I stopped playing a long time ago and I found my self with my collection increased in value. Now I have a 100k budget to invest, and the playing mode I like the most is ELO.
What I am asking to you is how to spend these clintz properly. Not only buying a deck but a set of cards that can make me competitive every week. Even suitable for tournaments with minor changes. I hope to have any suggestion. Thanks.
Oh why didn't I mention all stars -.- they are probably my favourite and in my opinion the best half in ELO ATM
When crazy Carlo, marina and saki are unbanned it is an absolute riot!
But you only need 2 of them unbanned to have a killer half deck
If you only have 100k, you might want to avoid clans that have core cards over 50k (like Ongh). So, no Jungo.
Great but probably too expensive:
All Stars: Marina (35k), Saki (20k), Carlo (20k)
Bangers: Blaaster Cr (160k)
Jungo: Ongh (60k)
Vortex: X0DUS (40k), Dagg (25k)
What I recommend on a budget:
Sentinels: By far the most budget clan right now, all their expensive cards are permabanned, and you pick up a quality 5* (Havok) for 8k, 4* Jakson for 6k, and 2* Lehane for 5k
Junkz: Romana is out on a budget but there are plenty of suitable replacements for her, and Qubik is a steal here
Skeelz: Michael is probably out of budget here but he isn't core. Chiara Cr might be but 25k is affordable for a Cr. Skeelz make great halves and for me the most fun to play
Roots: Great on a budget, most expensive character here is Curlix
Rescue: You could probably put together Rescue for under 100k
Piranas: The core pieces here are well priced and fit in a 100k budget
Nightmare: Several underrated and undervalued characters in Nightmare and none of their expensive ones are core
Uppers: Lady (50k) is out of budget but Uppers is probably the strongest half you can put together on a budget
Sure Ongh is overpriced, but there is a huuuge disparity between him and the next Jungo (Zornado at ~20k), so every other card is far cheaper. Plus he's an uncommon, so he isn't the hardest to draw in packs.
Also you're right on the Roots half; that half is both killer and cheap.
I recommend Sakrohm if you want a cheap half deck.
Jautya , Petra , Ngrath , Murray , Annakrohm , Zbuz , WoodXsxt , Wakai , Aleister , Mantiz , Oxo
Ideally : Jautya , Petra , Oxo , Aleister OR Jautya , Petra , Murray , Oxo would be your best choices for half decks if you use them.
All of those cards are under 10k and almost all of them can find their way in a Sakrohm ELO deck in any given week (just look out for Jautya sometimes getting the ban. )
Also, they are good for people who prefer Low Pilling tactics and are just decent in general. Nothing wrong with these half deck options and the costs a decently small amount and has a few good workarounds. They're a real bargain.
And YES, Roots are amazing for Budget .
Thank you everybody for your answers!
@KitsuneKatsumi Can you be more specific on the core cards for the clan you mentioned?
I see everyone is giving ideas for half decks, but I would like also to understand which are useful combinations of clans. For example Roots lack in damages, so is better to pair them with an high damage clan (La Junta, Berzerk, Jungo, etc.). What is a suitable combination with All Stars? What about the other clans mentioned before?
You can divide characters into core, top and good tiers. By core, I mean that if they aren't available (either banned or you don't have them) then there's no reason to use that clan in ELO (in 1/2 or mono). Like, Saki and Marina are for me core, while Crazy Carlo is the "top" AS 5* but if he isn't available or you can't get him, you can replace him with a "good" character like Dallas. Cores, however, are irreplacable. Of course it is often subjective...
Who I consider core:
AS: Marina, Saki
Bangers: Blaaster Cr
Jungo: Ongh (since his replacements Askai and Troompah have already retired from ELO)
Vortex: Cyb Lhia, X-0DUS
Junkz: Qubik, Tremorh
Skeelz: Sasha, Dr Falkenstein, Sandro and *maybe* Chiara Cr
Rescue: There's a lot of ways to build Rescue, but they do need a critical mass of 7 powered characters
Piranas: Hawkins, Taljion and Scubb for mono and you need one of their better 5* guys too (I prefer Dalhia Cr)
Nightmare: Oshitsune and Artus. Several ways to build Nightmare too
Uppers: Rubie, Oxen and Nellie. They have multiple options now at 4* and 5*