Who doesn’t love a great pizza? When you take that bite of that perfect pizza, right out of the oven, cheese just melts, however, you always have those people who want to steal that pizza!
This is where the Mycelic Slipspawn comes to your rescue, it taunts away the people so you can enjoy your Pizza! Coming from the Chaos Legion set of Splinterlands, the Earth element!
The Slipspawn is a mainstay in many of my fights using the earth element, 9 mana, so kind of pricy, but does 2 damage and 2 speed, which is okay, the 11 health is a beast, but also the taunt ability keeps the damage away from your other monsters, a great deal!
Before we get to the battle, let’s look at the history and the lore that has been written about the Mycelic Slipspawn(by Splinterlands.com):
Mycelic Slipspawn was first found on the edges of the swamps of Praetoria, in areas where the fetid waters meet with the forests and jungles. It is highly toxic and grows to a substantial size. Death is uncommon for those who touch its fibrous body however, the side effects of its toxins can cause a long list of illnesses and disease, leaving its victims severely debilitated.
When the chaos portal opened and the creeping plague infected the land, the Slipspawn struggled to endure, being completely intolerant to the deadly pandemic. But then Queen Mycelia came, she touched the Slipspawn as she passed it by and it drank from her power, an enduring energy that ran deep and defiantly cast the pestilence of the chaos taint aside. The Slipspawn pulled its roots free from the ground and eagerly danced across the leafy forest floor after her, desperate to follow its saviour and stand by her in the times to come.
Then a nice story, well kind of:
The small fort was impregnable. In fact, from recollection, Ursca couldn’t remember the last time it had even been attacked, which did beg the question as to why it was there. Apparently the Realm of Silence was nearby, tunnels dug beneath the ground by rat-like creatures, but he didn’t believe any of that, it was all just an excuse to keep them penned up in the uncomfortable old garrison.
A shout snatched his attention away from the mundane task of chopping firewood and he looked up to the wall where one of the guards was waving vigorously.
“Bowmen, we need bowmen up here now!” the man cried.
Ursca forgot what he was doing, dropping the axe and running to the wall, excitement at what was on the other side dispelling any hint of alarm or panic. When he reached the palisade and looked over, he was met with the strangest of sights. It appeared the forest had sprouted legs and was shambling towards them, led by a peculiarly dressed woman and a shuffling…was that some kind of mushroom? As they neared though he could see it wasn’t a woman at all, more like some sort of infected witch, and the other thing was white and rubbery looking with fiery hair, bright eyes and a white lattice work that blossomed out behind it.
Moss and rotten spores began to appear across the wood stockade, creeping up the wall, prompting Ursca to edge away. Some of the guards fired arrows at the approaching throng but they all turned in the air at the last moment, striking the white fungus creature at the front. None of it caused any damage though and the rotting horde continued, inexplicably on. He wanted to turn and run away but his limbs felt suddenly leaden, the energy sapped from his body. Then a guard screamed and Ursca looked along the wall. He watched in horror as the fungal spores reached the poor man, quickly absorbing the life from his body and turning him into a rotting husk within seconds.
Closing his eyes, Ursca dropped to the ground and began to sob.
The battle that we are examining for this one is a lower mana cap at 21, plus:
Stampede: The Trample Ability Can trigger Multiple Times per attack if the trampled Monster is killed.
Reverse Speed: Monsters with the lowest Speed attack first and have the highest chance of evading attacks.
This ruleset really does play to the strength of the Slipspawn, the slower speed allows it to hit earlier, which is a good thing!
Here is the quick link to the battle, from the Modern Silver League: (Link) however, I will break it down, then you might want to watch again.
First up, the Summoner:
This is an Earth splinter challenge, so you kind of need an Earth summoner, in steps Obsidian, which plays well with the Slipspawn, providing a boost to magic damage is always a great thing!
The front line was the Mycelic Morphoid:
This is kind of a throwaway card for me, I know it would not do much, but take a hit in the beginning, but with the thorns ability it would allow it to strike back at the thing that hit him, which is a good thing!
The next card I have I really do like:
I put this one in the second spot for it to be the tank, after I knew that the Morphoid would die quickly, then the taunt would keep them away from all of the other monsters. However, with the magic damage it could do a hit from the second spot as well in case the tank lived for a round.
This is another mainstay of the earth decks, the two magic, that becomes 3 with Obsidian, but the tank heal, so paired with the Slipspawn, a great combo!
Next the Fungus Fiend:
This is another throw away type of card for me, incase they have sneak attackers, or opportunity, once the slipspawn dies then this will protect my goblin from the back.
Same with the agent on this one, a throw away at the back end, I should have moved it to in front of the psychic though, so bad placement for me.
My strategy worked on this one, the Morphoid didn’t really do anything besides take some of the hits, then the Slipspawn did well in taking the damage while other parts of the enemy died, so a good enough win for me!
You need the Mycelic Slipspawn for any Earth deck, it works really well with the Queen Mycelic that was in the story, that is another great combo!
Overall, this was a really good 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 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.