5 Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started Playing Splinterlands

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When I first got into the game, I watched a lot of youtubers and read a lot of guides so that I could learn the game faster and see if I should put more money into it. As no one will give you financial advice, you really have to do your own research (the Official FAQ is a must read). But what's next after deciding to play the game? Here are what I think you should focus on after taking that first step.


1. Learn the Ropes

A lot of people will tell you to just play the game and eventually you'll understand it. They're not wrong with this but to understand the game mechanisms, you have to get to know your cards!

To start, go to the upper left part and click on Cards.

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Once there, the default settings is you'll be able to see your playable cards, which include the free starter cards (marked with S on the upper right). From here, hover over a card's abilities and you'll see text regarding what they do.

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I suggest reading each and every one of your cards and understanding their abilities and strategizing. If you have a hard time understanding how abilities work, check out the Fandom Wiki for a short explanation on each ability. Now as you play the game, you will eventually find out how fun things are and it's time to move on to the next step.


2. Decks Not Cards

Making your Deck

The fastest way to get stronger is to understand the league rules, and build your deck around it. My mistake was just buying cards I thought were awesome but in hindsight didn't provide much benefit to my account. The question you have to ask is which Splinter did you have the most fun? By building a deck around where you have the most fun with, you'll surely enjoy the game even more!

Once you've decided, here's a little trick you should know!

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You should learn to utilize the limits of your league. What does this mean? See the summoner limits at the bottom? Those are the max levels of the summoner you can bring in per league you're in. The higher the league, the higher the summoner you can use, which means higher leveled monsters! Let's check out Pyre for example.

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For the Silver League, we can use up to a level 4 Pyre (Rare Summoner). This means the monster levels you can use are Level 5 Common, Level 4 Rare, Level 3 Epic, and Level 2 Legend. As far as I am aware of, all the cards follow this rule which limits the maximum level of a monster you'll encounter in a particular league.

Using Third Parties

Learn to buy your cards at low prices using the available third parties. I always refer to the tips by my favorite Splinterland youtubers @bulldog1205 and @infidel1258.

(Unsupported https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNNLmxs_ruU&t)

(Unsupported https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itR4CScCjnk)


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Great tips - it is a learning curve when you first start!

Decks not Cards really stands out.

I might add that building 3 or 4 decent decks is a viable strategy, that's how i started out, I STILL don't have a decent fire splinter.

Also finding the 'optimal levels' for some of the cards if yer on a budget, and sticking to that!

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At my level I've only currently built an Earth and Water Deck that works in Silver 3. I focused on versatility but when it comes to fighting the same cards as my opponent, I would lose because I am underlevelled. I can't wait for the CL packs to boost my game!

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I hope that many of the new players will find this post and learn from your experience and great presentation here.

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Yeah! I hope many new players can read this. I actually send this to the friends who are only now getting into Splinterlands and they said it was super helpful.

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You pointed out the most important items and one cannot learn enough to make the most of it in Splinterlands. Complexity is high and keeping in touch with everything requires time, but those that are willing to spend it and teach themselves the tricks will only reap bigger and bigger rewards.

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I'm reminded of the quote "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”. A lot of people have helped me along the way, without them really knowing it, and I hope to help others as well. The bigger the community the more fun it will be after all!

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