The only major problem with this deck IMO is eventually drawing a handful of 2*s. That pretty much negates your chances of winning the match. Im currently thinking of some mono-pira decks running three 4* and no 5*s at all. It actually seems to give you a more consistent draw and pretty much ensures u will see at least one of your bigger guys as often as possible. And, at the same time, it saves you some space to fit in a healthy number of 3*.
Right now im running Tula, Hawkins, Tyd, Taljion, Ulrich, Kristin, Raeth, Coleridge. Tyd over Ector is kinda personal preference. Coleridge turned out surprisingly unimpressive tho, and i can easily see myself considering Scubb or even Sting.
I havent been playing for quite a while and im still getting used to 14 hp in ELO =) Anyway, im not the most experienced guy on earth UR-wise. But i really really like Piranas.
I can tell you I've drawn Hawkins, Puff, Tula and Talijon once, against a hand of 3*/3*/4*/5* if I remember correctly, and the only reason I didn't win was because I used 1 less pill in one of the rounds
I've played with the 2* a few times, not many of course, but honestly, I don't really care all that much. I always have a chance of winning even with that "worst hand"
Plus, whenever I get Hawkins, Scubb, Selma and Raeth/Talijon I kinda burst into a malefic laugh
I'm still getting used to the deck but, honestly, I think it works damn fine
Now that i gave this actual list more play, i think theres one factor i didnt consider earlier. SOA completely devastates the deck. I mean, of course Piranas' bonus gets rid of all the SOA bonuses which are the main concern. But all the 8 guys of ours seem to be so heviliy reliant on their abilities. A single SOA-ability renders one of your cards useless. Even Gheist/Roots matchups can still be problematic cuz literally everyone [at least within the 1200-ish bracket im currently sittnig in] seems to be running Burdock in their Roots decks, not to mention old Shakra. And Leviatonn for Gheist is kinda classic, really. Brian, Rubie, Luis, Graff... Heck, even fellow Spycee is a serious threat against this deck.
To think, the only two cards that remain somewhat descent against SOA are Selma and Raeth. Maybe Hawkins is not that terrible for his 2* slot, but the rest are just awkward. And then again, mere 7 power not backed by any attack/pill manipulation, which is our best case scenario here, is quite meh IMO.
Maybe im not just that good of a player. But facing SOA really forces me to play very very passively throughout the match waiting for a window to play my valuable cards and giving up the rest. Usually i dont have that much options to turn things around if my opponent plays properly.
No offenc meant, bro. I still find your deck very appealing, and it works quite fine for me... except that SOA thing. I think maybe some raw power could help, say, Taljion->Tyd or smth