Splinterlands Weekly Challenge! Rise of a Shadow Scout/Spy?


Shadow Snitches are created by the conjurers of the Chaos Legion. Weaving Death magic, they breathe life into beings made completely of darkness. The purpose of the Shadow Snitches is to be deployed into lands prior to the Chaos Legion's invasion. Moving from shadow to shadow, they are listeners and watchers, feeding information back to the Chaos Legion.

Battle Link: https://splinterlands.com?p=battle&id=sl_0ab5677234d78f241cabb65d80519e6c&ref=koodies

Round 1 | Lineup

SplinterMana CostPositionReason
Thaddius Brood4SummonerHigh chance of opponent using Magic Damage
Cursed Windeku61stHigh hit points with thorn ability
Shadow Snitch42ndThe last selected splinter, absolutely no idea why I choose this other than it’s even
Furious Chicken03rdKentucky Fried Chicken
Twisted Jester44thMy 2nd Best Damage Dealer with snipe
Magi Necrosi65thMy Best Damage Dealer with snipe and camo!
Total Mana:24Conclusion: should be do-able

Round 1

Looks dangerous at first glance, as he got a Goblin Psychic with Unicorn Mustang, but lucky I selected Thaddius Brood to counter his summoner! With my sniper(s), it should be fine if his healer goes down fast.

Round 2

Round 2

Unicorn Mustang with fury is madness with 5 melee attack and 6 speed, with thorn only returning an upper limit of 2, hopefully, I don’t have any attacks that miss but sadly with Shadow Snitch at speed 1 ... it misses all the time. 😭

Round 3

Round 3

And poor Shadow Snitch could only do is to take 1 hit from mustang, he’s totally useless in this match. The match ended with Shadow Snitch and furious fried chicken getting trash! Thanks to twister jester for not missing too much!


Instead of Shadow Snitch, I could have replaced it with Undead Badger and Undead Priest or Xenith Archer. With this Mustang will need 1 more round to even touch my Twisted Jester. This match did not do any justice to shadow snitch due to the fury ruleset.

Look forward to my 2nd post for this week's challenge as I dive deeper to see if there is a better alternative to Shadow Snitch or there’s a better strategy to fully utilize him.

Shadow Snitch Breakdown

Shadow Snitch
aim-true.png ✅ Great now it can't miss!
armored-up.png ✅ More Defense!
back-to-basics.png ❌ Boo, no reach ...
earthquake.png ✅ Can last at most 3 rounds
equalizer.png ✅ More Health! Why not?
even-stevens.png ✅ It’s an even mana card
odd-ones-out.png ❌ It’s an even mana card
keep-your-distance.png ✅ It's a melee
little-league.png ✅ Not Restricted
melee-mayhem.png ✅ Now it can attack from any position
noxious-fumes.png ✅ Can last at most 3 rounds
reverse-speed.png ✅ Speed 1, Best
rise-of-the-commons.png ✅ It's a common
super-sneak.png ✅ Now, it can now sneak
up-close-&-personal.png ✅ Can be use

I do not understand why a scout move so slow

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Link to my slight tweak for kiokizz splinter tool: https://koodies.github.io/splinterlands-tools/


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