So you already made an account on Splinterlands.

 

You’ve bought a spellbook, and you’re ready to battle and reach the higher leagues to collect tokens and high-value cards.

 

But you noticed, it’s hard to win cause you still have no idea about the game.

 

You’ve been fighting on the battles without knowing the fundamentals

 

Here in this post, we’ll talk about the basics of the game that every new player in Splinterlands should know.

 

First of all, before we talk about building a deck with a high win rate.

 

let’s discuss first the cards here in Splinterlands.

 

All cards in Splinterlands are divided into two categories

 

There are ‘Summoner Cards’ and ‘Monster Cards’


Summoner Cards represents different elements like fire, water, earth, life, death, dragon, and neutral

 

Each summoner card provides monsters with buff like increased damage, magic, armor boost, and more

 

Choosing a summoner and its specific buff is one important part of every match

 

Okay now, let’s look into ‘Monster Cards’

 


There are three types of ‘Monster Cards’ Melee, Ranger, Magic

 

Melee cards can only attack if it’s in the front line.


Unless it has an ability that allows it to attack a card on the backline like this Sneak Ability

 

On the other hand, range cards can attack from the backline but if it falls on the front line it can’t attack anymore


Magic cards are like range cards. It can attack from the backline

 

But the difference is it can attack even if it’s in the front line

 

It can directly damage the health of the enemy card and ignore the shield of the opponent

 

Maybe you’re thinking, then just use magical monster cards all the time?

 

but that won’t work, since every fight has a different set of rules

 

Sometimes there’s a rule that only Melee or only range cards can be used, or all magic monster cards can be banned

 


So we need our deck to be diversified, but maybe we’ll talk about that in another video

 

For now, let’s look at the different parts of the cards and how to identify them

 

So what is the meaning of the numbers in the cards?

 


Let’s identify them one by one

 

The number on the upper left represents its mana cost. Every match there’s a maximum amount of mana that you can use.

 

The number on the right that’s inside the heart, It represents the health points.

 

When it drops to zero, the card will be eliminated from the match

 

The number on the bottom left represents speed. The turn order of the cards depends on the speed of each card on the match.

 

This is also important since if your card is fast, you can easily eliminate your opponent’s card before they take action.

 

The saw icon on the top of it, represents the melee damage of the card

 

So it differs if it’s ranged or magic, If it is ranged, its icon is a target, and if it is magic, its icon is a purple smoke

 


Now you have a basic understanding of the cards

 

let us talk about the different ways to acquire extra cards

 

Actually, you will acquire free cards when you buy a spellbook

 

But honestly, they can’t carry you to higher ranks

 

Expanding your card collection is the major key to make your rank and win rate higher.

 

There are three ways to get cards

1 – By Buying Packs

There are packs for sale in-game

 

You can use credits or DEC tokens that you can acquire in-game to buy these

 

So to get a higher chance to pull for rare or gold foil cards, you need to have potions

 

But I don’t suggest buying them because you can easily obtain them via daily chest.

 

2 – Buying at the Market

This is the built-in market that you can see in-game

 

Here, you can buy cards and also sell them if you ever acquire a high-value card that you want to convert into tokens

 

You can search here if you know what you are looking for, and there is also a filter to help you search for something easier

 

3 – Daily/Season Chest Rewards

You can earn chest by completing the daily quest or in season-ender chests and when you climb up to higher leagues, you will acquire more chests

 

It can contain cards, card packs, DEC tokens, or potions, It will appear randomly.

 

if you’re lucky, Gold foil or legendary cards might appear

 

You can also level up your cards by combining identical cards

 

While increasing the level of your cards, the more identical cards you need to level them up more

 

There are different bonus stat given per level depending on the card.

 

Take note, Your summoner cards also need to level up so you can use high-level monster cards

 

To combine cards, go to your card and select the “combine cards” icon

 

Collecting cards and leveling them up is a great way of getting your power rating higher

 

And the power rating is important so you can access higher leagues and get more rewards

 

So I hope this video helped you gain basic understandings

 

About the cards and what are the different ways to acquire them

 

In my next blog about Splinterlands, I’ll talk about the cards you could buy or rent so you can make a high winning rate deck

 

If you haven’t yet created an account you can create one using my link
Create your account: https://bit.ly/SplinterlandsGainze

 

Thanks for reading!

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