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Human and orc win rates should be taken with a grain of salt in NAF tournaments. New coaches take those teams for tournaments and tend to (understandably) lose a lot with those teams.

https://www.thenaf.net/2021/09/tiering-and-stars-in-bb2020/ Here's some amazing statistics on BB2020 tournaments. Sure it is from September, before the new Khorne team, the Swarming tweak as well as cost increases for Hafklem+Morg. What it should mean though is that Underworld win rate isn't be as impressive anymore (they're still solid, much better compared to earlier editions). Also tournament organizers get better with tiering and possibly limiting star player options, which might affect some teams.
 

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I've played a season with Vampires now and they are a lot better than they were. I got promoted from division 2 and the overall league winner was Vampires. His team went with Pro, I so far have ignored it, like I did under the old rules.
 

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I've played a season with Vampires now and they are a lot better than they were. I got promoted from division 2 and the overall league winner was Vampires. His team went with Pro, I so far have ignored it, like I did under the old rules.

Pro is pretty good now. I've seen many take it on their main blitzers now and it also shouldn't feel bad whenever it is rolled as a random general skill. For vampires it is probably a must have now. There was a rule clarification recently however saying it cannot be used on knocked down players (such as using pro on failed negatrait roll while knocked down) so I wonder how much that impacts its value for vamps.

I'm playing in a league with a Necromantic and decided to try out Pro as 2nd skill on my other werewolf before Dodge (my first wolf went blodge first). It might be surprisingly competitive for CAS generation to Mighty Blow, as it doesn't stack anymore with Claw and strength skills are secondary skills anyway. Hopefully my experiment won't turn out to be totally silly!
 
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Pro is better on the whole, though for Vampires I don't like the fact you can't use it when prone on the Animal Savagery roll. Due to that I'd rather have something else. Also it's not so important that you pass Animal Savagery compared to failing Bloodlust, which again means Pro isn't needed as much. It can still be great but it's far from a must have skill for Vampires imo. It's certainly useful for lots of other players on other teams too!
 

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Pro has always been tempting, but also always been hard to justify before Blodge on vampires.


I had a very effective vampire game under the old rules, but the play style has really changed.
 
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