offline wats_happenin Titan Casual Grind
Thursday 15/11/2012, 05:36

Hi guys, so as you may have read...I hate the current ELO....alot. So I've decided to issue a challenge to those of you daring enough to be a man (or very strong woman) and step outside of your comfort zone.

My challenge is simple

Play in ELO with:
- No standard cards at all
- No cards that are considered definite staples

For instance my current deck is Montana/Fang pi


Now obviously 'definite staple' is very ambiguous...but I'll define it to 'no card that ever appears on the temp ban list'

Take All stars for example
Randy/Robb Cr/Saki are definite staples...Karen and Kang are not

Challenge Issued


offline ghelas Titan E X C A L I B U R
Sunday 25/11/2012, 18:46

Most of my UR time this week was consumed by the event, but I wanted my 10 credits, and decided to throw together something in the spirit of this competition.... So even though it did not follow the rules, I give you my Ulu/FPC deck.

I have to say that I really like this thing!! This deck has a few strong threats, and a couple of mitigating cards that can pinch hit. While it suffers against SoA, it also has a decent chance of sneaking in a 3-round win against it. Overall I was surprised at how well-rounded the deck felt. The lowest draw I had was 10 stars, and that was a win for me.

My whole run since switching to this deck was an almost uninterrupted win streak, by the way. Go underrated clans! smiley

offline ghelas Titan E X C A L I B U R
Sunday 25/11/2012, 18:53

Posting the run, screenshots available upon request. 19 consecutive games, 1 loss, 1 draw.

11:29 Elo you narrowly escaped from fubusek1, Deadly Gods (8-7): 1314 ELO
10:47 Elo you beat 0 sawyer, The Flying Spirit (9-5): 1297 ELO
09:53 Elo you crushed NI-K4LER, ☆★ Novum Initium ★☆ (14-0): 1279 ELO
09:48 Elo you beat Fatshady (11-2): 1261 ELO
00:55 Elo you beat TUAN 86, les pictaviens (12-smiley: 1248 ELO
00:52 Elo you drew with Pt-Pikachu00H, LA COUR DES LORDS (8-smiley: 1237 ELO
21:25 Elo you won by forfeit against agemoy, The Knife (11-10): 1235 ELO
21:22 Elo you won by forfeit against X_KiRiToKun_X, Masters of Battle (12-14): 1213 ELO
21:21 Elo you lost by default against LoA ScarFace, Legends of America (8-14): 1192 ELO
17:50 Elo you crushed tegondrius, Gilda a 5 Stelle (10-0): 1202 ELO

12:46 Elo you narrowly escaped from Wirard1, Community (8-7): 1188 ELO
12:41 Elo you narrowly escaped from yesman12345, Les Rats (11-10): 1175 ELO
11:58 Elo you won by forfeit against UoS_Romeo, UNION OF THE SUPREMES (7-6): 1159 ELO
11:51 Elo you beat Kyogenru, Ojo Azteca (6-0): 1141 ELO

02:08 Elo you crushed SL-Neophyte, Söhne Luzifer´s (13-1): 1130 ELO
01:53 Elo you narrowly escaped from drpiller, URBAN MADNESS (5-2): 1114 ELO
01:48 Elo you beat SPIRITHAPPY, WinAge (7-3): 1097 ELO
01:43 Elo you won by forfeit against M3toS, U.F.O. (14-11): 1086 ELO
01:42 Elo you narrowly escaped from PLdranzer31, Pinoy Locals (6-5): 1071 ELO

offline MobiusWyrm Titan Iron Lords
Monday 26/11/2012, 02:08

So looking at attempting this challenge again, but I have one question, how do you define a staple for a clan that you don't see frequently? So I am going to post what I am looking at, and ask for input.

My current plan is to use these guys:
Keanew, Otakool, Taham, Veenyle Cr, Bree, Buck, Gabrielle, Shayna

Let me know if I have put in any staples, as I typically don't see either clan in ELO, thought I would check before ELO gets going.

offline 0_4DPaladin Veteran  
Monday 26/11/2012, 04:33

In spirit of a challenge, I'll use mono-Bezerk this week smiley Gonna be quite the opposite of using Piranas, hopefully I don't start to like it smiley

Don't have the guts of all the other partakers, I'm gonna use staples, I'm not good enough to pull off 1300 how you guys are doing it lol. I'll post my deck after I decide on it

offline ghelas Titan E X C A L I B U R
Monday 26/11/2012, 04:48

@Mobius: I think you did fine. "Staple" is kind of hard to nail down, but for a rough definition, how's this: the two cards that sound like the best picks when you think of any given clan and star level are staples. 2's not a magical number though -- any cards that seem like they're on the same level with those 2 are still staples (ex: Pan, Edwin, Cutey) or, if you can't think of 2, it's entirely possible that the clan has just one great staple for that slot (ex: Melanie.)

offline MobiusWyrm Titan Iron Lords
Monday 26/11/2012, 14:55

@ghelas Thanks, figured it would be fine, and I expect it to be rough going.

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