Fiendish Harpy - Get to know your monsters
Fiendish Harpy as seen in the battle above was very strong and almost like it was decided about winning the game for me. So, it never gave a chance to the opponent to attack even and also because it is an opportunity monster, you should own it otherwise rent it at least to use in battle.
I have observed that using the Fiendish harpy is more effective than using the neutral opportunity monsters because Fiendish also has the flying ability that makes it extra powerful. Watch the battle to know more about how it won the battle.
Yet another product of the Gloridax science facilities, the Harpies do not know their purpose in life. They are quite intelligent, which has led them to ask why they were born with such a twisted form. One of the aims of the experiment that produced these monsters was enhanced breeding, to be used for livestock in the Draykh-Nahka feed yards, so two of them were created. The one male and one female escaped (or were released from) the facilities and began spreading their own special brand of chaos throughout the Splinterlands, dropping litter as they went.
As a splinterlands player, you must know your monsters. Each monster plays a role and each has a specific technique in helping you win the game. A lot of factors would have gone into consideration while designing the abilities of a monster.
Did you know that the Mavericks are given special access to the test version of the game before each new edition is released? They playtest games with the new set of monsters and report their views on the abilities and whether they should be upped or nerfed. These players actually decide the future of the monsters, in a way, and of course, they do have the right to voice their opinion as they are huge investors.
Anyways, back to the Harpy, it is a dragon monster and a promo card which means you get extra dec for using it too in case you win the game.
Many talk about the riftwatchers and the upcoming release after Chaos general sale and let me tell you, the riftwatchers will be an added asset to the modern format and will change the game of splinterlands forever.
Nowadays, we are seeing more chaos cards in the games and how the established combinations are slowly being replaced by the new cards. So, if you are a new player, now is the time to make a big deal out of it and level up your new chaos cards and also save for buying riftwatchers.
Some will complain that splinterlands is a never-ending investment but then I remember those days when the Halfling Alchemist was airdropped and how I sold some cards to level it up and don't regret it at all because it has helped me a lot in climbing up the ladder.
Basically, every card is unique and useful. It is the way we place it that makes the difference. So, do not be disheartened and try to play and learn the game as you do so.
Remember, Rome was not built in a day.
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