Not a fan of collecting little monsters and still want to earn some cryptocurrencies? No problem, let's talk about Splinterlands
We recently talked about two games to win cryptocurrencies, Illuvium e Axie Infinity for those who want to make extra income with games and are not good enough to become an Sportsman. But, both games are Pokémon-style hunting and catching monsters, and one of them hasn't been officially released yet. And yet, not everyone is a fan of this style of play. Of course, we have a list with 26 games to earn cryptocurrencies and you can choose the one that suits you best.
For those who don't like to keep raising animals and want something more strategic, a good alternative is Splinterlands, a collectible card game in the Heartstone and Magic style, with battles where your deck of cards can make all the difference and you secure victory and some cryptocurrencies. This article will help you get started in the game. We'll prepare you for the battles, and if you liked our tip, take the opportunity to learn more about bitcoins with these Amazon books!
What is Splinterlands?
Splinterlands is a collectible digital card game based on blockchain technology. It's similar in concept to games like Magic the Gathering and Hearthstone, where you build a collection of cards, all with different stats and abilities, and use them to fight other players in skill-based matches.
Using blockchain technology players can buy, sell and trade their digital assets freely, as if they were physical cards, and all transactions are recorded publicly and immutably.
What are the advantages of a blockchain-based game?
Using blockchain technology they can now buy, sell and transfer their digital assets for free, just as they can with physical assets. Furthermore, blockchain technology introduced the concepts of true digital scarcity and complete transparency.
For the first time, digital assets have been created that cannot be copied or printed at will, and every transaction that takes place is published in an immutable public ledger that cannot be falsified and that anyone can independently verify.
What is the Invocation book?
The Summoner's spellbook can be purchased from the in-game store for $10 via
PayPal or multiple cryptocurrencies. Purchasing the summoner spellbook allows you to choose a unique account name, access your blockchain account keys, unlock the ability to earn real value rewards, and much more!
Is there a version for mobile devices?
The Splinterlands mobile web app is currently available on the website you can access in any browser mobile. It is currently still in alpha as it was recently released and is still in testing and development. If you have any problems with the mobile web app version of the game, please let us know on the mobile-tech-support Discord channel.
What is Splinterlands?
Splinterlands is a digital collectible card game based on blockchain technology. It's similar in concept to games like Magic the Gathering and Hearthstone, where you build a collection of cards, all with different stats and abilities, and use them to fight other players in skill-based matches. Using blockchain technology, players can freely buy, sell and trade their digital assets as if they were physical cards, and all transactions are recorded publicly and immutably.
It's almost the same as selling your rarest and most expensive Magic cards and other trading cards that are on the market, but here the cards are NFT and you sell them through the blockchain. If you already know this and feel like playing, in this guide we'll go through the following topics so that if you're totally new you can understand more about the game and start battling your way to the top!
Is it Free to Play Splinterlands?
Yes, the game can be played initially for free. This is key for new players who want to get acquainted with the game and play some battles.
However, if you want to unlock daily quests, seasonal rewards, unlock cards, buy/sell on the market and the ability to earn DEC currency, then an initial investment is required to purchase the summoner manual. But, always do your own research before putting your money into the game. Keep in mind that any form of cryptocurrency is volatile and prices can vary between the time you finish reading the article and the time you open the game's website.
How do I play Splinterlands?
This is really the most important part of the story, so I'm going to break it down into a few sections so that each one is very clear and, if you still have any questions, leave it there in the comments.
Splinterlands cards have six different elements, also called "splinters" (or "splinters"). The six types of splinters/splinters are Fire, Water, Earth, Life, Death, Dragon. Each Splinterlands Card belongs to an individual “Fragment”. When you go into battle, you can only use one splinter/spliter, that is, the cards in this battle must be all Fire cards, all Water cards, all Earth cards, all Life cards, all Death cards or all Dragon cards.
You cannot shuffle Fire and Water cards within a team. However, if you use a Dragon Summoner, you can use Dragon cards as well as the splinter you have chosen for battle.
Types of letters
Splinterlands offers two types of cards, namely: Summoner and Monster. Each time you battle a ranked battle, you will select your cards that are part of your deck. Your deck will consist of a summoner and up to 6 monsters. The Summoner Card has abilities that affect Monster cards.
Your Summoner Card has powers that affect the entire monster team. Healthy summoner cards can boost monsters' health and fight them. Your Summoner has this effect only in-game, so you won't see it in combat. For example, Tyrus Paladium, the Life splinter Summoner can provide all friendly monsters with +1 armor (highlighted below) in battle.
Basics of Cards
Monster and Summoner cards cost mana to use in battle. Every battle you play in Splinterlands will have a random mana cost and this will influence how you build your team.
Different Forms of Attack
The stat values represent the character's physical strength, speed, stamina and health. Physical strength indicates how much damage your Monster will deal per turn to an enemy Monster. There are 3 main types of attacks: melee, ranged and magic.
- Melee attacks happen when cards are at position 1 on the battlefield;
- Ranged monsters attack from the bottom row of the battlefield (position 2-6);
- Magic represents the best possible attack, as they can attack from any position;
Magic attacks ignore the enemy monster's armor and directly attack the enemy monster's health. There are sets of rules that affect battle and affect where Monsters can attack from (more on that later).
The speed stat determines the order in which monsters attack. Some abilities (speed) make monsters harder to hit.
Armor and Health
Monsters cannot lose health until they lose their armor. If a monster has 4 health and 2 armor and is hit by a 4 damage attack, it will destroy the monster's armor. The monster's health can be seen below the shield. The more health a Monster has, the longer it can remain in battle.
The rarity of the card is displayed in the middle icon. There are 4 different card rarities in Splinterlands: common (grey), rare (blue), epic (purple) and legendary (gold).
The experience stat indicates the experience level of the card. You level up cards by matching duplicate Monster or Summoner cards. As you level up on your card, different abilities can be unlocked, such as more health / damage / armor. For example, if I wanted to level Tyrus Paladium, the Life Splinter Summoner to level 3, I would need to match 5 level 1 cards.
Most monsters will have different abilities. Abilities are listed at the bottom of each card. You can hover over the abilities to see the name of each one on your Monster or Summoner card. go to Splinterlands game page for an overview of all the different abilities currently in the game.
your first battle
With what you've learned so far, the basic knowledge of how cards and abilities work, you should be ready for your first battle. Go to the Battle page and click on the “RANKED”. The battle system will now look for a battle for you to compete in and once a suitable opponent is found you will see the following pop-up:
The three main things to watch out for are the mana cap, playable splitters, and rule sets. The mana limit will determine which monsters can be brought into battle. The playable splinters/splinters are the ones we can use in battle, eg. in this battle, the sliver of Death is not available to be used.
Finally, rules (or sets of rules) are special rules introduced for battle, eg. the Even Stevens rule set allows monsters with a uniform mana cost to be used in battle.
Click in "MAKE TEAM” to progress and create a team page with your cards. General aspects to consider when deciding to form a team:
Choosing a summoner and forming a team depends on your play style, meaning do you want to focus on melee damage or ranged damage instead? You will need to take into account the rule sets and the mana cap, for example if the mana cap is 13 you can only select a Summoner and Monsters with a mana cost of up to 13 in total.
Understand how monsters will be lined up on the battlefield. For example, if you have a ranged character in position 2 and your tank monster in position 1 dies, all monsters will move up one position, and this means that now your ranged monster will not be able to attack as it is in distance from melee blows.
Once you're satisfied with your deck selection, click “BATTLE” and see how your first battle plays out. Once the battle page and all monsters and summoners have taken their positions, click "RUMBLE!" The battle in Splinterlands is very fast and usually lasts for a minute. It is essential to be aware of your battles so that you can analyze if your strategy, selection of Monsters and Summoners worked. The battle requires a lot of patience and experimentation to define a winning strategy.
DEC and Rewards
If you succeed in your battle, you gain DEC and your rank will increase. Dark Energy Crystal (DEC) is the Splinterlands Coin you can earn while fighting. DEC allows you to buy new monster cards or upgrade existing ones. Ranking affects the league you are competing in. All new players start in the Bronze league, but as you improve and win battles, you progress through the leagues. The higher the league, the better end-of-season prizes you will receive.
Each player has an Energy Capture Rate (ECR) which you can find in the upper right corner of the game next to the Profile page. When you use your Rate, it will drop and, with the next fights, you get less DEC. The ECR rate recovers gradually over the course of the day, allowing you to return to earning rates normally.
The most critical next steps are to focus on completing your daily quests (assuming you purchased the summoner pack to unlock it). Every day, a new daily quest is presented to all players, eg. win 5 battles with the fire splinter/splinter. Depending on which league you are in, completing the daily quests will reward you with a certain number of reward chests. Rewards range from DEC, potions, packs and cards.
And that completed our basic tutorial on how to play Splinterlands. If you have questions about the game, please leave it there in the comments. Also take the time to read more about criptomoedas on our website.