Splinterlands - Beginner's Guide - Repair Ability!


Are you new to Splinterlands and searching for some advice, then you found the correct series! In this Beginner’s Guide Series, we are discussing things that new players of Splinterlands should know or try to learn. In this specific episode I want to talk about the Repair Ability. In my opinion this Ability is very overlooked and not used enough or at least not in the divisions that I am playing in. This is why I wanted to highlight some advantages of this Ability and talk about the general strategy behind this. With that being said, if this article motivated you to start playing this amazing game, then feel free to join the fun over the following link:


Repair Ability

First things first, let’s talk about the Repair ability. Why is it so good? Well, it lets us restore the armor that was lost. In fact it restores the monster’s armor that has lost the most in this turn which is usually our tank. So far so good, but why is this so powerful you might ask. Well, if we are up against a player with the majority of his attacks being Ranged or Melee, these attacks will always hit the armor first and if the attacker does not have the pierce ability, already one armor point can save you from tons of damage. It is working almost like a Divine Shield! Now, if you can restore your armor every turn you are basically giving your monster an additional amount of lives that can be used up.

So where would we get such monsters that would offer us the Repair ability? There are plenty of these cards out there, the only problem is that not all of them are usable in modern mode anymore as well the level on which they are getting this Ability. Furthermore, we need to take into account their specific attacking style. Many of those cards have either no attack or the Melee attacking style. These ones are my least favorite ones because they usually are not able to attack from the backline. On the other hand, if we manage to get a magic attacker or a ranged attacker, this might be very beneficial in the long run.


With that being said, there are two specific cards, that are having this ability on level 1 and can be used fairly quickly and are relatively cheap. I am talking about the Swamp Spitter as well as Scavo Hireling. While the latter does not have any attack but costs us only 3 mana, the first one is a very nice card to have since it also comes as a ranged attacker with two attacking points! While a combination of these two is very powerful, it is sometime necessary to only play one because you would need the rest of the open spots for attacking power.

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Example Battles

With the Repair cards introduced, let’s take a look how this would look like in a real battle. Obviously we need cards with armor for this strategy to work, but because the Water summoner is providing us one additional armor, we should be settled there. If we need even more armor, there are opportunities like an armor Ruleset which we will see in the second battle as well as Protect cards that are allowing us to use even more armor. On top of that, sometime it is even helpful to use a tank heal card in order to make your tank almost immortal. This is what happened in the following battle. While our opponent tried everything to bring our Shark down, we were able to repair his armor and heal him up enough until the end. Yes, he also missed a few of his shots but generally speaking this strategy worked very well for us here.



A very similar picture in the second battle where we actually chose the Dragon Splinter in combination with the Life Splinter. In the end we lost a few more cards than just our tank but the general idea stayed the same. Due to the Repair ability, we were able to absorb a lot of our opponent’s attacks and were able to deal some blows ourselves. This resulted again in a very safe victory here.



I hope that his short tutorial might help new people starting out in Splinterlands and experience some more angles and victories in this game. It is always important to learn new things and keep an open mind to new strategies. This game is changing with every new card that is being released. We need to stay on track here 😊

Previous Beginner’s Guides:

Fire Reward Cards

Water Reward Cards

Life Reward Cards

Death Reward Cards

Splinter Tier List!

Published by ga38jem on
On 27th May 2023