Make your final wish, the Efreet Elder is here! ( A Splinterlands battle challenge story)
What is Splinterlands?
Splinterlands is a card game, similar with Hearthstone, where you can play battle against other players to get a better rank or in tournaments. It is a NFT game based on Hive Blockchain, but the crypto rewards (DEC is the name of their native token) can be used on ETH, TRX, WAX and on the lately added Binance Smart Chain (you can provide liquidity to mine CUB on Cub Finance). You can also provide liquidity on ETH network, but this is a bit more expensive, even if you get some Uniswap bonus in DEC paid straight to your game account (I got 3-4000 DEC monthly with around 60K DEC providing liquidity). DEC is similar with a stablecoin, most of the time, 1000 DEC being $1.
And now it is easier than before (one of my main complain was about beginners not having enough cards at the start) because they offer quite a lot of cards not to the one starting to play, making it a more pleasant experience - I remember losing game after game when I just started 7 month ago, so I am glad that the developers sorted this out. There are big changes and improvements coming soon, according to the Hive rumor mill. You can rent your big good cards now, so extra DEC is coming. Splinterlands governance token will start airdrop soon, every day, if i understood correctly, with DEC being the best choice to maximize it, and all the lands from Praetoria are sold now. Just check this awesome page about what are the Lands supposed to do.
On this week challenge we have something big. ''Sand worm approaching'' sound the warning on my Harvester. Oh, wrong game. ''For the Horde!'' is shouting my Troll packing up the tools and running back to his Dragon. So, Sandworm. Common neutral monster, received as Reward card, with 7 Melee Attack, 4 Speed and 7 Health, for a painful 9 Mana cost. Abilities at max level are Sneak (Hit the last monster in the opponent team), Snare ( Removes Flying ability and chance to miss) and finally Pierce (Destroying armor and health in the same hit). A max level 10 is now around $70, but as a Neutral monster you can use it with any splinter. Rulesets like Equilizer works wonder for it, if you have some tanks with a lot of health.
I must to admit, I had quite a bit of drops related to this one lately, so, with a bit of help, my Efreet is now level 4. This is a Rare Fire splinter monster, with 3 Magic Attack, 4 Speed and 10 Health at max level (8), and a fantastic Last Stand skill (increased stats if this is the last card surviving in the game), hence this must be always used on the last position when possible. Add to this Phase (chance to miss Magic Attacks on it) at level 6, and you have a game changer. The Elder got decent health, and a good boost when reaching level 4. Ideal for many rulesets, like Holy Protection, Armored Up and always nice if you use Delvyn Dragonscale (+1 Magic Attack boost).
So, for the challenge, this were the starting conditions:
Mana Limit: 44
Rulesets: Heavy Hitters (All have knockout) and Noxious Fumes (All starts the game poisoned).
Mine - Summoner: Delwyn Dragonscale (+1 Magic Attack boost, as I decided to line up some magicians this time, and help the Efreet to hit even harder), Magnor as main tank ( used for his Taunt and Enrage), Diamond Dragon to Slow the opponent cards, then Flame Imp, Tortisian Chief and Beetle Queen for magic damage, ending with the Efreet Elder last, hoping to a Last Stand,
Opponent - Summoner: Lyanna Natura (+1 Health boost), Goblin Mech as main tank, supported by Sand Worm, followed by 4 Magic users: Spirit Miner evading Melee and Ranged, useless, Centauri Mage with Return Ranger Fire - useless, Mushroom Seer with Silence, negating my summoner Magic boost and Spirit Shaman resisting one extra hit due to his Divine Shield.
Round 1: Under my relentless Magic Attack, his Goblin Mech and his Sandworm just died, before even attacking. Then Magnor resisted to his other four monsters Magic damage.
Round 2: I just lost 2 of my monsters due to Poison, and I killed his Spirit Miner.
Round 3: The Poison combined with my mighty power finished 3 of his monsters, with only the Spirit Shaman left.
Round 4: In a masterfully executed plan, the Poison is claiming my Tortisian Chief, leaving to the Elder to activate the Last Stand, surviving once more, while his Shaman dies in the same time with his hopes.
Star of the game?
On the side note, my continuous support for Splintertalk.io is going well, with my SPT tokens number raising at almost a million. 958K of my target of 1000K reached and hopefully the 1 million will be done in one or two months. A bit difficult now as the price went up a lot. All of it is delegated to @monster-curator, as this account is doing a great work curating the best posts on the forum.
All the best,
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