Splinterlands -- Battle of Poverty, The Series --- The power of Cursed Windeku


Hello, people from all world!Welcome to my third post about the series I'm doing called "Battle of Poverty".

I'm doing this series because I don't have cards to play and I see that many players also play only with the cards that Splinterlands makes available and think it's really cool to see this type of battle. This post is dedicated to you!!

I don't have cards to play the game, however, this week's weekly challenge card is open to everyone in the game, so I'll talk about it. The card in question is Cursed Windeku. Let's go to your status:


Ability: Thorns-- when hit with a melee attack, does damage back to the attacker.

This card is very good to be used as a tank. I see 2 reasons at issue here. It has 9 life, which is a very high life for an initial level card and, mainly, it has the thorns ability, which takes 2 life points from the enemy when that enemy attacks using melee.
It is a card that, in addition to being an excellent tank, helps a lot to take down the opposing team by removing damage from them in each round. And, that's what happened in this wonderful battle. Let's go to it:


The battle in question was a fascinating novice league match, in the Wild format.
Mana cap: 18
rules: Standart, no modification on standart rules!!
Avaliable Splinters: All
My oponnent for this battle was: @stwave

In this battle I used the death splinter and my Summoner was Contessa L´ament, who has one abilitie. All enemy ranged attack monsters have -1 ranged attack.
That ranged attack -1 helped me take less damage from the Lone Boatman, who has the snipe ability and could destroy my team..

My team: Contessa L´ament(-1 ranged attack enemy monsters), Cursed Windeku( thorns), Maggots(opportunity), Undead Badger(sneak), Death Elemental( snipe) and Chaos Agent.

I chose this team because Cursed Windeku is an excellent tank that both defends well and attacks and counterattacks very well. It's perfect for that kind of combat. The other 3 attackers on the team I chose because they, with their abilities, don't focus damage on the opposing team's tank. They attack the other monsters on the team scattered across the battlefield. This would help me a lot to defeat the enemy team.

Now, let's see the enemy team: Mother Khala(+1 health), Crystal Jaguar, Lone Boatman( snipe) and Cave Slug(opportunity).

When I saw the enemy team I was very worried about 2 of their monsters. The first was the Lone Boatman, which with its snipe ability, could defeat the other monsters on my team that had less health than the tank. Fortunately, he was left with only 1 attack because of my summoner's skill. The other monster that scared me was Cave Slug, which with its 2 attack and its opportunity ability, could easily defeat a weaker member of my team.

Let's go to battle. Click here to watch:

Round1: I started by pressuring their team with some damage. The coolest was the counterattack of Cursed Windeku that with the thorns took 2 damage from their tank. However, who knocked down the first monster on the field was the opposing team.

goodbye :(

Round 2: With my sneak and snipe skills, I left the Lone Boatman with only 1 health. Then he left my Death Elemental with only 1 life as well. However, the one who was knocked down here was the Crystal Jaguar, which was countered by my Cursed Windeku's thorns ability.

goodbye :)

The cave slug was going to take down someone from my team, but he was raised in the first position of the team and attacked my Cursed Windeku, taking 2 damage from counterattack.

Round 3: In the first action of the game, my Death Elemental knocked out their Lone Boatman.

goodbye :)

Then, with the attack of my Cursed Windeku and the Undead Badger, we managed to take down Cave Slug, their last monster in battle.

goodbye :)

Wow. An excellent battle made by the 2 teams. I really liked the high life of my Cursed Windeku and especially its thorns ability. It was the first time I used this monster because of the challenge and I intend to use it a lot more from now on. Thanks to @stwave for the great game.

Watch the battle again, here:

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Thank you all for reading and have a great afternoon