How I Cock Blocked My Way into the Finals

It has been 12 moons since I first ventured into the Splinterlands and I have enjoyed my time here greatly. This amazing game continues to get better all the time. I have enjoyed the recent addition of new reward cards as new cards makes play more challenging and entertaining. I will show you how I used the easiest to use card very effectively. This card is so easy to use it doesn't cost any mana!

I was fortunate enough to make my way into the finals in the All the Pointy Things Gold League Steemmonsters tournament last night. I took runner up to @bji1203. Congratulations to @bji1203 on a well played tournament and congratulations to all my fellow players as we are all winners when we play this great game.

I'd like to share the battle which won my way into the finals. The rules were Healed Out and Keep Your Distance with the smallest mana cap of 15. My instincts were to snipe and I assumed my opponent would have the same plan. With such a small mana cap this meant there would be nobody attacking my tank. So I cleverly placed the newly released Furious Chicken in the front, putting the Lord Arianthus in the second position to take all the snipe damage. This move was the difference maker in this battle and is how I cock blocked my way into the finals.

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Here is a link to the replay if you want to watch this battle play out.
https://steemmonsters.com?p=battle&id=b79d54e49f7b4aaf0c74af2d23923a7521527134&ref=themightyvolcano

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I have used the Furious Chicken more than any of the other new reward cards, simply because it can be effectively used even at level 1. It's interesting to note that had my Furious Chicken been level 3, I would not have been able to use it in this battle since melee monsters could not be used. The Furious Chicken is a must have for everyone since it doesn't cost any mana.

I look forward to the addition of more cards and the challenges they will bring with them. With Beta packs running out soon, we have the Untamed Series right around the corner. I am amazed by what Steemmonsters has become in the year since I began playing and I am excited to dream of what the future of this great game will be.

Thanks for reading. See you on the battlefield.



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It is a great card!! Congrats on the tourney win!! Nice job!
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Wow congrats for reaching the finals..

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Awesome job! Even better title!!

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@themightyvolcano, Congratulations for your Rankings and Winnings. Definitely some interesting cards are coming up and some of them are added with fun aspect too. Stay blessed.

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Great point about how you were only able to use the Chicken without melee. This is actually an additional argument for at least purchasing one Lvl 1 gold chicken, which I am in the process of doing. Then you can use the gold for situations like this, and upgrade the non-gold. My non-gold Lvl 5 is UBER-USEFUL...

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hi @themightyvolcano, you have lent me some SP with dlease, if you may be interested in lending directly I can offer you an APR 12.8%, advance payment every 5 days starting from the 1st day, length and amount up to your needs

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I am interested in this. I would be willing to lease you up to 30,000 SP for as long as you would like. I would suggest doing the advance payment every 7 days, as it may be easier if it falls on the same day every week. Let me know how much you would like to do. Thanks for reaching out.

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great! at the moment I have liquidity to lease SP 9,500 - for that amount I will pay you weekly in advance Steem 23.321 (12.8%APR), from next saturday I will have the liquidity to lease the rest up to SP 30,000 if avaible, in that case the weekly amount will be Steem 73.644 - let me know if it ok with you and day and time when you prefer to close the deal thanks

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I'm willing to start the 9,500 today. We should wait awhile before doing anymore, as I should hold onto some SP for myself.

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ok, whenever you want you can delegate, ready to transfer the payment

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I just delegated you an additional 9500. Enjoy and Steem on!

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thank you! just sent payment

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Please let me know if you would like to increase our current delegation at the same rate

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yes I am interested, same rate as the previous delegation, for tomorrow I have enough cash for a delegation up to 29000 SP (+19500 SP increase) if you were thinking of a bigger amount I can manage the next week, if you increase the delegation tomorrow I will send transfer for the new amount

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I just delegated you an additional 19,400 SP

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in 2 days I will let expire 2 leasing for a total of 1000 SP on dlease, if you like you can increase your direct leasing at the same rate, let me know

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Yes, I will simply not undelegate the 1000 SP that just expired, and you can add that to our total tomorrow. Thanks!

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I understand you can use your Steem Power to vote for whoever you'd like, but please consider voting for the witnesses who were voted out yesterday, if you haven't already. Thanks and have a good day.

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thanks for the delegate SP, I checked and voted the good witnesses

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sorry I couldn't send the full amount for delegated SP because wallet on exchange under maintenance and not possible to withdraw, will send the rest on tuesday

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