I'm normally not this uppity about post but WOW FitJohn. Posts like yours are the main reason I stay away from the public forums. I'll admit I use Uppers and Montanas and I love both clans but this doesn't make me "weak" or a "Douche". My elo record proves I'm a good player without using either of the clans and I can beat both clans pretty easily with many other clans.
I think the weakest players in the game are the ones that complain about clans they don't like, because they aren't good enough to come up with a strategy and a good deck to beat them.
@ Skipknot use whatever clan you like the most. Each clan has it's ups and downs. Try a few different ones and see which you like the best.
Did I tell you I'm not a troll fan ? Hmm ?
FitJohn, Toxica and their troll team, please, stay away from the forum if you're not able to have a real debate, share opinions with your mind wide open, these sort of things...
Nintendan, breathe and have a tea with cookies. You'll feek much better after.
Going back to the original purpose of this topic.
If you are playing Type 1 DeatchMatch, play Uppers, Montana, Bangers, All Stars or La Junta. These clans are relatively easy to calculate how to play in each consecutive round and have low-star fast KO options available to them. Ease of calculation and KO options makes for fast games and fast games are the way to win deathmatches. You will get better as you adjust to the deck you choose.
Avoid clans like Pussycats, Sakrohm, Freaks, Vortex, Piranas and Jungo. These clans are easy enough to win with, but they tend to rely on damage reduction, +life, poison and +pillz. These are great tactics from a strategy perspective, but they slow down matches considerably, so unless you are looking for only 5 matches per DM, avoid these clans in DM, but by all means use them in ELO
If you are playing Type 2 DeathMatch, play La Junta, Roots, GHEIST, Bangers or Ulu Watu. In type 2, you can make a great deck with about any clan you wish, but these clans are going to be the easiest for fast games.
I hope that helps
My favourite clans for T1 DM are:
Half deck mixes of the above.
Some of my favourite decks:
Use Of Weapons
Against A Dark Background
I've won (1st place) the majority of the DMs I've entered (full time) using these. in fact, I think I can only remember coming second at the least. They're solid if you're familiar with the clan tactics, and much more interesting than running the more obvious DM types.
Piranas are perfect for DM. Pill manipulation can end a fight very quickly and they have a decent amount of 2hitKo opportunity that's overlooked (Selma + Raeth, Ulrich, Kristin, or Scubb).
Vortext /are/ trickier, but you can end the rounds fast with them too.
It takes a bit more thought, but I've won in tournaments where the second highest had been using a standard Uppers attack force and I've held Vortex/Piranas. I've also won with clear majority.
Don't let anyone tell you to limit yourself, find your own style and run with it.