A Splinterlands Guild is a group of players who have joined forces to battle and earn rewards. Though the concept of play to earn is simple, the benefits of joining a guild range far beyond that. The economic, social, strategic, and recreational advantages are many.
A few of the benefits are:
- A 5% discount in the Splinterlands Shop for potions and packs
- The ability to utilize Merits within the Guild Store
- Increase account value with non-transferable Gladiator Cards - playable in specialized battles called Brawls
- Develop a strategy with teammates
- Enjoy Splinterlands as a team sport
Whether you are new to Splinterlands or a returning player curious about the perks of joining a guild, this article will provide an inside look at the many benefits of joining a guild in Splinterlands.
Increase Account Value
Merits are earned as rewards for both ranked battles and brawls. Use merits within the guild store to purchase Gladius Cases that contain Gladiator cards. Because these cards are non-transferable or SoulBound, they increase your collection power unless you choose to burn them.
The economic benefits extend outside of brawls and the guild shop, however. You may also receive up to a 5% discount in the Splinterlands shop for potions and packs - if building requirements are met. How Do I Start Earning Crowns, Merits, and Gladiators? Satisfy the provisions and be prepared to brawl.
Hone Your Strategy
Brawls provide the opportunity to play with Gladiator Cards and varied rule sets. Guilds may also purchase advantages in the Guild store such as the Spy Glass, which allows you to see enemy fray assignments. These uncommon situations force players to consider new strategies from gameplay and explore new cards.
Use teammates as a resource to discuss strategy and share constructive tips. Some guilds also have a pool of cards that members will have access to for brawls. Guildmates may also delegate cards to other members of the team. This approach allows players to gain experience with unfamiliar cards and get feedback on their gameplay from others.
New and Exciting Experiences
As opposed to ranked rewards battles, Brawls have a team sport feel. Participating in both allows you to keep the Splinterlands experience fun and engaging.
Opposing guilds can force you to think quickly by forbidding certain cards or splinters from joining in the battle. There is also the home team advantage to be wary of -- where a draw will result in victory for the home team.
All Gladiator cards possess the powerful Bloodlust ability. After defeating an enemy card, the triumphant monster gets an automatic +1 increase in health, speed, attack, and armor. Though victory is not guaranteed with these cards, they do make that outcome more likely. Be aware, that only one gladiator card per brawl is permitted.
The relationships forged within a guild have the potential to become strong, lasting bonds. Join your fellow players in brawls and build comradery by upgrading your Guild Buildings.
Once you join a guild, you will gain access to the Tavern, a private chatroom for guild members only. Get to know your guild mates and discuss strategy there or on discord.
The social aspects of guilds vary. It is up to you to shop for or create a guild with the desired community structure. Keep in mind, that guild membership is a responsibility and dismissal may occur if chronic failure to participate in brawls occurs.
How do you fit in? Learn more about The Different Guild Member Ranks and Their Privileges!
Where Can I Join a Guild?
The best place to find an existing guild to join is on the #guild-recruitment page on the Splinterlands Discord. You can also create your own guild.
The best time to join a guild was three years ago; the second best time is now. At the time of writing, there are more than 1400 guilds at Splinterlands and that number continues to grow.
Consider adding guild membership to your Splinterlands experience. Happy battling!