Battling in Splinterlands is not just gaming..
Know how to battle in Splinterlands is like know how to use an Economic Graph
Know how to battle in Splinterlands is like know how to put a SELL or a BUY order on an Exchange
the reason why is like that, is because battling in Splinterlands is not just having fun with some NFT cards but further than this, is connected directly in making crypto and creating profits just like when you trading on different Exchanges
so a battle in Splinterlands is the tool which gives you the opportunity to get some profits in your wallet
making this small introduction let me spend some lines today explaining to a newbie ( always to a newbie, i'm not trying to be the smart guy here giving advices ,everybody is smart enough to make their own choices ) how his gameplay must look like, what must he watch out and how to evolve as a player
most of the posts i read and curate out there are solid with no flexibility
they are like maps.. ''follow three steps left, one small step right, jump the rock in front of you and there is your hidden treasure''
i don't want to be misunderstood here, i'm not judging this kind of posts
everyone is very much welcomed to create his own content with no limitation or censorship
i have nothing with these posts
i'm just saying that the majority of the 'know-how-to-battle' posts are following this same pattern which i don't agree with
i hope i 'm still free to have my own opinion!
why i don't agree with these posts?
well it is because i feel they produce patterns and i don't like patterns
and i very much believe that if a new player put himself into certain patterns will definitely not evolve in his gaming efficiency
ok, yes he might learn how to move around,a few tricks maybe but he is going to lock himself
he is going to learn to follow a 'path' and won't be able to survive if someone throws him out of this 'path'
so actually he misses the whole point
battling in Splinterlands is not about following certain paths
what i'm trying to say here is that
ok we all know you have to get a tank, pick some support monsters, try to reinforce your last position in order to avoid an assassin's attack , yes this is the way you have to play
or according some others opinion get Water Splinter and destroy everybody using the invincible magic attack monsters...
of course you can play this way, and it is truth you may bring some victories in your account
but this is not Splinterlands about
you have to start thinking outside the box
i encourage you to use your imagination, try new things
try 'funny' things and you'll see you might discover so innovative strategies even the most skillful players will be jealous about and will try to copy
you have to be creative
you have to be demiurgic
you have to be curious in trying new monster combinations and believe me this way you will grow your skills
i wanna display two battles which i consider gems
the first one is mine
my gold foil Daria faced a Kitty , two Dragon Summoners as opponents and the outcome was a great battle
i'm very proud of this battle cause after trying to read my opponent i come up with a combination not so common plus not so handy
i risked a lot, i divided my team in two different sectors
the first one just hold the lines with a Sea Monster and a Naga Assassin ( some of you might wonder a Naga Assassin to hold the lines? ...yes a Naga Assassin to hold the lines, dont forget that in order to kill you i have to catch you first....if you are too quick for me no matter how powerful are my weapons i will never kill you, so i hope this gives you some answers ) and on the second sector a full sneak attack combo team to destroy what is lying behind enemy lines...
in the middle of the deck an OOZE just to slow down a bit more my opponent...
this is what i say creativity and experimentation...the outcome was a juicy battle where my team won the bet!!! and the Kitty went to sleep
the second one is a battle of my co-fighter @sentipl
(we fight in the same guild, and i'm very proud of him) which was a great performance from him
his Mimosa against a Llama Mage
a battle which fascinated me, a true sample of 'reading my opponent' a perfect heretic combination not so many willing or can even think to use
a true proof of brains battle
my compliments @sentipl and i wish you to provide us more similar battles cause we learn out of them what different combinations can achieve in Splinterlands
most of fighters just in the sight of a Llama they give up their effort to win
but my guy here not only he didn't fled...he defied his opponent and destroyed him through a glorious team set up!
he used his imagination and skills and this is what Splinterlands battling is all about according my humble opinion
try to spend a few minutes to watch these 2 battles
i'm giving you my word you won't lose your time ( MUST SEE for newbies )
closing this post i wanna tell you that
i'm not trying to patronize your brains, i'm just trying to put your brains into work
i'm not trying to give you samples you must follow, i'm trying to wake up your mind to find its own samples of fighting
i don't underestimate anyone, it's just no fun at all to tell you to follow the safe way, follow the path
you will never succeed this way cause everybody is following this path
the best player is not the one who possesses the best upgraded monsters and wins by strength,cause when he will face a stronger opponent he will lose
this type of users are the ones i say , they don't play their decks but their decks play the game
for me the best player is the one who reads his opponent and is able to built a team against his opponent's monsters
and in order to do that you need creativity!!!
this is a proof of brains online NFT game, make no mistake
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