Drastic times call for drastic measures! To confront the threat to the city posed by the Nightmare’s gigantic monster, Kolos, the Rescue Clan are in full recruitment mode and have welcomed to their ranks Denise, an expert in bacteriological and chemical threats, and Tanner, a specialist in large animals. While the Sentinels can now rely on John, the super cop who does things his own special way.
All these characters are now available from the Shop’s New Blood, Action Packs.`
And on how many times you see a wanda in ELO! lol
seriously I think damage=damage opp sucks! and power too! the only cards I believe are "good" cards are selsya cr, warren 1* and dash!
rescue this time got trash.. what is normal and wath was expected seeing his influenece in ELO! sentinel got a great add and so did nightmare!
I wouldn't play either Tanner or Lobo to be honest. And with Kolos on the loose now, I wouldn't play Rescue in ELO anymore at all. You face Nightmare, you lose. It's that simple now.
Imho Nightmare is the new top clan until Kolos gets banned. His versatility is just insane. It wouldn't be half as good if he would be in a different clan, but since he is a Nightmare, he will get banned sooner or later. The difference to Lost Hog and Kinjo is his power and his bonus as well as the other cards of his clan.
Yes, SOA or a damage reducer stops him. But do you have that in all 4 rounds of a match ? Most likely not. And who says that he has to OHKO ? I mean, his mere presence is already enough. And don't forget that he is in the perfect clan. SOB as bonus and a ridiculous amount of great cards to back him up with lots of abilities that need shutdown as well. Kenny, Sheitane, Hel, just to name a few. It is already hard enough to guess if your opponent furys Kenny or Ielena or if he relies on Sheitanes poison, but now you have to deal with a possible OHKO as well. Just imagine you play against a hand of, Kolos, Kenny, Dieter and Sheitane. Good luck finding the way to win against that. Of course it's not impossible, but geez, really tough.
Btw, what about this ELO deck:
Really expensive, but it looks damn solid to me.
@Ibtd, yes at first view Kolos seems a bit overpowered, but he fits the theme of the clan perfectly, he has a damn good ability but that remains an ability... which can be reduced or stopped, at the same time 7 power is not something impossible to defeat.
First I thought too that it would be soon banned but after I played yesterday a deck similar to that one you've posted I realize that in the current metagame in elo there are plenty of situations where he is stopped.
As you've said everybody expects from him to 1hit ko and that's his advantage, he can easily be played against a reducer for example and deal a solid 8 damage without too much trouble.
In the same time the lack of power of the clan makes them vulnerable in this metagame full of uppers, montana, all stars etc. I find myself many times with both kenny and kolos on the table and just can't get any of them through, the stop ability cards make them useless and the cards that seem to let the through are high power walls that invite you to smash into them.
When I began this game, and elo, I've played a lot with the 1 hit ko cards from fang pi and after that even with general, I know how to bluff, semi-bluff, play against the cards I shouldn't play etc and I have a pretty solid elo experience... yet I didn't manage with this deck to win more than with other decks I've played, of course it's a new card and the strategy has to be adapted but from what I've seen it's not overpowered in the current metagame.
Next week on the other hand it will be a different situation, nightmare will eat rescue for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and that's one of the reasons for kolos to be here.
Rescue has to be contained, already good players have made a dozen of high power decks that destroy the rescue but even like that they manage to be overused, kolos will make nightmare their biggest threat.
and now I'll post 2 decks I've played yesterday, similar to what Ibtd posted:
and another, "combo" deck but which was far worst because it's more predictible:
gwen lvl 1
This is a deck i'm hoping to use once i get kolos:
this deck relies heavily on damage and not so much on abilities for junta, this way, if your oppenent has a lot of soas, then a 2hit KO with junta works, if they have damage reducers, it doesn't matter as you can inflict a lot more. if your opponent has the more popular attack/power modifiers, then a OHKO with kolos is perfect.