I honestly don't know the big deal about Shakra. It's not like 8 power is something amazing nowadays... I honestly don't find Shakra hard at all to beat, especially in the hands of poor players who just mechanically use 4 pills with him every game.
Shakra is good but no prob.
So far after 1 day im 4-0 w/ this deck against good opponents and I have played 2 Roots(1 mono and 1 half w/ Bangers), 1 pirana, and 1 Vortex
check it out and I made specific card choices for this week. And yes it's Eklore+Vortex+chiara
I was thinking of running mono Sentinel, but it looks like this is going to be a fairly Roots heavy week, making John and Copper both worthless. So instead I'm going to contribute to the problem and run a Roots/Skeelz deck
It is pretty obvious that the clans that control the vote just want to cruise along with their Roots decks without having to be bothered to work out a strategy against cards like Caelus, Oshitsune or Ghumbo.
Boring if you ask me.