1 vs 4 situation ? No problem for Carnage Titan ! | Splinterlands Weekly Battle Challenge
~Lore of The Carnage Titan~
Before we start taking about the battle, let's talk about the monster first. For those who loves a story, i bring you the lore of the Carnage Titan
He was called Holicrai the Magnificent and without doubt, he was the finest Gloridax guardian in the history of the land. He was as feared as some of the dragons that lived on Dragon’s Roost. The people of Draykh-Nahka would sing songs about him, and the ancient scholars would say that the sagas told about him didn’t do him justice. When he passed to the other side, they took his armor and displayed it in the Warrior’s Hall, deep within the Centrum. His bones were laid to rest in the Guardian’s Chapel on the far side of the city, a shrine open to the people so they might pay their respects for all he had done.
It cost Morloth, the crazed tinker, not a single penny to acquire the armor. The Chaos Legion had brought it to him, together with a long, thick bone from the chapel’s tomb – probably the femur he guessed. He didn’t ask them how they’d come by it, and the strange man that conveyed the delivery was most peculiar indeed. He wore a long black coat and top hat, with a bizarre beaked mask and shimmering green amulet about his neck, carrying a lantern that pierced the night. He spoke to himself as much as he did to Morloth, and by the end of their conversation, the tinker wasn’t sure who he was more afraid of, the entire Chaos Legion that had descended upon the land, or this one strange man that was standing before him.
Using the green crystals that he’d fuelled the Disintegrator with, Morloth set to work hammering away at the pieces of armor and fusing parts of the bone to the metal. Night passed into morning, as he sharpened its metal fingers into deadly claws, each one as long as his forearm. Then daylight came and went, the cycle repeating until he had lost complete track of time. He took sips of water from the various flasks that littered his workshop, and when the paltry reserves of food ran out, he chewed upon the green crystals themselves, sucking the energy from them. Partway through his labors, Morloth had to drag his creation from the workshop and set a canvas tent outside to continue, so big was the masterpiece. When it was time to attach the head, he rolled the lump of metal across the ground and fused it to the shoulders. Finally, he started work on the impressive helm that would conceal the giant green crystal that fuelled the creation’s mind and body.
When finished, Morloth collapsed in a state of complete exhaustion. He awoke later to find that his creation was gone. The terrible Carnage Titan had come to life and left him whilst he slept. He never did learn where his golem had gone, but then, nor did he discover how fortunate he was that it didn’t tear him to pieces before it left.
Source: Splinterlands.com Lore
General Information About Carnage Titan
Carnage Titan is a legendary dragon monster that came on the Chaos Legion Edition. It's not hard for this monster to be popular because he is a strong melee monster with great defensive and offensive ability. He got reach ability that allow him to attack from second positiond and having double strike as well that allow him to attack twice on each turn. At 1st level, he got 2 melee attack, 3 speed, 7 armor, and 8 health. At 2nd level, he become even deadlier with 3 basic melee attack which will become 6 physical attack because he got the double strike ability. At 3rd level, he got powerfull shield ability to go against physical monster, and at maxed level (lv 4), his attack power increased again into 4 basic melee attack that allows him to do 8 melee attack each turn (without buff or debuff). With all those stats and ability, he easily become the preferred 2nd monster to fill people's lane up on high mana cap ruleset.
Battle Link: https://splinterlands.com/?p=battle&id=sl_63833625b0ded0b2f08256236e72110f
My Lineup's Explanation :
Before we discuss about the formation, here is the rules for this match
Explosive Weaponry : All monster have the blast ability !
Lost Magic : Monsters with magic attack may not be used in battles !
29 mana cap: Medium mana cap, not really suit this titan, but let's try it and see how it goes !.
Splinter available : Life, Death, and Dragons are available.
|Summoner||+1 Melee Buff||What would suit Carnage Titan better than this Summoner ? +1 Physical damage means +2 for the carnage titan !|
|Tanker||Shield||Since i got medium mana cap, i need a low mana tanker that is hard enough to be a tanker. This little monster is the one i chose with his shield ability to go against physical monsters.|
|2nd Monster||Reach, Double Strikes||My main monster for this week challenge ! Expect to blast enemies twice each turn with his double strikes ability. Put him on where he is belong, the 2nd position !|
|3rd Monster||Sneak, Double Strike||Another monster with double strike ability. Blast is ruleset that i tried to exploit with blast ability. More blast, more damage given to enemies ! Put him on 3rd position, the safest position for this low health monster.|
|4th Monster||Opportunity||Another hitter, but this monster is having the opportunity that allow him to hit the lowest health enemies. This dragon monster also having high enough health (5) to stand from the sneaker monster.|
|5th Monster||Fly||1 mana cost, what else you expect from him ? of course as a decoy to waste enemies damage/ attack. Put him 5th to cover the 3rd and 4th monster from the sneakers.|
|6th Monster||Cripples||3 mana cost, 2 range attack, and 4 health. This monster is suitable to fill the backline because he is having pretty good health and attack|
I would also talk a little about my enemies lane up, but won't too detailed as my lane up, just a my point of view in general about his lane up.
Does My Strategy is Worked ? :
The battle scene are also shown on gif below:
On 2nd round, my enemies takes the advantage to attack first with Lira that having 6 speed are blasting my backline monster. The situation now become 1 against 4 for me, but soon the carnage titan is doing his dance, 2 enemies are taken down on his 1st attack, and 1 other are fall down later with his 2nd attack (thanks for the double strikes ability). Lira found herself as the last monster, and unlucky for her there is no close range ruleset that allow her to attack from front position. Now it's time to finish her !
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