I've finally got all of the vortex cards because i like the concept, and i'm sure they'll release more vortex cards that are worthwhile soon but as for right now... i'm starting to regret my decision. i've tried using all of the top mono vortex builds i could find and even making a few of my own, but SoA ruins them because they're such low damage. then when I put in C Blade and Izsobahd all I fight are FREAKS and Rescue! I even tried sticking them with timber, but he's a waste in ELO i feel like. any other vortex supporters out there trying to cope with this? what decks have you found to be effective?
Your problem seems to be that you're playing mono Vortex, which in ELO, yes is a joke. In 12 Life days, I was able to break 1400 with a mono tex deck a couple times, but the shift in the metagame to higher life separation instead of KOs means that you're going to be generally too far behind in damage to compete unless you win 3 rounds. While that's doable, that is the only strategy you have and is pretty luck dependent, so you'll have a hard time maintaining a 50/50 win loss that could get you to 1300, and an almost impossible time getting to 1400 where you need closer to a 2:1 win loss.
For the most part people replying have it correct. Vortex is not a good clan to mono with. However they have one of the best half decks in elo. That half is:
Cyb Lihia, C wing, Deea, Dagg
It is only 11 stars leaving you with plenty of room to put in lots of big cards. Here is the part I disagree with people on though. Vortex is best played with POWER MANIPULATION. Here is why: when you play with vortex you will tend to end up with more pills at the end of the game. Those extra pills can best be used by HIGH POWERED CARDS. I believe Ulu Watu to be the best for this although I'm sure Bangers with Blaaster would work well too. Here is a very good deck that will get you to 1300 in no time every week: Time Surfers(ELO)
The other effective way to use this half deck is with a clan that can apply a huge life gap (Jungo, Berzerk, La Junta, FPC). I prefer Jungo, especially in a half deck. I have gotten to 1430 with both of these similar decks:
Ongh version: Deja Vu (1431)
Askai version: I TOOK MY LAST FINAL EVER TODAY