It's always a guessing game trying to figure you what your opponent will play so you have the best chance of winning the battle.
I had a good Life Quest today in Splinterlands. Sometimes it is easy and sometimes it's a struggle but today it took me 8 battles to get through my life quest. I did dominate a few but I also had some close battles, check out this battle that comes down to the end. You can also see that battle and the others!