I don't think the bans were made to enhance vortex, just to stop the most obvious builds/clans being dominant.
I like the idea of your deck, not sure why it's in minus figures.
however, I still think the very best pill manipulation is mono piranas. Their SoB shuts down SoA clan bonuses and vortex, which gives them an edge over other clan's pill manipulators.
That's true, but i wanted to try out the junta pill manipulation cards. and as naginata takes quite a bunch of stars i thought junkz would be better because they have more low star pill manipulation cards left. piranas right now pretty much have only hawkins noel, selma and katan. and selma and katan are pretty hard to squeeze in with a 5 star already being there. Also i prefer to ahve a balanced starcount rather than many high and low star cards.