Splinterlands: How To Power Up For Beginners

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Splinterlands is a play to earn trading card game with mechanics like Magic the Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! Thanks to blockchain technology, players can truly own in-game assets and earn while playing games now. This guide will walk you through how to advance the leagues in Splinterlands.

Once you have get the hang of the game and started to win some games, it’s easy to advance to Bronze III league which guarantees 5 reward chests when the season ends. So how do you advance to the next league like Bronze II? Actually this is one of the most frequently asked question by new players.

Apart from Rating requirement which is acquired from winning ranked battles, the other requirement is Power. As a beginner, the starter deck is free to be used for battles, but you do not own those cards. Each card that you own will add a certain power value depending on its edition, foil type and rarity.

The chart below will show how much power each card is worth.

DEC Burn Rate

You may have known that there are different edition of cards. Older editions are usually rarer and gives more power as it was sold out long time ago and only available in the secondary market. Now there are six editions not including the upcoming Chaos Legion set that will be out for pre-sale next week :

  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Dice
  • Untamed
  • Promo
  • Reward

Then there are gold foil and regular foil cards. Gold foil cards are limited edition of those regular foil with around 2% drop rate compared to the regular ones so it will give 50 times more Power than regular (25 times for Chaos Legion set).

There are different rarity of cards :

  • Common
  • Rare
  • Epic
  • Legendary

Looking at the symbol at the middle of the card will show which rarity is the card. Notice the different color of that symbol (grey is common, blue is rare, purple is epic, and orange is legendary). You may go to the "Cards" tab and tap on a card to check its Power which is shown at the right.

Card stats

Like the image above, it is shown that the DEC value is 40 which means it has 40 Power. This is a Dice edition, regular foil, rare card (blue symbol). Upon checking it with the chart above, it is correct that this card has a 40 Power value.

So you know how to determine the power of a card and there are few ways to gain these power to advance the leagues. The most straight forward is of course to purchase those cards or card packs directly. But due to the high cost of some cards, there is another way which is by renting cards. If you are lucky, you may also get some reward cards from daily quest chests.

If you decide to rent cards, there are some things that you need to take note.

Card Rental

  1. Card level – you will not be able to summon a monster which is higher level than your summoner.
  2. Lock duration – if the clock icon is highlighted means that you won’t be able to use the card for an allotted time.

Now that you know how to increase your power, let’s look at the requirement to advance the leagues. There are many leagues which gives more and more rewards as you advance higher from Novice all the way up to Champion. The image below will show the requirement to advance in Bronze league.

Bronze League

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