1. If you still want a 5* in your Deck Naginata and Raven are good replacement IMO but if you want you can trade Pilzken for Arnie/Chiro/Curtiss/Gatline and Bryan for Wyre or Something..
2. I play Uppers and or Montana and sometimes I overpill with the highest Damage card I got since most of Rescue are low Damage but incase of Campbell or something I just let it thru if my guts say they will pill it to win it or something.. but I'm a n00b so..
Anyway, a character with SoB or Highlight attack can always help against rescue. And Some of them are only good with their effects. So SoA can destroy Some rescues. Sometimes you will See rescue Player old with Slyde Cr. So you can old with cards like Tiwi or try to counter with -Life cards.
Rescue can be a pain in the ..., but there are enough ways to Stop them.