Scientiafide wrote:EX POM is pretty good (although most people probably don't have the cards to run TGC), NIghtmare Given form SS is a solid SS in the 4th or 5th slot and can potentially work as a good endgame (a 4 agi, 70 attack double hitter is nothing to sneeze at) that can work well with some of the other falkow/lawtia multispheres, and of course the mermaid is a good lvl 2 unit.
I'm a few cards away from testing full TGC, so as soon as that's covered I'll post my EX PoM evaluation. In my incomplete build, she seems to be best friends with Fortune.
Scientiafide wrote:A someone who plays undeads, I don't see EX Ancient Zombie Lord being played with lvl 3 undeads (as it slows them down too much), but perhaps there's some potential with the mid undeads.
EX AZL is not for your bread-and-butter undead file. During this week I saw the AZL file pull decent wins versus both versions of Emana Mermaids (the 4* and 5* ones), break Ryu/Balmoa's soft lock and present a decent threat range to all kinds of Tier 1 and Tier 2 decks.
Scientiafide wrote:I don't see the big deal with EX Maggie. I think people are overrating this card.
For an overrated card, being able to one-shot ANYTHING for 1 SP is above decent. She can outstall almost as well as Rasam does, she can OHKO even almost as well as Bringer does and requires slightly less resources than any of them.
Solid as rock. Not a niche card, not a must-have, but close. LSV would say she is an exemplar 4.
Scientiafide wrote:EX Augmented Sorcerer seems interesting. For one, a lot of poison cards are terrible right now and are too sp-intensive, so much so that I'd say the best option would be to simply play this card as a standalone unit.
Agree. His under-developed theme hurts him the most. As a standalone unit he is not exactly SP intensive, specially in a Duchy of Crest build.
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Callonia wrote:There is now a bazillion hard counters to mid Refess now because romdeau have problems with them even when pedotouch is in the game. And noob slashes.
Now I'm curious. During the past few weeks, I've seen pretty much all kinds of decks in Folrart Arena, with a clear dominance from Lawtia and Falkow over other files. Not a single Poison file at all but mine. Gowen has banished from the face of the Arena so far (less than 10% of my matches have been against Gowen files).
Refess, on the other hand, is an uncommon sight but not that rare.
You might argue it's a trivia fact, but the most impressive file I've seen so far in this month is a Mid-Refess file that I've yet to see lose. I saw Emana Mermaids (both types) lose to it. I saw Undeads, Lawtia Starter, EN and Pixies lose to it. I won't post the names of the people playing those files (hint: there's a guy with a single member guild there which seems to be a dedicated player here) but let me tell you: a lot of top Iczers were unable to win against it.
It reminded me of the old Mavel days.
Maybe Refess looks weak to you because you aren't playing as much as before. Maybe it's time to change your playstyle and adapt to the meta. Maybe your cards are no longer state-of-the-art.
But there's no way to say Refess is doing poorly. It may not be popular, it may be expensive, but Mid-Refess has a very capable build right now.
I'm not posting a guide to build it because it's impossible unless you already have the cards: it uses a Thorned Battle Diva.