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Strategy and Tactics: ELO Mode

ELO is a refined and rewarding game mode. Discuss ELO subtleties with your rivals.
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Thursday 15/07/10

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English all41n14all - last answer from Z4KALW3, Thursday 15/07/2010, 17:20.
What clan would best complement a Junkz dual-deck?
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English Yippers - last answer from 100th, Thursday 15/07/2010, 13:54.
A summary of my profile: just over 260 official fights, level 17, haven't really explored outside the limited rooms (10-15, 15-20), and most comfortable with the Sentinel. I've browsed a bit on the forums about various 25* deck combinations, the ELO environment, and strategy in general. Got really excited when I unlocked the ELO rooms, then realized that I'm probably in over my head.

Some ideas that I've been directed to:
- ELO is highly competitive and change often and dramatically based on weekly bans and the power cards that they traditionally neutralize.
- There's an emphasize on SoA and SoB, ranging from always expecting an opponent to draw one to expecting a majority of the decks you'll face to be full with them -- and thus, an emphasis on stable cards (not too reliant on bonuses/abilities).
- Often nerfed clans includes Rescue and Sentinel. Coincidentally, popular clans include Piranhas and Roots.
- People with tens of thousands of games under their belt still fail at this mode.
- Focus on having selective, powerful cards in each clan -- all pretty expensive.
- Requires lots of knowledge about cards.

Questions raised:
1. Why are Sentinel worse than Junkz?
2. Possible combinations -- Sentinels with All Stars/Piranhas/Roots/Sakrohm/Skeelz? If so, what cards?
3. Too poor (~30k worth of clintz/cards, mostly invested into Sentinel but can sell) to attempt this stage?
4. Too inexperienced to attempt this stage?
5. Other advice?

Thanks so much for the help!
Wednesday 14/07/10

13 messages
English rogueSleipnir - last answer from Capt Jim, Wednesday 14/07/2010, 20:26.
I'd like to know some good recommendations on cards that make it easier to beat the recent Nightmare staples.

such as..

Oshitsune
Pan
Ghumbo.

things that come to mind are SoA Abilities (no bonus)
and manipulation abilities..
Tuesday 13/07/10

5 messages
English LOA_MR-D - last answer from LOA_MR-D, Tuesday 13/07/2010, 23:37.
http://www.urban-rivals.com/presets/?id_preset=1385881 just built it today and have gone undefeated so far. Try it out.
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English Tazeller - last answer from Tazeller, Tuesday 13/07/2010, 16:37.
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English Lost_YDG - last answer from Fazil, Tuesday 13/07/2010, 14:49.
To start out this article i would like to explain that i have been trying a very interesting way of winning in ELO. Instead of using big bombshell clans ive been using Pussycats. My deck is Charlie, Yayoi, Muze, Wanda, Ella, Brittany, Spiaghi, and Bridget. The deck uses the damage reduction power of the Pussycats to protect my life so that the one hit from Yayoi or Muze or sometimes Charlie will win the game.

Most decks in ELO cant handle this because the decks in ELO are forced to use cards with lower damage and therefore the bonus of the Pussycats reduces most cards damage to 2 and under. This means that you may deal about 6 damage to me and i can then hit you with a Furious Yayoi for game or Bridget.

That brings me to the next point, Bridget. Some people say she is like Vholt and that she does the same thing as Vholt. She doesnt. She actually works well with the strategy i use because my opponent deals about 2 damage and then i gain 1 life meaning they only dealt 1 damage. Making this a very hurtful round because my opponent has now thrown a card with about 3-5 pills and i have thrown none. Now i have a pill advantage.

The weakness to this strategy is SOB. It seems that Piranahs are the hard ones to beat. They are able to use pill manipulation. This means that my pill advantage is none. It is hard to get around and i usually lose to them.

I wrote this article to show that there are other ways to win. Not just the one everyone uses.

Lost_One
Monday 12/07/10

1 message
Athletical Nightmare
can someone give me feedback on this? i feel like something is not very right
5 messages
English calvin_0 - last answer from calvin_0, Monday 12/07/2010, 12:30.
I'm currently trying to build a deck that focus on Life Sucking (vampire) for the mission as well as trying something new.

so far i have

Lv.5 Hugo
Lv.4 Azel
Lv.3 Mojo
Lv.3 Nerfeniti
Lv.3 Sargh
Lv.2 Eadh
Lv.2 Hel
Lv.2 Mawpin

i'm going to switch Hugo to Ielena and Azel to Kenny, but with Ielena and Kenny, i only have like 4 life sucking card, so is there any more life sucking card in Nightmare that i dont know?

advice and suggestion is welcome XD
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I usually use All Stars but then the bans and then i used Montana so wich clan should i pair with it insted?
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So far after 1-2 hours of play im sitting at 1158. So not that bad.

http://www.urban-rivals.com/presets/?id_preset=1384609

I'm going for 1300 this week(2nd week playing ELO and 1st week i went 1215 through 2 days of playing).
11 messages
Z4KALW3 - last answer from riley957_WMD, Monday 12/07/2010, 05:50.
I realise this may be a little premature as we don't currently have an 8 card set for the mode, and we only have 8 cards at all... but I'd like some feedback so far.

I ran this for a while when the cards first came out: My Beautiful Vortex II

I didn't have much luck.

As semi-experienced Piranas player who can take their mono sets into the 1300e+ range with ease, I figured their style would bolster my favourite aspect of the Piranas clan: their pill manipulation.

However, I found (with the exception of the wonderful Deea), that even though the pill return on Vortex loss was a threat, most of the time the pill return was just nowhere near enough to counter the more popular clans such as Rescue and (especially) All Stars.

I'm used to playing the crafty tactics with Piranas already, so I had a decent idea about how to play my Vortex to maximise potential, but no matter how well I played them they were just overpowered by sheer strength.

Often I'd be in a position where I'd have a pill advantage, but the pillz I has still weren't enough versus -2 power et al.

Perhaps i didn't invest enough time in the clan, perhaps I really need to rethink my strategy... however, I'm not convinced the clan are ever going to do well in Elo. Much like Freaks and Jungo, they seem to be a clan who will suit very specific playstyles and will be adored by their fans, but won't have the necessary kick to compete in 1300e+

Thoughts?
Sunday 11/07/10

1 message
I have all the gheists but the CR's i need to know a good half deck to go with my cards plz
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English Enron Hubbard - last answer from Jin Kisaragi, Sunday 11/07/2010, 19:55.
Here's my deck right now, I'm playing in Survivor to tweak it because I don't want to mess up my ELO ranking

Ditha
Nyema
Loma Noju
Kreen
Jessie
Ashley
Pegh
Spiaghi

The goal is obviously to try and pick up a 10 life point deficit or somewhere in that area and then just block all damage sent my way. The Pirates and Nightmare don't do much to it because it doesn't rely on bonuses, and Roots or GHEIST just ask for Kreen to fury them for a 14 point advantage to start the match. This is the rough draft but I think it's an interesting concept.
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English 0-kaizer13 - last answer from I eat pasta, Sunday 11/07/2010, 18:21.
I've posted in request of advice in the other thread

with 4 good clans in my collection, I'm looking to get into ELO mode, this the list of my cards:
For Uppers, I already own Nellie, Oxen, Rubie, Zatman, Beetenka and Dorian
For All Stars, I already own Striker, Marina, Jessie and Randy
For Sakrohm, I already own Eris, TrinmkkT, SkrumxxT, Petra and Uranus
For Bangers, I already own Bodenpower, Lennox, Willy, Vermyn N, Juicy Lord and Graff

Which combination will be good? I've tried All Stars + Eyrik before, but can't reach 1300 ELO (it was about 1150)
14 messages
English samdan87153 - last answer from BesucherXia, Sunday 11/07/2010, 18:06.
Can there PLEASE be some kind of extra penalty for intentionally leaving an ELO match? I'm tired of losing uphands of 10 pts from a KO with pillz remaining because some guy left the match.

It's gotten much worse lately, in the past 3 weeks I've probably had close to 100 matches end by my opponent leaving before the end.

Maybe something like if they leave the match they lose/you gain twice the ELO points you would normally get?
15 messages
English drakenkanon - last answer from owButtacup Ld, Sunday 11/07/2010, 15:20.
Hallo all

looking at the Pussycats clan i thought they whould make a great deck in elo (no need for 1500 elo but im aiming for more than 1200), but are they? and if they are; how about this deck?:

[5] Bridget
[5] Ditha
[2] Wanda
[2] Feelyn
[2] Cassio Cr
[2] Ella
[3] Muze
[3] Noemi
Saturday 10/07/10

4 messages
English Polo706 - last answer from Zhudac, Saturday 10/07/2010, 19:57.
I would like to see a modification to the elo banning system, whereby players are permited to use elo banned card, at the expense of a number of stars.

It seams to me that some of the banned cards are far weaker than others, and as such they should cost just one extra star, and those very powerful cards should be worth two extra stars in elo play. this can be seen as a post modification to the star count of card in order to balance cards and clans acordingly
2 messages
English 100th - last answer from redwind, Saturday 10/07/2010, 09:53.
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Comment/Rate.
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Español Zero-oscuras - last answer from redwind, Saturday 10/07/2010, 09:47.
I need help to find one deck ELO cheap!!

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