In a Half freaks deck i use 1 4* Bogdan but if he gets caught up in the temporary ELO Bans (which he has done before) i use Grudj because you can over pillz him a bit but they both have same stats 8/4 making them both great 4* but which one do you prefer
Bogdan or Grudj
I'd say they draw about even.You have a basic 8/4 pill manipluator in grudj who is relatively cheap.The only things about him is he only gets two pills,his damage is kinda low and he is in the freaks.But overall he's a great card,and a favorite of mine.Then you have bogdan.Great replacement for splatta cr,really a favorite of ELO players and he eliminates damage reducing practically.But,if you have splatta cr,he's pretty much useless,his ability is kind of vanilla when you compare it to wolfgang or even grudj.His damage is a bit light for a 4 star,but his bonus makes up for it,STOP cards really burden though,and hes probably a good bet to get banned once ina while.Oh and he costs about 7k for a clan who's average is about ,7k in a clan that's value is about 2-3k,lol.Personally on weighing the options,i think people will say bogdan because some will say hes the turning point/savior/cornerstone of a freaks deck,but personally,i like grudj,good little pill manipulation if you got baldovino in your hand
I don't play Elo (hate it) but when I do use freaks, I use both. I see them both as equally good. Bogdan ,being the only non CR SOA in the clan practically saved Freaks. He is a formidable card Grudj on the other hand can be use to get poison across or force my opponent in to throwing pills, which can put you at an advantage. Both are can do 6 damage with fury, which when coupled with poison, can catch anyone off guard.DEAD I couldn't choose if I wanted to. Now, If I had to choose bewteen those 2 and Olga--Olga wins
Grudj is slightly better than Bogdan.
Bogdan is awesome just for being 8/4 SOA for 4*.
But Grudj forces out even more pills on a bluff, and if you win, that might be game. I've won with Grudj on 2 pills- that's an insourmountable hole. If you win with Grudj on turn 1 and end up having same or more pills, you've already locked out the whole match.
Bogdan might create more lopsided advantage, and he is immune to most power/ damage reduction, but Grudj is the better bluff (since he draws more pills) and a better win (since he rewards more for winning). Grudj is overall a better fit for how a Freak character should work.
I run Freaks with a diminished half deck- regular weeks it's Bogdan, Grudj and Olga. If it's a GHEIST week though, I would replace Bogdan with Mira.
I agree with the common sentiment that you should run both unless it is a GHEIST week. It's practically not worth using Freaks unless you use all 3: Bogdan, Grudj and Olga.
Bogdan is staple for me because my other half deck usually doesn't have a good SOA (Jungo, Sak), while I sometimes take grudj out for wolfgang or mira, depending on the dominant clans that week. I imagine bogdan wouldn't be so essential if you're running Pcats or La Junta in your other half.
From my past experience watching my friend who can use freaks pretty damn well (1350 with freaks)
he use bogdan over grudj
first he use grudj because of +2 pillz looks good on paper
however, there are many occasion that grudj lose his usefulness, you need to pillz accurately, and sometimes, raw power is not enough to kill enemy, for example against copper, sylth, mona, even samantha
those +2 pillz means, I will try to win you in attack, sometimes that means you need to use more pillz
you are trying to fight big card head on
it is different with bogdan
first of all, we know that SOA ability like forbidden ability, many strong SOA card banned, temporary or permanently
why? because this SOA will still destroy opp ability when against piranas, nightmare
and also, protect their every strong bonus against SOB ability
bogdan fits perfectly in freaks, SOA ability protect their poison bonus from SOB above,
8 power and SOA is nothing to laugh about, it destroy many cards usefulness, tula, sylth, mona, oscar etc
this card is a tank and proven much more threat than grudj
especially against montana (With less high damage card), you can throw bogdan 0 pillz and your opp will scared to death, compared with using grudj where there are mona, oscar, etc that can counter it
sometimes he use both though.. however, sometimes we laugh that even when you draw bogdan and grudj at same hand, you barely win the game because they are not a game breaker card