I have to say that if tomorrow both Nightmare and Piranas were removed from the game I wouldn't shed a single tear. Most clans can be tough to play against if played correctly (looking at you Montana and Uppers with Hugo as well), but at least all the other clans allow you to retain the "flavor" of your clan while fighting you. I play predominately T1 and it seems that 40% of the decks in there are those two clans. To top it off all Piranas decks look exactly alike. Crystal ball time: you have Hawkins, Smokey Cr, Scubb, Dahlia, and Sting in your deck. So my question to you is, if you could pick one clan to be redone from the ground up which would you pick?
I would Pick the Freaks clan i will keep their Poison 2 bonus but i would lower their Min to 1 because although there are Freaks freaks with 3+ damage and of course Piotr with his ability but UR is releasing Poisoners Like Sylth Sigma, Greem, Muze, Hystrix and of course Pesth and they the arrival of Cyb Lhia whi has 8 power i feel the Freaks clan need to be changed a bit and addtion to changing the min of the bonus i would increase Twyh's power to 7. and introduce some support: ability, Revenge or Confidence
Actually, the only thing the Freaks really need right now is a very solid 2*, along the likes of Lehane and Spiaghi. I tried them out and their cards are actually very solid in ELO, as much as any other clan. Thing is, Freaks can't function without Baldovino, Olga, and Bogdan, and the 2* are not very good IMO. The best Freaks 2* is Esmeralda or Harleen and they're merely copies of good cards from other clans (Miken Moose, Phyllis). However, Freaks' bonus does not force pilling, provide strategical leverage, etc., unless it's a solid card that poses a threat to win (which neither Esmeralda or Harleen can do). As Freaks have enough powerhouses, they could really be saved with a Spiaghi copy. One card is sometimes the difference between a terrible and dominant clan (the ban on Kolos reduced Nightmare to nothing, until Ghumbo stepped in to save the day... and Sentinel would actually make a comeback if Hawk came back).
Back to topic, it depends on the clan I'm playing. When I'm GHEIST, I really loathe All Stars. When I'm Nightmare, I'm on the King of the World with Ghumbo and Oshitsune, so I don't really care what I face, etc. etc.