Well here, my best advice is save your money till you get your 1'st pack, cool! Once you save enough credits (20 credits) you can buy a pack at the store. Then, once you open your pack and get your new cards, the money that you saved from playing all the daily tournaments (clintz=moolah), use it to buy cards that can "support" your new set of cards from your new pack, by then you could have a goal to reach while checking your options available to you in the market from your effort.
Agree. Before you buy your first pack your options are extremly limited and your opinion is skewed.
As far as cheap and good goes: Montana, Junkz and Roots have good number of powerfull cards which go for reasonable prices. The very top cards are all very pricey though, it is hard to find good card below 3k most are 5k+ and then there are some crazy rares
For a bit more help, here are the most powerfull cards you can get for 1k or less (in order of power): Hikiyousan Kawan Yookie Crystal Venus Platoona Vassili
...and as you can see it goes down in quality very fast... still the last ones are Zatman equals they just cost one more star so they are not ELO material (also in other perspective: 4x Kawan, 4x Crystal are more powerfull than ELO decks). Just out of curiosity, the most powerfull card from them all is probably DJ Corr Cr, the most powerfull ELO legal card is GraksmxxT.
Anna good one,GraksmxxT is the best level 4 i think usable in elo,were talking in via msn whos the best card in elo
But the most powerful card is Guru Cr,consider his ability as STOP BONUS and maybe jackie
I bet Anna said it all,win tournaments,buy packs and buy those cards
Well... If you're set on using a cheap deck, whether because you're having trouble buying creds or (like me) because you want to try and win with weak cards for the heck of it, then I suggest you focus on only one or two clans. Seriously, man, 4 clans are not better than 2.
Oh, yeah. And Freaks aren't all THAT expensive now. Check the market.