Double the Pleasure - Double the Fun
Hi my name is Matt and I'm addicted to Life Splinter. I promise you I will review cards and tactics from the other splinters, eventually. But I want to focus on a card today that I have enjoyed playing at its Level 1 (1 bcx) in lower league games just as much as at its Level 5+ (21 bcx+) in higher league forms.
I present the Silvershied Assassin.
Let's start with the bad a$$ artwork. She is sooooo cool. Now let's get down to the brass tacks of it all, her abilities.
I want to look at her Level 1 play-ability first for all my newbie players because she does offer something at just the 1 bcx level. 1 melee, 3 speed, and 5 life, with 2 abilities: Sneak AND Double Strike. Some of you may be balking at the 7 mana price tag on this little lady but in the higher mana cap games that becomes irrelevant.
Sneak - Targets the last Monster on the enemy Team instead of the first Monster.
Double Strike - Monster attacks twice each round.
So at this point you are getting 2 attacks on the last Monster (and if it only takes 1 hit then the last two Monsters). Think about all the times an opponent dumps a Furious Chicken in the rear guard to absorb a hit.
Now let's look at the higher level version...3 melee, 4 speed, 2 shield, 6 health with the Sneak, the Double Strike, and...wait for it...Poison!!! That goes on each strike too, so even if the 3 melee doesn't take out the opponent on the first go round, and another 3 doesn't take it out on the second go round, you have two tries at poisoning the Monster. Again with the higher mana cap games, the 7 mana price tag is negligible for a 6 attack, Sneak, Poison ninja with enough health to wash, rinse, and repeat.
Try working this Silvershield Shinobi into our lineup and let me know how it goes. As always remember to have fun and Play On!!!
PS: Since writing this post I have had Life Splinter quests in both Bronze and Gold Leagues and in each I almost always used the Silvershield Assassin. A solid powerhouse card from the rear-position.