I wanted to try a different strat in DT, since I felt I wasn't able to win with my playstyle and the decks I was using...
... and I think I'll have to take that statement back.
The strat I was trying before was essentially very fast KOs. Usually landed around 26-27 matches/DT, the majority of matches were 2/2 or 2/3 2hkos. However, on the chance that the matches went to 4, I was usually having to go 2/4, which I think hurt my points a bit. I'd say average bp with the deck/match was around 23
I lightened up my deck from 31-27 (also switched sent -> Uppers
), and started going pretty heavy round winning. I still have 2hko threat, but the chances of me winning 3/4 in a 4 round win are a lot better.
DRs are tremendously useful in that they usually guarantee a win in a 2/2 split match, and they force certain plays from your opponents. You can deter a R1 nuke lead with a DR, and it skews 50/50s in your favor if you've saved it.
I like Maurice
, he's not a pure DR, and he's a decent damage threat. On your opponent's leading turns, they can't pill as hard if you have a DR in your hand, and Uppers
in general is strongest at moderate pills (eg. higher statted cards/power manip start winning out at higher pills). So I think he synergizes well with the deck.
Also, the amount of times you can sneak in his 5 damage is really nice. Landing Kazayan
in R1, then following up with a lightly pilled Maurice
is a huge mindgame with your opponent.