Craftier, meaner, crueler but also smaller than the original, Mini Mund, the real Sigmund clone, makes his presence felt among the GHEIST. In the face of this significant new recruit, the other clans won’t be outdone. The Ulu Watu welcome Stanly to their ranks, while Glenn joins the Uppers and Pan boosts the Nightmare’s numbers. Get these characters in the shop’s New Blood, Danger and Cool Attitude packs.
Okay, here's why Stanly is great:
Does Askai have ANY 3* option to 2HKO with in Jungo? Jalil, perhaps, who is VERY easily beaten being a 7 power with no ability helping his winning chances. No, Askai's not a 7/9 against SOA, or else he would be great, able to KO with Radek, Jalil, Nyema, Niva without fury. But he can't. Askai is amazing, but 7 damage really quite isn't the same as 8. No one's going to pop in Scotty or Greow just for the 2HKO with Askai.
Stanly, however, has much greater potential, with 1 possible power more than Askai, attack up (with no minimum!) and 8 damage, which in the context of Ulu Watu is AMAZING. It's a traditionally damage-starved clan, and now you've got someone with 8 damage and usable winability! Not to mention that he 2HKOs with Nanook and Gaia!?
Confidence? When does this matter? Nanook and Gaia both win very easily, usually with 4 pills or fewer, and then now you have a +12 attack 8/8 monster on your hands. Confidence is practically irrelevant because of that 2HKO.
Lulabee, Hikiyousan? With Stanly's confidence, he matches Hikiyousan for 5 pills, and deals that needed 1 damage more to actually be useful. Lulabee's 9/6 SOB definitely offers her more winning chances, but she's much worse in low pill situations, and doesn't have that 8 damage. And for the Don comparison? -4 attack versus +2 power? Are you kidding me!?
Stanly is scary, scary, and only a common too! Really, what's not to love?
I donnot think its reasonable to compare Don with ulu. He is designed to fight in low pills while almost the whole ulu can beat him after 6 pills or so.
If you are really looking for a high pill/power cards from montana to demonstrate Stanlys strength, check Fabio which is currently also the best weapon against ulu from that clans.
Then what about Glenn I forgot to add her in my rant earlier.
But Glenn (U) why is everyone hating on Glenn (U). For one she is never a situational card like Oxen (U) AND Stanly (C) because even with out her ability she deal's 6 damage and with the ability can two hit KO with almost ALL the other Uppers. She can two it with Oxen (U) either way if he or she goes first it still = 2hko. She can 2 hit with Zatman (U) even if she might need the fury if played after him. She can two hit with Rubie (R) no matter who goes first. Yea Dorian (U) is good but he is banned alot and idk why people don't see Glenn (U) as a good back up? She has better damage most of the time and she also has better damage against - damage cards and does alot more if you are hit with a +life early on. Yes she has one less power then Dorian (U) but the ability of two hitting with Oxen (U) no matter who goes first scares the crap out of me far more then knowing Oxen (U) has to go first for Dorian (U) to make his move.
Yes I know Dorian is the better pick but I think Glenn is a great pick if he get's banned for that week. If uppers had one more good 2/3 star card they could make a killer deck.
Well to be honest I do not see what is wrong with Glenn. She has a decent stabile power of 7, a great bonus and a very scary ability. As Nintendan said she can offer quite a lot 2-hit-ko possibilites. Glenn must be much fun if your opponent has + life cards. A nightmare for Jungo players!
Well, let's see.
People are right when they say that Stanly gives Ulu Watu a little more what they need. He might not have the best ability and he has lousy compared to his clan, BUT, he has that 8 damage that combo nice with Gaia and Nanook for 2HKOs.
On the downside, and that is the important factor here now IN MY OPINION, everyone in ELO runs at least 1 or 2 DRs. And when I play a 2HKO Ulu Watu setup against Spiaghi or Uranus, I start wishing that I had Lulabee or Tanaereva or George in my deck instead of Gaia and Stanly. Because all of a sudden 2HKO is more or less out of the question and one wishes for more solid power and maybe even lifegain against the DR. Playing a first turn Gaia or Nanook and getting chumped by a 1 or 2 pill Wakai or Murray to either draw pillz or gain life and then followed by an Uranus or Marina with a few pillz is already quite terrible in terms of pillz and trying to 2HKO when there is a card like Robb, Striker or Jessie still waiting to pick up Stanly and take the win.
A good amount of people play All Stars. And Jessie, Striker and Robb are fully capable of taking down Stanly. Not so much with Tana and Lulabee. Then there is another often played clan: Toro and Rolph from GHEIST are going to have a fun time with Stanly while Lulabee, or better Tana in this case still has the edge. There is a bunch of others out there.
I think Askai has an edge over Stanly. Not because of 2HKO, but because of damage reduction and an always active ability.
@wise: actually, Nintendan is quite right. Glenns ability seems to be cutting into her damage. But thinking about it, it's not really the case. First of all, damage reduction. Second of all, think about Uppers a minute: Nellie, Rubie, Oxen, Dorian... noticing something ? They all are capable of taking away 6 or more life from the opponent and they are all cards that can be played. And Glenns damage is ? Oh, yeah, it's 6.
The most scary thing about Glenn is that against most damage reducers, she can still dish out 6 in early rounds. Who cares about Veenyle, Spiaghi, Marina, Pegh and such xD
If you run a strong Roots half then you negate a lot of Stanly's problems. Uranus and Spiaghi aren't really a problem with Rico, Noodile and Yookie pulling off a strong 4 damage with high power. I also fail to see how Confidence: +12 Attack is a bad ability.
DR is a problem in almost any 2HKO combo. Famous Striker and Randy? Just DR Randy. Emeth and Wardog? Any DR will do. Don and Mona / Oscar? Any DR will do too.