Tuesday 17/07/2012, 15:07
Well, first of all, I'm a huge Piranas fan (that flavor, oh my), so my natural intent is to always try and force Piranas decks where I can. Now, I haven't been around for a while and well... things seem to have changed quite a bit.
Is it just me, or mono-Pira is pretty dead right now in ELO? Without Ulrich around the clan has no DR, and sticking a random Spiaghi or something of that nature doesn't quite solve the problem cuz it really hurts your Support mechanics. And if you don't play Support cards why even go mono in the first place?
Deckbuilding in general seems to have evolved drastically (no surprise here), and there are a lot more cards which just overwhelm you with sheer power, making someone like Scubb or Katan look pretty meh. Even Tula, which I always had a soft spot in my heart for, seems to stumble much more often than I'd like to see. SOA-type effects (and now also that Copy opp. Bonus thing) render half of Piranas useless, and there seem to be a ton nowadays.
Back in my day (lol feels weird to say that) I would be pretty happy with Piranas on a week like this, with no GHEIST/Montana bans whatsoever, but now even those seem to kick my arse. The only matchup that feels reasonably safe still is Rescue, but that's an obvious one.
I can see coming a number of comments like "ubad, learn to play", and you know what, that might very well be the case. But still, any tips on where mono-Pira belongs right now are very appreciated.