As I was grinding up the leaderboards yesterday I faced the one and only @ula.ocean the #1 ranked gold player in the game currently. The ruleset was blast and knock out and there was only water and fire available for the splinters. Thinking they would definitely go magic as magic does work in the blast ruleset I prepared my best magic/reflect lineup.
From the get-go I was worried he had Valnamor and I had Alric but worry not as this old man still has some serious wisdom on the young whippersnapper. I went with Lord A and Prismatic Energy as my gruesome twosome, I figured if they go magic my idea was to double reflect everything he threw at me. Lord A having void same as Prismatic Energy was a big clutch in this battle reflecting a ton of that magic right back to him.
The other monster I needed to bring in was ruler of the seas getting that ever so helpful swiftness but also picking up silence at level 3. To even further that I went with elven mystic to get another silence on him reducing his damage to null pretty much. The only one that would do damage is his ruler of the seas. However, I would reflect that damage back and since he didn't have any other monsters with void in the back he ended up hurting himself more than helping.
Also, the addition of mermaid healer was clutch as well to sustain my backline. I didn't focus on the knock-out ruleset as they did going with medusa and dwarven wizard to try and get those stuns off and possibly doing a ton of damage. Thankfully they didn't go off and we took out medusa before she could really do anything, that combined with the endless reflects worked him and once we dropped his ruler of the seas I knew it was GG.
So this goes to show that even with a more powerful summoner if you can come up with the right formula you can beat it. That is why I love this game so much there are so many options to go with and the mind games you and your opponent play with each other is so fun. Trying to predict what they will go and nailing it is a great feeling. This was definitely the best win of my Splinterlands career so far and I hope to get many more. Let me know what you guys thought of the battle in the comment section below.