I am aware how Oshitsune can affect games, undercutting 7-powered cards and creating insurmountable pill/life gaps. For example, in a hand of all 7-powers or less with no DR/SOA, you can safely put 4 pills on any character in round 1 and still have enough pills to overcome a full-pill play with Oshi.
But good luck finding that hypothetical in competitive ELO. Berzerk, Montana, Junkz, and Jungo all have at least 2 staples with either SOA or protection: power, and nearly every clan (notable exception: Bangers) has some combination of SOA, attack manipulation, and multiple 8+ powered cards that can go pill-for-pill with Oshi.
No other card that is frequently ELO banned is so easy to counter-- it's not difficult to build a deck where half the cards neutralize Oshitsune in some way. So, my question is... why do people still spend their ban votes on this guy, when much more solid choices are barely acknowledged?
Obviously, I currently have Daddy Jones, but to my understanding, he's more of a type 2 card. The DR isn't necessary because I already Gabrielle and Eugene, and losing with 5-stars isn't fun. Here's some of my thought process for the other 5-stars
Hikiyousan- Great 10/7 stats with ability and bonus. I'm really just going for a hard hitter for my 5-star, so he fits the job.
Serena- 10/6 with protection:bonus is really solid. The damage is getting a bit on the lower side, so i probably won't use her.
Oraya- This is the card i'm leaning towards the most. She can gap 10 when her ability is active, so that makes this card a whopping 9/10! The only gripe is that Eddie's heal won't be as useful when she wins a round.
Taigo is nice, but I feel like Dave is a better card in general. Better life gap, and Dave gets more attack than Taigo after 5 pillz. I guess Taigo is useful for lower pill battles, and I probably shouldn't be using my 2* for high pill shenanigans.
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