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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 12/08/10

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As everyone is aware, new bans have happened. And i imagine that bannings will continue. The combination of staff bans and player bans should see some changes in deck and clan options. If this continues, the importance of collecting as many of the clans as possible and being experienced in playing each clan will continue to increase.

selling and buying a new ELO deck each week becomes more of a chore if the bans are constantly rotated.
So the solution is to collect and play

Play as many different clans and clan combinations that you existing collection allows (use Survivor ELO if you want to protect your current ELO score)

There is no replacement for experience. You may understand the bonus/ability of a card or clan. You may have played against a given card/clan and are quite familiar with it. You may have read the card reviews. You may have imagined different scenarios on how the card would combo with other card. But nothing replaces the experience you will have when using that card and going through all the thought process.... if i play this first, he will counter with this, or i want to play this card but i need to make sure it avoids being matched up vs a certain opponents card... and so on.

For example, ive played vs Vortex a few times, i understand the bonus, i understand the abilities, but ive never played a votex half deck or full deck yet. As a result my understanding of Vortex and how they actually work is a bit limited. So although i can do well vs decks with Vortex. im sure i would do better if i played Vortex.

When you play the certain deck/card it allows you to have first hand experience of what specific matchups they are strong against, and what specific matchups they will struggle against. The better you are with a given deck, the better you will be at facing and beating the same deck.

And finally, once you are familiar and quite good a using the clans that are in your collection... the better prepared you will be a putting together good ELO decks regardless of what cards/clans are allowed... and you will be able to beat a lot of players who are not as prepared as you are.

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English XC 1984 - last answer from ceapaverde, Thursday 12/08/2010, 21:59.
Just wondering what you think is the most used clan in ELO this week.

I created a poll (as UR hasn't got this option) so you can vote once a day on what you think is the most used clan.


My thoughts - I think La Junta is with Emeth running about in every deck... Stupid +20atk... but then again I'm using the Junta this week XD
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any thoughts?

apart from Kuei for kerrozin.. i find Kuei much more fit in my playstyle
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English owButtacup Ld - last answer from wasteroftime, Thursday 12/08/2010, 20:40.
What clan can i start using instead of Roots. I kinda prefer drs, 7 + power and life manip. not a fan of high damage, that's why im not using GHEIST.

Possible clans:

I prefer playing half clans. Current combination and deck can be found in my bio.

Already used this clan with Roots.
La Junta

La Junta/Roots, Jungo/Roots Pussycats/Roots were my best combination.

So any clan ideas since Roots are on life support. Yookie, noodile and Shakra are banned, next week Lou is gonna get banned. I need some good clans. my strategy is built on gaining a large enough life gap that my opp wont be able to win.
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English Firefighter_X - last answer from Firefighter_X, Thursday 12/08/2010, 17:17.
So I was just playing a match and I was using Trish with 3 pills on her and my opponent was using Deea with no pills on it in an ELO tourny room.. and Trish lost.. I had more power and damage, why did I lose?

I've had this happen ALOT and I can't seem to figure out this concept to know which card will come out on top when the powers are really close like that. I've had this happen several times both in my favor and against me in matches. Does the lower star card get favored b/c it's the underdog or what?
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English Firefighter_X - last answer from Firefighter_X, Thursday 12/08/2010, 15:54.
Before reset I had a 1150 rating.. Now I can't stay over 1000
I'm using the same 2 decks. Also I'm overpilling like crazy.. WTH is wrong. please help.. I'm getting VERY frustrated.

Primary Deck:

Secondary Deck;
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English Lorukiru - last answer from Z4KALW3, Thursday 12/08/2010, 14:42.
Im currently at 1311 in ELO and for some reason I can never make it to 1400. The deck I using right now is

Prince Jr

I also use another deck that consists of Montana/Bangers
B Ball

Prince Jr

Which deck should I stick with or should I make some changes. I also own most of the La Junta cards as well maybe I should use a half with them? I would greatly appreciate any tips anyone can provide.
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English Espada - 6 - last answer from rejoin, Thursday 12/08/2010, 13:27.
I am in need of a Fang Pi Clan.

Plz give me suggestions of a fairly cheap Either Mono or Some other Clan that would make a good Combo...Like Vortex

Plz Help The Noob Out!
Wednesday 11/08/10

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I started playing in May on my iphone but have recently started reading some of the boards online. I reached 1247 ELO in my 1st week and 1300+ a few times already. I'm curious about the guilds, but not sure if I'm ready to join one yet.

I don't know if this is the right forum for this type of introduction but I figured I'd test it out.
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English im_a_n00b - last answer from wasteroftime, Wednesday 11/08/2010, 06:28.
Should I get Gil and Rowdy when they're cheap?

Or should I just w8 for emeth's price 2 drop?
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Deutsch HighFidelity - last answer from Z4KALW3, Wednesday 11/08/2010, 03:12.
New Elo Pill Manip~

i tried to make a pill manipulation deck with the new bans, please rate and comment.

and also: many of the new bans did hit pill manipulation (especially in Piranas). do you think this was done un purpose to enforce Vortex in elo?
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Ok so I have been running several decks for the past couple of weeks.
The One I am working with currently is a Sakrohm deck

I ran the pirates for a little while with no success.

1368 Elo
I have run Jungo mostly this week with fairly decent results. I hit about 1150 before falling back, and I could see getting some luck together and hitting the 1200 ish area with that deck.

I usually try to prevent second turn ko's if I lose on the first turn, but I'm curious if I should not do that and just slightly pill so if the opp doesn't go for the 2hko I have better pills than I might have if I went balls out, and if I lose then Maybe use a lowish star card for the fall? would that decrease the elo I lose for the fail : ) ?

Anyway which of the decks looks best to you guys and what would you change. THANKS!
Thanks mods for posting : )
Tuesday 10/08/10

Monday 09/08/10

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ελληνικά St3f - last answer from Thoazol, Monday 09/08/2010, 20:36.
Is every recently banned card by the admins on the election this week?
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IM _Miterman - subject is closed
I have a Banger/Paraina half and i want to get rid of the Paraina!!!!
What clan should i go into????
Perferibly not junks or ulu wata

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English Bellazza - last answer from UmExcuseMe, Monday 09/08/2010, 19:21.
Hey Im Bellazza and I use a La Junta deck. I play ELO alot now because of great rewards and stuff.

My deck is:

Can you think of any changes to that to make me become better in ELO
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English calvin_0 - last answer from UmExcuseMe, Monday 09/08/2010, 19:01.
This is the deck that i use.

lv.5 Avola
lv.4 Edd
lv.3 Mona
lv.3 Sharon
lv.3 Ottavia
lv.3 Oscar
lv.2 Filomena
lv.2 Prince Jr

Since this week both Edd and Mona got ban (for some reason), my deck cant play... so how should i fix my deck? what should i replace Edd and Mona with? I'm thinking about Fabio and Ficcanaso, or maybe Donnie and Milovan.

any advice are welcome.
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English Dustlord - last answer from Z4KALW3, Monday 09/08/2010, 13:04.
I use to use a mono-Piranas deck, but it seemed random when it would work or not. I've worked some Jungo in and have had a lot more success, but I was hoping I could get some opinions on how to keep improving my deck.


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