Quick Battle with Spirit Hoarder and Void Dragon Share Your battle weekly challenge

Spirit Hoarder

I would like to share another quick battle showing off my Spirit Hoarder and Void Dragon before I level them up later today.
I'm just waiting for my HBD to be ready for my card purchase.
Might as well share this last level 2 battle here in Peakd.

This week's challenge is to show off a battle where we used Spirit Hoarder.

Spirit Hoarder's stats

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Keep Your Distance
Fog of War

Mana Cap: 13
Elements: Earth, Dragon

Game Modifications

This is a Keep Your Distance ruleset game so Melee attack Monsters may not be used in this battle.

Keep Your Distance

This is a Fog of War ruleset game so Opportunity, Sneak and Snipe abilities. All attacks will be coming in front except when a monster has Scattershot ability.

Fog of War

Let the battle begin!

You may also watch battle here.

Summoner: Quix the Devious

All enemy ranged monsters lose -1 attack damage
All enemy monsters lose -1 speed

Since this is a Keep Your distance and Fog of War game, there's a high chance that my opponent will choose ranged monsters.
like Acid Shooter, Naga Assassin, Xenith Archer, Goblin Dartling, Child of the Forest, Swamp Thing, Grenadier,
Speed control is also always a best option in any battle except for Reverse Speed ruleset.

Quix the Devious

Pos 1 Monster: Chaos Agent

Dodge - Has +25% increased chance of evading Melee or Ranged attacks.

I chose this to be an additional meat shield using 1 mana.
My alternative option here is Creeping Ooze that will provide an additional Slow, but I thought Chaos Agent might help me damage dealers to stay longer in the game with its 3 heatlh and Dodge.

Chaos Agent

Pos 2 Monster: Void Dragon

Flying - Has an increased +25% chance of evading Melee or Ranged attacks from Monsters who do not have the Flying ability

Void - Reduces damage from Magic attacks.

  • Damage reduction calculation - halved (rounded up), except attack 1 which deals 0 damage

Void Dragon

Pos 3 Monster: Spirit Hoarder

Triage - Heals the friendly back-line Monster that has taken the most damage by a portion (1/3 rounded down or a minimum of 2) of its maximum health

Dispel - When Spirit Hoarder hits an enemy, it clears all positive status effects on that enemy
-I was thinking that my opponent may put a lot of buffs on their monsters so Dispel might be a good option.

My alternative was to choose Djinn Biljka due to mana constraint. So I chose Spirit Hoarder.

Spirit Hoarder

Can't wait to see them in action? Let's watch the game.

You may also watch battle here.

Did your strategy work?

Here's my thought process on this game.
Game is limited to Earth and Dragon elements. It's also limited to Magic and Ranged monsters because of Keep Your Distance ruleset. Another limitation in this game is the 13 mana cap, so we can't put as much monsters as we would want.
I decided to play Magic so my attacks won't miss and that they can still attack when they are already in front position.
I chose Quix the Devious to lower my enemy monsters' ranged attacks and speed. Plus I would also be able to pick Void Dragon.
Void Dragon would be nice in this game due to high evasion from ranged attacks and more durability against magic monsters.
Spirit Hoarder was for dispel and a triage durability in case opponent chose Acid Shooter.
The Chaos Agent was a meatshield while my magic monsters deal more damage.
Fortunately, I won the game. I think it would have been a loss for me if Void Dragon died a round early.

What will you try differently next time?

It looks like I should have put Djinn Biljka on this game instead of Spirit Hoarder. But if my opponent chose Acid Shooter, I would sure lose this game since Void Dragon will die early.
So I think I would stick with Spirit Hoarder and Void Dragon

Do you like Spirit Hoarder?

Oh yes! Spirit Hoarder has the Triage ability which really helps in my dispersed line-ups. Plus, it's a Neutral card so its Legendary status makes sense.
When playing Gold and Diamond leagues, I almost always play Spirit Hoarder in any game for its Blind ability. That 15% increased chance of evasion is a game changer most of the time.

another good vibe meme

Hope you learned something from my game and how I came up with this lineup.
What would you have done differently given the same ruleset, mana cap and active elements? Let us know by dropping a comment.

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