@Francisco-Franceschi said in 1 Denier to rule them all...:
@Frunobulax I agree with @Marianne-van-Es Kihaku is the best non-nemesis-vip denier out there.
Here's a little brake down, If you focus in wars, and the ones you mention (+Kihaku), base speed at level 100:
Kihaku is in 3 books speed is 3,168
Thetys is in 3 books (but easily countered with relics) speed is 3,278
Krampus is in 2 books speed is 3,124
Mommy is in 2 books speed is 3,080
Eggeater is in 1 book speed is 3,157
Cavenfish is in 1 book speed is 3,454
Hackster is in 1 book speed is 3,124
You are mixing strength and speed
Krampus is 3531.
Kihaku and Hackster 3476.
Let's forget Cavenfish, Krampus, Mommy and Eggeater. They are good deniers, but all struggle with immunities.
Hackster and Thetys both have an AoE deny move where there is no immunity (Hacking and Stamina Devourers), and another AoE deny move (Stun for Hackster, Freeze for Thetys). Hackster has 2 more single deny moves, so he would be my clear #1 choice for PvP.
Kihaku is an interesting specimen, and I didn't know him (I was absent from the game for a year). Freeze plus Possession has the drawback that the possessed monsters can't hit their teammates, but sure, it has a much higher chance to deny any given monster. And I don't think there are many monsters that are immune against Freeze and Possession.
But Stamina Devourers is reliable not only against all immunities but also against Bulwark and Hardened traits, and Thetys has another deny move that hit all enemies. On offense, make sure Thetys hits first, and the battle is pretty much done. (Yeah, there are 0 Stamina moves and relics that give stamina. So what was true a year ago has changed a bit. But it is still true most of the time I think.)
So I guess one could argue that Hackster, Thetys and Kihaku are pretty much equivalent, no? And then I'll take Thetys, because I have her (ranked up twice) and she's in 3 books, while I don't have Kihaku and Hackster is only in 1 book.