Is that sarcasm? I think he's scared of your deck so he's giving you bad advice so he doesn't lose to you LOL. Zatman's not bad in DTs, he's just not used because most ppl already have Jackie Cr in their deck and can't afford any more negative points.
Many players with atk manip clans overpill occasionally. Why not? You have an attack advantage next round anyways to force pillz out of your opponent. Don't just play the normal only-up-to-6-pillz on the first round method. I wouldn't use that on Rescue tho .
Also try bluffing or 3 pilling Oxen rather than the usual pill to win methods players use. Unless your hand consists of Bianca, Samantha, Oxen and Zatman. That deck can easily get you consistent top 10s in DTs, but when you can, obviously get Jackie Cr and ditch Zatman to Frankie Hi or Harold.
*her (Calling a transgender "him" is kinda rude IMO)
It's a fine deck, but for a DT deck, Uppers can't get you to the top easily with a mono deck.
I recommend a T1 Montana/Uppers half deck with:
Dorian/Hefty (if you don''t have Dorian/Hefty, use Herman)
Haha, yes. The whole reason I'm here in this thread right now is to cut down potential opponents. Hoop dee doo.
In all seriousness, I don't think Zatman is worth -2 points, as over time these can affect your DT score. You can do fairly well without him, as Uppers tend to have pillz advantages without Zatman anyway, and smart playing can improve your DT score more.