OUTLINE OF THE POST
- SOUL STRANGLER
-- STATS Analysis
-- Financial STATS
-- My thoughts
- My Battle
--Rules of the Battle
- My Strategy and Line-up
- Video and Commentary of the Battle
- Did your strategy work?
- My Team's Weaknesses
- My Regrets - What I should have done better
- Do you like Soul Strangler Monster?
My Splinterlands in-game username is @iamkaysam
Hello my viewers and all Hivians, Welcome to my Gaming Space where I give detailed analysis of my Splinterlands Battle.
For this week we shall discuss the theme of SOUL STRANGLER.
Prior to this moment, I haven't used the Soul Strangler for a battle on Splinterlands before. This is because of my subtle dislike for "most" Ranged Monsters. Yes, I said "Most" because I feel most are somewhat useless when compared with the Magic or Melee attack Monsters.
For instance if all have the same STATS and Ability, one thing that makes the Ranged Monsters go below is because of their inability to attack at the first position, except the rule set says others.
However, I enjoy the Double Strike ability of the Ranged Monster from the Primal Force of Life: Pelacor Arbalest. He is my favourite Ranged Monster for now.
Well, with this week's challenge I had to read up about the Soul Strangler as well as to use it in a battle. Thus, this week's challenge presents an opportunity and a challenge to use this Monster in battle.
Let's get into an in-depth analysis of this Monster and I will share a battle were I used it.
And by the way, I lost in the battle. This is my first time of sharing a battle I lost. But the fact is that many of us lose lots of battles, but we only share the ones we won 😅
Well, while sharing my loss, I'd also share the reasons for the loss and what I would have done differently to win that battle.
SOUL STRANGLER 💀
Edition: CHAOS LEGION
Before the chaos gate opened, the towered city of Darkholde was peaceful and quiet. Situated in the cold, Blackworth mountain range, it was presided over by a long-standing noble family and governed by Baron Kutziq Neculai. If the citizens knew the truth about their governor, then maybe they wouldn’t have been so loyal, but the Baron’s tastes were sated with great restraint and he truly did care for them, taking only what he must and never more than he had to. For Kutziq was a vampire, a race as ancient as the stones they’d used to build the city. A man who loved his people in many ways, including their unique flavour.
The soul strangler is a creature of nobility, of good stock and incredible wealth. They live in lavish opulence, wearing the finest attire and moving in the most sophisticated of circles, often engaging with the high born from other cities and enjoying intimate gatherings that last for days.
However, when this vampire chooses to hunt, they take on whole new guise, almost shifting their form to become more accomplished for the chase. Pointed ears extend refining their hearing and their eyes change colour affording the ability to see in the dark – their preferred time to hunt. Long fangs grow from their mouth and vicious talons sprout from their fingers. But what you can’t see in either form is the power they hold within their mind, an ability to attack at a spiritual level when they eventually find their adversary, squeezing the very life from them; a ranged attack that if not avoided, will have devastating consequences.
FINANCIAL STATS 💰
The SOUL STRANGLER is a Rare and affordable Monster.
It has about 86,106 cards in circulation right now.
You can rent the card for as low as 0.10 DEC (Dark Energy Crystals) for a level 1 Monster to 11.76 DEC for a level 8 Monster per day from the In-game Marketplace.
You can also buy the Soul Strangler Monster from the in-game Marketplace. It is auctioned at the Market place for as low as $0.12 and as high as $220.
MY THOUGHTS 🤔
The Soul Strangler is a relatively cheap Monster. It doesn't offer much, hence it is worth its price.
The STATS are pretty low and they go through only 8 levels. From a ground level of 2 - 2 - 2 based on Attack, Health and Speed, it moves to a 4 - 4 - 3 at level 8.
Honestly, I don't find this as much progress or development, in addition to the fact that it doesn't possess any Ability.
Maybe I'll rank it a step higher than the "useless" cards because of its level of Rarity (Rare).
This is my thoughts though. You are free to opine differently 😊
⚔ MY BATTLE ⚔
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My battle was against HANA280 who chose Summoner and Monsters from the Primal Force of Earth. I, on the other hand, chose my Summoner from the Primal Force of Dragon and my Monsters from the Primal Force of Death.
📝 RULES OF THE BATTLE
The rules of the game were:
- Standard Game: which means no changes, modification or addition to the normal playing techniques.
- Mana Cap of 99
- Elements that can be used include all: Water, fire, Earth, light, death and dragon.
MY STRATEGY 🎯 AND LINE-UP ♟
For my strategy, here are my Summoner and Monsters, and I'll tell you why I chose each Summoner and Monsters.
DRAKE OF ARNAK
The Drake of Arnak is a Summoner from the Dragon Kingdom. However, this Summoner is powerful enough to summon Monsters from any Primal Force it wishes.
In this Battle, I used it to summon the Monsters from the Primal Force of Death.
My reason for doing so is to arm my Monsters with shield for the battle.
MEET MY MONSTERS
MEET MY MONSTERS
|Monster Name||Image||Reason for Choosing|
|Cursed Windeku||The Cursed Windeku is a Monster with a very amazing STATS that makes it awesome at the first position. With the ability of Thorns, it also becomes a Monster with an attack and defense to kill strategy.|
|Shadow Snitch||The Shadow Snitch is a Monster with decent health but poor attack and speed. However, with its ability of Reach, it sets out to assist the first position Monster by Reaching out to attack the opponent's first position Monster.|
|Riftwing||I placed this Monster at this position to stall my opponent. It doesn't have any attack mode, however what it does is that it is perfect for stalling your enemies. With its Scavenger ability, it gains health each time a Monster dies.|
|Silent Sha-vi||The Silent Sha-vi is a pretty decent Monster with good STATS and Sneak Ability.|
|Soul Strangler||This is the themed Monster of the week. It is a ranged Monster, hence I had to put it behind since it can't attack from the front position, and the rules didn't permit it.|
|Dhampir Stalker||I mistook the True Strike ability with the double strike ability. Hence that was why I chose this Monster. I thought it had a double Strike ability like the Pelacor Arbalest.|
THE BATTLE ⚔ and 🎤 COMMENTARY
☆ My opponent chose a formidable team.
☆ When i saw the line up, I knew it was a lost battle for me.
☆ His First Monster, the Unicorn Mustang, is a Great warrior and with the support from a healer, Goblin Psychic, mhen that combo is dope.
☆ If I were to use an earth team for a battle with 99 Mana Cap, my choice Monsters will not be far-fetched from what my opponent chose.
☆ The battle was clearly not I my favour, and ....
....I LOST THE BATTLE!!!
DID YOUR STRATEGY WORK?
My strategy led to my defeat.
MY TEAM'S WEAKNESSES?
☆ Low attack effect as compared to my opponent
☆ Presence of Scavenger instead of a more powerful attacker.
MY REGRETS! - WHAT I SHOULD HAVE DONE BETTER
☆ I should have focused more on getting more fighters than wasting time on a Scavenger. Since a Scavenger won't attack at this point, and my opponent will focus on putting more attackers. This is because with a 99 Mana Cap, I should have suspected that my opponent will bring the best cards in his/her rack.
☆ I should have focused more on Monsters with higher attack effect. Notice my opponent's Monsters, the least attack effect after the buff and rebuff was 2. Many others enjoyed 3 attack effect.
☆ It was a wonderful game, and I'm glad I got this experience, and I'll be able to put this into consideration next time.
DO YOU LIKE SOUL STRANGLER
Well, No I don't because of the obvious reason of not being a strong Monster (low STATS and no ability).
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