I've recently begun with my again with Daily Tournaments, and currently, I'm using a Montana/Uppers deck. Edd, Mona, Ottavia, Sharon, Frankie Hi, Jackie, Rubie, and Zatman are the cards, and I can't say I'm doing well. More... horrible, really. Even my mono La Junta deck worked better.
But on every thread I see on daily tournaments, they say that Montana/Uppers is the way to go. Sadly, on every successful preset I see, Lyse Teria Cr is in it, and I just can't save up 7 million for that card. Every time Lyse Teria Cr isn't in one, they aren't as successful, and still they have Vickie Cr. So.. I'm guessing you just can't have a chance of reaching the top without one of those two (in a Montana/Uppers though). I could try hard and save up for Vickie Cr, but Lyse Teria Cr is just way out of my reach.
Seeing another thread, I must now decide - Sakrohm/Uppers or Montana/Uppers? In a Montana deck, I would use Edd, Mona, Ottavia (or Sharon - I can't decide), and Vickie Cr (if I could save up for it). In a Sakrohm, I would use GraksmxxT, Petra, Uranus (or Murray - I can't decide), and Wakai. Which deck would you recommend if my Uppers side stood the same (though... I have considered changing Rubie...)?
If I chose the Montana deck OR the Sakrohm deck, would they have a relatively good chance of at least reaching the top 5/10? Which one has a better chance of reaching the top?
If there is a potentially even STRONGER deck (half OR mono) than these two, please... recommend it to me.
Your deck is pretty good, but ottavia is not awesome (your deck is FAST, reducers are slow)
I would put in Nellie/Beethenka over Frankie Hi, and reduce ottavia to either Filomena or Price Jr.
I agree with Xtyx, You should be getting top10s very often with this deck, if yo don't you might be needed more experience.
Perfect Montana uppers have Lyse TEria and Vickie, if you can get any of them you will improve your deck.
Simple answer - Get Vickie. She stands alongside Kiki Cr and DJ Korr Cr as one of the best cards in the game, and she won't be affordable for much longer. Seriously, the only thing that Jackie has over Vickie is that she's a 4* card, and she's better for 1-pill-vs.-1-pill.
I play Montana/Sakhrom in DTs (along with Rescue), and would suggest the following half-deck:
But then again, I have Uranus and Graskmxxt for DRs.
I'd go Montana. Sakrohm may win a bit more, but the damage reduction is slooooow and speed is the key to DT success. Although I have and use Lyse Teria Cr, you don't need her to do well in DT's. Check out Blck_Dragon's deck Type 2. It's a great deck, and people win lots of DT's using it. -MTG- alone has used it to finish #1 at least 25 times.
As Xtyx said, you probably just need more experience. A good deck is something you need to break in, like a baseball glove. Play it a lot, get used to it, get familiar with the counters people use, how many pillz they put on their cards against your different draws, etc. and you'll start doing a lot better. That's probably why you're still getting a higher win % with your old La Junta deck. It's not better, you're just better at playing it at the moment.
On an unrelated note, you're not using 2* cards, which is folly. They get you huge points. Prince Jr and Samantha are eminently playable, especially in non-random hours. Your points in a win depend on hand size, so you they get you +1 point vs a 3* card in a win in most hands or wash when you draw hi/low, and they get more points for wins vs. 2, 3 and 4* cards in individual rounds. +2 points * 9 games = an extra win. Arbitrary figures, but you can see where I'm going with this.
Until you get Vickie, you might want to consider:
9 card decks look very strange, but work rather well in practice. Breakpoint has a bunch of good ones posted (and yes, he uses them to win DT's). Yakuza 11 is a good example, but it's also using Vickie. In the sample I posted, using both Nellie and Samantha pulls down your average stars per hand, while boosting the number of two hit KO options you get in an average hand.