A Guide To Explore Splinterlands with FAQs PART 2

in #splinterlands9 months ago (edited)


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This is a continuation post which will address more basic questions that new players come up with while exploring Splinterlands.

If you have not seen the first part of this series, you can visit it here:

PART 1


Without any further ado lets deal with more basic questions

INDEX

S.No.
CATEGORIES
1.
Everything About Cards
What are the different ways to get cards?
What should I know about different editions?
What does 'card is out of print' mean?
What all should I know about leveling up cards?
What are different burn rates of different cards?
What are the effects of card cooldown?
Where to buy cheap cards?
How to rent cards?
What are ghost cards?
How to check trend/price history of a card?
How to check what cards I received from chests and who delegated me a card?


Everything About Cards

Question 1
: What are the different ways to get cards?
Answer
: Different ways of obtaining cards are mentioned below -
  1. Completing daily quests : You have 33% chance of getting cards from chests after completing daily quests.
  2. Buy it from market : There are 4 places from where you can buy cards. In-game, Monster Market, SPLINTX and PeakMonsters
  3. 5 cards from packs : Right now there are 2 different packs that are in stock - UNTAMED and DICE. Other types of packs can also be bought on HIVE ENGINE
  4. End of season rewards.
  5. Transfer from other players : Other players can also send you card. It can be of 2 types - Delegation (temporary) and Gift (permanent).
  6. Renting : You can rent cards from PeakMonsters. Its the best way to get cards while slowly building your own deck side by side.

Question 2
: What should I know about different editions?
Answer
: There are currently 6 editions of cards :
  1. Alpha : These were the first cards that came out. They give you 10% bonus DEC per alpha card used in ranked games. Also they give you access to Alpha only tournaments (if you have enough cards).
  2. Beta : They are similar to alpha edition with 2 key differences - A. They don't give any DEC bonus and B. They have neutral splinter which was a new splinter introduced from beta edition.
  3. Promo : The cards from this edition are available from ORB packs and Mystery Potions (If you are lucky).
  4. Reward : These are the cards you get from quest chests and season end rewards. A new reward card is introduced every time one of the reward cards goes out of print. You can check the status of Reward Cards HERE.
  5. Untamed : These are currently available in shop for 2000 DEC and no discount.
  6. Dice : These are currently available in shop for 3000 DEC but there is discount available.

Question 3
: What does 'card is out of print' mean?
Answer
: The number of cards of every edition is limited. Whenever you get cards from packs, chests and season end, it is said that the card was printed. And a time will come when those cards will reach their maximum printable quantity and that is when we call it "out of print". Those cards will only be available in markets then. You can check which reward edition cards are out of print or are about to go out of print here -

REWARD CARDS


Question 4
: What all should I know about leveling up cards?
Answer
: A few things to remember here :
  1. To level up cards you need to combine same cards with each other.
  2. Gold Foil cards can only be combined with Gold Foils.
  3. If you level up a card which is currently a part of a tournament match, You will automatically forfeit that match.
  4. The number of cards needed to level up a card is shown in the image below. It changes as you level up. (Don't get confused while levelling up Beta cards as they start with 1 BCX)
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    5. What if you want to combine a card for levelling up with a card that has a cooldown? Will the cooldown carry forward or not? To know the details about this I would suggest that you refer to this wonderful guide by @simplymike -


    Leveling Up With Cooldowns


    Question 5
    : What are different burn rates of different cards?
    Answer
    : Burn rate or burn value is the amount of DEC you will get if you decide to burn your card.



    Every edition has a different burn rate. Gold foils have a different burn rate too. You can refer to this table to learn about it -


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    Question 6
    : What are the effects of card cooldown?
    Answer
    : Card cooldown occurs when you try to use a card used by some other account in the last 7 days. So if you see a clock next to a card, you won't be able to use that card in ranked battles or tournaments for some time.



    What if you want to combine a card for levelling up with a card that has a cooldown? Will the cooldown carry forward or not? To know the details about this I would suggest that you refer to this wonderful guide by @simplymike -
    Question 7
    : Where to buy cheap cards?
    Answer
    : This is a simple question. You should always buy your cards from

    MONSTER MARKET as it gives you a cash back in DEC instantly on every purchase.


    Question 8
    : How to rent cards?
    Answer
    : You can rent card from -

    Peakmosnters. All you need to do is have some HIVE on this site and you are good to go.


    Question 9
    : What are ghost cards?
    Answer
    : Ghost cards are cards that you get when you buy your spellbook. You don't own them. They are there just to help you start playing. If you joined when untamed edition was released then you will have all common and rare cards of untamed edition as ghost cards.

    Question 10
    : How to check trend/price history of a card?
    Answer
    : It is always good to know about market trends of a card you are planning to buy. You can get that information here:

    PRICE TREND


    Question 11
    : How to check what cards I received from chests and who delegated me a card?
    Answer
    : PeakMonsters is a website that helps you find what card you received or who delegated you cards.
    1. To check who delegated you cards :
    All you need to do is replace my account name from this link and put your own account name - https://peakmonsters.com/@blackheart1/collection. Then click the cards of your collection to see if someone has delegated the card to you or not.
    2. To check what cards you got from daily quests or season end rewards -
    All you need to do is replace my account name from this link and put your own account name - https://peakmonsters.com/@blackheart1/explorer.

    TO BE CONTINUED

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Another great Splinterlands post! ~@clove71

Thank you for the support! Really appreciate it 🙂

That is a great guide to Splinterlands!
Good job!

well done!
a lot of information, and new players need that
i'd just like to add that u get 10% from every gold card u use, so a gold alpha will give u 10+10=20% more, a gold promo 10+10=20% more, a gold beta/reward 10% more, and i am not sure about gold dice, 10% more definitely, maybe 20% not sure
and that is every gold card a 10% bonus, so two gold cards 20%, three gold cards 30%, etc.

yeah DICE has no bonus yet. Thanks for more insights!

Lots of valuable information here. Those of us who've been here a while can so easily forget how much isn't immediately obvious.

Thank you! 😇 Just trying to do my part for the community

Fantastic FAQ!

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Thanks a lot for the support! It means a lot! 😄

So useful and complete information. Thanks!