Yes, the second example should read SOA.
"Absolutely 0 damage" is a little short sighted. For a start, Elo
isn't about KOs alone.
- I have five 8 power cards.
- two SOA 8 power, one protected 8 power, two more 8 power go pill for pill with less stars.
- two SOA 8 power halve his threat, Olga
turns him into a 5 power, Lola
halves his threat.
It's not always about scoring the most damage, but turning off the Opp's ability to score it themselves.
This deck is built to be a threat all round, and to handle itself even if SOB gets in the way. If hitting you with high damage is going to be expensive, then you won't need to hit them back very hard.
Again, it handles itself versus some of pirana's more annoying cards by turning off abilities, reducing damage/ defeat life, having 8 power, the threat of poison regardless of sob, etc...
And poison doesn't stack, that's not the point. The point is poison is a strong threat. Draw Konrad
with two Freaks
and your opponent is going to be unsure which one to defend against. It also makes two slightly sneaky two hit KO opportunities versus non-stop clans:
in round 1 or 2 then Elvis
unobstructed = win
in round 1 then Konrad
in round 2 unobstructed = win
Predictable? All two hits are, that's not the point. The threat they generate can throw your opp and force them to go on the defensive.
And as this deck gives two opportunities to poison even if sob shuts down bonuses.