~ 😘 Hi Hi Splinterlands lovers around the world 😘 ~
Welcome back to my blog, @queen-silvia. This is my second post about battle strategies at Gold League. The first post was also discussed about Gold League tournament which can be found HERE.
The reason why I wrote about Gold League is because there are many abilities unlocked compared to the lower league (bronze and silver), so generally speaking, Gold league should be more interesting. I have a good news for all of you, who read this article. My scholar account partner @bushwack
will upgrade the silvia-plays account into diamond / champion league in the next two days so I'll most likely will write about diamond/champion strategies as well in the upcoming days. In this article, let's discuss about gold league first 😊
The strategies that we are going to discuss are mentioned below :
- Focus on Sneak Ruleset
- Anticipate Opponent's Ilthain
- Demoralize and Headwinds works effectively in high mana battle
- Llama-Mercenary in 14 mana
- Cursed Windeku in small mana match
We will also have a Chaos Legion card giveaway #46 and The Announcement of Giveaway #44 at the end of the post so feel free to join. Wish you luck guys 😘
- FOCUS ON SNEAK RULESET -
In Small Mana battle, good players tend to use sneak rulesets since almost many players will attack the first position monster and that would be not effective when the last monsters (who have crucial damage) is being target to be attacked. So focus the attack on the last position monsters is a good idea to win small mana battles
|Lost Legendaries, Heavy Hitters||21||Fire, Water, Dragon, Death|
My opponent was @byzantinekitty
. We both used the Kelya Frendul as summoners. The difference is he used 2 sneak monsters (Pelacor Bandit and Uraeus) and 1 opportunity monster (Deeplurker) who have poison ability. This strategy is stronger than attacking the first position monster (Although I was using Diemonshark with trample ability) because the tank monster was chaos agent with 5 speed and dodge and phase ability and that increase the chance to make the opponent missed their target. Thank you @byzantinekitty
for the match.
- ANTICIPATE OPPONENT'S ILTHAIN -
Alright, the next top battle is the battle of life splinter. when we saw life splinter is available for the match. There is a possibility that the opponent might use Ilthain so it's very prohibited to use monsters with ranged attack because those monsters will die easily due to return fire ability. I would recommend to use melee monsters instead. Magic attack is also sometimes not being recommended as Pelacor Conjurer is often being put in the first position. Here is the battle between me and @notaboutme
|Stampede, Healed Out||18||Life, Dragon|
In the above battle, I and @notaboutme
put almost the same team line up. The difference was Vulguine and Stitch Leech from opponent side and Venari Crystalsmith & Celestial Harpy in my side. Melee monsters are the king in this battle since there is no counter for them but we can see there are counters for magic and ranged attack. Yes, Pelacor Conjurer will be magic counter and Ilthain will be ranged attack counter. Since I have 2 ranged attack monsters while my opponent has only 1, the chance for my opponent's win is higher than me.
- DEMORALIZE & HEADWINDS WORKS EFFECTIVELY IN HIGH MANA BATTLE -
The third tips is Demoralize will work best in high mana battle when your opponent has many melee monsters since the goal of demoralize is to reduce opponent melee damage by -1. In certain condition, Using Demoralize monster is better than monsters with 2 or 3 attack because when your opponent has 4 or even 5 melee monsters, their attack become reduced and it happened in many rounds, Let me give clear example using the following battle against @cyguy
|Rise of Commons||58||Life, Dragon|
We can see how important Warrior of Peace rule in this battle when he reduce the melee and ranged attack of all monsters. He was reducing 3 melee damage and 2 ranged damage (which are literally all of my monsters!). Some other good defensive strategy to learn from Cyguy is to put tank heal monster (Venari Crystalsmith) and Repair monster (Lone Boatman).this way His Shieldbearer will be very difficult to beat. Not only very good in defence but he also has good attack with 6 melee damage Sand Worm and 3 snipe attack Silvershield Sheriff.
- LLAMA-MERCENARY IN 14 MANA -
This kind of strategy works pretty well for all monsters who have heal ability such as Flesh Golem, Kron, Hydra and Pelacor Mercenary. The last stand ability from Scarred Llama Mage will make the last stand monster become super strong with multiplier 1.5 and rounded up to all stats. As an important note, this will work more effectively if the ruleset is blast, Earthquake or Noxious Fumes since the supporting monsters could not support the tank monster after some rounds. Let see how the battle against @jaki01
to see how great Llama-Mercenary is :
|Explosive Weaponry||17||Life, Fire, Water, Death, Earth|
I have put Venator Kinjo in the second place to prevent Blast damage to destroy my backline monsters but The Llama-Mercenary is still very strong against my failed summoners (even after being healed by Khmer Princess). The additional monster after Mercenary (Acid Shooter) is also performed very well with his scattershot ability in the explosive weaponry ruleset. If he hit the middle backline monster, the adjacent monsters will take blast damage too. The cripple ability is also very good to anticipate if the opponent is using Llama-Mercenary as well.
- CURSED WINDEKU IN SMALL MANA MATCH -
This might sounds trivial but Cursed Windeku is one of the best monster to counter melee attack as he has Thorn and heal ability which makes him immortal as long as the opponent does not using monster with affliction ability. We can use Thaddius Brood to reduced magic attack or Contessa L'ament to reduce the range attack. Death Splinter consists of many monsters with debuff ability so it's pretty good to be used in gold league. Here is my match against @kvm86
|Fire and Regret||12||Dragon, Death, Earth|
Venari Scout will die after attacking Cursed Windeku since he has thorn. The attack looks negligible as Windeku can restore 4 health point in each round. Thereosa Nightside will receive reflected damage after attacking failed summoner which makes her die as well. The purpose of putting Corpse fiend and Shadowy presence is to hold enemies sneak or opportunity monsters so it gives some time to Windeku to kill first position monster without being targeted. Kvm strategy is nice to counter melee with Mylor and magic with failed summoner but unfortunately, Cursed Windeku is more immortal with his heal ability.
- ANNOUNCEMENT OF GIVEAWAY #44 WINNER -
Alright guys, now it's time for giveaway. We have 19 participants for the Giveaway #43. I'd like to say Thank you very much for visiting my blog and joined the giveaway. Here are the list of participants :
@ieronimus, @blitzzzz, @rayius, @dafusa, @ianballantine, @keniel16, @henruc, @emeraldtiger, @engilhramn, @olaf.gui, @salomijale, @jdike, @treefrognada, @ank12c, @candnpg, @pero82, @willendorfia, @vaynard86, @alexisgr1993,
I hope I don't miss out any names there. Regardless you win or not, I hope you guys keep supporting me by participating in my upcoming giveaways because sharing to the community is fun. Here is the snapshot of the winner :
Congratulations to @ianballantine
for winning Antoid Platoon. This card has Shield and Scavenger ability at maximum level which are very powerful in the battle.
1 BCX of Antoid Platoon has been sent to IGN : @ianballantine
, enjoy and take care of that Antoid Platoon 👍. For other participants who didn't win, you can try your luck taking a part in the next giveaway below (Giveaway #46).
- GIVEAWAY #46 -
Alright, in the previous post we had a Chaos Legion card for the giveaways. In this giveaway post, there will be 1 Chaos Legion card that you could possibly win, Here is the card :
| Blinding Reflector |
I will use Wheel of Names for the drawing and the name picked out will be given the card prize.
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- The winner will be announced in the next giveaways.
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Battle 1 - Yep you start to see a lot more "ignore the front line" type strategies in gold and it's even stronger in Diamond / Champ since Baakjira is basically impossible to defeat. Better to play sneaks / opportunity to take out the supporting cast.
Battle 2 - Vulguine is really strong in gold / diamond and once again you want to avoid the front line (pelacor conjurer) and attack the back line! CrystalSmith isn't worth it with no healing ruleset! :P
Battle 3 - Loan Boatman is pretty good in gold and insane in diamond / champ once he gets shatter. Warrior of peace definitely a good call in rise of the commons since there won't be much magic damage!
Battle 4 - LLama + Merc works well in blast, noxious fumes, and earthquake but in other battles the cripple from acid shooter can shut it down in most cases with a proper team!
Battle 5 - Cursed Windeku is a good call in that ruleset!
Thanks, I learned a lot!
Oh wow, thank you so much Mondroid for your tips. I am going to make this kind of recaps more often and I hope community like it.
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Always such smart analysis from you, especially how you are able to learn so much from these strong players you battle against every day.