Favorite Rare Cards in Gold League - Part I
This post is a part of the series I am making to help out players on what to rent for the Gold league. Last two posts were for the Common cards:
Today, is all about rare cards.
Again, these cards are what I rent to compete in the Gold league while keeping my rents low. I don't rent fancy cards like Selenia Sky, Sacred Llama Mage and Kron the Undying. I stick with the cheap ones to keep my rent low while still able to stay competitive. Pretty sure this can help you compete in the leaderboard but you'll be needing those expensive legendary summoners.
Please note the cards below might not suit your playstyle or strategy but I really think these cards are versatile so you should be able to insert them on your line-ups.
And lastly, with the modern and wild formats coming, I'll try to list more recent cards - Untamed, Dice, Chaos Legions and related Rewards cards.
So without further ado...
✨✨✨ Life ✨✨✨
|In my opinion, all the great tanks should have the Shield ability to soften the blows received. With its taunt ability, 6 Armor and 10 HP, opponents will have a hard time bringing this one down. Pair it with a heal or two and armor repair, then you're all set to annoy the shit out of your opponents. 😂|
|The best assassin in the game. What makes this deadly and a must include in your lineup is its double strike and poison abilities. More hits, more chances of the opponent's backline dying. This is great when paired with the Silvershield Knight for more lethal damage.|
|I very much wanted to add the Peacebringer here but since I promised a list of more recent cards for the Modern format, here's the Silvershield Sheriff. The Sheriff has snipe and deals 4 damage that pierces through opponents armour. It has 4 speed so it has a great chance of hitting your opponent. What I like about this card is its protect ability granting your lineup additional shield which is quite useful when you are not using Tyrus. Offers great synergy with General Sloan and can be useful in high mana matches.|
💀💀💀 Death 💀💀💀
|This is my favourite death card in Chaos Legion. This effectively replaces the Haunted Spirit. With thorns, opposing tanks easily melt while its health help sustain itself. This has a decent attack and impressive HP for its mana and class. If this card is expensive, feel free to rent Haunted Spirit instead.|
|Another personal favourite that I try to insert this as much as I can. Deals 3 ranged damage to ranged/magic monsters hiding in the back. You can position this at the back and watch it evade those annoying sneak monsters with its dodge ability.|
|I wanted to add the Death Elemental here but its 2 HP has always been my problem especially with the excessive usage of Pelacor Conjurer and Failed Summoners. So here's the Venari Bonesmith.. Helps quickly melt the opposing tank with its magic damage and poison while increasing its HP with life leach. This one's bulky when it comes to the front.|
🐲🐲🐲 Dragon 🐲🐲🐲
|There's not a lot of rare cards you can rent for the Dragon Splinter but this one's cheap so this won't definitely hurt your budget. The Manticore is better at the 2nd position but if you're not renting all the splinters and you don't have any good monsters on the playable splinters, you can use the Manticore as tank and the Basilisk on 2nd position. This has a fast speed so it has a big chance to stun your opponent before it gets to attack.|
|Again, like the Basilisk this is cheap to rent. You can even get a gold card to boost your DEC spoils. This has 6 speed so you're sure it can attack at least twice. Its backfire ability will also punish those slowass monsters who dare attack it and miss.|
⚔️⚔️⚔️ Neutral ⚔️⚔️⚔️
|This is a must rent for me given the prevalence of magic line-ups. The Prismatic Energy's void helps it soften the magic damage received while its reflect punishes those who try to hit it with magic. When paired with amplify, your enemies will regret fielding a magic line-up.|
|A great addition to the Chaos Legion set. This is versatile at 4 mana, 7 HP with void and heal. You'll be sure to use this at little league when you don't have a lot of options on which tank to use. This also provides a great match up vs opposing tanks at low mana. With 12, 13 mana cap, you can add 2-3 small monsters at the back with this.|
|Do yourself a favour and rent a chicken. Yeah? It doesn't even need to be a max chicken. A level 1 is fine. All it needs to do is take a hit or two and it's done its purpose. Put it in front to sustain your tank. Put it in position 2 to take a snipe hit. Put it the back to take a sneak attack. Put it anywhere during noxious/earthquake rule sets to feed your Cube. 10/10.|
Are there other rare cards that you think should be added to the list? Let me know in the comments below! :)
Next post would be for the Fire, Water and Earth rare cards! Stay tuned and keep grinding!