Rock, paper, scissors,or how I got the weakest golem (A Splinterlands battle challenge) - Day 49
What is Splinterlands?
Splinterlands is a card game, similar with Hearthstone, where you can play battle against other players to get a better rank or in tournaments. It is a NFT game based on Hive Blockchain, with multiple ways to capitalise and make money, real money, by playing it or trading in it. You can start earning as soon as you buy a Spellbook ($10) getting DEC tokens and NFT monster cards via daily quests and season quests(every 2 weeks). There is an airdrop daily, for a whole year, currently at day 114/365, I think, and you can still get some nice governance tokens just by playing the game for the next year. Everything counts, cards, DEC on HIVE, WAX, ETH and BSC, lands, titles, skins. You can maximize the airdrop by staking all you SPS for a 51% APR right now. Another way to make profit is to rent cards, getting paid in DEC tokens for it.
Chaos Legion cards are here, first we have a 30 days pre-sale, where you may receive some vouchers to get access to the packs early (1 voucher for every 4000 SPS stacked). There are bonuses like 10% less for 100 packs bought, 15% for 500 and 20% for 2000, also, you get a discounted price if you use SPS tokens. On top of this, if you buy more than 1000 packs you may receive a title. For every 50 packs you buy on presdale you have a guaranteed card on the next airdrops, and for every 1000 packs you have a guaranteed gold card on the next airdrops. Overall, it will be difficult to get the right amount of packs for the maximum discount. You may have only few days left, until the pre-sale is done. All lands were sold out and will be introduced next, i believe, with a price of 600$ on average for each at the moment. Just check this awesome page about what are the Lands supposed to do.
The Stone Golem is a versatile card, an Old Guard Alpha rare card, from the Earth Splinter. It will cost you only 5 Mana, and offering at max level 3 Melee Damage, 3 Armor and 8 Health, but the Speed is quite low, only 2. You have Shield at Level 1, reducing the Melee and Ranged Damage, and Stun at level 5, making it a good tank for battles with less than 18 Mana Cap. Still, for only one more Mana, the Flesh Golem is superior, with more Health and Heal. I see no utility for it, except maybe on Raise of Commons Ruleset. A max level one - 8, will cost you almost $500. There are definitely better alternatives out there.
So, for the challenge, this were the starting conditions:
Mana Limit: 14
Rulesets: Earthquake - 2 Damage every end of the round and Enrage, damaged melee unit do extra damage.
Mine - Summoner: Mylor (Thorns ability - return Melee damage), Stone Golem as main tank, Failed Summoner as back up with Magic Reflect, no use this time, Goblin Thief with Sneak targeting last card, Furious Chicken as fodder for an eventual Sneak.
Opponent - Summoner: Lyana (+1 Health boost), Flesh Golem main tank with heal, Furious Chicken as fodder, Creeping Ooze to Slow enemy team and Wood Nymph healing main tank.
This was a game that shows exactly why the Flesh Golem is superior to the Stone Golem, as I lost even if I cleared all the army on the back and I had 3 monster cards left. Even taking damage from Earthquake and Thorns, I still couldn't kill his main tank. How was the game? I did not realize the difference that enrage will add to the result of the battle. I managed to kill the Nymph, stopping the extra Heal, but I lost my main tank. Then his Ooze and his Chicken was taken out, only for me to lose all three remaining ones to a lucky combination of heal, miss and enrage.
Star of the game - Sadly, my opponent main tank deserves this title.
On the side note, my continuous support for Splintertalk.io is going well, with my SPT tokens number raising to 1 million. All of it is delegated to @monster-curator, as this account is doing a great work curating the best posts on the forum. Next, I am slowly building some SPT power to manually curate on Splinterlalk.io also. But for the next 30 days I am exchanging the SPT rewarded daily for vouchers.
All the best, George
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