A carrion shade is a dark-winged bird that feeds off of the dead bodies of animals and people. They often flock to battlefields and dangerous parts of the wilderness where there are sure to be corpses. They travel in small groups and have no natural predators. Most people fear the carrion shades, though. For to see a group following you is to know your life is in danger. Tales whispered by the elder wise women claim that if you see a single carrion shade perched outside your home, then someone you love will die that night.

What’s up fellow Splinterlanders and Splintercurious? Today I’d like to share my Death battle victory with you. I’ve never used my Carrion Shade in battle until today, but it helped me win this battle and some DEC.


The ruleset for this battle had an earthquake which means non-flying monsters will take damage each round so I chose the dragon summoner Brighton Bloom who will grant the gift of flight to all of his monsters.Brighton Bloom.png

There was also the rule that ranged monsters using a bow and arrow can shoot while in the front position, but neither my enemy nor I used this ruleset to our advantage.


I used my Carrion Shade as a sacrificial pawn so my Haunted Spirit could stay in the fight. I also used two magic attack monsters with the leech ability growing their health every time they hit the enemy. I used an armorer who ended up not doing his job. Why do armor repair monsters sometimes not work? Is it a glitch or is it just how they are? Fiends cost zero mana so I put one in the rear to absorb any sneak attacks.


My enemy only had one flying monster and in the end, it was not enough. I’m one who loves to break the rules, but when playing Splinterlands, paying attention to the rulesets is one of the best ways to secure your victory. You should also look at your enemy’s past lineups and predict what they will do. You can also arrange your cards by speed. I think speed is the least important thing to consider, but it can make a difference in a well-balanced match.

There are so many games that throw around the terms NFT and play2earn, but in the end, they are just centralized scams. Splinterlands has been a truly decentralized NFT game before anyone was using the word NFT. I would love to see them expand to other types of games like RPGs, shooters, and racing games using the same economy one day.

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