This week we have the new Battle Mage Secrets weekly challenge with the ruleset Even Stevens.
This week we have another ruleset that mixes things up abit with only even mana'd monsters able to be chosen. Initially I am annoyed that I can't play all the cards I want from my deck, but now I quite like that things are mixed up and I can play different variations.
The good thing about even stevens is that you can also play 0 mana monsters, so they can help boost your line up.
Also, many of the monsters that I like to use can still be played, so this is also a bonus.
This is a mid-mana battle with also earthquake ruleset, so there is a focus on flying monsters too.
|Kelya Frendul||Extra speed and shield|
|Baakjira||High health and heal ability|
|Gargoya Lion||Flying ability|
|Ice Pixie||Flying ability|
|Deeplurker||Poison melee attack|
|Supply Runner||Extra speed ability|
|Xenith Archer||Low mana cost|
|Magi of Chaos|
The rules for the battle are:
|Born Again||All monsters have the rebirth ability.|
|Earthquake||All non-flying monsters take 2 melee damage at the end of each round.|
|Even Stevens||Only monsters with even Mana cost may be used.|
Watch the Battle on Splinterlands
ROUND 1 & 2 - Gargoya Lion vs. Baakjira
What makes this match interesting is that not only will we see the even stevens ruleset in play, but also my opponent has opted for Vera Salacia as summoner who has the net ability for everyone to be able to catch and remove the flying ability from my monsters. I have been wondering if she is worth to buy or not for this fun ability instead of Brighton Bloom. Let's see
In round 2, she dies again along with their Magi of Chaos, who is reborn again. However, I take a critical blow with Baakjira also dying.
ROUND 3 & 4
In round 4, they lose Gargoya Lion again for good plus Supply Runner and Rune Crafter both die for the first time. My team is still standing quite strong... for the moment.
By round 5, it is all over as the earthquake at the start of the round kills off my opponent for good. Two of my monsters also fall but are revived quickly and live on for another day.
The even stevens ruleset is a fun ruleset that can mix things up abit and allow you to play some fun combinations that you might now have played if you had your whole deck to choose from.
Combined with other rulesets like you saw here, it can really change the dynamics. As you saw, Baakjira, who is usually very strong, was finished off my Gargoya Lion. Lucky my strong Deeplurker attack could salvage the situation for me.
I am not convinced that Vera Salacia is strong enough for the earthquake ruleset either. It is better to just have a monster or 2 that can have the net ability to remove flying from your opponents monsters.
Thanks for reading.
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