Furious Chicken | Zero Mana King | Teasing the Monsters

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For the life of it, I never understood why the Furious Chicken was in the game when I started playing. I used to laugh at people using that in the battle because my attack monsters would take it down easily. It was just a waste of a card in battle. But as I learned the finer things on Splinterlands, I understood what a genius the Furious Chicken was!

Furious Chicken – genius, really? Yes, it is. Let me explain. You see, the Furious Chicken comes at a costly mana cost of zero ( 😉 ), and therefore, is easy to take into any battle - low mana, medium, or large mana battles – the Chicken can go everywhere. The Chicken can waste an enemy’s attack by martyring itself ( ☹ ) or deflect the attack of a sneak-and-snipe monster going for the monster with the least health. 


 Think about the last one. In the Fire Splinter, have you ever taken the Serpentine Spy into battle? And have you witnessed what happens if your opponent also has the Spy but his/her Spy attacks first? Yes, the Serpentine takes out our Serpentine because that is the one with the least health, almost always. This is where the Chicken deflects the Serpentine's attack by presenting itself as the one with the lowest health. In doing so, your Serpentine gets a life and an opportunity to take out the opponent’s Spy. 

That has to be cool, right? So, let’s get to know more about the Chicken, but before that, how about getting to know Splitnerlands first? 

Onwards then. 

What Game is Splinterlands?


Well, it is one of the earliest blockchain-based collectible games. Though I started playing the game relatively late, I should have had gotten going early in hindsight. Anyway, no need to despair. There are so many opportunities no matter when you start. 

*Splinterlands is a digital card game that allows you to collect, trade, battle, rent, and even earn on the cards. It is one of the most generous games that I have seen where cards, potions, Dark Energy Crystals (DEC. Cryptocurrency) are given out every day to thousands of players for just playing and winning daily quests. And there are tournaments or guilds that you can join.*

*Just to give you an idea of a few of the uber-expensive cards, take a look at this recent purchase of Prince Julian at USD 3500.*

Card Purchase Contract: Gold Foil Prince Julian

Did you go to the link and see for yourself? I hope you did. And I hope that gives an overview of the game. I just love the game, and those interested can go to Splinterlands’ site and join. If you want a link to join, I will leave one at the end of the article, which you can use. 

Scroll down, quick. 😊

Furious Chicken | The Maker of Widows in Battle | Well, Not Really!


The Furious Chicken should not be considered as a pushover. It is anything but that. The zero mana cost may tempt you to do so, but the Chicken can be of strategic importance depending on what you expect of the opponent. And it is quite versatile even at its base level. 

I don’t mean its attack or defense capability by versatile, but its usefulness in positioning anywhere in battle. The obvious choice for many is to put the Chicken at the back of the field; then, few would place it in the front if they have a slow tank. There are others like me who would place the Chicken in the second position to take any blasts should there be a blast monster in the opponent’s lineup. So, it fits everywhere.

For all this, the Chicken is a rare monster. I bet many did not know this. You saw it bunched up with the common monsters and thought that it was common too. The classification puts the Chicken on a higher pedestal. But how high is that pedestal? We will know once we see the Chicken in battle.

Let’s go.

Furious Chicken in Battle


The Furious Chicken is a subconscious addition to the lineup if there is space. I don’t think that there would be many people thinking about taking the Chicken or not. The only thing that they would think about is the placement of the Chicken. As such, I have battle after battles of the Chicken where not only me but also the opponent has it in his/her lineup.

How about taking a look at one of the battles? I bet you would love to. 

Here is one battle with a mana cap of 28. The general rule was in play, which meant that nothing specific for this game. So, you would follow the general idea of melee attackers in the front, followed by magic and ranged attackers.


The Face-Off


Remember, I had said that I come across battles where, almost always, my opponent and I would have a Furious Chicken? This is one of them.

I chose to go into battle with the Water Splinter while the opponent went for the Fire Splinter. For me, the Kraken is always a reliable taunt monster that soaks up most of the attacks while my other monsters pulverize the opponent. That’s what I planned by adding strong magic monsters to the lineup. The Furious Chicken was placed in the second position, just to safeguard my lineup from any blast monsters. My choice was right, as there was a blast monster in the opponent’s lineup – the Fire Elemental. 

The opponent chose to take the Goblin Mech as the melee attacker, while the Ettin Spearman and the Fire Elemental came up as the ranged attacker. The Creeping Ooze and the Furious Chicken were added to the back of the lineup. I can understand that since the Fire Elemental is a weak monster and could fall to a sneak attack from my side, if not for the Furious Chicken. Good placement!

So, how did we both fare?


Furious Chicken Martyred | Almost Instantly

The Fire Elemental was the fastest monster in both the lineups and, as such, was the first to attack. It took out two shields of the Kraken, but that was not all. It was also a blast monster which was not good news for my Furious Chicken.

Almost instantly, my Furious Chicken fell. At least, it saved the rest of the monsters. The opponent’s Chicken was still alive and kicking but not for long.

As if to exact revenge, my Wraith attacked the Chicken and brought it down. It was nothing to do with revenge but how the Wraith is designed to attack. *I need to bring out two points here. Notice, my Wraith’s three magic attack is wasted on the Chicken while at the same time, the Elemental is safe from my Wraith’s attack. That’s why the Chicken is quite important in our game strategy.*


The Battle Races to Conclusion


With both the Chickens gone out of the game, the going was then based on which side had a more lethal attack.

It turned out that my lineup was more lethal. The opponent’s side was consumed with my Wraith still holding fort in the front. 

Do I Use the Furious Chicken Often?


Very often. 

Now that we have seen a battle where the Furious Chicken is used in two different placements with differing roles, you would agree that it is a no-brainer to take it into the battle. The satisfaction you get from seeing attacks of four or above on the Chicken getting wasted, and therefore, keeping your side safe is immense. 

I would recommend those who don’t have a Chicken to buy one. It is literally gold in battles. 

Where Else Does the Furious Chicken Fit In?


In my opinion, the question should be where does the Chicken not fit in. It does not fit in where there is no more space left for it. That’s it. Rest every other battle, the Furious Chicken takes a spot. 

It is even more interesting to see the Chicken in the Health-Equalizer rule or the double-armor rule. Our next-door neighbor becomes an imposing battle monster. Of course, it still does not come with attacks in the lower levels, but it lasts longer. 

The fun part is where the Furious Chicken is used in a Health Equalizer rule in the first position with a tank healing monster. This results in the Chicken not dying or taking most of the attacks before I win. In fact, there was one battle where the Chicken remained alive in the first position, as I took the win. Can you imagine the Furious Chicken as a tank? Well, I can!! 😉 

How Does the Furious Chicken Level Up?


All the newbies and players who thought that the Chicken is nothing but a space-filler here is a surprise for you. The Chicken does turn a melee attacker at level three. How’s that?

If that’s not enough, it gets the enrage ability by level five. Try taking it for granted after that. 😊

But imagine the scenario that we discussed in the previous section. The Health Equalizer rule is in play, the Chicken at level five is your tank, while you also have a tank healer in your lineup. Now, try messing up with the Chicken. You will surely be sorry to have enraged the gentle fowl. Hahaha.

The other place where a level five and above Chicken would be useful is the low or medium mana battles under the melee attackers can attack from any position rule. The Chicken would be fun to have!

Furious Chicken | A Space Filler, Attack Deflector, Or A Tank


Well, strategized right, the Furious Chicken could be many things. I hope you get that. So, next time don’t look down on your Furious Chicken. Even my daughter knows that.

Have fun playing and don’t forget to take the Chicken. 😉

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