Log of Staff Ban Explanations:

March 20 2018

Tourney Type 2, added to the ban list:
Judge Lynch
Oon Cr
Butcher Braxton

Tourney Type 2, removed from the ban list:

Tourney Type 1, added to the ban list:
#Robb Cr

Tourney Type 1, removed from the ban list:

Tourney Type 2:
Recently, tourney Type 2 revolved a bit too much on the usage of Judge Lynch, Schatzi and Zaveli splashed, paired with 5 or 6 cards of another clan.
We don’t like splash cards to be too popular and this is why we decided to add to the ban list those 3 cards, the same thing we did with similar cards like Phoebe, Beck - Nena and Spyke Mt.
For the most used clans, Bangers and Hive were the most popular options.
We decided to add Joy, Shinobi and Oon Cr to the ban list.
Last but not least, we added both Nekron and Butcher Braxton to the ban list. The reason is that these cards are against the logic of a TQ, and players using these cards would make the matches unnecessary long and frustrating for competitive players.

Tourney Type 1:
Compared to tourney Type 2, in Type 1 high level cards are not played that much since they don’t award the player too many points.
The only exception to this rule was Shinobi, who proved to be extremely popular in Bangers decks.
There was a bit of a ‘trio’ of clans dominating TQ type 1 recently: Bangers, All Stars and Uppers (since the release of McLayton).
We decided to add to the banlist one card for each of those clans: #Robb Cr, Shinobi and Wendel.
We’ve also added Schatzi to the ban list, as he was popular as a splash card here as well.
Last but not least, we decided to restore Lehane by banning John and to restore Floyd by banning Glover, to slightly boost those clans who aren’t too much played at the moment.
We considered a return of Avola as well, but first we want to observe the impact of Mimmo in the DT meta.

Source: Tourney Update

edited by Rowdy MOB Cr tuesday 20/03/2018, 18:36

As this guide is 2 years old. I am closing this until I find another player willing to give a more updated DT guide.

If anyone knows someone who will be interested in creating a more recent DT guide. Please contact me.

With the new system with standard vs extended etc etc. How do the DT's work now as don't see seperate room for 25* down and 26* up. Are we all lumped into same room now and vs eachother with system autopairing within a certain *count or what? I'm just wondering for purposes of figuring out the highest possible scoring rate strategy deck wise as things do seem to changed a little bit, as I'm racking up much bigger scores with a 25* deck than I use to.

Guidance much appreciated.

saturday 28/09

It also depends on the hour too.

These days (including myself) I notice it can sometimes be hard to find the time to play a Tourney, hence the lower than 100 players sometimes.

I see Piranas heavy hours, Bangers heavy hours. Raptors heavy hours, Uppers heavy hours sometimes. It’s tough sometimes.

edited by Rowdy MOB Cr saturday 28/09, 06:02

monday 23/09

I will make some annotations:

Dolly Cr (Good for Poison, however make sure if you intend to win, win 2/4 of the rounds. Poison does not fare well in a points perspective with Tourney)
Toro Cr (Okay, be mindful or Rescue or All Stars or any similar clan)
Rekt Ld (Okay, be mindful or Rescue or All Stars or any similar clan)
ARN 2000 (One of the better choices. You will be lucky to have 7/7 and a better choice than Dolly Cr)
Djengo (Okay, be mindful or Rescue or All Stars or any similar clan not to mention Growth)
Hoffman (One of the better choices. In Tourney, low stars are ideal and he can manipulate Pillz)
Koshiro (I would discourage this choice for a defeat ability. He is a good card, but if your opponent beats in in a round, they can get +3-5 Points depending on the star count of a card they use)
Leviatonn (His base power is not appealing, but he has some promise to stop dangerous Skeelz cards. Since you are using an SOB deck, good card to add)
Methane (A bit more stable than ARN 2000, wouldn't use him though in favour of Toro Cr)
Rolph (A good alternative to Toro Cr. Somewhat vulnerable to All Stars/Rescue and the like. It is like using Heather)
Wardom 4* & 5* (Do not worry about star count. If 2HKO is your strategy, than Wardom should be in your deck)
XU-Kr4ng (Similar to Wardom, If 2HKO is your strategy, than XU-Kr4ng should be in your deck)
Bristone (Will not recommend it as the focus is to win the round)
Ksendra (I would recommend her for Survivor. In Tourney, as a 5 Star with 7 Power who reduces Damage, she is as detrimental of Koshiro as the emphasis is to win Rounds.
L Lace01 (Definitely a good 3 Star card. Will also recover Pillz if you lose.)
Mudster (Good choice. Though if 2HKO is your strategy, careful)
XU-Dr0ne (A good all stop. With XU-Dr0ne however make sure you win rounds)

Honorable mentioning [ Nightmare ] cards :

Bapho Ld (Don`t use Artus and an alternative. The useful thing about Bapho Ld in Tourney is the power reducer as you need to try and win rounds.
Dudley Ld (One of the best power reducers. If you opponent is using something the likes of Djet, 8 Power 5 Star cards, you can easily overpower a good number of cards. Watch out for #Melaine though)
Cutey (Make sure you can win 2/4 rounds and win the match if she is in your deck)
Dragomir (Make sure you can win 2/4 rounds and win the match if she is in your deck. His 9 Power is good, but some rounds might force you to win without his ability.)
Karrion (2HKO better be your strategy if you intend to use Karrion. He is somewhat vulnerable with 7 Power though.
Oshitsune (I wouldn't use him if you can use Dudley Ld
Regan (You could use her with Karrion)
Christopher (Don't bother for 2HKO with Christopher, otherwise a solid round winner)
Crowen (Good card. Virtual 9/5 at 3 Stars)
Ghumbo (Good 5 Star card. Attack manipulator that cancels bonuses)
Gorgon (Good 2 Star card. Attack manipulator that cancels bonuses)
Incubus (Debatable because of Exchange. Make sure your other cards are damage dealers if you intend to use Incubus)
Sukareto (Power reducer at Courage.)
Cybil (Copies power and damage. Ideal to try an win against 5 Stars for points)
Eadh (Reducers power, but thats about it)
Hubert (Solid choice for a 3 Star card)

edited by Rowdy MOB Cr monday 23/09, 11:59

thursday 05/09

Fang Pi Clang is not in a very good position right now, but Pa Mei is one hell of a card for damage.

thursday 08/08

I think you should know that Lindsey is a 4 Star card. Check her stats out if you`re interested.

8/5 Revenge -2 Opp. Power and Damage 2, Min 2.
Just my only concern is if this might cause her ban in Tourney though. smileysmiley

thursday 01/08

Tnx I just remember for some reason that it was every hour whatever ! TNX again!

tuesday 16/07

And Marjory.

It clearly says that it only protects against negatives abilities which can hurt you.
Cancel is much better than Protection btw

sunday 14/07

Regarding Tourney Bans. Hard to tell as the pattern is less clear. I might suggest waiting monthly for these lists.

EFC on the other hand does weekly. There will be a reintroduction of the voting system for Z Palace players.

saturday 15/06

Give a try to Sharon , it's an underrated card that can be really useful. Maybe it's not as good as Moses, but it's pretty solid instead.

saturday 08/06

@ DUC-Elias : I notice that as well. Your matching will depend on the available players at the time you finish your match (at that exact moment), this issue never was a big problem before when it had a huge player base in '06-'08. The trick here is to have 2 decks which you can switch around during the tournament; by using multiple web browser to quickly set your deck before your match ends. You can have a mono-Raptors deck, while the other can be an attack manipulation deck. smiley

friday 07/06

Thanks, looks pretty good!

saturday 01/06

@Rowdy Mob Cr
Tues May 21, DT 10am-4pm EST, No rewards given out at all
Kate 1 Credit error bug is long time

Piranga and Lancedbz are correct
Players have to reach Top 1/3 to received 1 Credit

sunday 26/05

I take it the issue is solved?

If so, I am closing it now.

wednesday 01/05

I'm currently running a Montana deck which is based around hitting 8 damage with Don or Valter Bianco, then picking the 4 damage off however I can. It's been really fun to play and quite successful in T1.

The deck is:

***** Don (8 damage)
***** Valter Bianco (8 damage)

**** Gianfranco (a 7/4 with protected bonus

*** Mona (6/4 with -2 opponent damage - a strong candidate to follow up 8 damage)
*** Bella LD (a 6/4 with cancel opponents power and damage modifier - allows her to hit her 4 damage with regularity)

** Icaro (7/2 with -1 life win or lose allows it to set up 3 damage cards like Carmine or Homy)
** Homy (6/3 damage exchange)

Am I missing anything obvious with Montana here? Budget isn't an issue, I've got the full set, I just want to know if I can improve this deck anywhere, thanks!

tuesday 30/04

Haven't used Berzerk in a while now although Miloz and Melanie always were strong 2*. Clive and Konrad can be used together for a surprise KO

friday 26/04

There is no point on playing more than 8 cards in T1, it is done in T2 only to reach +25*

saturday 09/03

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@25thNight: I HATE that bug! But I've found when it happens, all you can do is leave the match. You don't have time to close the app and restart, and quitting is better than timing out, in my opinion...

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