My Splinterlands Blog #101 - Riftwatchers Playable and End of Season
Welcome to another article where I write about my journey playing Splinterlands! At the time of this writing, we're less than a week away from Splinterfest, the first in-person Splinterlands convention that will be held in Las Vegas. I will be attending myself, though only in a whirlwind trip out there just for the event.
The Riftwatcher's set also fully released this past week, with the packs now being able to be opened. The set has a lot of higher cost cards, as well as a new set of epic rarity summoner cards. Due to some issues with the pre-sale, the air drop cards for it have not been released, though I'm not getting any of the pre-sale air drop myself due to my own small purchase going through a few seconds too late.The new Riftwatcher's summoners, from the market view.
The set has some interesting cards and adds a new ability, Fury. Monsters with Fury do double damage against monsters with taunt, hoping to break up the Wavebrood back line tank meta a bit. I've only opened a couple of packs, as I'm waiting for the first air drop card to be added to open the majority of them.A new water summoner, though not an ability that's too useful in most matches. And a legendary monster! At higher levels he gets last stand and forcefield, potentially making him playable in higher manna matches.
I'm leaving most of the cards on my Silver league alt account, InvestYGator, since they're less useful on my main at level one. It's an interesting set, and seems rare at the moment with so few packs opened. With quite a few other things to get to, let's move on to coverage of the past week.
Daily Quest Rewards:
Daily Quest # 739. Got Earth Focus playing in Gold league. I got 10.502 (9.717 + 0.283 + 0.502) Splintershard Tokens (SPS), 18 (6 + 12) Gold potions, 14 (6 + 8) Legendary potions, a Pelacor Mercenary (common monster), and a Venari Seedsmith (rare monster).
InvestYGator, my Silver account, got Anti Magic Focus. I received 0.724 (0.371 + 0.279 + 0.074) SPS, 38 (19 + 19) Merits, 5 (3 + 2) Gold potions, 2 Legendary potions, a Merdhampir (common monster), a Pelacor Conjurer (common monster), a Pelacor Deceiver (common monster), a Venari Heatsmith (common monster), and a Venari Seedsmith.
Daily Quest # 740. Got Water Focus. I earned 2.474 (0.233 + 2.241) SPS, 7 Gold potions, 16 (7 + 9) Legendary potions, a Gargoya Lion (common monster), a Pelacor Deceiver, a Venari Seedsmith, and a Chaos Legion pack!
InvestYGator got Defend Focus. I got 0.222 (0.088 + 0.055 + 0.079) SPS, 16 Merits, 5 (1 + 2 + 2) Gold Potions, 3 (2 + 1) Legendary potions, a Pelacor Deceiver, a Blood Maker (common monster), and a Chaos Legion pack!
Daily Quest # 741. Got Flying Focus. I received 0.892 (0.604 + 0.288) SPS, 8 (4 + 4) Gold potions, 21 (12 + 5 + 4) Legendary potions, a Pelacor Mercenary and a Vampiric Blossom (rare monster).
InvestYGator got Anti-Melee Focus. I got 0.169 (0.059 + 0.051 + 0.059) SPS, 12 Merits, 2 (1 + 1) Gold potions, 3 Legendary potions, a Pelacor Mercenary, and a Uraeus (epic monster)!
Daily Quest # 742. Got Fire Focus. I earned 0.637 (0.406 + 0.231) SPS, 22 Merits, a Pelacor Conjurer, a Blood Maker, a gold foil Pelacor Deceiver, and a gold foil Merdhampir!
InvestYGator got Flying Focus. I received 0.162 (0.104 + 0.058) SPS, 2 Gold potions, a Legendary potion, a Vampire Bat (common monster), a Pelacor Conjurer, a Blood Maker, and a Chaos Legion pack!
Daily Quest # 743. Got Anti Magic Focus. I got 2.819 (0.617 + 0.613 + 1.281 + 0.308) SPS, 5 Gold potions, an Ever-Hungry Skull (common monster), a Naga Assassin (rare monster), and a Chaos Legion pack!
InvestYGator got Exploits Focus. I received 2.234 (0.413 + 0.89 + 0.043 + 0.342 + 0.077 + 0.469) SPS, 1 Gold potion, 2 Legendary potions, a Merdhampir, a Vampire Bat, and an Ever-Hungry Skull.
Daily Quest # 744. Got Flying Focus. I earned 1.62 (0.44 + 0.585 + 0.595) SPS, 20 (4 + 10 + 6) Gold potions, 167 (44 + 123) Merits, a Gargoya Lion (common monster), a Pelacor Bandit, a Pelacor Mercenary, a Twilight Basilisk (rare monster), a Naga Assassin, a Venari Crystalsmith (rare monster), and a Djinn Biljka (legendary monster)!
InvestYGator got Anti Magic Focus. I got 0.675 (0.065 + 0.425 + 0.042 + 0.06 + 0.083) SPS, 31 (12 + 19) Merits, 1 Legendary potions, an Ever-Hungry Skull.
Daily Quest # 745. Got Dragon Focus. I received 40.665 (40.198 + 0.467) SPS, 15 (8 + 7) Legendary potions, 2 Venari Heatsmiths, an Exploding Rats, a Revealer (epic monster), and a Chaos Legion pack!
InvestYGator got Fire Focus. Got 0.076 SPS, 5 (2 + 1 + 1 + 1) Gold potions, 76 (12 + 64) Merits, a Pelacor Conjurer, a Pealcor Mercenary, a Pelacor Bandit, a Pelacor Deceiver, and an Ever-Hungry Skull.
Some pretty decent rewards this week, with a lot of packs, a legendary, a few gold cards, and a few epic cards.
Guild Brawl #105, playing Bronze League Gold Foil Only. The guild continues to struggle, with certain people not submitting teams or not joining the brawls. We finished second from last place this time around.
I did open one more Gladiator pack:An extra rare, but no gold cards, so not useful for my particular brawl slot.
I usually say I didn't play in any tournaments, but I technically played in a just-for-fun tournament with the staff to test out the new Open tournament format, where all the cards are available. I lost in the first round, but at least we got some testing in. I also did some trading, in that I sold a chunk of Vouchers and bought some cards instead.
I was originally expecting to use the Vouchers for some of these sales, but ended up not really getting other funds together. I was able to level up a bunch of cards to more useful levels, and picked up a max level Spirit Hoarder and Lorna The Dark. A lot of that came from getting frustrated trying to get out of Gold the past few seasons.
For the actual season results, I did manage to squeak into Diamond III before the end of the season. My alt account stayed in Silver, though I'm thinking I should start moving him up to Gold right before the season ends for higher quality season chests - albeit probably a lot fewer of them. Here's what I got for season rewards:InvestYGator's Silver rewards, part one. Nothing too exciting yet. But, a legendary and a pack in the last half made for a nice haul! No more legendary cards, but one more pack and a lot more SPS on my main.
I'm hoping I can get back out of Gold earlier next season with some additional cards, though the addition of Riftwatchers into the mix might throw things off a bit. My next update will likely be sometime after Splinterfest, so slightly later than usual. We'll see how my progress on getting up through Gold league goes by then! Thank you for reading and please post any comments or questions below!