Hey, I know I'm not the best player out there, but this should never happen: I just lost to mono Montana, and lost all four rounds. What threat are big damage clans if they have to fight clans whose bonuses essentially give them +2 pills per round? Montana has high power AND power manip AND the best dr in the game (forces at least three pills for -3 damage) AND effectively starts with +8 pills.
Power creep in the attack manip clans is lame.
One does not simply say one clan is op Because only Ambre makes them OP
One interesting thing is that like Vortex, one can become too reliant on their bonus which if you can exploit it, you definitely have an advantage.
Montana can be somewhat of a pain, but they're not as bad as they seem. High-damage clans all have a lot of cards that strip them of their advantage.
Freaks: Pill manip cards that negate the 2 pill advantage upon winning. High power.
FPC: SoB/CoB, power manipulators that have 7 power and reduce down to a min of 4. (At least a few of these cards are essential in an FPC deck, or you will get trampled by *any* attack manip clan.)
Junta: A bit tricky to play against Montana, but then again, they are a bit tricky to play against everything. Many good Junta cards are only at a small disadvantage against them, if any, due to some power or attack manip. Ray, Naginata, Pilzken, Tolliver, Gatline, Trish, Isatis, Thormund, etc etc etc. (SoA presents a much bigger problem for Junta, but fortunately they have some great Stop cards.)
I love using Montana! the problem is your not putting enough pills or you just have a really bad deck.
I think Montana are more a pain for their 1 pill wonders to drain atleast 3 pills from the opponent
If anything, Uppers is more OP than Montana.
Sorry for the necrobump, I just had to say something after running into a string of Uppers decks in duel mode. It's the clan I lose the most to in that mode.