Battle Highlights week #2 + Battle Challenge Deeplurker

Authored by @oceanbee

Hello fellow Splinterlands players and welcome to our 2nd roundup of battle highlights within our guilds

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On to this week's Splinterland battle challenge: Deeplurker

Deeplurker is a sea monster of Chaos Legion's water splinter. It comes with middle-of-the-range mana cost, a pretty good life pool, better than basic speed, and quite the melee attack of three. But the best is - it is paired with Opportunity which allows a melee monster to attack from any position of the line-up and it will strike at the opponent with the lowest health. I love me some opportunity! (but only when it is not being played against me).

You probably want to avoid the card in low mana battles but anything above ~25 mana and Water splinter available - this is a good card. I can imagine it will be even better if you're playing it with Chaos Legion's own Kelya Frendul to increase the okay speed and add a little armor or with a Dragon summoner like Daria Dragonscale to increase the melee +1.

Our Acolyte @winty161 went another route. He chose Dragon summoner Camila Sungazer to counter any melee-heavy opponent line-up. Quite the opportunistic approach. Spoiler! He had the right hunch. His opponent played Water with Kelya and chose magic monsters and speed but - he also chose Deeplurker. This line-up was very effectively countered by Winty's -1 melee summoner and not one but two cards with speed reduction. Add in two tank heals vs only one - you can imagine how this battle ended.

What's better than imagining it - watch the replay of Winty's battle here: Dragon (Water) vs. Water Deep Lurker mode engaged!




I am sure my guild mates had more Deeplurker battles however, the ones that stood out were not played with this card.

Here are three hand-selected battle replays for you. Please check them out.

@freeztag shows us the classic grum. I watched the battle and now I know what he means. Also, now I want a Grum!!

Fire vs. Death


@indiebandguru apparently "LOVEs Grund!!!" If you wonder why you better watch this battle. Also interesting to see is the use of the same summoner. Slight hint: Double strike is awesome!

Earth vs. Earth


@solymi / @splinternews shows us how to play a very minimalist set-up - extremely cool win! Nothing else to say, you got to watch it.

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Earth vs. Death


And this awesome battle rounds up our (hopefully) weekly battle highlights from our guild members.

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Deeplurker is a card I haven't used much.