SoA goes through almost all DR, while at the same time limiting the gap that ability-reliant cards can create. This is why SoA clans in general are strong.
have attack manip which allows them to fight most clans more or less as equals... Enabling them to either hit hard with a big gap card (like Gretchen
or even Ojibway
) and then wall, or to ride out their damage reducers and hope for a powerful 3rd/4th turn counter.
, on the other hand, just focus on hitting you in the face with both of their disfigured, meaty hands. Cards like Dolly
hit for devastating amounts of damage. They can be a very strong ELO
clan, with all of the cards I listed being at a slight advantage against ability-reliant heavy hitters, like Askai
. Your opponent will be tempted to pill up to make sure those big threats don't sneak through early. Heaven forbid a GHEIST
player catches you bluffing...
Hope that helps.