OK, so first things first.
I used to be good at DT's before the rules changed (Top 10 was not a problem for me).
I used all the time a Uppers/Montana deck.
With a lot of banned ELO cards.
Now I suck, I barely get into top 150.
So I need decks that will help me get back into the top.
I have all cards except collectors and Jungo, Pussycats, Skellz and freaks.
I DO have Vickie Cr and Alec Cr, but they are both ELO banned.
I just REALLY MISS those awesome DT's.
I really really hope some one can help me.
No cats, no jungos. They suck during DT's. With that kind of deck you will not achieve fast victories - which is bad. I would suggest u to use a montana/uppers deck, only with less banned characters. or u can stick with other attack manipulation clans, i personally use rescue. By the way, with this deck i managed to get to TOP50 : http://www.urban-rivals.com/presets/?id_preset=1100043&list So, basically deck is a minor thing.
@jerromy: Seriously? First you claim that you finish 50 games per DT, then you pimp Pussycats and Jungo as viable competitive options? Lay off the dope. It's not good for growing boys.
@Al3x TCA: Uppers and Montana are still the most common clans in the top 10, but they're not strictly necessary anymore. Junkz and Sentinels are there frequently as well, and Bangers, La Junta, Rescue and Skeelz show up reasonably frequently. It sounds like you became used to strong cards, weak opponents, and 26* decks. You're going to have to adapt to facing more ferocious competitors throughout the DT if you want to get back into the top 10.
ELO banned cards aren't per se useless. I use Jackie, Lyse Teria Cr and Vickie Cr regularly, but not all three at once. Zatman is more or less dead weight, since Nellie and Dorian score better or nearly as well and play more quickly b/c of two hit KO options. I only see him in the last 10 minutes of a DT or in the hands of folks who are running in 50th or lower.
If you're having trouble beating strong players, bust out better cards and go over 26 stars. If you want to avoid other Uppers and Montana users for most of the DT, play a non-standard clan with ~30 stars. you'll see lots of super heavy weight bangers, so be prepared to deal with Shann.
I've used pussycats/jungo in a DT before, got around 20th-29th place
The bonus doesn't really mean that the game will be slow, I mean the -2 opp damage is on your side, you're slowing THE OPPONENT down from killing you. Just because you have pussycats in a deck doesn't mean the game will go slower. They have plenty cards that have decent damage (N um talking about DTs in type 2) that also have decent power. Jungo- well no need to explain do I? Look at those beasts!
It doesn't matter about bonus if you know how to play it right. While the attack modifying clans are helpful for those "Dumb" players who don't wanna think too much in a DT, veteran players will find a way around that. IDK why you're bashing on Jerromy for. N no I don't care that you've claimed so many DT wins, I think that comment was unnecessary.
@Trax: I agree that bonus and cards aren't nearly as important as play and speed, which is why anything can be played into the top 25 and almost all of the clans can land in the top 10 with frequency. In fact, this was a WMD challenge a few months ago. Several players got every single clan into the top 25 in under a week. That all clans can do well shouldn't be confused with the notion that anything can credibly and consistently contend for a top 10 slot, though. Pussycants, Jungo, Gheist and FPC sans Kerozinn Cr simply don't have mojo.
Pussycats and Jungo are the absolute worst because they frustrate your opponents, and irked people are much more likely to delay or stall than mine run opponents.
As for Jerommy, if he doesn't want to get called out . . . well, he shouldn't lie blatantly in threads offering DT advice, then hold himself out as someone with the competence and experience to suggest things to folks asking legitimate questions.
I've only gotten top 10 once, but I can consistently get Top 50 (and often Top 25), and the secret is this:
UPPERSUPPERSUPPERSUPPERSUPPERSUPPERSUPPERS (Yes, even without Zatman and Jackie)
There is NO clan more perfect for DT, 2 3* options that deal 6 damage (Rubie and Oxen) netting you tons of points, attack manipulation, 3-4 4* options for 6 damage (Beetenka, Nellie, Jodie, Jim Cr, and Jackie, though I haven't tried her, is probably absolutely worth the 2 point loss), excellent at low pill battles, etc. The more 2HKO options you have, the faster your battles go, the more mindgames you can play, the less vulnerable you are to, anything.
Albeit you might want to try them in a half deck, since relying on Oxen and Beetenka for damage opens you up to GHEIST and other SOA, but not Montana. Montana's 6 damagers outside of mono are kind of lacklustre (Fabio, Rosa, Milovan, though it's certainly possible).
What I use is All Stars, with Randy giving me another 3* 6 damage, Striker being ultimately one of the most useful cards ever and Robb being usable with fury considering his power.
@al3x: no offense... how is DT hard to get top 100 or even top 50? I usually get top 100 (although my best was only 19th and i only play T-1) btw, if you have nearly all cards of most clans, how hard is it to build a decent deck that gets you into top 100? also, every deck can potentially make you get top 10 if you know how to play. my only advice is aim for fast wins and get in ELO banned cards even if it means losing several points. butt if you dont wanna risk it, get in Rescue: decent abilities and pow/dam even without bonus
@Sloth BC: Pussycats and Jungo are not slow gamers
@FastisFun: 1st, trashing Jerromy or any other players is not neccessary, since i dont see how he lied. its just advice. 2nd, his suggestion is not wrong and tis only advice. lastly, good advice, and low star T-2 is better for top DT rankings
@Jerromy: he hasnt completed Jungo and Pussycats yet
With your clans, i think mixing skeelz and freaks or jungos or jungos and freaks is a good idea, just don't use support cards, poison isn't going to slow your games down, the majority of ppl don't usually think you'd just kill them off when you hit them with poison, they think you'd watch them die slowly, use that to your advantage, pussy cats i've never played b4 and have never played against b4 in DT so i have no idea what to say about them