Splinterlands Strategies - Winds of Change, The ‘Other’ Expansion
With all the focus being on Beta’s now out of print and the new expansion, ‘Untamed’ with its Kickstarter event, I have focused my attention on something else.
The ‘Winds of Change’ expansion, aka the Orbs are still for sale and selling solidly but not quickly.
There are still 123,000 Orbs left for sale and I want some more of these cards before they disappear.
The problem with this tiny expansion is just that. It is far too small.
You buy 20 Orbs (plus a free one) for 48,000 DEC (I do have some guild discounts) and opening them yields card after card that is the same.
While it’s tempting to buy a big haul of them I’m more interested in picking up some singles from the open market.
What I would say is don't bugger around if you want some of the rarer cards. They are increasing in price but not yet going crazy like Betas, that is 'mostly'.
Fiendish Harpy was $1 when I bought mine, the current selling price is $2.88.
Here are a couple that I intend to level to (3) which give me some abilities that can fit in with the decks I am using.
Lord of Fire (Legendary)
This guy is currently selling for $4.68 and his price has been slowly increasing for a while. He’s more a monster that sits in the middle and helps his mates out without offering much in the way of offence or defence.
What I find appealing about this demonic creature is his ability to apply TWO blanket effects at once.
At level ‘3’ we get ‘Silence’ (reduce all attacking monsters magic power by one, but not less than one) and ‘Strengthen’ (Increase all friendly monster hit points by one).
As well as this we get the additional debuff ability of ‘Affliction' which prevents enemy healing. Land this on the opposing tank and you can say bye-bye bandages!
I still rate Fire as the weakest splinter and feel at ‘3’ Mana, Lord of Fire is a welcome addition to the Fire lineup, and can add a little strength.
Corrupted Pegasus (Legendary)
I have yet to see one of these played in the lowly ranks of the Gold league where I am. At $14 each, this second in command juggernaut is not cheap but just look at those stats.
A Level (3) Pegasus boasts ‘Flying’ which makes him hard to hit and doubles against the earthquake rule that comes up frequently in play.
Couple this with ‘Strengthen’ again, ‘Reach’ for the second in line position and ‘Tank Heal’, this dude is awesome!
At ‘6’ Mana he is cheaper to cast than some of the other high Mana cards like Spirit of the Forest and Elemental Phoenix.
He’s also on the up when it comes to price is not cheap. What do you think he will cost when the Orbs are gone?
So these will be my next investments and by the time you read this, I will have them safely bought, levelled and ready to play.
Betas are going nuts on the marketplace. If you don't believe me then look at the Legendaries and Epics. Even Rares are increasing by 20-30% with Commons trailing for the moment.
Gold foil Rares and Epics are doing the same and I think I was wise to hoard a whole load of them before the craziness started.
I feel the Gold foil beta commons might be next. You have to remember few new ones are being filtered on to the marketplace, the player base is increasing and cards can be destroyed (for DEC).
There's still time to get them, just make sure you buy the right ones.
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