Splinderlands Strategy: The Double StrikesteemCreated with Sketch.

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Hey Splinterlands fans

I've been playing the game for some time now and slowly picking up cards during each season to improve my deck. One way to enhance your deck is by combining cards to increase their level and unlock new abilities that will help you in battle.

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Each monster has its unique abilities, some have multiple skills, and they are all unlocked at various levels. One of my favourite abilities is the double strike which allows a monster to attack twice in one round instantly.

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The double strike effect

I already have three monsters with the ability to use the double strike, and I'm not sure if any other monster has it yet as I continue to upgrade my deck I'll find out. To check if your monster has the double strike ability hover offer the card and if you see an icon with two sets of lightning on it, it means you have double strike active for that specific monster.

HobgoblinSilvershiedl ArchersUndead Minotaur
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When does the double strike come in handy?

The double strike is excellent for battles when there is minimal manna available to select monsters to you effectively have two monsters for the price of one manna. Having an extra attack in a round over your opponent can make all the difference between winning and losing.

Making double strike even more effective

Depending on your monster you could even improve the effectiveness of your double strike as with melee monsters. If you have a monster in your team that has inspired their melee attack will be increased by one attack point, making double-tap even more useful.

The double attack is also useful when all monster has the sneak ability which allows melee monsters to attack from anywhere which makes them even more dangerous as they can take out anyone on the board with a double hit.

What is your favourite ability?

Do you like using the double strike? Has it won you any battles? When do you like to use double strike? Let me know in the comments below.

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Wowzers, thank so much 600 SPT I feel like a winner already :)

Double Strike during a melee mayhem is powerful.

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Indeed, Like I love using the goblin and minotaur together and hope they don't get taken out before they can both double strike! Its a gamble but I tend to like to live dangerously

Haha, yeah, once they're high enough level it's not so bad, but in lower tiers they can die pretty quickly. It's good to insulate them near the middle.

Yeah me too, I either try to have a tank healer in my team just to keep them alive long enough or if shields are available have someone that can rebuild shields! I really want a magic card with double strike I think that would own

There are MTG cards with double strike. According to the Internet, introduced with Legions and last used in Evergreen. I don't know how long that was. I remember seeing it back when I was playing, and the cards do look older than the newer ones. They should bring it back if it's not been brought back in a while. I think I had a card with double strike and flanking on it, or maybe that was an enchantment that gave that. I need to go through my decks again.

We need more monsters with double strike. Untamed will surely bring some.

Indeed I’d like to see a magic double strike and another ranged double strike monster!

I love the double strike during melee mayhem, and also if you use selenia sky for the archer can be good, although health sucks.

BTW if you ever need to search for monsters with specific abilities then you could use my "monster filter" that I made, check it out at https://splinterlands.steemitbuilder.com/monster-filter/ and read my Steemit post which will give you an idea of how to use it at https://steemit.com/splinterlandsfilter/@gringo211985/newsplinterlandstool-monsterfilter-htpkfyz8ac and you're correct that it's only these 3 with the double strike ability

Thanks for the tip I’ll be sure to check it out! I’d love to see more double strike monsters maybe a few magic ones or another ranged one

Could also be combined well with retaliate and trample

I love the Double Strike effect, but the only card I have with that effect is a Lv1 "Undead Minotaur." My Death Splinter deck is very weak.

Lol nothing is worse than banking on that double attack and they knock your monster out before he can use it. I've been using the DEC I pick up to improve certain cards like if they are 1 or 2 away from leveling up i'll burn DEC and get them from the market and then go back to battle to earn that DEC back

They seem to always know I'm going to use Double Strike and Thorns puts an end to my fun :)

Lol happens to me too, that and sometimes they have sneak and high speed and will take out my monster before I could even get them into the battle

You'll enjoy this one.

Yes, double strike is extremely useful when monsters have sneak ability or they attack from any position. And inspire adds up to great power. Since it attacks twice, it can even take down 2 monsters with low health.
Speed and health are low for such monsters so they can be used in only specific ruleset.

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They’re also pretty dangerous when you have double shield active so they can take a few knocks in first position and maybe ride out 1 or 2 rounds of double attack

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Nothing interesting, exept Hobgoblin Double Strikes in special Melee Rulesets.

I think what would make it really interesting is if you could select they way they should strike like larger health monsters first or smaller health depending on your tactics it could make a big difference

Besides Undead Minotaur does not Double Striking while Retaliate. :\

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