MANTICORE traumas 🦁

in #splinterlands3 years ago

Hi there!

Today I have a really nice battle to share with you. Hope you will have fun!

Theme of the week for Share your battle challenge is: THE MANTICORE 🦁, a powerful dragon card usable in almost every situation as a support of a tank.

Card analysis

Little league card here. Costs 4 mana and has good melee damage, average speed, high health: strong stats for a "reach" monster. The health is high enough to absorb at least 2 turns of blasting attacks and it is pretty solid also against retaliate monsters, giving 3 damage + thorns.

Card usage

We are used to see Manticore in action since lower leagues, paired with its other rewards friends in this pretty classic and over-used 5$ lineup:

In higher level leagues Manticore remains a versatile card, good in almost every situation, but mostly in the following rule sets:

The Match ⚔️🛡️

In the battle I share today we will not have heartquake and neither little league, but Manticore will have a key role in determining the outcome of the match (spoiler!).

League: Diamond I 💎
Healed out + Even Stevens
Mana cap: 26

I think this is a pretty generic game. With almost all splinters allowed we would have a lot of possible tactics, but with healed out rule set I usually prefer to use the non-healing splinters: fire or death.

Moreover with no healing and no odd monsters we have not to worry about the annoying shield + heal tactic (often used with LA) and who attacks first has a strong advantage.

So I decided for the tactic:

🔨smash my opponent in the front with a fast & huge attack 🔨

..hoping to kill enemy tank before he can realize the battle is started!


OK. Totally unexpected lineup from my opponent. I thought to find more mana in his tank. But ok, let's play!


My ranged attackers done well removing armor from skeletal warrior, then my weakened Magnor smashed him. Yes I would be happier to find a Bone Golem or some other big tank under his foot... But ok.. We have killed the skeleton and now wait for the trample.... Here we...

Please a minute of silence for my footy tank.😭

Nothing more to add, the battle goes on and I get defeated quite fast.

In a parallel universe (with 75% of probability) My Magnor is smashing the Manticore, then dies under the last attack of the phantom soldier and is my Manticore to be in the spotlight.

Lesson learned!

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Nothing more to add, the battle goes on and I get defeated quite fast.

Familiar situation. I have played 3347 battles so far, but I won only 1647 (49.20%) from them. A little bit less than (or almost) the half of it. The "best" battles were when the game brought level 5 summoners and monsters against my level 1 summoners and monsters. Those situations brought the fastest defeats. Lately I started upgrading my cards. Now I have one level 2 summoner (Drake of Arnak), and a few other level 2-3 monsters.

Thanks for the reply. Keep on upgrading the cards and you will enjoy even more the game ;)

What a great battle! I love Magnor too! ~@clove71

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