After a while of playing almost nothing but survivor I got so bored of the mode, because it's the same decks over and over. Noone tries new things because the new things get destroyed easily
1. Junkz is so OP with Gumbeat, Lorenzald making it nearly impossible to attack once,. with Gumbeat lorenzald combo, without raptors you have to be perfect with pillz or lose. You have to have SOA or Damage cancel to bypass the reducers of the clan, Soneta, Travis, DJ Korr Cr. Only clan weakness is no good SOA cards, this clan is no 1 easilt
2. Riots this clan has everything because of the Rocktana and fugomatic, do you want DR? Here's a 9/7 with -8 Damage and it also gives back a pill. 8/6 SOA here you go. -5 power manip? Better have an SOA or easy 7 damage. Then other amazing cards like Pr priest 8/7 copy bonus the clan is a monster.
3. Gheist. This clan has no weakness unless you are playing Merrie. Because of ksendra if you pillz wrong even once, you can lose with no hope. Rolph and tunders will outpill you eventually.
4. Komboka , not the worst but it has 3 big levels, bahari/Kuwaka/Volkan is amazing, their only weakness is no DR. Old you lose, pill middle Kuwaka wins the game already, pill too much you lose pill disadvantage.
Then skeelz , all stars, ulu watu, dominion are lower, playable but worse than the meta. It's sad that the mode is like this, because some clans get more OP cards it pushes others out. Most people just dont enjoy playing the same thing over and over
It is rather stale, I agree. On the other hand: that makes it very well possible to predict what your opponent is going to do. I was using a Dominion + Huracan deck earlier this week and I had a lot of fun with it. Maybe you can try out different decks and perhaps create something new in the meta by doing so? Gotta fight that boredom together.
The meta now is pretty much a combination of the clans stated above except gheist which is usually played mono, although it is boring to play against the same cards, it is pretty sastifying when winning against these decks with a new deck you made yourself.
There is also actually pretty much players trying out new decks, maybe you haven't met them?
Yeah this is how I have been enjoying the mode, I've just been experimenting with new decks also, Huracan was very interesting to try because it's extremely vulnerable 1 hit will wreck your bonus, but at the same time it makes your opponent predictable and vulnerable to whatever split you are running. But ultimately the Meta clans will beat you overtime with sheer firepower. It's hard to beat your records with new clan combos
Trying to make sentinel, Huracan, frozen, even freaks once work in this mode was difficult but kind of fun but it took ages to rack even like 7 or 8 wins in a row
I did see a player try Bangerz mono but after losing to my all stars for the third time he just swapped to a meta deck and we started going more back and forth in wins.
I am not sure why the staff aren't willing to bring back t1 survivor even just as an extended event like terminus of something. Not enough players for a permanent mode I understand.
I would say its become much more staler than say 3 months back, most decks consist of junkz or riots and they are pretty annoying to face, the others would be gheist and skeelz, not really sure what exactly can be done as some clans will always be more dominant but junkz,riots,gheist are such that you kind of need really good hands or counter to play against them.
@HipHoppa I wouldn't say its so random, but you have to play a good deck to hit 15+ streaks. As you say if you run into a hard counter its game over, you can choose one of the popular decks that isn't hard countered 99% of matches e.g. make sure to have an SOA, at least 2 strong DRs, have at most 2 ability dependent cards, don't run full attack manip, have a high base stats card, have a reliable power manipulator card etc
e.g. for All Stars - LaFleur, Roderick, B Mappe, Harrow Ld, Heather, Zlabal covers most of these bases, an attack manipulator, 2 strong DR cards, a good SOA, and additionally a DR bypass with LaFleur, Zlabal is your power manipulator, and Roderick also fills the role of the high stats card on top of power manipulator, the worst outcome against GHEIST would have 2 dead cards in B Mappe and Harrow Ld so you can still win, this is a deck I used for 15+ wins and consistent 10+ wins every day
@Legend I think aside from the T1 mode it seems literally everyone wants, just build more cards around the meta. Just having 1 extra card that is strong in Survivor changes literally everything. For example Junkz wasn't that dominant until Soneta got added, then because of Soneta its no longer possible to reliably 2HKO Junkz because you can't easily do damage through Travis and Soneta and you have to KO through Lorenzald/Gumbeat, which is... the least fun thing in the game.
give Huracan a strong 2* power manip like Soneta, Montana/Uppers a high base power etc
I think staff mangled with Survivor rules, 3 months ago I had a lot of fun playing survivor while I was having classes as well and could easily get 10 wins witout breaking a sweat, now you see the same crap decks repeated over and over again, atleast Survivor had a lot of variety and was an exciting mode a few months back, but now? Aw man...