Weekly Battle Challenge: Kitty from the other side


Hello fellow TCG enthusiasts!

This week's battle challenge covers Feral Spirits which is one of the old staple Light cards from the alpha/beta series. Before Chaos Legion this guy regularly ripped through the backlines of its opponents.

If this is the first you are hearing of the Splinterlands 'Share Your Battle!' challenge, check out the official rules and guidelines in this post. Now lets get into this week's challenge.


Card Overview - Feral Spirit


Rarity: COMMON
Element: LIFE
Attack: MELEE
Abilities: Sneak

Back when Feral Spirit was part of the ghost deck he was often a go to, especially when paired with Silvershield Knight. This little kitty was quick to bite and did a great job compensating one of the light decks main weaknesses, speed.

Official Lore

Forever caught between dimensions, the Feral Spirits (and all Luminous Beasts) are the result of the Obliteration of Light, a horrible destructive event in which all the living vanished from the surface of Khymeria. These spirits do not hunger or thirst, but their fangs still bite and their claws still slash.

I've always liked this card and despite that I've never bought him. That may be because I like cats though. Regardless, he does have a bit of a Schrodinger thing and quantum superposition is such an interesting concept. Since I didn't own this guy but still really liked him I opted to rent him to take part in the challenge.



Battle Link

Context: Regular Ranked match in Silver 2.
Ruleset as follows:


Silenced Summoners and Stampede are a very niche combination of rules and since Light is one of my weaker decks means it is an ideal situation for me. I have 0 leveled light summoners which meant just playing the cheapest mana light summoner was my best bet. Stampede is also niche. It very rarely sees use in low league decks. With the ban on Earth I was even more ecstatic since that meant I would be able to avoid having to worry about the new Earth magic meta.





Honestly, when the comps came out I knew I was going to win immediately. Simply put my opponent didn't have the damage needed to get through my front and second line tank. In addition, the comp itself made very little sense to me with a bait card in front without a strong backline.

Had my opponent actually played the delay tactic with bait tanks and a strong backline however Feral Spirit here would have been an idea card as a counter. Specifically, because it has sneak and sneak/snipe are the exact types of abilities that are important for taking out a backline.

If you guys have been paying any attention to the new CL cards I'm personally seeing the new airdrop card, Baakjira, and many of the other new water cards setup this type of delay comp perfectly. I can't wait until I start seeing those comps more often.



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It's a great feeling when you see your opponents hand and know you are going to win. Anyone who has played for awhile can usually call a game from the moment the hands are laid out.
Great post.



Yeah, I'm starting to get to that point. Writing up these challenge posts has honestly been a big part of that. It really forces you to consider what happened in a fight and why.

Highly valuable information and I really push my peers to also participate in these battle challenges.