I agree that Pirana sorely lack SoA (Confidence and Courage on mediocre cards and a pathetic 2* don't count), but pointing to strong cards from other clans is the wrong way to go about showing why a DR is needed. Pirana are about controlling pillz. Imagine it as a more proactive form of DR, where instead of letting them 2-pill a win and get 1 damage past in a round you played Andsom
and in the next round they no longer have enough pillz to stop your Lizbeth
getting a DR would be useful, and would foster more play with them alike to with other clans (olding etc.). Needing? That's too much, and assumes that every clan and round is played the same way.
The Pirana bonus neuters a lot of clans and strategies. I think it's more than enough of a positive to balance out the slight ability/stat differences (ignoring how Pirana has some really excellent abilities), which are all completely subjective anyway due to the random nature of each hand. It's not even possible to say that La Junta
are better than Pirana when the difference of one card often turns the game one way or the other (often for me that is them having Raven
or me having Lizbeth
If anything, all your direct impractical comparisons prove is that La Junta
has too much available to them. Give Raven
a DT minus like Bonnie Ld
, because if an opponent has both it's like dodging landmines to just not lose, even with SoB removing Raven's OHKOability.