I think you're missing my point. Let me put it another way. Suppose you'll be meeting nothing but AS decks. What deck would you build? I honestly can't think of a deck that can consistently beat Eyrik
, Robb, Randy
So yes, there are decks that can hold their own against AS, and probably some that have a minor edge, but I suspect all of these decks will have major trouble against certain other decks. In contrast, I feel that AS is strong against most decks, and equal or almost equal against the rest. So on balance, you can't really go wrong with AS when all their cards are legal.
"We're talking about clans vs clans, not in general."
Actually, I was talking about in general. The AS bonus is superior or equal to the Ulu Watu
bonuses, in order for Bangers
or Ulu Watu
to match up to AS, they need to have an advantage elsewhere, and I don't see the advantage. I also disagree that the abilities for Ulu Watu
and AS are pretty even, but that's another story.
"Not every clan has a clan that can outright own them..."
Well, no, but all clans should have a clan or deck that they are weak against. E.g., Piranas
suffer against Skeelz
, who are probably at a disadvantage against Rescue
, who hate to meet Piranas
. For AS, what is that clan or deck?
If you had a deck that is better or equal to all other decks, why would you play anything else?