I finally made it to Diamond 3 and I am only around 400 points away from reaching my season gold of Diamond 1. Its going to be tough but I hope I can make it to D1. This was possible only due to the cards I have rented right now through peakmonsters. The great thing about renting is that it only costs you a fraction of what it would cost to buy them.
With a lot of help from @byzantinist and all the other people in the SM discord who helped me in choosing what cards I should rent, I decided to rent Earth and Water splinters. This is also partly because prior to renting cards, I was well versed with the above mentioned cards as I usually played with them. I also used to play with life a lot but Life splinter isn't really that good at higher leagues.
The cards that I rented are as shown above . I have rented them for 30 days and it will cost me approximately 24$ which includes the daily + escrow fees. The cards that I have rented are at around 2-4% monthly ROI. Most of the good deals with 0.5-1% ROI were already taken.
Earth is really OP in the higher leagues specially if you have Prince Rennyn but in my case I don't because there's wasn't one available. I got Selenia Sky instead which is a very good summoner.
The triple heal combination with Flesh Golem+Wood Nymph+Spirit of the Forest is a killer combo in my opinion. That with a Selenia lead and some ranged like Earth Elemental(which also has heal) and Swamp Thing is a great team if I have the required mana.
Mushroom Seer and Goblin Sorcerer are nice additions to those.
Water + Lord Anus:
For water, Ruler of the Seas is a must! The 4 magic + additional 2 magic attack wrecks the team. It also gives other benefits like +1 speed to allies and -1 magic to enemies which is great. I use it with the Spineback Turtle which counters melee attacks and Crustacean Crab which heals as well as gives +2 armor. Instead of the Turtle I sometimes use Lord Arianthus(or Lord Anus for short) which is a great card with Thorns, Magic reflect, Shield as Void as a result it acts as an excellent tank.
Saber Shark is also a great card which has sneak and can also acts as a decent tank once the first one dies out. It buys me enough time to finish the team with Ruler of the Seas. I use Water elemental and Pirate Archer when I can. They can be good additions to the team. I might be getting some more magic attack cards soon.
I got the Chromatic Dragon just for the Earthquake rule. For that I use Selenia Sky, Chromatic Dragon, Spirit of the Forest, Pixie and some Earth monsters.
And that's how I made it to Diamond! I am getting around 1200-1400 DEC everyday which will easily make up for the renting costs. Its better to buy cards but if you don't have that kind of money, renting is a great option.
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