From my own experience I know that the aspect of Splinterlands cards that people pay least attention to is the speed value of each card. Especially in lower leagues it's mainly the attack, the life and the shield level that matters. The better you get however, the more important the speed ability will be. There are two reasons to it.
First speed defines the order of attack in the game. The faster your card is, the earlier it will be played in each round. With a fast team you can wipe out your adversary before he even plays!
Secondly speed also makes you card more difficult to be hit by range and melee attack. A very fast card becomes very difficult to hit.
Today, during my daily quest, I was opposed to my friend Zoltan (@crpytofiloz) and it was a very high level fight where he beat me mainly thanks to speed. Check out the video to see this epic battle ;-)
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