This time around is a little crazy for me, I don’t use the Dragon Splinter much, I just do not have the cards for it, however, I was able to use it for a brawl fight!
The big thing about the Dragon splinter is that you use it, but then you use another splinter at the same time, so there gets to be some very interesting combinations on this one! That is the big plus with the dragon splinter, the ability to use everything, but at the same time, it can make it very difficult because of all the choices, let’s dig into this one!
The battle that we are examining for this one is a higher mana cap at 58, with no earth, another important element in this one is that it is apart of the Brawls that are involved in Splinterlands, specific battles that can use gladiator cards, which we will see, does not go well for me! Additionally, this means I was playing in the novice division, so only level 1 cards allowed.
The rulesets are:
Unprotected: Monsters do not have any armor and do not get armor from abilities or Summoner Buffs
Reverse Speed: Monsters with the lowest Speed attack first and have the highest chance of evading attacks.
This ruleset did not play to my advantage too well, but I did have some slower monsters on this one.
Here is the quick link to the battle: (Link) however, I will break it down, then you might want to watch again.
First up, the Summoner:
Going into this one was a dragon summoner needed so out came the Drake of Arnak, a decent card that adds armor, but it also allows me to use the dragon cards. I also decided to go death for the counter to sneak.
Before we get to the rest of the battle, let’s look at the history and the lore that has been written about the Drake of Arnak (by Splinterlands.com):
The Drake of Arnak is a medium-sized Dragon hybrid. He is highly intelligent and extremely rich, but cannot fly nor breathe fire. All his life he has honed his skills as a summoner, hoping to win a share of the glory that should rightfully be his as a carrier of the fire blood. The Drake's trademark is that his monsters are summoned to battle with a thin force field of blue fire, fortifying their defenses. Forms have been filed by the High Council to formally request that the Drake of Arnak hand over his secrets for the good of the united Gloridax, but he will not give up his proprietary magic without a fight. The Drake of Arnak is the Gloridax rival of Daria Dragonscale; the two despise one another.
Now, onto the battle!
The front line was Djinn Chwala:
Using the dragon splinter Djinn Chwala is amazing, high health, high armor, along with thorns, so when they get hit by a melee attack the attacker takes 2 damage, a great way to whittle the team down!
This was my off tank, with the flight and scavenger ability I figured it would last awhile while everything else picked them off.
Next up is a favorite of mine in the death splinter:
An awesome card to strike at the backline!
Next up comes a strong ranged attacker for death
I like the stalker for a couple of reasons, even at level 1, it does 3 damage, the 2 speed is helpful here, but the true-strike ability means that they always hit, which is the great thing!
Then we have another backline attacker, one of the new reward cards
This is a dragon only card, it does not have too good of stats, only 1 damage, 2 speed and 2 health, however, the sneak is nice, but the double strike is even better! When melee goes up, so does the damage.
Last, comes what I usually use as the tank for Death
A great card with high health and the thorns ability, which can take away some attackers, I was looking for some sneak attack, take them out with thorns…
Did my strategy work, not at all actually. This was sad, I thought it would be a decent lineup, not the strongest, but good enough to put up a fight, but there was just too much damage coming from the other side. Did my thorns in the back work, yes, but when the Sand worm was doing 6 damage, not much stands against that, then Chimney Wallstop is a great gladiator card on your side, going against him, so much damage that I could not death with.
The Dragon splinter is a fun lineup to play with, but at that same time, it does take some investment, so I hope to be playing more of it in the future when I pull some of the cards I need from some packs!
Overall, this was a really bad battle for me, and when you are watching a battle, you always need some Pizza! If you are looking for a great area of Positivity, which is needed after a loss, along with a great community, com join the Pizza Family!
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I do want to say thank you for reading all of this and have a wonderful week!
Photos come from PowerPoints stock image, Bitmoji with Splinterlands logo on top of it, or my own screen shots of Splinterlands, along with the image that they provided for the Weekly Challenge.