Feeding Both Stomachs
This post might be considered a follow up to my 'Player vs. Investor' post that I did about a week ago...
Because this is the line I walk on. I try to approach my #Splinterlands journey as both an investor but also a player.
So on one hand, the cards I try to accumulate don't always feed both stomachs I seem to have. Take for example my latest 'investment' but the more I think about it, I have wanted to trying playing with this card for months now so...
I bought a copy lol
Behemoth is right!
One of the 'heaviest' tanks in the game is a card I've been eyeing forever. And because I'm so partial to the Earth Splinter, I decided to pull the trigger tonight.
It's a Legendary beast of a card with a whopping 12 mana, so playing it will be tricky. But I've got this strategy in mind on where to play him, especially in the second spot where 'reach' can be effective.
But this was very much, a vanity purchase...Or was it?
This is from the Dice packs so it won't have massive distribution and it seems to rent very well. The more I think about it, the more I do feel that this card filled both my stomachs lol
But then I grabbed a no brainer card to finally have 11 copies of it....
I already maxed out both Biljka and Harklaw, but because Oshannus has been trading for almost double the price of those two cards...This guy took some time!
I'm happy to have all 11 copies now and will combine them after this season. A maxed Oshannus rents VERY well, so this was much more of an investment purchase, rather than from a players angle.
All in all, it was a good day on the market for me.
I'm happy with my 'dollar cost averaging' that I continue on with Splinterlands, and while I'm not at the level of some people, to me, the USE CASE of these cards and NFTs make them both...
No brainers :)
Have you played with Oaken?
And are there any cards you are working towards accumulating?
The Oshannus is in my opinion the most powerful legendary card among the reward cards and it's very difficult to fight especially when fully developped. I'm collecting my copies at the moment hopefully to get at least one fully developped one...
Yeah I rotate between him and Phantom of the Abyss when I'm doing Water battles...Not all the time, but he's great!
Oh no keep that PHANTOM monster away from me the evading ability of that monster against range and melee monsters is second to none, I hate coming up against it.
Hey! Indeed Oshannus is really on the run now, almost always in my water battles.
But to the point, I think your approach is really effective to maximize output from both playing and renting. I am trying to do the same but my strategy is slightly different, gonna describe it soon.
I am not so deep with the earth but Oaken seems to be really heavy canon so thanks for the overview , I need consider to put it into my investment queue :) cheers!
He's a beast of a card. And the 12 mana is killer but I'll try to stick him into some matches and see how it goes :)
I got DJINN OSHANNUS at level 2, probably getting more cards for investment purpose might be a bright idea. Am trying not to over spend at the moment as December 8 looms, we could be having juicy monsters to buy lol.
Splinterlands is all about shopping till you drop!
That's a really good point. The market on Dec 8th, is gonna be crazy lol Lots of price discovery for the new cards
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You gave me an idea about the Behemoth... I very rarely play it, and when you said it rents out well, that automatically sealed his faith - to be rented out.
That's my thinking, I'll play with him and if he poops the bed for me, I'll just rent him out lol
Hmmm.... perhaps I need to get me an Oshannus.
I'm focussing on some rare gold reward cards ATM, after that I think Mr Irish above (he is Irish for sure!) is next on the list.
Sounds like it's good from both a game play and a Vest perspective this one, but as you say pricey.
I'm in two minds - LAND staking is my focus for cards and I think CP is what matters there, so technically I'd be better off just buying based on that - which means more Harklaws before Mr Irish.
But I'd still like a maxed one!
That Behemoth is just too Mana Rich for me. Anything 10 mana or over I just think is too exlcusive in terms of mana requirements, anything new at least, I'm more inclined to focus on expensive low mana cards.
Top of my wish list is Epona, but man, she is PRICEY!
Epona and Brownie have been my go to in Earth. But you are right, so expensive lol Those 1 Mana cards are great just how they can fit into any deck so well.
I have not played with Oaken. I have seen them a few times but haven't come to fear them like The Kracken or Djinn Oshannus.
That's the thing, I just dont think he's played as much as those other cards. Maybe it;'s preference, or that pricey mana cost lol
Oaken Behemoth is an absolute beast. The Dice collection has a lot of good tanks like Kraken and Korn as well. I wonder if CL will continue that.
oh i have no doubt in my mind it will!!
Apparently, you are filling both stomachs well. "Oaken Behemoth" This card has two attacks on 1 turn?