The Cheap $50 SILVER LEAGUE Deck! [Fire Splinter Budget Guide]

Read this Guide NOW if you want to know how to build a budget deck that cost less than $50 and that's able to bring you to the Silver League!

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INTRODUCTION

If you're a new Splinterlands player, you're probably in the Bronze League, trying your best to climb to Silver in order to get more & better Reward Chests.

You may be thinking that you need to spend fortunes in order to have the best cards available in order to climb your way through the ranks. While having a pocket full of money indeed can help, I'll show in this Guide how you can build a budget Fire Splinter deck that's strong enough to put you in the Silver League!

Without further ado, I'll now show you the table with the recommended cards, followed by a short explanation on why each card was chosen and how to use it correctly in order to bring you more wins!

BUDGET $50 FIRE SPLINTER DECK FOR SILVER LEAGUE

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Pyromancer

The most expensive card in this deck; Pyromancer is a VERY strong ranged card: it deals directly 2 damage/turn, plus an extra 1 damage/turn due its Blast ability, and it also has 5 Health, enough to put him on the last place in your team to absorb damage from enemy monsters with Sneak ability.

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Fineas Rage

You'll always put him in the 2nd place: due his Reach ability, he'll hit every turn; he has 5 Speed, so he'll usually be the first in the game to attack; and also has 8 Health, enough to tank a lot of damage when your main tank (usually the Living Lava) dies.

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Lava Launcher

I love this card <3 In High Mana matches, Lava Launcher can almost guarantee you a kill due its high stats: high attack, high Armor, high Health. And, because of the Close Range ability, he can also keep attacking while on the first place. I like to put him on the 3rd place of the team, due his tankiness.

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Exploding Dwarf

You'll only play this game on matches with the Equalizer Ruleset (the one in which all monsters have the same Health). But, in these games, the Exploding Dwarf is a BEAST: high attack AND Blast abilty for even more damage.

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Ant Miners

Low-mana card that you'll play in matches with restricted monsters (like No Ranged or No Neutrals). As you won't have better cards to play anyway, just put him on the last place of your team, and when he reach the frontline he'll have 5-8 Health due the Scavenger ability. 2 Mana for a 8 Health monster? Yes, please!

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Creeping Ooze

The infamous 1-mana Neutral card! This bad boy allows you to use that odd mana that is left after you building your team, debuffing the enemy team Speed.

Due being Neutral, it's also very versatile, as you can use it on all your Splinters.

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Onyx Sentinel

This Monster will become your to-go Tank when you can't play Melee Monsters. Trust the purple boy, and he'll bring you many victories

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Uraeus

Uraeus is a very efficient card, costing only 3 Mana but having 2 Health, 1 Armor, and Sneak. I like to play him together with the Kobold Miner, as both of them have Sneak and will hit hard the enemy backline.

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Sand Worm

In High-Mana Matches, you'll use him almost every single time. Put him in the middle of your team (4-5th position) and let him wreck the enemy backline.

HOW TO USE THE DECK

Mainly, you'll be playing Malric Inferno as your Summoner: his +1 Melee Attack is too strong to not use. Almost all the cards here are Melee, so they'll all benefit from his bonus.

Besides that, you'll use the common, popular Fire Splinter cards that are available for free.

In Mana Cost order, those are the free cards that you will end up using the most: Kobold Miner, Goblin Shaman, Serpentine Spy, Cerberus, Spark Pixies, Parasitic Growth, Mantoid, Living Lava.

KNOWN WEAKNESSES

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The main weakness of this budget deck is the "Venari Wavesmith Combo", in which the enemy plays, as the Water Splinter, Alric Stormbringer as Summoner, Venari Wavesmith to give +2 Armor to all monsters, and any other random Magic Monsters. Due the +2 Armor, you'll have a really hard time killing the enemy monsters, and will probably lose the game.

If you feel that your opponent will use this cheesy combo to win the game, do NOT play as the Fire Splinter! Just play as the Water Splinter, with Bortus as your Summoner, and then several other high-health Monsters to absorb the magic damage. It's your best strategy to counter the combo.

Besides that, you're now with a great deck, enough to beat the majority of the Bronze players and bring yourself to the Silver League!

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I have played very little to this game, I still don't understand too much how it goes hahaha. I only know that the main thing is to organize a strategy, add your frontline and backline cards, all with different abilities. I guess it will be about reading the opponent and having a bit of luck.

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I truly like Splinterlands, I usually play it when I'm having lunch or doing some other menial task, just to kill some time.

There are strategies to use: how to optimize your team (correct order, abilities), combos, knowledge of the current meta, etc. But, as you said, reading your opponent is probably the major factor: as almost all cards/strategies has hard-counters, if you can guess the enemy team, you can just rolfstomp the match.

In the end, I think that there are 3 possibilities: if you hard-counter the enemy, you win; if you're hard-countered by your enemy, you lose; and when both players misses the hard-countering, then the player with better strategy win.

The game is way "simpler" than other games like Gods Unchained, so it's expected to it end up having less strategy/deep gameplay.

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In addition to the Creeping Ooze card, do not forget the Furious Chicken card. It could be useful/helpful in battles, and it does not even costs mana.

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Yes, but it does cost $38 to buy just one. lol

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Indeed, the Furious Chicken is a GREAT card, that by itself increases your win rate in low-mid mana matches by a lot.

But it's too expensive for this ULTRA-BUDGET build; I couldn't fit it in a 50$ deck.

If I was doing a 100$ suggestion, I would probably just slap an extra Furious Chicken, Goblin Mech and Gelatinous Cube.

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A lot of good players entered Silver league recently.
It's harder for me to keep rating at 1600.

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Indeed, the matches are becoming more and more harder. I'm also at the Silver League, and it's starting to become common to be matched with 1000+ USD decks :(

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It is a great budget deck for sliver league. But for the monster like Lava Launcher you will get if you are lucky. But yes. It is a cheap card. All rewards cards are cheaper now. Have a slice of !PIZZA.

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Indeed, all Rewards cards are still cheap, and there are lots of them that are strong and good to be bought nowadays.

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Bortus + Oshannus or Torhilo (more for reverse speed these days) is the way, for those magic-heavy opponents. Add in something spicy like an Axemaster or Ruler of the Seas to really crush your opponent.

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My Cheap $50 Water Deck is literally Oshannus or Torhillo + Venari Wavesmith

Is your enemy playing Venari Wavesmith? Bortus + Oshannus/Torhillo

Is your enemy playing anything else? Venari Wavesmith + whatever lol

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Thank you for sharing your setup and build, It has helped beat a good number of matches I should've lost. Hope your season rewards are good picks!

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Thanks, I hope I was able to help you a lot!

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