I just completed a QUEST in Silver League with a Lvl1 Summoner - and moved into GOLD LEAGUE DOING IT!

For those new players who are thinking that they cannot compete in Silver without spending a fortune, pay careful attention to this post! You do not need leveled cards to battle in silver - it only makes it easier.

What you need is a strategy.

There are many different rulesets, splinter limitations, and mana caps. You need to have some good strategies for only a few of these to get the wins you need on a daily quest throughout the day.

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I got a water quest today, and I was darn chagrined since I traded my LVL5 Bortus yesterday as part of a larger deal for LVL tokens. (check out @psyberx people! I can't wait!)

But I didn't want to reset the quest, because what I hate most is the life quest and you can only reset once per day. So I looked at the cards I had and said - "I think I can do this".

Here is my first battle:

My Team

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Opponents Team

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I use basically the same set up for all of my wins, and rely heavily on mostly the same cards.

Firstly, the Summoner - Alric. This guy is great because magic is generally overpowered as it bypasses both shield and armor, as well as making Mylor's thorns useless.

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But of course we need the right cards to align with his bonus, and that means some pretty good magic cards. I will admit, I am relying heavily on an epic card - the Lobstradamus - a lvl1 card is going for just over $38 dollars right now and gives 200 collection power.

This is a very unique monsters as a magic tank, the shield ability at lvl1 will help it stand up to opponents and protect our weaker magic cards.

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A great new reward card that I just recently got my hands on is the Venari Wavesmith. With it giving protect to all allies from first level, its well worth the 5 mana spent to put it into play, since magic cards are generally weak to physical attacts and teams attacking backline or opportunists hitting the middle will have to face the shield first, giving us some more surviveability in the back.

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And don't forget our Crustacean King, I don't actually have the card but am able to put him into play as part of the starter deck. His only job is to heal up the Lobstradamus to make him live even longer.

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Crustacean King

Here is the last battle for the quest.

My Team

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Opponent's Team

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Again we can see how well it performs against another meta - the overpowering Malric power teams.

On this very last win I got pushed up to Gold 3, I was battling in Silver 1 this whole time, for reference.

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Upon winning, I picked up another Venari Wavesmith, which was a joy since the card has been so instrumental in me making these wins against primarily physical heavy teams.

Remember to look at your opponents previous battles to get an idea of the cards/teams they are likely to be using - don't be afraid to not go for a quest win in an unsuitable match up. A Bortus/Void or Magic reflect team would probably eat this set up for lunch!

I hope this shows you that you do not need to be overpowered to get wins in Silver and even start moving up to higher leagues! Of course new players are restrained by their collection power, but once in silver you will be earning (with some luck) cards on every quest and at season end, and continuing to grow your collection with the DEC earned as well.

Any questions? Hit me up!

Freedom and Friendship!



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What you need is a strategy.

I cannot stress this enough! There is very little pay to win elements in @splinterlands I have beaten Max Level teams with just a Level 3 Legendary or Level 5 Epic Summoners. If you know all the cogs in the machine, there is a good chance you will be able to be the David that beat Goliath.
!PIZZA

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Sometimes luck is also needed to win the battle.

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RNG is RNG. It cuts both ways......but only for Melee & Ranged damage. Thats why Magic based decks are so popular as you never miss unless its some abilities.

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Hey there! JaiChai here. Apologize for this off-topic question. It appears that my autovote bot that was ported to Hive from Steemit is now defunct? I believe I used to use the Steemauto bot - or something sounding like it? Do you use an autovote bot on Hive.blog? The first result on a search was HiveVote, but it's an unknown entity for me. Would appreciate a point in the right direction. May you and yours be well and love life today, my friend. In Lak'ech, JaiChai

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Hi JaiChai! Just curious if you're the same guy I met at Torum. Unfortunately, I could no longer access my account there. No idea what terms did I violate to earn such "unauthorized access."

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Yes I am. Hope you are overcoming that "unauthorized access" problem. In Lak'ech, JaiChai

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Oh! I am happy to meet you here also on Hive. 😃😃

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Just curious. The battles you showed look very simple, but I just wonder why some of the cards I am facing at Bronze I league are too powerful. That's where I got the impression that if winning consistently even at Bronze level seems not that easy, perhaps the Silver league is even more difficult. And that's why I am thinking of the Bronze league as my training ground preparing my cards to level up first before climbing the upper league. If the Silver league is not as difficult as I thought, I would try ending this season at Silver III.

Thanks!

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This is a fair point, and of course I am showing my wins, not my loses, but here is something to consider -

In the top tier of any league, Bronze1, Silver1 Gold1 etc - are the best people for that league, some of whom choose not to move up just to battle right where they have their cards and strategies all figured out. Silver3 can at times seem easier than Bronze1, and the same for Gold3 and Silver1.

Where ever I go, I don't win them all, but am able to get the wins I need to keep going.

I hope this helps!

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Thanks for that clarification. It helps. I think I got it. I usually encounter these powerful cards when I was about to reach the top 100. It appears that there are strong teams guarding the gates. The highest rank I reached so far is 111 at Bronze I.

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Top 100 in every league get special prizes - literally guardians!

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I think it is a perfect blog for many players like me who want to climb to the silver level and see some difficulty in that, of course I will now try to use this wonderful plan that you explained, this strategy is very special, but there is only one problem, which is the problem of the 15000 power to climb To the silver level, I hope you can advise me some cards that give high power with low rent so that I can rent them to go up to the silver level.
I am grateful to you my friend, for you advised me to read this wonderful blog, God bless you

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