I'm rather new at this game. Recently I've been building a very low budget Gheist and piranas deck. I've noticed it works fine except against mono clan decks like Rescue. I'm wondering if a mono clan deck is just better since you always get your bonus or am I just using 2 clans that don't go well together?
The hard part about using Piranas is that some of their big hitters are based on Support (Scubb, Taljion, Coleridge), meaning you can't use them in half decks.
A better option would be to run a GHEIST/Nightmare deck, which doesn't have Support abilities.
A good build would probably be: Bristone, Dolly, Leviatonn, Z3r0 D34d. Artus, Glorg, Karrion, Pan
That provides you with 2 Damage Reducers, 2 Fullstops, 2 Poisons, and Life gain. A nice blend for coping with most decks.
Overall value: ~38000 clintz.
I think I agree with trading out piranas for nightmare. The one thing is I'm really new at this game. I'm only lvl 13 and getting 38,000 is so beyond me. I've been saving for a day just to get 1k for Vlad. I will change over to nightmare but really can't afford a deck like that.
On my opinion:
La Junta - mono.
Nightmare - mono.
Junkz - mono or duo.
Jungo: if playing with 5* (Nahema Askai Ongh Adler) and 3* - duo or mono. If you play with 2* jungo - mono will be bettter, i think.
Rescue - of course, mono, but, i think, maybe in some times you may get 1 card from another clan + 7 cards of resque. (for example, use Chiara, Jiro or another card, when Elvira get banned).
Other clanes can be as mono, as a duo.
Chiara, Spiaghi, maybe Liam, Kusuri, Lola - you can use even at duo decks with 2 other clanes.
@ flashback, in both t1 and elo they are great as a half deck. here's a strong half deck for you: selma, raeth, hawkins, tula. that is for elo, and not a single support based card needed. and for t1 it gets even better with smokey and ulrich playable. I do thought agree the nightmare is a better fit to fight alongside the Gheist. Piranas in my opinion are better with atk. manip clans that force the opponent to use pill's making it easy to get and keep the pill advantage.
about if you should use mono decks or 2clan decks is up to the clan, format and personal preference. some clans are very powerfull mono and you have the advantage of always getting your bonus but going with 2 clans lets you use the best of both clans. Next to that, some clans can cover another's weaknesses or add to each others strength.
pussycats - jungo, Jungo's life manip makes for hard hits that become even harder to overcome when the other players damage gets reduced by the pussycats.
Gheist - Nightmare, both clans cripple the other players cards pretty badly with there bonus. so many cards lose there effectiveness with either there ability or bonus making it into a deadly combo.
piranas + junkz or vortex, Both vortex and Junkz can help piranas in there pill manipulation in different ways but both work well in my experience. the reason i say junkz over say, uppers who have a stronger bonus is because of tremorh and in t1, gil.