Splinterlands: PELACOR ARBALEST in Action

Evening Splinterlands Fans

Time for the SHARE YOUR BATTLE Weekly Challenge.


For this weeks battle challenge, we have a chaos legion monster, PELACOR ARBALEST. PELACOR ARBALEST is a rare life ranged attack monster.

PELACOR ARBALEST's lore is nothing but amazing:

Pelacor Arbalests are armed with powerful crossbows enchanted to fire bolts at extremely long distances. They are trained to wield a crossbow in each hand and can fire both simultaneously with deadly accuracy. Compounded with the Pelacor's excellent eyesight and nimble dexterity, these sharpshooters are extremely useful as snipers on the battlefield.

Costing hefty 6 mana, PELACOR ARBALEST have mediocre health. It also possesses mediocre ranged attack of 3 at maxed level. But this mediocracy gets well complemented by Double Attack ability starting right from Lev-1, plus Flying ability also comes at Lev-5.

I own Lev-4 PELACOR ARBALEST which is not enough for higher leagues, so I plan on maxing it out soon. For now I usually rent maxed one when I move to Diamond league.


Cost Analysis

Currently there are 88,002 normal foil and 7,010 gold foil PELACOR ARBALESTs in circulation, costing a minimum of 0.19$/BCX and2.92$/BCX respectively. To me PELACOR ARBALEST is slightly underpriced considering the utility it offers.

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Favored Battle Rules

PELACOR ARBALEST works well is all kind of battle rule sets. It works best in Rise of Commons, Earthquake and Weak Armor ruleset.

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Vulnerability and Disadvantage

PELACOR ARBALEST is highly vulnerable to Return fire. Double Strike ranged attack with mediocre health can be counter productive if opponents brings Return Fire ability to battle field.

Below average speed PELACOR ARBALEST is a disadvantage as it makes it more susceptible to missing against speedy opponents.

Mediocre health of PELACOR ARBALEST is yet another disadvantage making it vulnerable to Return Fire, Opportunity, Scatter Shot and Blast attacks.

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Placement

Since PELACOR ARBALEST is low on health so it is usually placed into mid of the team to protect it from frontal, snipe, blast or sneak attacks.

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Complementing Summoners and Abilities

PELACOR ARBALEST can be complemented well by summoners like GENERAL SLOAN, SELENIA SKY, ARCHMAGE ARIUS, TYRUS PALADIUM, BYZANTINE KITTY, LORNA SHINE, CHANSEUS THE GREAT, GRANDMASTER RATHE, THE PEAKRIDER, DRAKE OF ARNAK and QUIX THE DEVIOUS summoners.

As far as abilities are concerned, PELACOR ARBALEST can be decently complemented by abilities from other monster like Swiftness, Slow, Protect, Strengthen and Triage.

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Defense

PELACOR ARBALEST can be killed easily using Return Fire monsters. Other defense option against it are heavy shield and high speed.

Apart from Return Fire it can also be killed using Opportunity, Snipe, Blast and Scattershot attacks.

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MY BATTLE USING PELACOR ARBALEST

This was a 25 mana battle with two battle rules, Lost Magic and Heavy Hitters.


Battle Link

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MY LINEUP



GENERAL SLOAN

Since Lost Magic Rule set was in effect so I decided to go heavy ranged attack formation. GENERAL SLOAN is the best option if ranged attack focused formation is desired so I used it.



SHIELDBEARER

With Lost Magic rule set SHIELDBEARER tank is always my natural choice. SHIELDBEARER's Shield and Taunt abilities makes it perfect tank in these kind of scenarios.



FURIOUS CHICKEN

On one down I placed zero mana monster, FURIOUS CHICKEN to get some cushion from blast damage. Zero mana cost of FURIOUS CHICKEN makes it invaluable in low mana battles.




SILVERSHIELD BARD

Before placing healer, I used SILVERSHIELD BARD to get much needed cleanse to counter buffs like Poison and Affliction.




VENARI CRYSTALSMITH

Next comes the healer in the team. I choose to go with VENARI CRYSTALSMITH as GENERAL SLOAN would boast its ranged attack.

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PELACOR ARBALEST

Next came star of our show, PELACOR ARBALEST. Used with GENERAL SLOAN, PELACOR ARBALEST can prove deadly in field.


ARMORSMITH

On the very last, I placed shield repairer for my tank, ARMORSMITH. Low cost ARMORSMITH's Repair ability can be really affective in making your tank survive longer.


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BATTLE ANALYSIS

The battle was fierce. Enemy also came with heavy ranged attack and also same kind of formation. The real difference was me using ARMORSMITH which kept repairing the shield of my tank. In the end I managed to kill enemy tank and get through rest of his team.

All monsters played their role pretty well, PELACOR ARBALEST indeed provided the much needed punch.

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That will be all for today.
What do you think about the battle?
Do let me know in comments below👇
👋Adios👋

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