Concerning AS vs. Ulu Watu
, this is my reasoning. Comparing the best 4*, I think most people would agree that Striker
. As for the 3*, there's a case for saying that Nanook
is comparable to Robb (I'd still prefer Robb due to the generally better power ratio), but Ulu Watu
don't have a good 6-damage 3* like Randy
. For 2*, I'd prefer Jessie
over the Ulu Watu
selection. Ulu Watu
may have better 5*, but Eyrik
fits so well with AS that it's not much of a factor.
I'm not sure what your links were meant to show. Perhaps if you take all the cards in both clans as a whole, they seem even. But UR is played with decks of 8 cards, and comparing the best 8-10 cards in the clans I see a clear advantage for AS.
"Consistently beat? Maybe, maybe not. That's /entirely dependent on luck of the draw and player skill."
Let's take luck and skill out of the equation. Assume two players of equal skill play each other 1000 times. One plays with AS, the other plays with deck X. Is there such a deck X that can win, say, 650 of the 1000 games? If there is one, I haven't found it. However, if we perform the same experiment with any other clan, I'd be pretty confident that I can find a deck X.
That's my point. Even for the decks you mentioned, it's a "real fight". This doesn't mean that no other deck will do well; it means that when all AS cards are legal, I expect AS to do well regardless of opposition. And AS is full strength a lot.