Splinterlands | Sabre Shark Challenge

in Splinterlands2 months ago

The weekly Share Your Battle Challenge organized by the Splinterlands team continues to run and this week the Sabre Shark is highlighted.

The Sabre is one of the cards I like and have at level 5 and like but I honestly rarely use it. Getting it up to level 6 more than doubles the cost of the card and gives it 1 more health which is probably worth it. Right now, I am less confident compared to a while back that getting more cards and continuing to build my collection is a smart thing. I have lost quite some trust in the team to act in a way that benefits the players (read post) and also fear that these older cards at one point will be 'retired' in one way or another so players are forced to buy the new cards that are being printed. The difference in card stats for this one card also won't make much difference in my overall performance as long as the matching system remains how it is. Anyway, on to the match this week.

This was a match where the summoner abilities were silenced and the health of all monsters were equal to the one with the highest health. Having a lot of cards really helps with these specific rules and I was able to select a pretty strong team with my Sia Seachan summoner which gave me 1 more mana compared to players using a regular 3 mana summoner. The low Mana rules made it perfect to play the Creeping Ooze in first place as a puppet monster to absorb damage. The cheap, fast & high damage Sabre Shark was a perfect monster for the 2nd spot followed by 2 tank heal monsters Albrtross & Crustacean King. Some backend damage with the Pirate Archer and the always useful Golden Furious Chicken to possible absorb sneak damage.

Even though my opponent had similar level cards, it was never a matchup and I'm not sure if it was because he or she played bad or just because of a lack of cards. So I don't really feel I outplayed my opponent even though my line-up was really solid I would say.

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Previous Weekly Challenges

Earth ElementalScreaming BansheeSilvershield Sheriff
Rusty AndroidScale DoctorSerpent Of The Flame
Pirate ArcherEqualizer ChallegeFlesh Golem
SoulstormWar ChaangKoblod Miner
Captain's GhostChild Of The ForestPhantasm
Silvershield WarriorHorny ToadGloridax Soldier
Tortisian FighterBarking SpiderTwisted Jester
ArmorsmithNo AttackBlast Ability
Sneak AbilityOpportunity AbilityJavelin Thrower
Giant SquidSerpentine SpyGoblin Mech
Nectar Queen Manticore Undead Minotaur
Spark PixiesSerpent Of EldGelatinous Cube


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Nice post. Thanks for sharing.

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Hey, @costanza!
Glad to see ya still around
Sorry your still sad.
But also glad that we offer the option for you to sell all our cards if you wish. 😍
I'm personally STOKED about the future of Splinterlands, all our upcoming (in the works) partnerships, and blockchain in general.

You should come play at DYGYCON this Saturday. https://dygycon.com/
It's pretty fun in the environment, plus, you may find another game or a new friend.

I'm not planning to sell my cards anytime soon as I do believe the game will do pretty well. It's just that after over a year of playing daily with the initial challenge of getting to know all the cards while collecting more, it feels like there is little to no challenge to the game itself anymore mostly because of the matchup system which makes it feel like skill is totally neglectable. I want to outplay opponents or get outplayed learning something in the process instead of playing matches where the winner is known before the match even started. That is really my only frustration with the game at the moment.

I'll check out DYGYCON