3 Strategies That Have Helped Me...Actually Win!

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A few weeks ago, I spoke about hitting a small milestone on my journey here on Splinterlands...

I hit 10 wins in a row!

This was met with a few congratulations but in the comments I noticed things like this:

"My record win streak is 20!"

"I remember when I hit 10 wins in a row....2 years ago!"

Yeah as much as I'd like to pay myself on the back for reaching what I thought at the time as quite an achievement, it was clear...I was not as good at the game as I thought I was.

I had to learn a lot more, put in the work and actually roll up my sleeves to...Get better. And slowly, I think I'm figuring things out!

Now let me put a disclaimer out there...

I can't get past Gold 2 each season! I have dreams of getting to Diamond, but it has yet to be realized. However I seem to be stringing wins together a lot easier than I used to.

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A few weeks ago, I reached 10 wins in a row, and yesterday I hit 12 in a row!

That's a win :)

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I also try to avoid Life and Snipe daily quests like the plagued, but when yesterday's challenge popped up...I actually got through Snipe in a record amount of time!

Things are looking up :)

I think it comes down to a few strategies I've picked up along the way:

Learn From The Community

There are so many amazing creators not only on Splintertalk but also within the larger @splinterlands community. I watch a ton of YouTube videos and Twitch streams from players that get it...

These amazing creators are giving away priceless tips and tricks...For free! Take advantage!

Watch What Your Opponent Plays

This was MASSIVE for me learning the game. I think it's part knowing what each summoner and monster's abilities are but then tying it into what your opponent has played in the past 5 matches.

This gives you a great inside look on what they are most likely to play. It has helped me out a TON!

Invest In Cards

Sorry not sorry...But you need to build a good deck. And sure, renting is an option but I believe a strong deck can mean the difference between breezing through bronze and silver leagues or not.

Not only do you get to build an awesome deck to play with but it adds to your SPS air drop every day..Win / win!

These are just 3 tips that have helped me on my journey so far. And yeah, I get it, I'm most definitely not an authority on Splinterlands success....

However the more you dive in and learn this game and all it's moving parts (which is an investment in time), the more wins you WILL stack up!

What would be a tip you think all new players should follow when they are getting started?



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I'm new to this game, I've been playing the practise part and just having fun with it, I win and lose, I still don't fully get it but I'll keep practicing..
Kudos to you and more wins

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That's something I wish I did when i got started...I would have learned a lot more about the game play LOL

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12 in a row is a nice achievment. I think this also comes down to luck regarding against whom you play. I realized that my performance playing the game decreased after a time because of getting tired. I think that having a clear mind and taking the time to make a nice line up contributes a lot to the success. After playing a while, I get numb, I concentrate less and I use always the same cards for my line ups and then my victory rate plunges lol

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Yeah I get into the trap at times too...Especially when it's Fire or Earth....Yodin..Or Mylor / Llama...Rinse and repeat LOL

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I completely agree with what Achim said above.

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It's funny you say you don't like the Life splinter, I have seen so many people say how this is one of their least favorite splinters in the game. I took this knowledge and got some half way descent cards in the Life splinter to take advantage if this and win more then I lose now in the Life Splinter.

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It's the cards and how to play them. I think I just stuck with Fire, Earth and Water so long, I got comfortable with them.

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Scouting your opponent really helps alot.

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It's Super hard to learn, especially if you havent gamed in years!!

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Invest In Cards

I'm grinding in bronze with my test account, and with some strict rules, and I can now tell from experience, not investing in the game is a huge mistake.

I used to avoid Life too on DQs, but that's a pretty great splinter, you just need the right cards for it and play it when it's suitable. You can learn a lot from people who regularly play it against you.

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That's really true. Just owning that one extra card that's not in the starter pack can be the key to constantly winning and constantly losing.

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What would be a tip you think all new players should follow when they are getting started?

Rent cards and try to combine them with the ones you already have. Invent new strategies to suit the battle conditions. Try to beat them with unconventional approaches. All this will allow you to quickly understand the game and study its nuances, as well as learn the cards and their strengths and weaknesses.

Good post! It was interesting! Good luck in the game, see you at the table!)

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I have almost have to choose what time of day to play to win. Near airdrop time all the players that do it for a living are on. I get to see all the legendary summoners and gold everything sets. Lately I am cheating(playing smarter) and renting 3 or 4 cards for the Daily Quest splinter that I have for the day. Right now 10 DEC extra in rentals makes the DQ get completed in 20 battles instead of 30+ battles.

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I agree, these tips are critical in getting better in the game. I place the "Watch what your opponent Plays" first as this will not only teach you but also guide you to which cards will provide the most playing value when you invest in them. Buy the ones that will have the greatest value potential in both playing and price appreciation.

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That is hilarious, I just achieved four wins in a row, and yes my new cards had a lot to do with that. Plus from reading everyone's posts on 1UP I am learning how to better use the cards that I have.
Reading the posts of others and watching what my opponents play will also help me to choose better cards.

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I agree 100%, buying more cards to build your deck will only improve your chances to win, plus make you more profitable because of an increase of power points.

How addicting is buying cards?

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Wow 12 in a row that is awesome buddy👍
Great stream on twitch and thank you for the card.

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Have an awesome one bro 😎

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Looks to me like you're making fantastic progress. You sure are putting in the work to learn the game and it's showing.

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