Pussycats half-deck are one of the best decks out there. Besides from having defensive capabilities, they are good in attacking too... Now here's the problem.. A lot of times all the good half-deck staples are always banned and that's not all. All the best 3 stars are banned. Why am I here? Well, I'm wondering if someone like me would actually suggest to unban any 1 of them.
I'm not against Noemi or Jayzel. They're a good substitute but they are still lacking, and I don't know what it is.. maybe they lack flavor? Anyway.. would someone actually agree with me?
Am I the only person who prefers Cherry and Samia over the other 3's ? I mean, Cherry has baited quite a few pills against opponents who had no clue what I was going to do with her.
Samia to me is just another wall, the 2's and 4's score damage easily enough.
Noemi is shaky , agreed, it's the reason why I don't really use her. If I already have a Condition card that isn't Nabrissa , I avoid Jayzel and supply an SOA from my other half.
I avoid 3* Kitties, usually.
If I play Kitties, I tend to use Leela, Florida Jane, Nabrissa, Lucy as my half deck. If I need to cut stars, I'll use Diana.
As mentioned, Samia is very playable against damage clans. She becomes a Reprisal 8/4 with DR, which is very potent. I feel Lucy is much superior in a defensive position though, and she functions similarly against everything else..... pretty much. She might be moderately useful against Vortex, for double defeat, but Vortex aren't that rampant anyway.
Cherry is powerful but situational. It is one of those cards that needs your deck to be built around her. If I do use her, I would consider the following 5532 4322:
Nabrissa / Lucy
Spaighi / Angelo
Desmond / Vemario / Anna
(in fact, I might run this next week)
Cherry can be good, but it's easily countered by skilled players. It can be DR'd or blocked with a defeat +life card to make even more harmless. I usually counter it with low pillz if I have no such. Mostly I beat it, but even when not, I don't have to worry, cause my opponent has to start losing rounds to get any value out of the healing.
Of course in round 2 I play a low damage card to force my opponent to pill even more or let it through and lose any advantage he had but still not going below the heal cap. I just have to save enough pillz for a nuke on round 4 and victory is guaranteed.
But you don't even need a nuke. You just have to make sure you manipulate the rounds well so your opponent doesn't win more than 2 rounds, and you outdamage him by saving you heavier hitter last. Cherry deals a measly 2 damage so it's not a challenge. If you have cards with +/- life, poision, protection damage, SoB or SoA, it's even easier.
I don't know what to say about Samia, never faced it nor used it before. But it seems like an easy target for jungo and sakhrom. Not necessarily because it's easy to beat, but because if it goes through it doesn't hurt much so you can afford to experiment on her with random pillz.
I love Noemi, she was fantastic back in 12 life ELO and could pull off many unsuspected KOs. It's less reliable due to protection power and increased life, but with unorthodox playstyle she is still really good. You have to keep it in hand so you can attack the right prey.