I know there have been threads in the past, but I'm not interested in choice of monsters, but only in strategy. In fact, I'd love to have an "auto" button for PvP too, just to be able to watch random battles - just to see how my lineup performs if controlled by the computer.
Obviously life is different in lower tiers. If everybody has level 10 speed runes, the base speed of the denier is of fundamental importance. But where I live (down in silver), some players don't have any runes at all... So, how would you construct a defensive team with the aim to win, and not just to prolong the battle (Ouros/Igursus etc.)?
My current approach is to use two kind-of-deniers with one damage dealer. I use full speed Timerion (Cooldowns Activated, Stop Time, Space-Time, Looped Damage) and another pure denier (3 speed) , followed by VoltaiK (1 damage 2 stamina). As Denier I'd use Hackster with AoE stun and AoE hacking, but as I'm too lazy to switch defenses around if I want to use Hackster, and I use him a lot, so I currently use Krampus or Cavenfish. Obviously Thetys would be a good choice too, but I don't have her thanks to the team shop price insanity.
Obviously Timerion and $DENIER might get in each others way, but the idea behind this is simply that Timerion can't protect VoltaiK fully, so having a second denier with 2 AoE deny moves (a 50% shot to stop the attacker) increases the chance to get to him. The drawback of course is that I can't use team speed runes in this setup. (But again, the way runes are down where I live it's basically a 50-50 chance either way which denier is quicker.) An alternative would be to use two classic deniers (say Thetys and Hackster).
Thoughts? Would you prefer the classic Denier-Attacker-Support setup, and why? Note that my strategy might only be viable in a league where you can hope to for your deniers to hit first, despite middle-of-the-pack base speed.
Edit: In my setup, VoltaiK is a single point of failure of course. And if I get to higher leagues (currently my level 5 runes rule the silver area where I am), I might have to use a speed rune on VoltaiK too. But even if the enemy denier is quicker, there is a chance that Timerion gets me to a second round.