To strengthen their numbers and outdo their opponents, the Clint City clans are in no way opposed to scanning the four corners of the globe, or further still, to unearth new talent. And so the Sentinel welcome Zhang, fresh from Hong Kong, to their ranks, while the Sakrohm make room for Sigma, just back from the stellar reaches. Meanwhile, the more traditional Rescue clan recruits Benson, while the Uppers join forces with Jonas.
Get these characters in the shop’s New Blood, Action and Danger packs.
Not really, no. Nellie's great with ambre, but without? She has only 5 power, and at best drags them 1 power below you. At worse, between all stars and the mass of other power reducers they drag her below her abilities min so that she has even less power than them. Prince Jr can do that though he has less damage but is half her stars.
Also there's the rest of her clan. Her, samantha and rubie (or jonas if you like him). All 5 power. What other clan has to seriously consider using 3 cards with 5 power? And for the most part, those low power cards are either low star damage reducers like steve or na-boh or high star high damage like oshitsune or caelus. And they are far harder to shut down. Oshitsune's immune to all stars and caelus is immune to soas. Nellie's in trouble if she runs into soa, sob or power reducers. So yeah, you consider her cause the options aren't flash, but by herself I don't think she's that great.
Kazjun-a note about the more recent uppers releases.i dont think the uppers have been getting as bad of a release as your post seems to claim it doesit seems like your focusing on there bad cards when everyone uses newer cards like oxen,glenn,wayne stark,wendel and even jodie sparingly .im pretty much going to put in my thoughts of the uppers releases since ive been here,which is funny as i started playing on the NB on which oxen/wendel debuted.
Oxen-strong power,ok enough opening round card but its ability cripples its damage potential making it somewhat situational and really forcing you to use his ability before any other upper or he's a measly 7/3
Wendel-decent,small upgrade over samantha,but his ability is situational,it's power sucks even for a 2 star,couldnt block sakrohms to save his life unlike samantha and it's ability would have a field day against cards like glosh or beverly.
jodie-6/6 situational damage reducer,decent damage reducing in a clan with an ofensive based state of mind.but you have the fact its 4 starred and the factits power is wretched forsuch a highstarred count and noone would be caught dead in ELO wih jodie when you could just use burt at 3 stars,have better damage reducing whenever you want and wold be les of a burden a plyer being forced to defend.
Kazjun nellie is a better version of prince jr and mona and dreen - power and - attack is the deadliest combo for an offensive card, she is the staple 4 star in elo and 2nd still a staple in dt alongside jackie ask around 90% of people concider her a staple in elo
UrANERd - yeah she's great for DT and ambre makes her one of the hardest to beat there. And for 4 stars she should be better than cards that are about half her stars. And even then all she beats them at is damage really. As for staple for elo, I never said that she wasn't a staple for uppers. Just cause you have to use her doesn't make her good. It's more that uppers have poor selections to chooses from. But that's the whole problem, lack of choice. When you use her, between her and rubie and samantha you got almost half your deck with ridiculous low power. And 90% of people using her for uppers is probably true, but its also true that you don't really see too many uppers in elo either, do you?
Gheistrilla - I'd like to see more of your posts on the releases, cause frankly I'd like to use uppers in more than just T2 DTs. But so far you've looked at 3 cards and you've pretty much agreed with me they were crap rather than showing me where they are better then I said. I generally agree with what you said about those 3, though I think I'd rate oxen a bit higher. Sure soa kills his damage, but he's got the best power in non banned 3*s. He can also got through DR's, though cause of his min on his ability you can't KO with it.
Wise cr - I'll let geistrilla answer about jody since it's addressed to him, but the whole mass of 6/6 4* rescues doesn't make them good. Kerry's great cause of sob and +12, and glosh makes people more cautious about throwing out soas that hurt alot of the rescues utility. But Ghoub and Benson aren't all that great though. Benson will probably join ghoub in the bargain basement bin after he stops being new.
I agree with Uppers comment. Sure, their bonus is overpowered compared to most clan, but they honestly need something in the 4* and 2* department. Sure with Nellie and Wayne Stark, the 4* hole is marginally patched, but the 2* department is just... flat out abysmal.
I agree with the comments that they should at least make something like Krash for uppers, or at least make Jonas's abillity non-confidence based. That way he's still very vulnerable to SOA, yet can be competitive without too much issue.
Why jodie is a bad card.Ive already pointed out its 6 power,which already gets trumped by her clanmates at the 4 spot in no particular orderorian(at 4 star),wayne stark,beetenka.jodie may be higher on the 4 than zlatar and nellie,but thats not saying much.Sure the aformentioned cards above might have 6 damage by itself,but its nothing fury couldnt keep down(if used smartly).Then you also have frankie hi further pushing jodie down another spot,and even possibly janine(hey,if people are using nyema in ELO without much care,why not give janine a try?).then you have damage reducing capabilities.jodie runs on confidence,burt does not.burt can use ability against non soa cards at any time.jodie requires confince to do so.burt may have less damage than jodie but he's lower starred than jodie and that counts for something in a tied battle.Jodie's ok if your on a budget but it gets outstripped in power dand reliability.i also mentioned the fact that upper clan are predominant attackers.that means power plays a huge aspect in the gameplay if not a complete aspect.
Anyway,what i meant earlier is that the uppers releases aren't so great it'll give ELO a faceover but they aren't so bad that they're going to be taking up residence in the garbage bin with the roots and freaks anytime soon.with the rescues you have no choice but to use those 4 star 6/6 or be forced to play low star/damage cards if your playing rescue and it still gives them a two point advantage over the uppers.
Moving onto the second part of the uppers releases now...
Glenn-widely popular 5 star of the uppers(when i see matches in said rooms) in DT/ELO at times due to its convienient ability which allows the ability to give the player a chance to do a maximum of 9 damage allowing even something like burt to finish the job of KOing the opponent,and its an oxen for the riskier players.its also cheap considering what it can do.BUT its a burden at the 5,it wont wrestle dorian's spot on the five away from him,is also somewhat uncomfortable to fit given the uppers not so friendly stance on two stars.and SOA doesnt do glenn any favors and i also dont need to detail glenn being the whipping boy of a card like bristone when further reduced.it also seems much more like a waste vs oxen due to star count when SOA'd.
Wayne Stark-by far my favorite uppers release to date since m account was created.this review on wayne stark might seem a little favored to him,but he has good reason to be.this might be a stretch of the imagination,but i like to see this as a slightly downgraded jackie.sure wayne cant SOA and his stats of 7/5 arent really much to care for,but he's got protection.this card keeps the strikers and the GHEIST and the piranas and the what have yous at bay,but at this point it's something the uppers thankfully got,and its just improved there chances at being ELO recognizable once again as well.
I'll wrap up wayne stark and jonas in my next post
Personally, don't really rate glenn for elo, though it maybe the fact that dorian is just better in almost every situation. Especially now when not many play uppers so he's never banned anymore. Only thing she's good for is trying to hit through DR or if she can hit first for that 9 damage. Still, her ability is also a weakness cause she's not as flexible as dorian. If you hit with burt first (or SOAed oxen), you can 2hko with furied dorian. You can't with glenn so you gotta try and hit early with her to make the most of her ability. Also, dorian and oxen are fine, but glenn and oxen don't work nearly as well. Course in DT she's fine. She hits for 6 so that's all that matters. If her ability kicks in then it's nice but you should have plenty of other uppers to finish the 2hko.
Wayne's not amazing, but he's really solid. He gives up 1 damage and the power reduction of nellie to cover all her weaknesses. He laughes at soa and sob which really hurt nellie and he's still usable when hit by power reduction that would cripple nellie. Don't think he's worthy to even lick jackie's no doubt expensive but fashionable shoes though. But not many are