Battle details: I played with earth splinter. And my opponent used a dragon splinter against me. It was a battle of total 50 mana with two rules: Fog of War: Monsters lose the sneak and snipe abilities. Keep your distance: Monsters with melee attack may not be used in battles.
I had my SCARRED LLAMA MAGE level 4, LORD ARIANTHUS level 4, PRISMATIC ENERGY level 8, BEATRIX IRONHAND level 2, SPIRIT OF THE FOREST level 4, CYCLOPS level 6 and KRON THE UNDYING level 3. And my opponent had his/her cards as CAMILA SUNGAZER level 4, LORD ARIANTHUS level 4, NAGA FIRE WIZARD level 8, CALADUUM level 1, LIGHTNING DRAGON level 4, ETTIN SPEARMAN level 8 and PYROMANCER level 6.
Let me talk about monsters that I used in this battle.
~SCARRED LLAMA MAGE. level 4
This legendary earth summoner adds +2 health to my team, grants every monster of my team the last stand ability and cleanses first monster from all debuffs.
It needs 7 mana.
In this battle melee monsters were not available so my other favorite earth summoner MYLOR CROWLING would have been useless. Also battle had a big mana cap so I decided to use this summoner.
~LORD ARIANTHUS. level 4
Edition: REWARD Rarity: LEGENDARY Element: NEUTRAL
ABILITIES: Shield and Void at level 1, Magic Reflect at level 2, Thorns at level 3.
This is a neutral monster, in this level it has Speed (1), Health (9).
It has four abilities at this level which are- Shield: Reduced damage from melee and ranged attacks. Void: Reduced damage from magic attacks. Magic Reflect: When hit with magic damage, does reduced damage back to the attacker. Thorns: When hit with a melee attack, does damage back to the attacker. This card needs 5 mana. Market.
In a battle with no melee monsters or sneak attacks I knew that most if not all opponent's monsters will attack my tank. I picked this monster because it takes reduced damage from all attack types. Also I was hoping that some of my enemies will be mages and they will hurt themselves by attacking my tank.
~PRISMATIC ENERGY. level 8
Edition: REWARD Rarity: RARE Element: NEUTRAL Attack: MAGIC ABILITIES: Magic Reflect at level 1, Void at level 5.
This is a neutral monster, in this level it has magic attack(3), Speed (5), Health (11).
It has two abilities at this level which are- Magic Reflect: When hit with magic damage, does reduced damage back to the attacker. Void: Reduced damage from magic attacks. This card needs 8 mana. Market.
A strong mage. It already has a lot of health so I thought that with a boost from summoner it could become a great second tank.
~BEATRIX IRONHAND. level 2
Edition: UNTAMED Rarity: EPIC Element: EARTH Attack: RANGED ABILITIES: Close Range at level 1, Thorns at level 3 and Cripple at level 5.
This is a earth monster, in this level it has ranged attack(3), Speed (4), Health (5).
It has one ability at this level which is- Close Range: Monsters with the close range can perform ranged attacks from first position. Another ability at level 3 is Thorns: When hit with a melee attack, does damage back to the attacker. Another ability at level 5 is Cripple: Each time a monster is hit by a monster with cripple it loses one max health.
This card needs 6 mana. Market.
A ranged monster that can attack from first position. I had to use it because it was a theme of this week's challenge.
~SPIRIT OF THE FOREST. level 4
Edition: ALPHA Rarity: LEGENDARY Element: EARTH Attack: RANGED ABILITIES: Flying and Snipe at level 1, Tank Heal at level 2 and Protect at level 3.
This is a earth monster, in this level it has ranged attack(3), Speed (6), Health (8).
It has four abilities at this level which are- Flying: Has an increased chance of evading melee or ranged attacks from monsters who do not have flying ability. Snipe: Targets enemy monsters with ranged, melee or no attack that are not in the first position. Tank Heal: Restores a portion of the monster in first position health each round. Protect: All friendly monsters gain +2 armor. This card needs 7 mana. Market.
Another monster with high ranged attack.But more important reason why I picked this monster is because it is a healer and adds armor to my tank.
~CYCLOPS. level 6
Edition: BETA Rarity: RARE Element: NEUTRAL Attack: RANGED ABILITIES: Shield at level 3, Stun at level 6.
This is a neutral monster, in this level it has ranged attacks (3), Speed (1), Health (7).
It has two abilities at this level which are- Shield: Reduced damage from melee and ranged attacks. Stun: When a monster with stun hits a targer, it has a chance to stun the target causing it to skip its next turn.
This card needs 6 mana.
I wanted to have at least one monster with a stun ability in my team.
~KRON THE UNDYING. level 3 Edition: UNTAMED Rarity: LEGENDARY Element: EARTH Attack: MAGIC ABILITIES: Heal at level 1, Divine Shield at level 2 and Last Stand at level 3.
This is a earth monster, in this level it has magic attack(3), Speed (2), Health (11).
It has three abilities at this level which are- Healing: Restores a portion of monster's health each round. Divine Shield: The first time monster takes damage it is ignored. Last Stand: Gains increased stats if it's the only monster on the team alive.
This card needs 10 mana. Market.
Very powerful mage. I picked this monster as my trump card because with last stand it becomes quite insanely good.
On the battlefield.
First thing I noticed was that my opponent's summoner was not a good choice for this battle. That was a good sign. Another good sign that he had a level 1 monster in his team.
Both teams lost their main tanks but I was not worried because my opponent had a lot of ranged monsters so I knew that I only need to push them to first position and this battle will turn in my favor.
My second tank was doing a good job and my opponent was quickly losing his monsters.
At this point I knew that I will win. My opponent already had one of his ranged monsters in first position and I still had last stand just in case...
And so I won.
In this battle I won 39.427 Dec and 17 League Rating. My strategy worked well- my healer kept my tank alive long enough so the rest of team had enough time to do a lot of damage. After that I only needed to finish off a few remaining monsters. Also my opponent in this battle used a useless summoner so that helped as well.
BEATRIX IRONHAND is a good monster but I don't think that I have ever used it in the past.
Normally I would probably use SCREECHING VULTURE or DWARVEN WIZARD instead of BEATRIX IRONHAND. Other than that I don't think that I would change anything in this team.
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