Bye Hriger .
I no longer have a need for you thank to B16 Sestra .
Is her competition good? Sure. Is Hriger good?
Well, I never liked using him in the first place. His damage isn't a huge bonus , most GHEIST can dispense damage like no tomorrow, and -1 Pills isn't a huge payoff.
What's my issue with running GHEIST nowadays? When I open using them, my decks will have Arkn , Z3r0 Dead in 2* slot , ocassionally Mok . For 3's it's Klawz or Leviatonn .
Klawz or Leviatonn usually removes the need for Dr Ergo though I still prefer his allstop to Hriger ; it's less of a risky play.
But , I don't want to bait with Methane when opening GHEIST Turn 1 or Rolph for that matter. Mok is out of the question and I'd rather not use my Leviatonn either. Who can I use ? My only viable option is usually Klawz , Arkn or Z3r0 Dead and I prefer Arkn 's damage or low pill Klawz but either way , my lack of options is a bit annoying.
However , I honestly think B16 Sestra fills the opening turn gap as an 8/6 Courage SOA both has the power and SOA to push through it's damage, and it isn't as risky using Leviatonn / Klawz (they can easily pitch a garbage card against them ) , lets me save Rolph / Methane for threatening KO in later Rounds .
What am I getting at? A solid line-up : Rolph 5* , Methane 4* , B16 Sestra 4* , Arkn 2*(15*'s ) looks like an amazing elo half as does : Leviatonn 3* , B16 Sestra 4* , Methane 4* , Klawz 3* (14*'s ) OR Rolph 5* , B16 Sestra 4*'s , Z3ro Dead 2* , Mok 2* (13 *'s )
Why do I think B16 Sestra is such a miracle maker?
Because it adds an 8 Power Card who can be used on your First Turn.
She also has 6 Damage which means Rolph , Methane and other 6/7 + damage cards can KO if needed.
You also have little to lose by using this card on a Courage round , unlike Leviatonn , Roph , or Methane .
Do you like / dislike Stalfhaust ?
Anyone know any other good Half Decks for GHEIST?
Is B16 Sestra a good release in your eyes?
I like Stalfhaust (2nd fav 3 star after leviatonn). My favourite half is Rolph Hriger/Stalfhaust Leviatonn Arkn. I prefer Hriger over methane because he is stabler against gheist/roots and the pill manip can make a big difference when you have rolph. B16 Sestra is a game-changer for Gheist, because they are sturdy at 2 and 5, but not great at 3 and 4 stars. Having a near guaranteed 8/6 at 4 stars is killer when combined with SOA. Now, you could even run a great low star half when Rolph is banned. She will be a staple imo
In my opinion, I would prefer solid stats than conditional ones (Frozn is an exception). Sure that 1 pill doesn't save much but its a good bluff or a game changer. 8/6 looks good but being a 4* 6/4 is a little bit eh. Anibal is better for me because i don't have to lose 2 more damage and i can use unconditional bluff.
Answer to that Sporks
I like Staulfhaust, i'm just bad playing her
Rolph/ Wardom, Leviatonn, Stalfhaust/Klawz, Arkn/ Z3r0 D34d
Wardom/ Rolph, Leviatonn, Stalfhaust/Klawz, Z3r0 D34d/ Arkn
Rolph/ Wardom, Leviatonn, Hriger/Methane/Dr Ergo/B16 Sestra, Arkn/ Z3r0 D34d
she's 7.5/10 to me
What's the best pill amount to use Hriger on then in your opinion? I can't seem to use Hriger well.
Because Hriger almost never works out for me. I either end up 1 / 2 pills behind even after winning.
True but it's a 1 damage difference against SOA clans . . . but that's where I have the problem of Hriger = more solid but Methane is almost always more threatening to my opponent .
I am a bit worried people will dismiss B16 Sestra because of Courage .
I might be overstimating her, but B16 Sestra has 8 Power for 2 turns and can be played as 8/6 R1 unlike Anibal .
And Hriger's -1 Pill essentially puts him on equal ground with B16 Sestra 's 8 Power.
R1 Courage (You) 13Pills vs 13Pills
( B16 Sestra )8 x 5 = 40
(Hriger ) 7 x 6 = 42 ( 6 - 1 Pill = 5 )
Result = Almost always same amount of pills used , but one has more power to push that damage.
Hriger 's pill manip and B16 Sestra essentially puts them on equal ground once you do the pill math.