Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: A Skin of my Teeth win with Venari SpellSmith...

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase the neutral Venari SpellSmith

This is an interesting low to mid mana card at level 1 because it starts with the dispel ability, and one magic damage, but with relatively low health and speed.

The battle below features a Level 1 Venari SpellSmith Last Standing his way to victory.

The Rule Set and Line Up

  • Mana cap 30
  • Standard Rules apply (Bronze League!)

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**Summoner - Scarred Lama Mage **

  1. Mycellic SlipSpawn - high mana but taunt!
  2. The Chicken Filler
  3. Magi of the Forest - decent damage and health for the mana!
  4. Goblin Psychic - it's the law to use it now, right?
  5. Venari SpellSmith - avec dispel and the challenge feature card...

Did my strategy work?

Beautifully, to see it in action click here!

  • Round 1 - My magic attack takes out my opponent's Living Lava tanks, shield is ineffective against magic. Meanwhile my tank holds firm!
  • Round 2 - I lose my SlipSpawn but take out my opponent's radiated brute.
  • Round 3 - I lose my chicken but take out my opponent's radiated scorcher
  • Round 4 - I lose my Magi, looking ropey for me!
  • Round 5 - I lose my Goblin leaving only the Spellsmith, but Last Stand kicks in boosting his attack to 3 and health to five and I take out my opponent's Tendyll Striker.
  • Round 6 - The SpellSmith soaks up one attack from the Spy then takes out the Spy thank god due its low health.
  • Rounds 7-8 now it's all over - I have one magic attack up front to my opponent's only remaining ranged attack which can't do damage from the front row!

How important was The Venari SpellSmith?

Not so useful in this particular battle during the beginning or middle as more damaged was being meted out by my other three damage cards.

My SlipSpawn was also awesome, soaking up a lot of damage in the first two rounds successfully!

However towards the end he came in useful with the activation of last stand boosting his stats sufficiently for him to finish of my opponent's remaining monsters.

So I guess that means it was probably the Lama that one day rather than the SpellSmith, and of course the TWO additional health points also came in damned handy!

So happy days!

Final Thoughts: Venari SpellSmith - worth buying?

Absolutely YES for me - this is the cheapest neutral magic attack card you can get and it comes with dispel straight off the bat.

So I can see this coming in really handy played with a plus one magic summoner, AND potentially very useful against any summoners which bestow positive abilities on cards, which I think dispel would remove!

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