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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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English TnT_MeRm - subject is closed
Rules: ELO

** Must be Level 15 or over**

1.) Deck composition: 25 Stars Max

Deck composition in ELO is very important in order to succeed in the game. You can either play using a mono-clan (single clan) or bi-clan (two clans). The option is very open and wide for you to pick from, so let your imagination go wild.

→ 1.1) Mono-Clan deck

Many players will go with a mono clan deck if some of their cards are support dependent. What does this mean?

Support ability/bonus - If your card have Support ability/bonus, it will benefit from having other cards from the same clan in your draw.

If using cards like John with ability "Support: Power +1" and you have 3 other card from Sentinel clan in your draw then John's Power increases by 4

→ 1.2) Bi-Clan / 2 Clan decks

In order to make a good deck using 2 different clan decks, you need to ensure to have a well balanced combination. For this to be effective, consider factors such as ability, power, bonus and clan combinations.

Let's explore on this a bit more, Many ELO players I've seen would use combinations like Freaks / Pussycats , Roots / Sakrohm , GHEIST / Sakrohm and many more.

The big question is - how do I know which clans work best with each other?
Unfortunately, there's no specific answer to this question. As I always tell players, it all depends on the strategy when using them.

For example:
[ Freaks / Pussycats ] Strategy: Poison + damage = reduces opponent's life to atleast 3, therefore, Freaks will be used as offence, while the Pussycats will be the defence. Add the ability of cards like Malicia (with + 1 life max 15 when defeated)then you MAY have a good advantage over your opponent

I can go on and on about deck combinations and still would not be able to help everybody find the right combo for them. It would be best if you seek specific advice by posting here in the forum. That way, the other ELO players may be able to assist you with your queries.

→ 1.3) Remember the ELO banned cards: Staff + Player voting system

All cards banned for ELO will be listed here http://www.urban-rivals.com/game/elo/banned_characters.php

2.) Game play strategy

→ 2.1) Pillz use

You can use pillz to multiply your character’s power to the get total attack in your battles. Remember the highest attack wins, so use your pillz wisely.

• You will start off with 12 pillz. It is your decision how you want to spread this out with all your 4 characters in your draw.

• You can also use pillz to add +2 damage to your character by activating “FURY”

A word of advice:
"The most important thing about pillz use is to anticipate how your opponent will play based on your draw and your opponent’s draw...It is not advisable to play 0 pills in your first round each time but do not overpill (more than 6 pills) except in some special occasions. This is because you might face several opponents who 0-1 pill in their early rounds. Hence you must take care that you always use your pills wisely and plan out the game.

Also, if your opponent has 0 pilled round 1 and you have put in 4-5, make sure that you have created sufficient life difference in that round to actually threaten to seal the victory in round 2. Make a relation between the damage you make and the pills you use. Try to not pill too much on cards that do not create a major life gap. This will help your game"

→ 2.2) Strategies

→ 2.2.1) Bluff

Knowing an effective way to bluff is important in all aspects of the game. “A bluff is trying to make your opponent believe you are going to play the obvious way but instead you play offbeat.”

→ 2.2.2) Letting cards through

In your fights you need to weigh if it is worth wasting your pillz trying to beat a very power card or just let it through. Keep in mind that many people might use these cards as a bluff to make you waste your pillz.

→ 2.2.3) Offensive vs defensive game style

In your fight you can either choose to be an offensive player or a defensive one or a combination of both. Offensive game play is done when you use your cards assertively in a battle ensuring you win with these cards. Defensive game play is often played with cards with (- damage as an ability/bonus).

→ 2.3) Taking the Draw

Often times, matches can be guaranteed draws (when both players finish round 4 with the same number of life points). By taking this opportunity, you can avoid losing a lot of points, however you also cannot win lots. This tactic, when used in moderation, can help save you from dropping a lot of points and keep pressing on towards your next ELO goal.

* http://www.urban-rivals.com/en/help/?category=0
* http://www.urban-rivals.com/en/community/forum/?mode=viewsubject&forum_page=0&id_subject=1436732&subject_page=0#answers

PS: If you want to add any information to this thread, please PM me.

edited by Sir B00BY Thursday 12/09/2013, 09:30

228 messages
English Cakeman Icing - last answer from Capn Clintz, today at 05:41.
There seems to be alot of preset threads...Why not post them here?
Friday 18/04/14

8 messages
English Soiuku - last answer from Soiuku, Friday 18/04, 18:20.

I went for a cheap cost and efficient deck here.
The Heals and Raw Damage let you easily keep pace while SOA and SOB help cover the nasty's.
You have a Pseudo Dr with Willow and solid stats for the most part.

As for Crunchy, I'm surprised at his effectiveness; he's good.
Up to 4 Pills against 7 Power Cards he will usually Tie (And win thanks to 2* status )
7 x 4 = 28. 28 - 12 = 16. 4 x 4 = 16
Great surprise to find this out !
Thursday 17/04/14

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English 0_Jess - last answer from - Sol -, Thursday 17/04, 08:15.
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English NavyShad - last answer from - Sol -, Thursday 17/04, 08:15.
I was running with junta but they been losing... A lot I need help trying to figure out what cards/clans are the best at this moment in time... took a 6 month vacation so my knowledge isn't what it use to be
Monday 14/04/14

3 messages
English C9 Hai - last answer from Clint Fighter, Monday 14/04, 09:03.
Hi guys, it's Hai.

First time to play ELO, I received around 50,000 clintz from the 40 credit Elite pack and made a cool ELO deck.

Sunday 13/04/14

Saturday 12/04/14

1 message

Rate this and test it

Suggestions are welcome
Friday 11/04/14

1 message
Hi, i've been using Skeelz and GHEIST and im getting alot of defeats even in tournaments(mainly because im not paying attention)
Should i sell the cards and play with another clan because i really like this deck but im not getting results.
Thursday 10/04/14

12 messages
English Silver Echo - last answer from troll4663, Thursday 10/04, 05:33.
Is there a list of Cards I should buy.. like Meta cards or something of each clan?
Wednesday 09/04/14

23 messages
English cofferide - last answer from INUASHA-, Wednesday 09/04, 16:03.
Hi, I'm building Half deck Freaks+ powr manip/ attk manip/ pillz manip. I've tried using Freaks with Vortex. But in order for Vortex's bonus to work, I need to be defeated which, is a hole to me. So i've been thinking to use Freaks witn clans like Montana/ Uppers/ Sakhrom (Attk manip) or All Stars (Power manip) and Piranhas (pillz manip). Can someone offer me a good deck to build? My Freaks ELO are: Shazam, Madelone which will be replaced with Bogdan, Wonald, Quasichoco 11*
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English Soiuku - last answer from wats_happenin, Wednesday 09/04, 09:02.
Hey there everyone, I recently went into ELO and was finding a rough time with the Skeelz and SOB Matchups with this. I don't sweat the SOA Matchups nearly as much.
The deck actually is doing good; 1107 in 1hr 20/30.
But I could use your input to help boost me over those Skeelz and SOB Matchups.
Thanks in Advance!
Tuesday 08/04/14

13 messages
English Clint Fighter - last answer from playallday_0, Tuesday 08/04, 04:04.
I am tempted to never selling him but that is a lot of Clintz.
Monday 07/04/14

3 messages
English Crimson Dream - last answer from Blue_Muffin, Monday 07/04, 19:26.
I'm new to the game & was wonder that, are these cards perma banned from this mode & such i shouldn't plan to put them in my deck or do the bans change frequently enough to go ahead & put them in my deck & just have a plan B incase they get banned again?
Friday 04/04/14

4 messages
English express54321 - last answer from troll4663, Friday 04/04, 01:19.
Lately, I haven't been seeing Uppers being used in ELO. What happened to them?

Last year, they seemed to be everywhere, and that -10 attack is a pretty formidable bonus.
Wednesday 02/04/14

15 messages
English abcdfuku - last answer from Cole-Kid, Wednesday 02/04, 15:04.
Here is my Skeelz elo deck and im looking for feedback and advice.
Also any tips on how to play Skeelz in general would be helpful too.

Dr Falkenstein
Tuesday 01/04/14

6 messages
English Clint Fighter - last answer from ) LoA Yellow, Tuesday 01/04, 17:37.


That is uncalled for...
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English shREDd3r - last answer from shREDd3r, Tuesday 01/04, 02:53.
Hello I recently returned to urban rivals after a break and I founf that Vortex is quite a good clan to with especially with the Zoid plus C Wing combo. Thoughts please? Also what would a good Vortex or half deck with Vortex be?
Monday 31/03/14

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English MiloSupreme - last answer from MiloSupreme, Monday 31/03, 11:46.
First of all, i'd like to apologize for this double post, i just don't know how to unlock my recent post. lol

Well, currently here's my deck:

El Galscaro
El Matador
Derby Queen


Your comments would be so much aprreciated. Thank you and good day.
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English Clint Fighter - last answer from ) LoA Yellow, Monday 31/03, 07:09.
There can't be many others.

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