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 )
I know it's just opinion, but I personally love to use Dr Ergo combined with Leviatonn. Having 2 full stops with such good stats can create really great opportunities. Who said you can only use one of them?
And what do I open with? Either with a good opener from my other clan, or something like Balorg.
Never liked Hriger cause it's a boring card, and Klawz just looks like a discount Leviatonn. Stalfhaust is a potentially very good card, but having only 6 power can be limiting at times. Methane and the 8/6 cards are just meh. They don't excel at anything, and in 14 life environment 2 HKOs are harder to chain. In 12 life formats, at least they can be threatening.
I tried using Balorg, but . . .
It just doesn't work that well.
I'd say Klawz is more of a toolkit than a discount Leviatonn .
I mean, sure, Leviatonn can stop threats completely as an All Stop and can stave away extra damage.
But Klawz lets you take advantage of other players bonuses, though I do agree Leviatonn is better.