Personally, I'd leave Hugo
out. And certainly not because he's a bad card at all; he used to be a great budget choice for new DT players. Its just that now he carries a -10 point penalty for every match you win with him in your hand (even if you don't use him), so he just isn't worth it anymore for a card that isn't absolutely game changing.
I'd give that same advice to any new members out there trying to start getting better DT scores.
When I first started making a real effort to improve my scores back in my newbie days, I came across a (very) budget Sentinel
deck. At the time, I used Owen
, and the then-less-expensive Lehane
. Very cheap deck, and easily under 10k (I think lol). I'll emphasise that there are some FAR better upgrades you'd want to make in the future (check out some public presets), but it's usable enough for a newer player to grasp.
Since then I've settled with Montana
in DT's (with which I've won), so I'm not totally clueless. There are many other budget options out there which I'm sure other kind people will impart on you. It's just a matter of finding something you like. Good luck!