BASE damage. The printed number. Not modified by ability or bonus.
I don't find Lulabee, Hefty or Tomas particularly worthwhile in ELO.
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Manfred is okay in my book. Since Sasha, Falkenstein, etc. are hard to justify pilling against, his confidence can be activated very easily. And with his 8 power, he can become part of a win-3-rounds strategy more easily than any of the other Skeelz nukes.
Better yet, it's a pain for your opponent when you draw Manfred and Jay together, especially with an easy opener like Sasha.
I once had an epiphany about Marina. Why is she so good? It occured to me that what she really does is make the opposing character smaller. 7/5 is standard base stats for a 4* but often she's going to have both higher power and higher damage than the opposing character. So she has tremendous value.
I think a flex character is someone that almost always has a way of giving me an advantage when I draw them. Marina can DR if you can't win, and she can win if her DR is opposed by SOA. My other favorite flex character was Yayoi. SOA + DR is a topend defensive character, but 7/6 SOA is also an amazing bomb especially for Pusscats that don't need that much damage to win. She is also unpredictable. Her damage can't be stopped, so she is a huge KO threat. Yookie was another character like this.
3* and 4* attack manipulation + SOA is also another popular flexible combo. Rubie is a good example of this, as is Gertjan.
I also like a high power pill manipulator like Corvus. A pill manipulator can be used a bomb (pill forcer) that is immune to DR but can also be used as a wall. Corvus is my 2nd favorite bomb in Skeelz because of this flexibility. The only downside is they are not good as a 4th round anchor.
Protection power and damage characters are great teammates. They usually have good base stats and can also go against SOA.
Flexible characters, often both useful and unpredictable, demonstrate that you don't need raw 8 power to be a good character in ELO.
Lois LD is quite useful i find when it comes to pussycats I'd say:
Selina / Lena - Lois LD
Jayzel - Diana
Cherry - Clover
Ella - Brittany
@ 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.