1 as they probably don't have the summoners to do so.
Yeah, I am currently dancing around in Gold 1, Diamond 3 area but I am hoping I can grind into Diamond 2 thins season.
Yodin is too powerful, you are correct in that.
I used to get up there before the power limits. Just haven't been playing so much lately and most cards are rented out.
Do you find it’s more beneficial to rent out ALL of your cards and not play?
It depends on whether you want to actually play. I have got back into that, but I am mostly using the cards from the new packs and playing the lower leagues for fun. My rental income has gone down a bit though. I'm happy to be making something from the game.
Gotcha. One of these seasons, I’ll sit it out a f put it all up for rent to test that out versus playing for EOS rewards.
I've played enough at this point where I can counter just about anything unless the ruleset totally screws me. All I really have are a few Untamed/Dice/Reward cards and everything I opened in my 1000 Chaos Legion packs. Llama really is not a big deal 90% of the time. Kitty is kind of rough to deal with but there are definitely ways. Magnor by himself is no problem. The list can go on.
Yodin... I have yet to really find a viable way to counter consistently with what I have. Blast in general is so tough to deal with. Especially when you can mix it with things like snipe, opportunity, and scatter shot.
The few counters I have thought of, always involve cards I don't have and can't afford. Like I think Lir Deepswimmer is a hard counter for it. Most Yodin teams are all ranged. So he not only gives shield to help absorb but also reflects the damage. And in general dodging blast attacks is THE best way to nullify their usefulness, so that blind is awesome. Or max level Shieldbearer. To draw all damage, reduce it, and reflect ranged.
I win against Yodin mostly because the history will show him and the common choice of attackers. If they are all tank attackers, I do something like Phantom of the Abyss in the tank slot. If they don't bring magic at all, he pretty much dodges everything long enough for me to win. But it is never super reliable. I lose to Yodin more than I win.
If card prices drop anymore, you may want to max him. He will be S tier forever probably haha. I definitely will be buying him up if he ever hits my price range.
I maxxed him about 20 minutes after I finished this piece...lol
Gonna pop up a piece about it as I burnt one as well!!!!!!! I'll explain why in the piece. lol
Es una carta genial.
La carta que me ayudado mucho a mi a salir de bronce es Byzantine Kitty. aunque con las nuevas cartas del Chaos ya no la veo tan fuerte como antes.