Splinterlands: new tactic idea in the rule set combination 'Back to Basics' plus 'Earthquake'.

in #splinterlands11 months ago (edited)

Hi Splinterlands fans, some of you may still remember my last post about creative Steem Monsters tactics (written in German language).

As a continuation of this tactics collection, today I would like to show you another concept which I tested twice in the rule set combination 'Back to Basics' together with 'Earthquake'.

In 'Back to Basics' matches most of the time my opponents place their Peaceful Giants at position one or two as a big wall to delay my attacks.
However, my idea was to place the giant at the last position, so that the opponent's attackers were already weakened from the earthquake effects when they finally would get the opportunity to strike out at him, with the result that in the end my Peaceful Giant should be the only surviving monster.

To make this strategy even more effective I used The Peakrider as summoner to maximally armor all my monsters, and thus delay the effects of the earth quake, while the ranged attacks of the opponent were weakened.

The idea worked well already twice:

a) One week ago in a Gold League gold foil tournament I met @glory7 on my way into the final:

The beginning:



(It seems the summoners are never shown under Linux as operating system.)

The end:



Even at the end of the battle my Peaceful Giant still enjoyed good health. :)

You can replay the whole battle here.

b) Just recently I had the opportunity again to test my idea against @wonsama in a ranked match:

The beginning:



The end:



And the giant is smiling again. :)

You can replay the whole battle here.

Conclusion:


The idea is interesting and promising but has to be tested more extensively. Maybe it's only a good measure against range attackers but not against magic?

What do you think about the idea? Have you also tested any new concepts off the beaten paths, and want to share them in the comment section?


Bonus battle: one of my most lucky matches ever.


Can you imagine I recently won this crazy fight against @clove71? The whole battle looked like a soccer match where only one team is shooting on target: the team of my opponent. I already wanted to close the window, but suddenly, when only one single Lord Arianthus (the 'goalkeeper', while all other players had already left the pitch) was remaining, amazing things began to happen:

Four against one:



Soon health of the Lord Arianthus got reduced to 1 only:



But finally my 'defense specialist' was the only surviving participant.

Just look yourself.
(I was even luckier than it seems at the first glance, as my summoner (Zintar Mortalis) weakened the melee attack of the dangerous Crystal Werewolf in front of my Lord.)

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It’s crazy how in more cases each day a single card becomes the hero in a team sent to the battlefield.

Das Game sieht interessant aus, habe mich aber noch nie damit befasst. Du bist da anscheinend voll drin 👍

Ja, es macht Spaß, und vor allem hoffe ich, dass es sich als Investment lohnt.

Very interesting tactics. Thanks for sharing. I find Peaceful Giant boring though.

I like it, I have been doing it for months :)

Since when again we are having mixed rules? ;-)

Yeah, I think we have had mixed rules for a few months......it is all a blur

Haha, and I really thought I was using this strategy since years already. :)
(Just teasing you a little bit ... nice that you are doing that since quite some time! How is the success rate?)


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I can't watch the last game, however I am quite curious how you won, as the Defender of Truth should be able to kill the lord. Plus you would loose in both "Earthquake" and due to fatigue. Really can't imagine a scenario how the lord could have won, as with the next shot of the *Defender of Truth", both the attacker and the defender should have died. Or did you screenshot when the defender already had fired and was about to receive a reflect?

Yes, indeed, the 'trick' simply is that I made the screen shot after the Defender of Truth had already attacked my Lord Arianthus, but before the latter had used its Magic Reflect ability.

And: that wasn't a game played under the Earthquake rule set, I just added it as a bonus for the readers to have some fun watching it.

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haha! I remember tha one! I was like Oh Nooooo, LORD A!!!! LOL! He will get you every time! I love that card! I bought 30 of him long ago. Great team! I will be giving you a SM upvote for this great post!

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Thanks a lot and sorry for this lucky and undeserved win. :)

hahaha!! No way- he is Lord A- I love that card! I was surprised a little but not much! I mean he killed all those cards, LOL! He is like the Exploding Dwarf but much better and can kill magic! Love it!

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@jaki01,
Honestly I have no idea about these card games!
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Haha, you don't like games in general, right? When I make a chess post you are writing the same ... :)

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Cool idea! I will try this in the future. Thanks

Nice, but be careful: only more games will show us its overall value. :)

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 11 months ago Reveal Comment

Das Potential ist sehr groß. Von der geplanten Mobile-App verspreche ich mir viel.
Es wäre natürlich toll, wenn irgendwann jedes Kind wüsste, was Steem Monsters ist. :)
Ob es jemals dazu kommen wird, weiß ich natürlich nicht ... Es wird sicherlich auch noch die ein oder andere Hürde auf dem Weg nach oben zu nehmen sein ...