So, since the big ELO discussion brought up the fact that way too many cards in the game never see play because nothing quite measures up to the staples, I'd love to have an "underused card appreciation thread". There are cards out there that you just put into your deck for missions or whatever reason and they won you more matches than any staple and have a special place in your heart.
For me there's a number of them:
1) Baby Q, 4* 6/6 SoB with -2/min 1 DR. You will aways, and I mean always see Ditha, Malicia or even the very underused 7 powered 4* girls and simply not put Baby Q into your deck.
What are you missing on? 6 damage for one pill, or someboy overpilling on a Sob Dr. LOL. Also, likely no freaks poison, lol.
2) Cheep - 8/2 +2 life bonus, stop: -3 dam/ min 1. Well, stop cards are vanilla cards most of the time, and this guy is bonus dependent to boot.
What are you missing on? A bloody annoying 8/4 wall which makes SoA pointless because what SoA means most of the time is no DR. He makes people play stupid - heck, you can actually pill against their SoA and win for ALL damage reduced, making a 4 gap and turning your hand into a 3 rond win one.
Gork - 7/8 SoA bonus with poison self for 2 min/4. XU52 has att manip, Mechakolos is a 1 hit KO. Otherwise people just don't use him enough.
What are you missin out on? Pretty much a bloody honey badger who doesn't give a f**k. Unconditiona 7/8 with SoA? Otherwise he kicks ass.
While we're talking ulu
7/2 is solid stats
but a 9/2 with power protection? that deserves at least an 8/10
competition well there's fanny but Bree is a joke Gabriel's dr sucks and Jeff? really?
he is my second pick for 2 star
right after fanny
Say, Reef does get name drops around this thread rather often, I really ought to try that guy out sometimes. Problem is that SoB is a lot more common than power manim in my (purely subjective) experience, so I'm kind of always dreading being left with a 7/2 vanilla shmuck.
One thing I always wanted to know, but could never test out in a serious format is - how good is Stiko exactly? I get randomly frustrated by Ongh, Radek and a flood of All Stars in ELO (and there's always a bunch of 8 power SoA guys running around), so I always kind of want to put him in there, but he's such a wimp damage wise and looks so predictable that I never actually have the courage to. When you hear this from a guy who started a semi-casual underused "flawed but serivcable" card appreciation thread you know the card looks suspicious XD
Anyone had success using Stiko?
I don't know if he is particularly overlooked, but I have taken a liking to using Gordon in my Rescue deck. I put one or two pillz on him, and the opponent almost always either over pillz or throws out a DR. There must be something about an 8/5 +12 attack that scares others
Plus, I haven't seen him in any opposing decks for awhile now.