Splinterland Self Challenge

My Splinterlands Blog #89 – End of June Season Update

Welcome to another entry where I write about my journey playing Splinterlands! Initially it was a self challenge, to see how far I could get with the initial set of cards plus whatever I could win. But, that kind of fell apart around week 30 (with the game integrating with the WAX network and users being able to buy and sell cards on Atomic Hub). Now, it’s mainly just me tracking my progress within the game.

A fairly uneventful wrap up to the week. I did get some good luck with daily quest rewards. The big news for the game is that the update to split the game into Modern and Wild formats should be out soon. There’s even an official post about it here!

To summarize, the Modern format will be the latest two main sets of cards, plus their mini-releases, and Wild will be all cards. When the format split releases, Modern will consist of Untamed, Dice, and Chaos Legion sets – plus the reward cards released during the time those sets were available. It should be a lot less expensive to get a decent Modern deck, but there may be less competition in the Wild league. We’ll see what happens once it comes out!

Once again, I didn’t play in any tournaments this past week. I mainly just played to try to get daily focus chest rewards. I ended up finding quite a few packs in my daily focus chests this week. Anyhow, let’s get on to the rewards from this past week:

Daily Quest Rewards:

Daily Quest # 648. Got Death Focus… re-rolled to Water. At the end of the focus, I got 272 (256 + 16) Dark Energy Crystals (DEC), a Legendary potion, a Blood Maker (common monster), a Merdhampir (common monster), and a Vulguine (rare monster).

This rare card seems fairly weak at lower levels. It might have a bit more use when it gets evade, though that would only be in Gold league or higher.

InvestYGator got Dragon Focus. I received 60 (48 + 10 + 2) DEC, a Gold potion, 2 Legendary potions, an Ever-Hungry Skull (common monster), a Blood Maker, a Chaos Legion pack, and a gold foil Merdhampir!

Daily Quest # 649. Got Life Focus. I decided to go back up to Diamond league. I got a Legendary potion, a Gold potion, a Vampire Bat (common monster), a Pelacor Deceiver (common monster), a Venari Heatsmith (common monster), a Naga Assassin (rare monster), a Venari Wavesmith (rare monster), a Chaos Legion pack, and a gold foil Pelacor Mercenary!

InvestyGator got Water Focus. I got 464 (450 + 12 + 2) DEC, 3 Legendary potions, a Gold potion, a Blood Maker, a Vampire Bat, a Pelacor Conjurer (common monster), a Gargoya Devil (rare monster), a Venari Wavesmith, and a Chaos Legion pack!

Daily Quest # 650. Got Death Focus… re-rolled to Dragon Focus! I received 144 DEC, a Legendary potion, a Pelacor Conjurer, a Blood Maker, and a Chaos Legion pack!

InvestyGator got Water. Got 44 (38 + 2 + 4) DEC, a Gold potion, 3 Legendary potions, a Pelacor Mercenary, a Venari Heatsmith, a Dhampir Infiltrator, and a Chaos Legion pack!

One of the better rare cards from the new set of reward cards. Double strike is always a great ability to have on a card.

Daily Quest # 651. Got Earth Focus… re-rolled to Death Focus. I received 64 DEC, a Gold potion, a Blood Maker, a Pelacor Deceiver, a Gargoya Lion (common monster), 2 Ever-Hungry Skulls, and a Chaos Legion pack!

InvestYGator also got Earth Focus. I got 122 (30 + 30 + 22 + 28 + 12) DEC, 2 Gold potions, a Legendary potion, a Pelacor Mercenary, a Venari Heatsmith, and a Chaos Legion pack!

Daily Quest # 652. Got Dragon Focus! I received 208 (144 + 64) DEC, a Pelacor Deceiver, a Blood Maker, a Vampire Bat, a Pelacor Mercenary, a Naga Assassin, a Dhampir Infiltrator (rare monster), and a Chaos Legion pack!

InvestYGator got Life Focus… re-rolled to Fire Focus. I got 124 (116 + 8) DEC, 2 Gold Potions, 3 Legendary potions, a Pelacor Mercenary, an Ever-Hungry Skull, and a Vampiric Blossom (rare monster).

Daily Quest # 653. Got Death Focus… re-rolled to Earth Focus. I received 256 (128 + 128) DEC, 2 Gold potions, a Legendary potion, a Vampire Bat, a Pelacor Deceiver, a Venari Heatsmith, and a Twilight Basilisk (rare monster).

InvestyGator got Fire Focus. I received 76 (48 + 28) DEC, 3 Gold potions, 2 Legendary potions, a Pelacor Bandit, a Gargoya Lion, a Merdhampir, and an Ever-Hungry Skull.

Daily Quest # 654. Got Water focus… re-rolled to Earth Focus. I received 496 (112 + 16 + 304 + 64) DEC, 2 Legendary potions, 2 Gold potions, a Gargoya Lion, a Venari Crystalsmith, a Naga Assassin, and a Tide Biter (epic monster)!

InvestYGator got Draon Focus. I got 52 (46 + 4 + 2) DEC, 2 Legendary potions, 3 Blood Makers, a Pelacor Conjurer, and a Venari Heatsmith.

Even with all of the pack drops, I didn’t open one this week. We’re getting closer to the legendary Life summoner being added, so I’m trying to wait until then to open too many more.

Guild Brawls:

Guild Brawl #88, playing Bronze League Gold Foil Only. Only a couple of opponents this time around, but the guild did manage to come in 2nd place this fray!



The Rest:

No trading once again this week. I expect I might pick up some more cards in a few weeks when the Splintershards (SPS) airdrop ends, and holding DEC doesn’t have any benefits. Really the only thing left is to share the season rewards:

Part one of InvestYGator’s Silver league rewards.
Only a couple of epic cards of note here, out of quite a few chests.
Part 1 of my main account with Diamond league chests.
A single Chaos Legion pack, one large DEC amount, a gold foil common, a gold foil rare, and a few more epic cards. Fewer chests, but better than what I got in Silver.

One small, but important, change that was made recently was that the daily Focus chests would now be based on whatever league you were in when that Focus started. This means that I’ll be getting more Gold league chests for the first half of the season, as it’s always tough to grind back up to Diamond. Getting back to Silver hasn’t been an issue on my alt account.

That’s about it for this week! Another season in the books and heading into a long weekend soon! Thank you for reading and I’ll be back next week with another update!

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