What is Splinterlands?
The rise of blockchain-based games has been unprecedented in the past few years. Play to earn games allow users to mine or collect crypto and NFTs that can be sold on the game market, while also being introduced to the world of cryptocurrencies. Splinterlands is one of the fastest-growing blockchain games in the market today.
By playing the game regularly, each player can earn more items or tokens to sell and generate an income. Some players have even begun to supplement or replace their salaries playing these blockchain games. However, such activity involves risk, as you typically need to put up an initial investment to purchase characters and items to play the game.
Splinterlands is a digital collectible trading card game. With SPLINTERLANDS you can play to earn. Players can win rewards from Tournaments, Ranked play, and Quests! No matter what your skill level or collection size, there is always an opportunity to earn.
The gaming platform has its own internal currency for its ecosystem, this coin is called DEC (Dark Energy Crystals).
Splinterlands had been considered as one of the most active NFT-based games in the space due to its continuous growth since it was launched. Recently, it has been reported that the platform has attracted more than 100,000 players. One of its biggest drivers was the roll-out of the rental system where players did not have to shell out funds in order to begin playing the game.
How to Play Splinterlands?
The game is free to play. However, you might want to purchase the Summoner’s Spellbook to access play-to-earn capabilities.
Once logged in, you’ll get to the game’s dashboard, which allows you to access the NFT market, game events, missions, tools and help.
All Splinterlands cards have two types: Summoners and Monsters. Summoners are ‘the commanders’ of Monsters that do the fighting.
Regardless of the type, they share some fundamental attributes.
Foil: A Gold Foil means a higher rarity. If you’re not planning on turning into a collector, those are only valuable for you as potential sale items.
Splinter: It’s a special element that defines a card’s affinity. It plays a bigger role in the context of Quests and battle conditions (we will cover those a bit later on). For Summoners, Splinters limit the selection of monsters they can command.
Mana: It reflects the card’s power and is essential for building Teams.
Level: Increasing the level may lead to new abilities or an increase in STATS. To level a card up, you will need to merge same Monster or Summoner cards into one.
Rarity: The rarer it is; the more profitable sale it will make!
Abilities: Special skills or effects. Summoners usually boost your cards or afflict the enemy negatively. For Monsters, the Abilities list is quite extensive, you can read more about those here.
Monster cards also have STATS. These include:
Speed: How fast your characters are in combat.
Damage: Your Monsters can deal Melee, Ranged and Magical damage. The last two types can only be done from the second line of the formation, so position your Monsters wisely. Pay attention to their Abilities — for some Monsters, this rule may not apply.
Toughness: Some of your Monsters can withstand more attacks without losing life, and you’ve got Toughness to thank for that!
Life: Your Monsters aren’t immortal. If they’re out of life quickly, they’re out of the battle.
How to Earn Money in Splinterlands?
Every time you win a match in ranked mode, you gain Dark Energy Crystals. The amount of Dark Energy Crystals that you gain every match depends on your rank. The higher your rank is, the higher the rewards. These Dark Energy Crystals can be transferred into your wallet, such as Metamask, and you can convert it to USDT.