The truth is I am a tier 2 player. I am not ashamed of that. I still think i'm better than 70% of naruto players. tied with 10% and will get rolled by the other 20%. I don't have the time anymore to test my idea's as much as before. I'm pretty much down to a few matches a week at locals.
Deidara(a blast) +exaggeration. is a tier one combo that doesn't take away much from a regular earth/fire or a fire/lightning deck. I truthfully think Deidara is underrated and the combo is tier one. (I'm actually leaning towards this deck for the chunnins) Results don't lie. a deck with this combo in it hasn't lost to a revitalize deck beating both Scott and Alex. hasn't lost to a tailed beast deck yet either. By themselves I wouldn't play these cards but in the same deck, absolutely.
random healing justus. I never actually ran random healing jutsu. it was just a thought and I wanted to have the card to the side just in case.
clash. is still an overpowered card that can flat out win you games if used correctly. It's one of the few cards I actually consider a power card. this is just a matter of opinion, but this is why we love ccg's people think different things are Tier 1.
Good players conform, Great players innovate. I'd rather see how well my shaky ideas do in locals than in chunnins. The only reason you guys are getting a chance to see these decks is because my lack of access to play during the week and test. I have no choice but to try out my ideas at locals.
I disagree 100% when you say it's easy to do well at locals. I've always said and I'll say it again. The MA locals are at a much higher level than even most Jumps I've gone to. It is not easy to win a local here at the testing level. You guys are winning every week because you aren't playing at a testing level. You already have polished deck that can handle the field very well, while the rest of us are simply trying things out.
There's nothing wrong with that, in fact I'm thankful that you guys are always winning because I have a good decent idea of how to compare deck strength for the format. But if I can get the occasional win off one of you guys, and constantly push it to game three's then i feel like i'm doing something right with my deck/card choices. and maybe it can get you guys thinking "hey that's not so bad" or "hmm maybe my deck could be better."