offline rhypher Veteran Non Compos Mentis
Friday 10/08/2012, 08:06

I'm just wandering which is better?? the GHEIST or the Roots??? and why.. thanks in advance

offline Frowns Titan At the End of the World
Friday 10/08/2012, 10:04

They're about equal, but their playing style is quite different.

GHEIST rely more heavily on hard-hitting cards with higher risk but also higher reward. 2HKOs is usually the way to go.

Roots have a more balanced set of cards where you will usually win simply by increasing the life gap and not necessarily KOing your opponent. Rico, Noodile Cr, Gertjan and Yookie make up an extremely powerful half deck with only 12*.

offline DeepEnd Imperator Limit Break
Friday 10/08/2012, 16:39

*cough* *cough* Gertjan is support: card *cough* its useless on halfdeck *cough*

Roots has only kickass DR's and some good elo-banned characters, and some usable star-cheap cards.

Since this game is about eating opponent's face GHEIST wins as clan - Tho GHEIST has lower base power than Roots so you can use Roots to fight effectively GHEIST. Against everything else Mono GHEIST > Mono Roots.

offline KitsuneKatsumi Imperator XiongDang
Friday 10/08/2012, 18:11

In ELO, GHEIST but they are both hurting. You can make a fairly inexpensive Roots preset though.

Roots play better with other clans. They have characters that combine good base stats, SOA and DR which are very useful.

GHEIST is also probably easier to buy into than Roots for non ELO play.

Roots has solid 4 damage and many more 8 power characters than GHEIST.

GHEIST characters tend to threaten to do more damage and threaten 2HKO much easier than Roots.

Deeper topend 3* Roster (Yookie, Jeena, Noodile Cr Gertjan, vs. Leviatonn, Bristone and Dolly)
Better 5* outside of ELO (Kiki Cr, Shakra)

Better 5* ELO (Wardom)
Deeper topend 2* Roster (Arkn, Z340 D34d vs. Arno)

4* are fairly evenly matched (Ratanah, Gretchen, Tuck vs. Draheera, Toro, Methane)

For ELO, the choice is choosing between Gretchen, Jeena and Gertjan vs. Wardom and Leviatonn. Now that they've lost Draheera, the GHEIST roster looks very thin.

offline UM_AaaBattery Moderator URBAN MADNESS starstarstarstar
Friday 10/08/2012, 21:05

GHEIST are a high damage clan, Roots are a high power clan, though the lines are slowly fading. Both are as good as each other.

offline rhypher Veteran Non Compos Mentis
Sunday 12/08/2012, 04:03

Thanks i'll just have to decide myself

offline WMDuessel Guru Wise Men Distracted
Sunday 12/08/2012, 16:29

Gertjan can even be used in half deck IMO, he's that good. Just cause they're support cards doesn't mean they can't function at all in a half deck. Just look at Shann, Thormund, Emeth, Troompah (admittedly outclassed by Askai, but still good), that new Skeelz guy, etc.

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