@ the ideal
you can make any clan work in elo, but it might not be the ideal
why would you take a clan when you know theres a clan that does the job better?
Going with Uppers+Vortex this week, so far 10-1 with this:
I think T Gaank tops Kazayan, and makes Dorian nuts.
Dorian, Nellie, Oxen, T Gaank and Neloe are core to the preset. I can't see X-0DUS being more useful than Rubie. The only 2 characters that I might change are Samantha and Cyb Lhia. I like Samantha for this week as it seems SOB will be quite good. Cyb Lhia is akward to draw with Oxen and occasionally Samantha as well but really in all cases (vs SOA, vs SOB, or vs neither) I'd rather have her than C Wing. If I pull a Bublgmm I might replace Cyb Lhia with him. Changing for Wendel or Jose Star to open up Deea instead of Cyb Lhia is also an option.
I've seen some interesting Uppers + Pussycats this week as well.
And to put in the Stop cards, you take out the cards that aren't effective against SoA's.
Mono Piranas is good if you are extremely skilled or telepathic. I had some elo wins with mono Piranas by guessing exactly how many pills they will use and winning rounds with 1-2 pill.
They are good at tourneys though.
IMO, the better pairing for Vortex is Uppers.
Okay 2* characters (Jose Star, Wendel)
High damage higher * characters (Oxen, Herman, Kazayan, Nellie, Dorian, etc.)
Great bonus (Almost always forces your opponent to spend 3 pillz to even try to win. Obviously not as strong against SoB or other atk manip clans.)
A good 4/4 build would be: Jose Star, Wendel, Oxen, Kazayan, Titsouk, Haaken, Stompah, Thorpah
Personal choices and playstyle can change that line-up though.
Wow, the new Freaks card changes everything. I'll probably find a way to add her in once her price stabilizes.
Even with the bans roots is still one of the strongest clans in elo mode, as for why they are always getting bans its because they are simply to versatile as a clan without the bans. Shakra and lou are solid high damage cards that are trouble to deal with due to soa, Ratanah is an above average 4 star with attack manipulation and soa, arno is a DR immune to soa that isnt roots/gheist. Yookie got banned because having 3 3* cards that are some of the best made roots half decks too strong. Roots has always been a clan that is extremely powerful with low star count, when most of the staple roots cards are 3 or fewer stars its really scary how efficient of a clan they are. They have their stronger 4 and 5 star cards ban to prevent them from being strong in every way, without a reliable nuke they at least have some weakness.
Kyle -> Tobbie? You don't need both Kyle and Flinch.
Sammie -> Owen or Havok. I mean, all of the ELO legal Sentinel 5* are pretty budget.
Balance is all well and good, but, there's so little in the way of punch in your lineup that you'll have a tough time if you can't win 3 rounds. I'd switch out Nahi Cr for a 2* (Treeman/Flora/Jeto), as well as Onik for Flanagan. That leaves you with 2 extra stars to play with-- you could upgrade either Noodile or Rico to Gretchen and Jiro to Qubik (for a 22333444 setup), or upgrade one of those to a 5*.
Build solid decks. Analyse all scenarios before you play.
I tried with this deck for a while and just ended up struggling at 1300... but then again im not as good as o the oracle
Well, tell us how it goes
Interesting deck. Played skillfully it could do well.
Sorry tho a sakrohm deck is not complete without petra. ngrath + anakrohm to petra + spiaghi
Bogdan / Grudj / Pyro / Maciej over Igor.
Karmov > Piotr. Stronger against SOA, +Life has better synergy with Poison and CHEAPER by far.
However, Piotr/Karmov can be replaced by a bunch of 3* Freaks. Akendrum, Quasichoco, Boris or Olga Noel are all valid options. Mira, if you want to drop Ivana for whatever reason.
Consider using Lucy.
Experience with Cherry + Freaks has led me to the conclusion that she doesn't contribute very much to winning. She can be replaced with any of the 3* or even a 4* if you want to cut Jayzel to a 3*.
Jayzel can be replaced by either Noemi or Clover. None of the three are strictly better than the other, although Noemi is rather vulnerable this week, with Montana, Sakrohm and Uppers flying around. Jayzel can become a DR in certain situations and a damage card in others. Revenge: SOA is not to be underestimated. Clover's main benefit is her 5 damage. She can be a surprise damage card. The DR is more or less going to serve a similar function as Jayzel's SOA.
Or you could upgrade one of the 3* cats to Diana, Lois Ld or Veronica. Diana is the first choice. Lois Ld is good if you're lacking in Power / Attack manip elsewhere.
Veronica is decent if you have damage elsewhere AND you are good at pilling the EXACT amount necessary to win. There is little room for mistakes (even overpilling 1 or 2 can cause you to lose especially with Freaks/Cats) but it is a powerful card if you're that good.
Great to know, thanks for the answers