This is one of the cards that for sure crossed my eye at times when making a deck for specific game rules but I had not really bothered with it further. Until today that is as I combined all the 37 single editions that I owned also buying 63 more over at monstermarket.io to get it up to Level 6 as a fully leveled-up card for my Summoner Levels.
Common cards even at higher levels tend to be fairly cheap to get and if anything it's just nice to get closer to a full collection by re-investing what I'm earning with from the game. By far the most interesting thing about this card is the Demoralize ability as Melee monsters are becoming a bigger part of the current Meta while there are a lot of game rules that allow those to attack from any position. That is also where I used it in this weekly battle challenge and the fact that it's a neutral card also is a nice bonus.
With only Melee Monsters allowed and 22 Mana to spend, I opted for the Tyrus Paladium summoner as it gives +1 Armor on each monster which is extremely powerful under these conditions. The Furious Chicken I used just to absorb some initial damage since the Desintegrator which I put in 2nd place as my main tank is rather slow giving it a bigger chance to survive while it lowered the attack from all enemy monsters that had 2 or more by 1. The 1 Mana Silvershield Bard had a lot of use giving all my monsters +1 speed which is also a big part of the meta now. Both the Silvershield Assassin and the Celestial Harpy provided Sneak damage while the Armorsmith absorbed Sneak damage also restoring armor.
It turned out in a fairly straightforward win with my Sneak monsters doing crazy damage while the armor / demoralize / repair abilities helped to keep my team alive. Overall a fair match that didn't give too much pay2win vibes and I'm fairly enjoying Splinterlands these days as I don't feel I'm missing out of much not grinding mt capture rate down each day since rewards are a lot lower than what they used to be.
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