Reviving one of my old favourite tanks!

in #spt3 months ago

This week's Share your Battle theme suggested one of my favourite tanks, when we only had Alfa and Beta editions: the Serpent of the Flame!

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It was probably my favourite fire tank:

  • Starting with high health at 9, and fast speed at 5
  • Retaliate as base skill
  • At merely level 3, 6 speed and poison!

Only 1 melee attack, but with Malric melee bonus, retaliate and poison it could do pretty decent damage, and mainly, the big speed and health greatly increased her survivability; and that's what's needed from a tank, to last as much as possible!

Frankly, nowadays I rarely use it as a tank. Since it has no protection from magic damage or shield ability, the amount of high damage cards nowadays made the Serpent a not-that-good tank. Nevertheless, there are still some ocasions in which I use it:

  • In the last position in some rulesets, if I suspect the opponent is using sneak cards with low health or low speed.

  • In the melee mayhem ruleset; high speed and poison are big helps!


In this battle thow, I used it in her normal position back in the days: Tank mode on!

Rule: Unprotected: monsters don't have any armor

I chose the Serpent as tank because of the challenge and my daily quest, no neutrals. No neutrals and the lack of armor made decide on the strategy:

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  • two opportunity monster that could strike easily
  • Serpent as tank, hoping the speed would help a bit
  • Fineas rage as an offtank, good speed and melee and high health
  • the gold dragon as a good support
  • And the Naga Fire Wizard for extra fire power and protection against sneak attacks

When I saw the opponent's lineup, I though the battle would be lost. But I managed to win this one! The Serpent only lasted the first round, thow: since all attacks were magic ones, there was no way to dodge them.

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Fortunately, the opportunity strategy worked.The enemy's healer was out on the first round, the sneaker in the second.

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Fineas was able to withstand until round three. And when he fell, only two enemy monsters remained, so they were easy kills!

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You can see the entire battle here!


See you on the battlefield!

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Good to see the Serpent back in action!

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Thank you!

Thanks for sharing! - @ashikstd

That's a fantastic strategy with dragon splinter.

Keep on battling.