Life Splinter Card Combos for Beginners [Splinterlands Guide]
In this beginner guide, you'll learn how to use the Life Splinter card deck to win battles using only the free Starter Cards.
When you start playing Splinterlands for the first time, you'll begin with the Starter Cards only. These are cards that may be used in battle even if you don't own a copy.
As a beginner, you shouldn't buy powerful and expensive cards, because it's possible to climb up, at least, to the Bronze II League even with just Starter Cards. Of course, you'll need to have Collection Power to get there.
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Not too Powerful Against Magic (Water Splinter)
The Life Splinter is strong, but you'll easily lose against magic. Magic simply pierce through armor, and there's very little you can do to counteract magic when you use Life.
So, before you start the battle, pay attention to what your opponent has been using in the last few battles.
If they have been using the Water Splinter a lot, which probably means they heavily rely on magic monsters, don't use the Life Splinter.
On the other hand, if you go ahead and use the Life element, here's some tips.
Life Splinter Deck with High Mana Cap: 25+
Depending on the Mana Cap, my rule of thumb with the Life Splinter is as follows:
- Tyrus Paladin as the summoner
- Strongest monster(s) at the front (Shieldbearer)
- Healer in second position (Divine healer)
- More strength in third position (only if Mana Cap available)
- Ranged attack monsters: Sneak, Snipe and/or Opportunity
If there are no particular game rules, I tend to go with the Tyrus Paladin summoner.
The guy gives +1 armor to all friendly monsters. I usually pick Tyrus Paladin and not Mother Khala (the other Summoner in Life) when I want more armor for the Shieldbearer (next image).
The Shieldbearer goes at the front because of Taunt. Thanks to Taunt, all enemy monsters will target this guy first (if they're able to) and they won't be able to pierce through. This helps you keep the rest of the team alive longer.
Behind him I put the Divine Healer.
The Divine Healer has the Tank Heal ability, which means she'll restore the health of the monster in first position (Shieldbearer) in each round.
The Shieldbearer is the one that will get hit a lot because of Taunt. The Divine Healer will make it hard for your opponent to get enough damage to actually kill your first position monster.
Then, you want to use the Silvershield Knight in third position that will give you Inspire (gives all friendly monsters +1 Melee attack).
The Silvershield Knight will give +1 Melee attack to these 2 guys below.
You'll use the Feral Spirit in cheaper Mana Cost battles. It's a cheap card and it has the Sneak ability, which means that it targets the last Monster on the enemy team instead of the first monster.
Note: if you have enough mana, use the Cave Slug in this position instead of the Feral Spirit. The Cave Slug has the opportunity ability, and this monster will attack from any position and will target the enemy Monster with the lowest health.
Then, you want to use the Elven Cutthroat, which is another Sneak ability monster.
And, finally, the Truthspeaker. I like this card because of its ability to give all friendlies +2 armor.
So, you already have quite a bit of armor with the Life Splinter itself, then you get +1 from the Tyrus Paladin (Summoner), and +2 from the Truthspeaker. You'll be unbreakable!
Again, if you don't fight against the Water Deck, with magic abilities, this is a very strong card combo that will help you climb to Bronze II easily (if you have the Collection Power).
Life Splinter Deck with Low Mana Cap
In case you're entering a low-mana cap battle, you should use the following cards:
- Tyrus Paladin as the summoner
- Silvershield Knight in second position
- Feral Spirit
- Elven Cutthroat and/or Loan Boatman (if enough mana)
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