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Strategy and Tactics: ELO Mode

ELO is a refined and rewarding game mode. Discuss ELO subtleties with your rivals.
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English TnT_MeRm - subject is closed
Rules: ELO

** Must be Level 15 or over**


1.) Deck composition: 25 Stars Max

Deck composition in ELO is very important in order to succeed in the game. You can either play using a mono-clan (single clan) or bi-clan (two clans). The option is very open and wide for you to pick from, so let your imagination go wild.


→ 1.1) Mono-Clan deck

Many players will go with a mono clan deck if some of their cards are support dependent. What does this mean?

Support ability/bonus - If your card have Support ability/bonus, it will benefit from having other cards from the same clan in your draw.

Example:
If using cards like John with ability "Support: Power +1" and you have 3 other card from Sentinel clan in your draw then John's Power increases by 4



→ 1.2) Bi-Clan / 2 Clan decks

In order to make a good deck using 2 different clan decks, you need to ensure to have a well balanced combination. For this to be effective, consider factors such as ability, power, bonus and clan combinations.

Let's explore on this a bit more, Many ELO players I've seen would use combinations like Freaks / Pussycats , Roots / Sakrohm , GHEIST / Sakrohm and many more.

The big question is - how do I know which clans work best with each other?
Unfortunately, there's no specific answer to this question. As I always tell players, it all depends on the strategy when using them.

For example:
[ Freaks / Pussycats ] Strategy: Poison + damage = reduces opponent's life to atleast 3, therefore, Freaks will be used as offence, while the Pussycats will be the defence. Add the ability of cards like Malicia (with + 1 life max 15 when defeated)then you MAY have a good advantage over your opponent

I can go on and on about deck combinations and still would not be able to help everybody find the right combo for them. It would be best if you seek specific advice by posting here in the forum. That way, the other ELO players may be able to assist you with your queries.


→ 1.3) Remember the ELO banned cards: Staff + Player voting system

All cards banned for ELO will be listed here http://www.urban-rivals.com/game/elo/banned_characters.php



2.) Game play strategy


→ 2.1) Pillz use

You can use pillz to multiply your character’s power to the get total attack in your battles. Remember the highest attack wins, so use your pillz wisely.

• You will start off with 12 pillz. It is your decision how you want to spread this out with all your 4 characters in your draw.

• You can also use pillz to add +2 damage to your character by activating “FURY”

A word of advice:
"The most important thing about pillz use is to anticipate how your opponent will play based on your draw and your opponent’s draw...It is not advisable to play 0 pills in your first round each time but do not overpill (more than 6 pills) except in some special occasions. This is because you might face several opponents who 0-1 pill in their early rounds. Hence you must take care that you always use your pills wisely and plan out the game.

Also, if your opponent has 0 pilled round 1 and you have put in 4-5, make sure that you have created sufficient life difference in that round to actually threaten to seal the victory in round 2. Make a relation between the damage you make and the pills you use. Try to not pill too much on cards that do not create a major life gap. This will help your game"


→ 2.2) Strategies


→ 2.2.1) Bluff

Knowing an effective way to bluff is important in all aspects of the game. “A bluff is trying to make your opponent believe you are going to play the obvious way but instead you play offbeat.”


→ 2.2.2) Letting cards through

In your fights you need to weigh if it is worth wasting your pillz trying to beat a very power card or just let it through. Keep in mind that many people might use these cards as a bluff to make you waste your pillz.


→ 2.2.3) Offensive vs defensive game style

In your fight you can either choose to be an offensive player or a defensive one or a combination of both. Offensive game play is done when you use your cards assertively in a battle ensuring you win with these cards. Defensive game play is often played with cards with (- damage as an ability/bonus).

→ 2.3) Taking the Draw

Often times, matches can be guaranteed draws (when both players finish round 4 with the same number of life points). By taking this opportunity, you can avoid losing a lot of points, however you also cannot win lots. This tactic, when used in moderation, can help save you from dropping a lot of points and keep pressing on towards your next ELO goal.


Reference:
* http://www.urban-rivals.com/en/help/?category=0
* http://www.urban-rivals.com/en/community/forum/?mode=viewsubject&forum_page=0&id_subject=1436732&subject_page=0#answers


PS: If you want to add any information to this thread, please PM me.

edited by Sir B00BY Thursday 12/09/2013, 09:30
Yesterday

205 messages
English Cakeman Icing - last answer from chakkal2001, yesterday at 18:06.
There seems to be alot of preset threads...Why not post them here?
Tuesday 26/08/14

6 messages
Português Rd Soulz - last answer from Soiuku, Tuesday 26/08, 23:55.
Is this a trend in ELO, to just play mono-Nightmare, or there isn't anything else worth playing? rofl
4 messages
English troll4663 - last answer from Lucks7ven LoA, Tuesday 26/08, 15:08.
What should I run? Suggestions and possible deck skeletons?
11 messages
English CB Maad - last answer from CB Maad, Tuesday 26/08, 04:31.
So my current record is 1160.. I get to 1100 every week.. The problem is I REALLY wan't reach 1200, but it feels so hard to me when I pass 1100.. Like I win one, then I lose one, and so it goes.. What should I do.. I like to use halfs with Jungo/FPC/Frozn/Pussycats/Freaks + Uppers/Junkz/All Stars/Nightmare.. What clans combination should I try?
This weekend I used Jungo + FPC: Ongh ; James ; Jean ; Bridge ; Kusuri ; Fei ; Shifou ; Zhu Tang.. Is it worthy to go with this combination next week? What changes should I do?
Monday 25/08/14

8 messages
English OTK-Demon - last answer from ((TinyGlitch)), Monday 25/08, 11:56.
So far I am using a Roots/Berserk deck. It is made up of:
Flush
Kawamashi Cr
Miho
Roger
Tuck
Jeto
Simeon
Tuck
Any edits would be appreciated.
Sunday 24/08/14

10 messages
English AGPrinz - last answer from addiction08, Sunday 24/08, 17:36.
To ban some allstars? At least ban Saki...

Also Nabrissa is completely overpowered as well. To be honest the card is better than Diana by a lot. Unless you are going mono pussy, you wont pill very hard if u get SOA with Diana. With Nabrissa, you need to deal both her ability and her bonus, and her low star count. She is truly one of the best 2*s in the game right now and needs to be perma banned.

Who here agrees?
5 messages
English Snowman LoA - last answer from TheOPG, Sunday 24/08, 06:56.
What are the clans where mono is okay to use for elo?
Saturday 23/08/14

4 messages
English 412rayray - last answer from Soiuku, Saturday 23/08, 17:20.
Huracan/Ulu Watu

El Gascarro
Derby Queen
El Magistrado
Wonder Lana

Dave
Eugene
Noland
Numar

Built in wall capability, life gain, decent life gapping, 2 forks, some atk manip and dmg red.

All around deck, hit me up with any ideas/improvements you can think of
Thursday 21/08/14

17 messages
English Soiuku - last answer from Soiuku, Thursday 21/08, 02:53.
I've been pondering this one while working on Freaks Decks.
But what I've noticed is quite interesting.

In the 2* Department :

Esmerelda is simply not good enough anymore, that attack manip alone doesn't cut it .
Shazam seems to make the cut, even getting player banned often enough.
Bertha is subpar, I have to say it, 7 / 2 with +1 / +1 is meh in my book.
Magda might be an option, able to take on Power Manipulators and is still equivalent to 8 Power essentially.

The other 2*'s? Well . . not much going on for them.

In the 3* Department :

Olga is banned, which is a terrible shame, but a necessary evil. Good card, but banned.

Akendram is not only overpriced, but the only reason to consider him nowadays is because Olga , Bogdan and Grudj are banned in the 3 spot ; and to boot, Olga Noel performs better after 2 Pills!

Olga Noel is ok, but she's just that to be honest, ok, not special or great.

Quasichoco almost never sees use, but seems to be the only other useable 3 Star Freaks, though his -2 DR is off putting as I'd much rather have a card who can win the round if my R1 Poison / Heal doesn't go through.

In the 4* Department :

Bogdan is banned after a long deserved ban, but before him :

Grudj was banned! And Grudj is just as bad / annoying as Bogdan.

Liona is a solid card, but doesn't strike me as a staple. Also, I feel -12 would have been better than -10 , since Freaks have lost their SOA , Power Manip , and SOA .

Madelone is another option, but is not a round win.
Tuesday 19/08/14

6 messages
English Lucks7ven LoA - last answer from bokneehog, Tuesday 19/08, 17:04.
Hi guys for this week in elo i have decided to use my own combo of FPC and the Roots. So far so good, climbing to 1200s now, any advice can be given please? I use:

Kamekun
Zhu Tang
Shifou
Tomoe
Flora
Yookie
Tuck
Curlix
2 messages
English Hikariman - last answer from Lucks7ven LoA, Tuesday 19/08, 16:43.
Just in case people were unaware Marina and Saki were unbanned in elo so remember to appropriately counter them with your decks hopefully they will be banned next week
7 messages
English 412rayray - last answer from 412rayray, Tuesday 19/08, 10:57.
I feel the deck is solid in theory but I need a lil help. I appreciate any ideas.

The deck so far:
Alexandrea
Dr Van Wessel Ld
Boomstock
Kenjy
Dagg
Deea
Neloe
T Gaank
Thursday 14/08/14

5 messages
English Lucks7ven LoA - subject is closed
I'm trying to use a Freaks/Pussycats deck here and i really need you guys to give some help and advice please! Right now im using
Baldovino
Wanda
Lucy
Diana
Shazam
Liona
Esmeralda
Malicia
10 messages
English OTK-Demon - last answer from OTK-Demon, Thursday 14/08, 09:56.
I'm going to be straightforward guys, I SUCK at Elo, so I thought why not change that!? The best I have done is like 1100. Can anyone give me advice or a deck that works well with elo?
Tuesday 12/08/14

3 messages
English { RAP} - last answer from CB Titan, Tuesday 12/08, 09:25.
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I know people dont like Chiro but i like Chiro cause its 8 damage and 8 power is great
3 messages
English hdubc - last answer from { RAP}, Tuesday 12/08, 07:27.
Trying to make a competitive half deck with these two clans. Right now I'm using Marlysa Cr, Zhu Tang, Shifou, and Fei. Lucy, Charlie, Nabrissa, and Diana. Any help would be much appreciated!
1 message
I have the CRs for FPC, and Blaaster for the Bangers. I'm trying to make something competitive for T1. I've been using Blaaster, Graf, Randle, Bodenpower, Marlysa, Fei, Kusuri, and Shifou. Any edits from or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Monday 11/08/14

2 messages
English -X-Toxic-X- - last answer from qwaiker, Monday 11/08, 15:36.
So I haven't been active for 3-4 years now, just hopping on for a day or two and having a play, but now I'm looking into starting properly again. Loving mono Vortex in elo but wanting something different to add, what clans go well with them? I know it depends on the strategy, but any suggestions help

Thanks in advance!

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