Splinterlands Strategy Session, Part 1 - The Gelatinous Cube

in kings2019 •  2 months ago 

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With all the excitement concerning the release of the new Splinterlands Untamed booster packs one important development that slipped under the radar was the release of several new monsters gained through the game's reward system. Today we will examine an intriguing addition to the battlefield, the Gelatinous Cube.

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This monster has the scavenger ability at level 1 as well as the heal ability at level 6 and a maxed out card also gains the void ability. The scavenger ability is relatively new in the Splinterlands and it provides +1 health whenever any monster (yours or your opponent's) dies during the battle. There are a lot of furious chickens running around the battlefield these days so this benefit can kick in rather quickly during a battle. This monster lacks any sort of attack ability so it will never be excluded from any battles due to a forbidden attack skill such as "broken arrows."

In a pinch this card could be used as a tank (the first position of your Splinterlands team) but this card really shines when placed strategically on your team to absorb damage from snipe or sneak attacks. When played alongside a monster with the triage ability (e.g., mermaid healer, water splinter) the gelatinous cube can survive incredible amounts of damage.

Since this monster is a reward card it will not be found in any of the Splinterlands booster packs. This just provides all of us a little extra incentive to play every day and complete our daily quests! Although this card is interesting and presents a lot of upside as you level it up I would not rush out and buy it yet on the open market. The market price of reward cards tend to be a little inflated when they are new and should come down over time as more players earn these cards through rewards. Instead, I would recommend saving up your funds to buy Splinterlands Untamed booster packs and just wait to accumulate this card through your daily and season ending rewards. Since it is a "common" card you should be able to accumulate this card with little difficulty if you are a frequent player.

Best Regards,

M.S.

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Contestkings you are awesome, thank you!

Booster packs aren't always the best way to get the best cards. I didn't do good with that. Instead I just got myself an untamed card through the market place that I see fit to purchase.


In regards the Gelatinous Cube. The thing that I find is that it can only be used for higher mana teams and you pretty much darn know your cards well enough in arrangement to know you have a winning team; otherwise it pretty much won't help buffering sneak attacks from the back.

Great comments, WG, thank you. You can get some real steals in the marketplace right now for these new cards. Also, I agree that I have a hard time fitting the cube into my team if the mana limit is under 30.

The problem is that I cannot even get the cube to fit in the team if the team doesn't have a strong offense. That is because the cube is really vulnerable if there aren't any casualties at the opponent's team. haha.

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