Today I Just Bought Demented Shark
Today I just bought Demented Shark. This Shark is a reward card for Untamed Edition, so currently we can use him in Modern Format league however soon after Rebellion is released, this dude will join his fellow untamed cards into the Wild Format.
Why did I buy Demented Shark? Well this card is not something that special, I have some pity feeling on him. He is a great addition to our Water Element especially when we want to use Melee Meta however when he was released last year, Water Element was like... all about magic. That's why I pity on him for being released too soon in a wrong era.
In general, Demented Shark is a melee supports, his special ability is Inspire. It's the same as high level Tusk the Wide from chaos legion, however for older splinterlands players Silvershield Knight from Alpha Beta edition is more appropriate head to head example.
It's always tricky to use this kind of melee-inspire cards, we can not put him on main tank position because when he dies, we lose his inspire ability. So like it or not better we put him on behind, which in general I think this card will work best during these ruleset:
- Melee Mayhem. During this ruleset, all melee monsters can attack from anywhere they are placed, which mean this demented Shark can attack too from backline.
- Super Sneak. The idea is the same as Melee Mayhem, making Demented Shark can join in attacking his opponent from backline position. However we should be more careful in this ruleset because most people tend forget that there are still range and magic attack coming straight through our front gate.
- Equal Opportunity. The same idea with both ruleset above, however every monsters in this ruleset will aim the lowest HP target.
HOW I SEE DEMENTED SHARK IN MY TEAM
I am playing on silver-gold league using this account and I have no intention to have high level Demented Shark for Gold League because I play in Gold mostly using a half level Silver Decks. I prefer to have all Gold Foil cards on Silver Level then playing on Gold League rather than playing on gold level cards however they are all regular foil. I love blink-blink cards you know...
ON THE BRONZE LEAGUE
Wait a minute, I just said I play on Silver and Gold why now I talk about BRONZE LEAGUE? Well the fact is that I still play on Bronze level, especially during BRAWL. Sometime I register and play in some Bronze League tournament too.
The main reason why I start aiming for Demented Shark is to have a better Bronze Melee Meta. In bronze most of the meta are basic, who hits harder, ho has higher health points, and who is faster... So having an inspire ability sometime can be a game changer one.
Pelacor Bandit and Uraeus are two monsters which I think they will work perfectly with Demented Shark. You can see, if Uraeus gets buffed up and has 3 melee damage, that numbers alone are lethal for most backline monsters in Bronze level.
This might be debatable but I see in Bronze League, Demented Shark won't work well with Deeplurker. Bringing in both of them will consume 12 mana and I think there are not many battle in Bronze League which provide enough mana for both of them, regarding both aren't filling the main tank position.
ON THE SILVER LEAGUE
On Silver League, there are two monsters that I think will work best with Demented Shark. The first one is Dhampir Infiltrator, A Dragon Element card. She has double strike ability and a sneak ability, so with a buff from inspire ability she will be able to deliver 2 x 3 damage = 6 damage to opponent backline monsters. If opponent does not have any protection for their backline, definitely she will kill one monsters per round.
The second monster that I am looking forward seeing them work together is Diemonshark. Because when sharks gather together they will sing along doo doo doo doo doo
Well honestly, I can not see Demented Shark will be a force to reckon in Silver and Gold League above, because starting on Silver League, we have River Hellondale with Inspire Ability and I think Hellondale who is a Mage, offer more versatility in many meta rather than Demented Shark who is tied with his Melee Type attack.
However still I believe there will be some battles in Silver where Demented Shark will be needed more than River Hellondale, although that kind of battle will be rarely occur.
1 BCX of DEMENTED SHARK
I bought Demented Shark Gold Foil at $2.85 or 3294 DEC. What do you think guys? Was this a good purchase or did I buy him a bit high? Personally I have no intention to level up this card onto Gold level. I know on gold level he will have that Thorn Ability which is great... however I have a hard time imagining what kind a meta he can fill into the squad.
In Gold League, many monsters get extra ability that changes the overall Meta. I can see this Demented Shark as a secret weapon or wow factor in Bronze and Silver, however in Gold... He is just so common... no special, no unique perk he can offer...
And I still can not see why I would level him up to level 5. From level 3 to level 5 is about increasing health point from 6 to 8, well it will be decisive during Nuxious Fumes ruleset, but Hey... I am very picky and stingy, you know... I have no joy paying 4x its price to get extra 2 health points only.
Do you think I should buy more on this card copies? or do you agree I should stop there on 1 BCX only? Or maybe buying this is a mistake because the opportunity to use this card is quite low...
Thank you for visiting my splinterlands post. Today I just bought Splinterlands Card is my regular Splinterlands post which this idea comes after more than a year I have been participating in Splinterlands Official Events such as Share Your Battle, Social Medial Challenge and BATTLE MAGE SECRETS Weekly Challenge.
There are credits in this post for these people:
- @splinterlands : for holding weekly social media challenge events
- carrieallen : for ultimate markdown tutorial
- pealmonsters : for providing 3rd party bidding system to help me get cards
- thepeakstudio : for wonderful divider art