I have made my mind on trying Skeelz on mono for when Xingsu is unbanned, and I have been thinking in some formats. Given the large number of 3* the Skeelz have, with Dounia Cr, Chiara Cr, Plunk, Sandro, I have been thinking in taking all them along with Sasha and Redra to give place to a 5*. Nevertheless I find that deck would lack on damage, thus with that in mind, which 5* would you take? Minerva looks good but too defensive for what I wanna do, and Aylen it's just too shaky in the meta with plenty of power/attack manipulator to do something with it's naked 7 power. The options I find are Thomas, which I think is nice but better damage could have been great, or Eloxia or Michael.
Any advice on the matter?
Iyou talking about benefits from loosing with a 5*? Just a bit DR isn't a Real benefit for me. But Hemdall gives a Real benefit which can Ruin the whole Game for the opp.
I do not really like 5* defeat cards in Elo. They need to be a Real thread for me. 3* defeat cards like Magistrado Ld or Lola? They give enough room for higher. * cards and can be played for unseen damage. Arnie and Clive are cards I like just because you do not know how the opp will Play them. And they give enough room, too (many decks Play 3 4* and all this stuff, you know!?).
So for me she have 1* to much or is 1-2 damage to small. If I want to play Minerva, I go for FPC.
Anyway, everyone is thinking different about that subject, so we could discuss for weeks without a end.
3 4* is the way to go. Dr Falkenstein, Xingshu, Jay/Kephren.
Really had a bad experience with Michael. Now, he only has a place for me in T2 formats. Minerva is better imo. And to all saying that she can be DRd, her role is to be a wall/card-beater, 5 damage packs quite a punch esp after beating another 4* or 5* card with 5-8 dmg, obviously you won't play her on courage-turns where most are vulnerable on DRs! And to top an icing to the cake, she also has a -2 dmg. If Michael had an ability like reprisal, he would be so much better. The most helpful courage-based abilities would be -dmg or stop opp. ability esp. if coupled with decent stats. (Courage-based ability like SoA is not too bad because most cards have DR as their ability.) It is what Tomoe, Kephren, Ruru, Niva, and X-0dus famous for.
How would Michael be better as reprisal? Sure he'd be less likely to be Curlix'd, but you would be giving up a precious reprisal round. Your big hitters shouldn't be telegraphed, but at least Courage makes the best of a bad situation rather than souring a good one.
No... Just no...
I can't believe people actually think Minerva is a good card lolwut. If you lose with your 5 star, you more or less lose the game. It might not be that bad for you 1200 players but at 1300+ where people know what they're doing... It just never ends well.