How To Counter Llama + Kron In Splinterlands
Last Updated: November 12, 2021
Scarred Llama Mage and Kron the Undying is the most notorious summoner + monster combo in Splinterlands. While they may seem unbeatable, they’re actually really easy to counter. Here’s how you can stop Llama Kron abusers and beat them at their own game.
The Llama Kron duo is definitely one of the more frustrating lineups to face. Especially in the lower leagues, where most players are still new to the game and figuring out its many intricacies. It makes sense that these two cards compliment each other considering both feature a creature with hooves (Kron is a centaur). But that’s not the reason why they synergize well together. To understand this, let’s take a closer look at each of these cards and see what they bring to the table.
Scarred Llama Mage
According to lore, the Scarred Llama Mage is actually named Korina and she saved her tribe from crystal werewolves by leading them away. She survived the ordeal and earned a scar in the process which in turn led to the Spirit of the Forest to recognize her feats of bravery. If you think about it, her abilities actually match her backstory.
Scarred Llama Mage is a legendary summoner with a high mana cost. When used, it gives +2 Health and gives all friendly monsters the Last Stand ability. This summoner also has Cleanse which allows it to remove debuffs from the first position monster each round. The bonus health and Cleanse is great for keeping tanks alive but what really makes Scarred Llama Mage OP is Last Stand.
This is what makes nearly every monster with high health and good damage really strong with Scarred Llama Mage. It makes the last monster remaining super buffed up, increasing its chances to potentially win a match. It gets bonus speed, health, and damage. It’s perfect for monsters with their own self healing making them very hard to take down.
Kron the Undying
Now, let’s take a look at the other half of this combo. Kron the Undying is the leader of the centaurs in Splinterlands. Upon finding the secret to immortality, Kron used his time to protect his people using powerful magic he mastered over the years. As a monster, Kron is very powerful. Not surprising considering it is a Legendary card.
It has 3 Magic Attack and 10 Health plus it has a self healing ability at level 1. Since it is a Legendary card, Kron the Undying is very expensive to rent or own so most players tend to only use the level 1 version of this card.
Llama + Kron
How this combo works essentially boils down to getting Kron to be the last monster so that it can make use of the Last Stand ability from Scarred Llama Mage. Since Kron is a monster that deals magic damage, it can be placed anywhere in your lineup and can still deal damage. What players do is they beef up the front line and keep Kron near the back line either at the last or second to the last position. This strategy works well and can easily be abused to get easy wins. Most players just tend to hit surrender when they’re faced against someone who has a history of using this combo in their past few games. So if it’s very strong, how can you beat it? The answer is simple. Use monsters with Sneak.
Sneak is an ability that allows a monster to attack the last monster on the enemy team instead of the first. Since most Llama + Kron lineups have Kron at the back, this essentially takes him out of the game before even reaching the point where he’ll have Last Stand. There are plenty of monsters across every splinter that has sneak and deals good damage. Our personal favorite, however, is Sand Worm. This monster has high damage even at level 1. It can easily take out Kron when paired with at least one other monster with sneak.
The Life Splinter and the Water Splinter both have an abundance of sneak monsters who have low mana costs and deal decent damage. If you ever find yourself against a Llama Kron abuser, try to keep these splinters in mind. Now, let’s see this strategy in action.
Here we matched up against someone using the Llama + Kron combo. Our lineup is using monsters from the life splinter. We have Lorna Shine as our summoner which gives us the Divine Shield ability. For our sneak monsters, we have a level 4 Sand Worm and a level 4 Elven Cutthroat. We used Shieldbearer as our frontline to draw their attacks toward him in case the enemy had sneak monsters of their own. We also had Divine Healer as a support to heal our frontline and Crystal Werewolf to reduce the enemy team’s magic damage. Silvershield Knight is our offtank mostly because it has the Inspire ability which increases the melee damage of all friendly monsters. It’s a pretty handy ability that will allow our sneak monsters to deal even more damage. To show you how effective this lineup is, we’ll skip ahead to round 2.
By the second round, you’ll see that their Kron already had half of its health removed. Needless to say, it won’t make it past this round.
By the third round, you can see that they no longer have Kron so their strategy is already rendered useless. Although, they do have a pretty sturdy frontline in Flesh Golem. This monster has a heal of its own so it can also be powerful when given Last Stand. And just to show you how powerful the buff is, this is what Flesh Golem looks like with the Last Stand buff.
It has a whopping 18 points of Health, 3 Melee Attack, and 5 Speed. Despite it looking powerful, the odds are still against it since we still have 5 monsters on our team and both our sneak monsters are still gonna deal a lot of damage.
It took seven rounds, but we still managed to take the enemy down.
- Always be mindful of your positioning. Be wary of the tactics the enemy can use. If the enemy also has sneak monsters along with Kron, they can also easily take out your sneak monsters. If you can manage it, we would recommend having a front line monster with the Taunt ability. If that’s not possible, then try to keep another sturdy monster at your last position to protect your back line.
- Monsters with the Silence ability can be really useful. Since Kron deals magic damage, having it reduced can go a long way in suppressing his capabilities.
With all the players using Llama + Kron, we bet you’ll run into this combo more often than you’d like to. It may seem impossible to beat but it really is easy. Just make sure that Kron won’t last long enough to get the Last Stand ability.
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So there you have it! That’s everything you need to know to counter Llama + Kron in Splinterlands. Be sure to check back with us again for more awesome guides on your favorite games. Have fun!