Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey, said the Prismologist(A Splinterlands battle challenge)
What is Splinterlands?
Splinterlands is a Play2Earn game, where you can play battle against other players to get a better rank or in tournaments. It is a NFT game based on Hive Blockchain, with multiple ways to capitalise and make money, real money, by playing it or trading in it. You can start earning as soon as you buy a Spellbook ($10) getting SPS tokens and NFT monster cards via daily quests and season quests (every 2 weeks). Sometimes you may even win a 5 cards packs with your rewards. You can also get rewards from staking the SPS you got from rewards, or by owning a node licence (4 Vouchers and 22 SPS daily this week), or from owning Nightmare packs (the Tower Defence game) or Land NFTs. Bonus, if you stake SPS, until October 2023, for a whole year, you will receive daily GLS tokens airdropped to use on the Genesis League game, which can be also staked now for extra rewards.
Right now you can still buy NFT packs from Chaos Legion and Riftwatchers collections. An awesome hint from a really good player (not me), if you open your packs after the Legendary summoners are introduced, you have a small chance to get them from the packs. The anniversary bonus sale ended on 23rd of December. Land 0.5 update is here, and you can transform you land NFTs in deeds, before you prospect them in the next update.
The Prismologist is a Chaos Legion Epic card from the Life splinter. His abilities are Blast at level 1, hiting also the adiacent monsters to his target, Forcefield at level 4, taking only 1 damage from any attqack bigger than 5, and Silence at level 6, decreasing enemy magic power by -1. At max level it has 4 Ranged attack, 2 Speed, 2 Armor and 5 Health. Useful in Equalizer ruleset, also combined with General Sloan as summoner get an amazing 5 attack and blast for adiacent targets.
(To see the video, you can check the battle link.)
So, for the challenge, this were the starting conditions:
Mana Limit: 60
Rulesets: Fog of war (no Sneak or Snipe) and Blast (the attack hits adiacent targets).
Mine - Summoner: Grandmaster Rathe, to combat the magic boost, with +1 Armor, Void Armor ability for the magic to hit first the Armor and Amplify, the Shieldbearer as main tank with Taunt, Corsair Bosun as back-up with Reach, to attack from the back, and Reflection Shield, to prevent Blast, Silvershield Sherrif, Prismologist with Blast, Pelacor Arbalest with Double Strike, hiting twice, and a Time Meddler on the back, to protect a bit with its Dodge.
Opponent - Summoner: The opponent used Obsidian as summoner, boosting his magic, Pelacor Mercenary as main tank with Flying, and a suite of magic users, the Chaos Magi, Queen Mycelia boosting Armor by +2, Spirit Druid Grog with a Ressurect, Goblin Psychic with Heal, and the Mycelic Splipspawn with Taunt. The game just got interesting, as the teams seem equal.
Round 1 - The Goblin Psychic died, but it was ressurected by Grog, no other card was destroyed.
Round 2 - A well place strike managed to kill both the Slipspawn and the Psychic. My tank was done, but then also his tank, the Mercenary, and the Magi of Chaos died both due to blast.
Round 3 - Quick work, and the latest 2 monsters on the opponent team, Mycellia and Grog were destroyed. Victory. Not saying that I have been lucky, but, despite having better cards than me, my opponent made the mistake to place a Taunt in other position than the first, getting blasted at both the front and the back of his team, while I managed to contain the Blast for a while with Tank Taunt and the Corsair Reflection Shield.
Star of the game - The Corsair Bosun, using his Reflection Shield to stop my team from being masacred by the Blast attacks.
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Thanks, I need to check out The Corsair Bosun.
A good card for high mana battles, useless in low mana cap.
Pretty good for under $1!