Lately i've been fighting a lot of oponents who spend little to no pillz when attacking, and when they are defending they always spend the right amount of pillz to stop your card, even in the most random situations you can imagine.
Now at first i was like "Meh, some guys are damn lucky, or damn random!" but as the opponents stacked up with this sure win strategy i began to wonder, and talked with other friends i have that played the game and they confirmed they had seen such amazing strategy, few to no pillz when attacking and always the right amount of pillz when defending.
What i'm asking here, is:
-First: Has anyone else been victim to such flawless strategy? I don't mean just once... but frequently, in the last month or so.
-Second: Does anyone know what kind of strategy this is? Do you add a special LD leader to your collection? Is it a special LD family? What what? I'm getting nervous because i cant seem to beat that all powerful strategy.
Oh well, i hope you guys can help a fellow player, who would hate to see such a cool game be ruined by these kinds of awesome strategies.
I'm no veteran, but I usually do a lot of math and planning to figure out what # of pills gives me the best odds, or what # of pills my opponent has to use in any given situation to warrant his play. For example, if you have no damagers and lead out with Skubb, I usually assume 7 or 8 pills (especially if your under level 30), and the match is over after round 1. I think most of it is just experience.
My advice, play a bit more unpredictably. Don't be stupid, but the next time you think it's smart to over-pill your attacker, try putting in 0 pillz and see how it goes. You might get some insight on what your opponent sees in you.
Tropicallo has good advice.
Also if you use 2 star power manipulators its easy to put in magic pills that need additional pill to get over the win-treshold. Using those magic pills leads to situations where opponent ofter is either one pill short or equal attacks and loses all the time. The magic pill power manipulators also guarantee often that even if you you win you have to spend more pills than opponent, thus opening the pillplay.
That kind of play leads easily to situations where you seem not to have any option on win if you fall to the magic pilltrap. Thats because you have used same amount of pills and eat something like 3-4 damage and opponent is usually using deck that relies on that strategy. Good riddance.