Splinterlands Battle Mage - Reverse Speed

in Splinterlands5 days ago

Hello Splinterfans!

This week we have the new Battle Mage Secrets weekly challenge with the ruleset Reverse Speed.

The Reverse Speed ruleset is a fun ruleset but can be heavily influenced by what other rulesets that you need to play with.

The main strategy that I think to play with this ruleset is to avoid the faster splinters and those summoners who give speed buffs, as you don't want that if possible.

In today's battle, we have a mix of rise of the commons and armored up to mix things up a bit. How will it work out?

Let's check this week's battle.

My Team

This is a mid-mana battle with rise of the commons and armored up rulesets.

Summoner/ MonsterReason
TarsaExtra health and attack buffs
Septic SlimeSlow speed and stun ability
Parasitic GrowthSlow speed and opportunity ability
Serpentine SpyLow cost and opportunity ability
TechnowizologistMagic and stun ability
Tenyii StrykerSlow speed and sneak attack
Molten Ash GolemSlow speed, large health and weaken ability

My opponents

Summoner/ Monster
Thaddius Brood
Cursed Windeku
Shadow Snitch
Venari Bonesmith
Dhampir Stalker
Supply Runner


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ROUND 1 - Cursed Windeku vs - Septic Slime

As you will see in this battle, I have a few monsters that I need to upgrade. However, with the reverse speed ruleset, that can sometimes work in your favor to have a lower level monster at level 1, because it is slower, but with this ruleset becomes FASTER.

Normally I might go with a light deck, but today opted for the fire deck and we see it face off against this death deck that is leveled up. Cursed Windeku with his thorns, is usually a tricky opponent.

Round 1 starts off and I get the advantage that I want that is to get my blows in before my opponent who is much faster than my team. This isn't helped by his Supply Runner buffing his team further! A fatal error in this ruleset.

Venari Bonesmith falls first and the Cursed Windeku gets stunned! Game On!


Round 2 starts off with my attack going first again which is a great advantage to have. First Cursed Windeku falls, followed by the quick (or slow in this case) Supply Runner.

Things are looking pretty good. The main threat seems to be Dhampir Stalker who is taking out some big chunks with his 4 attack and perfect aim!


Round 3 starts off with Shadow Snitch in the tank position for my opponent. He immediately gets attacked and falls swiftly, leaving my opponent severly weakened.

Dhampir Stalker does manage to take out my tank Septic Slime finally and he is my first casualty. With his buffed health score, Parasetic Growth steps up to the tank position.

ROUND 4 & 5

It is now pretty much over and a formality for the win.


The Reverse Speed ruleset is fun to play but you need to pay attention to the other rulesets too. If legendaries could be played, I would have likely played the awesome Grum Flameblade who is slow but great abilities and health scores.

Remember not to speed buff your team with the summoner or monster like Supply Runner here. This tips the advantage in your opponents favor.

How do you play the Reverse Speed ruleset?

Thanks for reading.


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Thanks for your support.

wow did you not upgrade your tenyi striker how were u able to choose it at level 1 ? O.O Actually reverse speed is sometimes good for low leveled cards at higher leagues which is kind of insane. I still wish we can choose the level of the card to be played. it would give utility and more benefits to those that combine their cards.

Yeah I have a few cards neglected, I guess it has lost me a few matches too. I started checking on the weekend and upgrading or renting the required cards now.

dude the prices are insane. I think i lost a good amount of money lol. I couldve bought cheaper. card market dipped again. only 60 bucks for gold foil quix which was at like 100-120 at some point few months ago! anyways :( i dont have the funds now to buy but iw ould if i had it ; ;

Yeah man, some real bargains about, hard to decide what to buy first

o.o with ur money u could buy out max diamodn deck easy :P


im serious thats how cheap it is onow

Dude, you can get that GF collection bought in no time!

The supply runner worked to your favor. Enemy may not have paid much attention to the rulesets.

I wish you an amazing play this week

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