Splinterlands Strategy - Winning The Low Mana Battles

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My love for #Splinterlands continues to grow. Been making time to play each and every day. But as I continue to grind and build up my card collection, there is one thing that continues to baffle and confound me.
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How Do I Win These Damn Low Mana Battles!


All excited to buy and get rewarded all these very useful cards BUT then I get a battle where I can barely use any of them 😪

So I took a day and started doing some experimenting and taking notes. Which cards in my deck with a low cost could be most useful and actually survive more than 1 attack?
HINT: There are not many!

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But I did find a couple lineups that worked quite well that I would love to share with you. (just do NOT use them against me!)

Strategy #1 - Life Splinter

For a Summoner, go with Mother Khala. She is only 3 Mana and gives that extra health boost that is HUGE when every hit counts.


The Chaos Knight is the heart and soul of this lineup. She takes a beating with her SHIELD ability limiting damage from melee and ranged attacks. Her 7 hit points between shield and health go far in low mana battles. Most attacks will be low potentially 1 melee which will not hurt her at all!

Dax Paragon is another great card here. Only costs 2 Mana. Has 3 Health which survives those cheap 2 point snipes, has 2 speed which beats those 1 speeders AND has magic. This helps defeat those pesky shields.

Obviously, a Soul Fiend, or any fiend for that matter, is huge in a low mana battle. Even if it is just to take a hit instead of one of your more useful monsters. I like to put him in the rear to protect from the cheap sneak attack.

In 12 mana battles you will have 1 mana left. Go with the Gargoya Scrapper. With 2 health and 2 speed he will be your best option to maybe get in a cheap hit. If not he will take a couple hits.

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(You can watch the full battle HERE) It is a WIN!

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Strategy #2 - Earth Splinter

For a summoner here, we are going to go with Obsidian. Yes, she does have that extra mana cost at 4 but more than makes up for it with her +1 magic buff.


The meat of this line up with be the Regal Peryton. At level 1 you get 6 Health and 5 Speed with 1 Magic attack. That attack gets boosted to 2 with the Obsidian magic buff. The key for the Peryton is that speed. He will normally dodge a couple attacks. That is big in these low mana battles.

Khmer Princess is another staple of low mana battles. At only 2 mana she slides into a lot of my Earth splinter lineups. But here she is perfect. Gets the buff to 2 Magic attack. With her 2 health she she hopefully will at least get a hit in before dying.

So in a 12 mana battle you have 1 more to spend. The only 1 mana I own in the Earth splinter is the Mycelic Morphoid. Nothing special but can take a hit and or 2 with his 2 health. We can place him upfront in this lineup because the rest of our monsters have Magic and can attack from anywhere. (I only recently heard the term 'meat shield' which is a perfect definition of Mycelic's use here.

In addition, if you own or rent a Fungus Fiend obviously you use him here too. Good for protecting the rear from sneaks.

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Put these 2 strategic lineups in your portfolio for when those dreaded low mana battles come up. Having a plan will always take away the stress of trying to guess on the fly.

*Good luck in your battles and please let me know if you have any other ideas or advice on winning these crappy wars.

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Nice strats. Will feature/share this on my daily Splinterlands Digest post and on Twitter. Take my upvote!