Taunt – All enemy Monsters target this Monster.
The idea is to use the Taunt ability card as bait, that is, diverting the attention of enemy monsters from one area of the fight to another, to reduce the amount of damage inflicted on our cards in that most crucial region of the battle.
See this example:
Battle Link: @dosh versus @change2improve
These are the cards that have the Taunt ability:
They all start with Taunt from level 1, but while Shieldbearer is a rare monster, all the others are legendary, which makes it much more usable, since it is available in the rulesets Lost Legendaries, Rise of the Commons, and also in tournaments where legendary cards are not allowed.
Also, the Shieldbearer requires less mana, just 8, against 10 for Magnor and Dark Ha'on, and 12 for Kraken.
In this second example still in the Novice League, I want to show the typical formation of this strategy, with Elven Defender being the tank and Luminous Eagle in the second position to attack with Snare ability.
While in the first example the opponent facilitated with the passive card Elven Defender, here the opposing team came with an extremely strong and dangerous team and the battle was fierce and exciting.
Battle Link: @marianaemilia versus @jemmarti
Now a very exciting Bronze league battle in the Target Practice ruleset, where all magical and ranged attack cards are snipers.
Note that Taunt's strategy was victorious even against an excellent enemy formation that used the robust War Chaang card to absorb snipe attacks, and had the presence of Mitica Headhunter with a sharp and brutal + 4 arrow damage.
Battle Link: @marianaemilia versus @foxconnmars
To finish, now let’s see another battle example, more complex and no less instructive...
So far all the examples have been with only Untamed cards, and I would like to show this one with all the editions available in a Bronze league tournament:
Here my formidable opponent also used the Shieldbearer, but as the main tank, which reduced its effect since it did not work to deflect attacks in another direction.
Battle Link: @dosh versus @shoemanchu
Healing cards like the Divine Healer are also crucial in these leagues, as explained in my previous posts.
The interesting thing about this battle, which perfectly exemplifies this strategy, is that although my opponent had several more cards with greater damage, they lost a lot of time and energy attacking my Shieldbearer in the rearguard, while I was able to be more decisive in the center of the board.
That's it for today, I hope you enjoyed it and see you soon in the next strategy tip!
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