Without consistency in Umr's [Action], it's actually very hard to keep the board to your advantage. When your board is bad, you still lose regardless. Hence making both skill viable in a way and is debateable.
And especially if you play Ultim's based-deck, spaming Hastur is a lot harder.
Among the new Mirurun support, Be is mildly annoying at 1 copy on the field, but devastating only when in 2-3 copies on the field. Steel Spell Run is somewhat redundant as Mirurun Tico does the same thing for exceed 2, and hence, ends up much cheaper, given the encore and grow costs for each. (Plus the fact that mirror can allow anohter use of Tico's Exceed2 for 1 blue)
Footnote : I actually mildly recommend trying out mind mines here. I personally find that it sets up Miru-5 pretty hard for incredibly cheap regarding Be plays. One of the few decks I'd run Oversalvage in, too.
I agree with you on the apex path, it's still lambda or lambda-apex that's topping. So far there were 3-5 Spinner decks that have topped and the thing they had in common was that they use Northern Seven and baboon... Bahamut is also there. Haven't seen an eldora use spinner, yet I was hoping she'd be the one who will be more successful in using her... I've only seen 2 Ancient Iona topped so far (I like the new ancient iona) and the rest were either hybrid white or pure yuki. Aiyai has seen tops recently they ran retribution in all deck builds I saw and it was either no Beigoma or with at least 3 beigoma but they do not run the unli combo partner. Before Aiyai's dual resona, none of them ran L4 signis or if they do it was only squid. They relied on Freefall + Swingride. I have no idea about the rest...
APEX-Lambda/Lambda is apparently the only Piruluk deck people feel like using now; perhaps VERMILION did not provide enough fun (or wins) for people to actually use her. VERMILION was designed with the best intentions in mind. To be fair, it would have been difficult to balance, and even more difficult to play consistently as it is now, due to multiple distinct lines of play each turn (generally having drastically different outcomes, as opposed to decks like Midoriko or Tama, which attempt a consistent strategy every turn).
I expected blue decks in general to make the best use of Spinner, due to Blue being able to dig through the deck for Level 5 SIGNI. I'd like to see Northern Seven Piruluk/Eldora top once or twice.
I did not expect Aiyai to top consistently, as Aiyai relies on pressuring the opponent every turn for around 1-3 turns before the attempted lethal can work, and most decks tend to work around or outrun Aiyai already. What I did expect was Retribution being used as a 'finisher' of sorts, since Ener does not seem to be a constant problem for Aiyai.
Anyway. Wixoss best TCG. Not argueable(super bias). Don't even know why people are playing other TCG(accept maybe Magic).
Just feel like dropping it here because last tourney held in my country has around only 20-ish participant while in the other hand, Gearfight!! Sancguard has like 1000-ish participant if it's big tourneys.