4 days left until Untamed and we're back with a new set of cards to whet your appetite! Additionally, we noticed that yesterday we forgot to add a Neutral card, so today we'll add two new Untamed Neutral cards to make up for it, giving a total of 7 new cards to be presented!
As always, please keep in mind that everything is still subject to change before the release. This includes the stats, abilities, names, and even the entire card itself.
Now that that's out of the way, we are excited to present the Coral Wraith, Crystal Jaguar, Living Lava, Orc Sergeant, Soulstorm, Tower Griffin, and Goblin Chariot cards!
The Coral Wraith is an Epic Water splinter card which sports a rare Magic attack on a monster with the Sneak ability. Combined with Alric as the Summoner the Wraith will wreak some havoc on your enemy's back line!
It also has the new Rust ability, which, if you don't remember from yesterday's post, reduces the Armor of all enemy monsters by 2 points.
The Crystal Jaguar is a fairly standard low mana Common rarity tank card for the Life splinter. It should be a good choice for the first position in low mana cap games and can even be put in the back to take advantage of the Thorns and Retaliate abilities in rulesets like Super Sneak.
Living Lava is a more beefy tank for the Fire splinter. With the Shield ability starting at level 1 we expect this will be a great card at low levels and also in the later levels with adding Rust and Thorns as it levels up.
With only 8 Health at 7 Mana it's definitely weak to Magic attack, so make sure you have a good idea what type of team you will likely go up against when you put him in.
The Orc Sergeant is a strong second-position card for the Earth splinter with the Reach ability. With decent health and Inspire at level 6 he should be a shoe-in for any Earth team that wants to focus on Melee attack damage.
Now we come to an interesting new Epic rarity card for the Death splinter - Soulstorm! In addition to Flying, Headwinds, and Stun it also has a new ability called Snare which means it will always hit targets that have the Flying ability, and those targets to become "Snared" which causes them to lose the benefits from the Flying ability for the rest of the battle (unless they are later Cleansed, of course).
We expect this to be a very strong card for the Death splinter, but with a high Ranged attack and low health you'll need to be careful going up against teams with the Return Fire ability which will feature more heavily in Untamed than it has in the past.
First up for the Neutral cards, which can be used along with any other Splinters, we have the Rare Tower Griffin card. The Tower Griffin is the first Neutral card to sport the Protect ability, which gives all friendly monsters +2 Armor.
We had used the Protect ability very sparingly in the past since it is quite powerful, however now with the addition of the Rust ability to counter it we can use it a little more often going forward.
And last, but not least, to make up for leaving out the Neutral cards yesterday, we present the Rare Goblin Chariot card. If you ever need some additional Ranged attack fire power on your team, throw in this rowdy bunch of goblins throwing spears from the back of a chariot. Looks like that one poor goblin in the front is getting quite a workout...
Stay tuned for more updates from the Splinterlands!
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