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First Dual Element Card in Splinterlands

Splinterlands Zyriel banner

A new promo card will arrive soon in Splinterlands. This card, Zyriel, is the first tradeable card to have the Weapons Training ability, and the first ever Splinterlands card to have two elements! And as a creature of both Light and Dark, Zyriel is sure to see many a battle!

Another promo card sale is coming to Splinterlands. The card up for sale this time around is known as Zyriel. Zyriel is a legendary card that has two splinter affinities – Life and Death. This means that summoners from either Splinter can use her in battel! Zyriel is the first dual-element card that Splinterlands has released, though don’t be surprised to see more arriving with future promotions and maybe even the next card set!

There will be 15,000 copies of this card available when it goes on sale. Each card will cost 80,000 DEC tokens (~$80). Though that price can be reduced by up to 50% with Vouchers. Only DEC tokens can be used for this sale — DEC batteries (DEC-B) cannot be used for this purchase. Each card purchased has a 4% chance of being a gold foil and purchasing 25 cards at once gurantees at least one gold foil card. There is no limit on how many total a wallet can mint, though each purchase is limited to a maximum of 25 cards.

The sale begins on May 2nd, 2023, at 4pm EST and will run for 30 days or until the cards sell out.

Stats for Zyriel

Zyriel, a new promo card from Splinterlands
Zyriel, a new dual element promo card from Splinterlands

Zyriel is a rather nice card. Not only is she usable across different elements, but she also comes with Weapons Training (gives attack values to adjacent, non-attack creatures) and Leech Life at level one. Her abilities expand to include Divine Shield and Rust as she levels up. She is a bit on the slow side, but that is a perfect fit for matches that include the Reversed Speed ruleset!

But even at a reduced price of $40 each, this is still a rather expensive card. With the recent decline in active accounts playing Splinterlands, it will be interesting to see how quickly Zyriel sells out. Or even if it sells out at all (though I suspect that it will).

What is Splinterlands?

Splinterlands is a browser-based, play-to-earn, trading card game running on the Hive blockchain. Splinterlands features two tokens. Dark Energy Crystals (DEC), the primary game currency, and Splintershards (SPS), a governance token.

Splinterlands is a cross between a deck-building game and an auto-battler. Players use their cards to build a combat lineup based on the rules of the match. Then, once both sides submit their teams, the cards run in auto-battle mode until only one team remains. Players earn rewards for winning matches, and can also earn additional rewards through Daily Quests, Seasonal rewards, and a recurring, two-week leaderboard contest.

To learn more about Splinterlands, read our game guide. You can also visit their website, follow them on Twitter, and join their Discord server.

A Splinterlands battle
A Splinterlands battle
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