This week's releases were huge boosts to two clans at the bottom of ELO.
Sabia- with full support, she's superior to Pegh. Now the 6 hard hitting clans (Junta, FPC, Berzerk, Jungo, Frozn and Freaks) all have their own identitiy.
Stompah- most solid 4* yet for Frozn, and they have a real glut at 4*, although that can translate into some fantastic 1/2 decks. Even without his bonus, 7/5 -11 attack is still playable, and the bonus kicking the damage to 7 is pretty insane.
Blidgey- I think -2 pills is a little too weak but she is like a 4*, balanced Shann. She doesn't challenge Blaaster Cr or Vermyn N but I think she is a more powerful character than Shogunn, Bubbles or Chlora.
Minerva- Yet another topend wall for Skeelz, and this one is also a 2nd reducer after Redra for Skeelz. I'm not sure she will be better for mono Skeelz ELO than Michael, but she is a good 5* character to splash for 1/2 decks, like a 5* Marina that activates for everyone. She is also great against Roots and GHEIST.
Sabia-2* La Junta support:-1 opp damage min 2;7/1- This was an excellent 2*, aand has probably made its way to one of the best 2*s in the game. even with 3 La Junta, she works similarly to Pegh, who is very good. Its just this card works better with more La Junta. 10/10
Minerva-5* Skeelz -2 opp power ad damage min 1;8/5- Wow, it's like Chiara died and went to Cr heaven, only to be reborn as a perfectly good 5*. I can't say anything bad about this card. Stable and Powerful. 10/10
Blidgey-4* Bangers -2 opp pillz min3;6/5- My least favorite of the release. She should make for a nice cheap card, and I'm glad because cheap pillz reducers are good. i prefer many other 4*s to her from Bangers, so I Don;t think i'll see much use for her. Maybe standard. 6/10
Stompah-4* Frozn -11 atk min 8;7/5- Wow. Another good card in this release. To me, this reminds me of Askai who made a great role as a splash if need be in a deck(but you know, more balanced and less damage-yer). A bit weak to DR, but you should be able to dodge that. and likewise, totally awesome with the Frozn bonus, but that's with most of the Frozn nowadays. 9/10.
Excellent releae today UR!
Some Deck Suggestion including New Bloods card.. (Sorry but i can't make a presets because i have limited cards in my collection)
Mono La Junta
Bryan - Gatline - Isatis - Milena - Jane Ramba Cr - Archibald - Sabia - Tolliver
Mono Bangers (aggresive - bluff deck)
Chlora - Bubbles - Blidgey - Garrik - Randal - Kreenk Ld - Massiv - B Ball
Mono Skeelz (aggressive - bluff deck)
Minerva - Dr. Falkenstein - Sandro - Cley - Zeke - Andy Ld - Sasha - Liam
Stompah - Eliska - Bankee - Tiwi Ld - Hakunak - Haaken - Titsouk - Brampah Noel
@ KitsuneKatsumi, yes that is true, but be that as it may, I was reffering to how they both can play a similar offensive role. People considered Chiara as one of the best 3*s in the game(still no Lyse Teria Cr though) but the problem was that her damage was a bit low against higher starred decks. Minerva has a bit more sufficient damage for a ko(since 7 damage cards are usually quite stronger than 8 damage cards), DR, and her reduction is a bit more stable since it requires no revenge. While Chiara has places in lower starred formats, Minerva can play the same role as Chiara in a higher starred format, but better because of a more stable ability, a better ability at that, and a much better ko setup(This will go well with Michael).
Also, she is not the 2nd reducer(damage I was guessing) after Redra. There's Dwan as a main one, and even Deebler(Though his confidence is a turnoff for him.). As far as power reduction goes, there is Caelus Cr, Chiara Cr, and Belgosi. I suppose on occasion, Lorna may even fit these.
But I am willing to agree that she is a topend wall(or even just card) with her only real weakness being damage reducers that lower her damage by 2 or less. I am nonetheless very excited to use this card.