What would you say is the best tactic, sleep killers, poison eaters, time strikers or novas
I’m a time striker + survivor player and it’s helped me a lot so far, there are couple times I’ve been stuck when stun absorbers are teamed with protectors.
What about you guys
TBH, there is no BEST tactic, unless you know in advance the lineup you will be facing during your next battle. If the entire oppositions lineup was based on sleep/hold ground…then poison might be the best tactic just for that battle. If the opposing lineup is very light on protectors, then Tinestrikers will give them fits.
In light of this reasoning, I conclude that having VERSATILITY is the best Strategy in order to be ready for one sided tactics like poison heavy teams/sleep heavy teams/ stun Tinestrikers and so fourth. I would say a well put together and highly competitive lineup has a strong defensive foundation and has multiple monsters with the following:
Poison: to combat sleep
Purify: combat sleep and poison
Stun/Protect: Combat timestrikers/stunners (death revenge stun/stun entrance/stun bomb I feel may get exploited in pvp)
Knockback: Combat time-based strategies and protectors (eg: 400 TU bombs, 300TU survival)
If a lineup can do the above in addition to run an efficient offense then we’re winning competitive games.
My one is based on water assist at the beginning - warca, cryo and hydrokaizer protected by esperizon for stun absorb moving to a rexo and bloodfury in the centre supported by protectors, healers and seahowl give turn with nightlord and a few death revenges at the end including taloknight, and freenix with create duplicate and switch before dragaia and last bite at the end.
Issue with this would be up against one of the monsters with twin knockback…
Auto protectors (such as bariacazor) are the least reliable in terms of tanking (only a 60% chance to block attacks for teammates and also weak to both sleep killer and protector killer) but you don’t have to use a move to start protecting your team. Protect focus users are the most tanky (and the fastest) but their weakness is that they are extremely vulnerable to protector killer before they use protect focus. The regular tanks have 2 kinds: 4 stars (such as skyther) and 5 stars (such as flaredon). Both of these tanks get hold ground and stun absorb but the 5 star tanks are generally bulkier and also have access to stealth teammate. These tanks are generally more reliable and provide the team with more utility than the other two (stun absorb and purify and stealth teammate if it’s a 5 star). They also are guaranteed to survive at least 1 protector killer thanks to hold ground. In conclusion, there isn’t really a “best” out of these 3 kinds of tanks. It just depends on your own team.
Ive found the 5 star protect teammate users the best myself. their good stats from the start along with the support of stealth teammate/purify I find I like better than protect focusers, mainly for the reason Ic3b0rn said, protect killer. And I am certainly not a fan of auto protect, I find it one of those things that is great when youre facing it, and worst when using it. xD