I'm quite new to the game but ready to get started in ELO decks.
I've had trouble finding out which clans I liked because there are so many options.
I settled on a (modified) All Starz/Junkz deck I found in the 'Public Presets' after trying out a fairly cheap mono-Montana deck but Piranhas made me hate my life.
All Starz: 12*
I bought some decks from the shop and got pretty lucky, I sold a Caelus and Chill and a few 1k cards to afford Rowdy/Gil/Whatever. However, I don't have many Clintz left so any modifications would require selling cards for the cash.
Obviously, Striker would be preferred over Alexei, though having one of my cards banned from ELO for the week would be rough. Same goes for Marina, which is why I'm using both Randy and Robb currently.
Any suggestions are welcome. Also, I'm looking for some basic gameplay tips for this specific deck, just general strategies I can employ so I'm not too demoralized when I hit rank 15 and jump into ELO matches.
Dreen is actually quite amazing. I prefer her over Gil actually.
But besides that, replacing Alexei with Striker or Marina (depending on who is not banned) is the most obvious change.
And then it's really tough. Some people like Otakool, some prefer Lolly and others like to have Onik. That really is up to personal preference. I use Otakool right because Oniks ability wasn't cutting it. Lolly is a good replacement, but right now I prefer the SoA over the DR.
And my current 2* choice is Veenyle actually. A 1 or 2 pill Veenyle played on my turn has won me countless matches already. Can't say that for Gil though. (I go 6 pillz with Gil, opponents go with 0 pillz and still win with their 3 pill advantage; I go with 0-2 pillz, Opponents play 3 pillz and deal enough damage to have me struggle. Not to mention all the SoAs)
Dreen is a pain in the butt for the opponent. She has the ability to take out most cards, even the All Stars Marina and Jessie because of her bonus. But she isn't threatening enough to use an SoA on most of the time.
All in all it's up to personal preference on the Junkz 2* and 3*. Generally the deck is good and quite capable though.
Thank you for the detailed input ibtd,
I agree with your assessment on Gil, I wasn't having much luck either. I sold Gil (for more than I bought it for ) and picked up Striker. A few other sales went through and I was able to get Marina as well.
My deck now looks like this:
All Stars: 13 stars
Junkz: 12 stars
I decided to drop Randy instead of Robb, personal preference right now.
I will continue messing with the deck, probable changes include:
Swapping out a banned Marina/Striker for Randy, then switching out a Junkz 2* for a 3*
Swapping in Alexei for a banned Striker
Switching Randy in for Robb
Switching in Gil for Dreen/Veenyle
Thank you for all of the deck input.
While dreen is a nuisance, gil is a game changer. Either bluff and hope your opponent plays lots of pillz (not uncommon against gil) or wait until the second round when your opponents strategy is more apparent. Veenyle is a great choice since you needed a DR, and rowdy and gibson are staples.
Your all stars half is solid, but one of them is likely to be banned in any given week. So, Jessie -> flo/casere/ashley, marina -> asporov (you need to keep a 7 power in your deck) and striker -> alexei.
As for playing style, generally use Junkz for low pill battles and all stars for high pill battles since their bonus works best the more pillz you use. After that, it depends on what your opponent is doing and what routes are available for a win. I used a very similar deck (gil instead of dreen) and easily got 1300 ELO.
Gil is a must, so change veenyle to gil
what you need to ask is, randy or robb? power over damage? or damage over power?
for me, I prefer randy
I don't know what people think when they say dreen is bad
-3 opp power min 4 is quiet amazing, along with +8 attack
every 8 power will be forced on pillz duel against her (if against another +/- 8 attack)
or she has advantage against them if 7 power or lower
Thanks Loki, I arrived at many of the same conclusions also, after you did.
I agree with your opinion about Veenyle, the deck was severely lacking DR and she fits in nicely. I'm loving Rowdy and Gibson and can't imagine replacing them.
I'm also worried about my All Stars being banned. I'll look at the replacements you suggested, hopefully I don't get more than 1 banned in a week. Oh well. I'm definitely liking Robb over Randy though.
Thanks for the battle advice, I'll probably end up switching Gil back in over Dreen, then the deck editing should be over.