I've been testing this format a lot lately, and I must say I'm very worried about our DP2-less fall. For every new Modified format that comes around, POPs R&D developement do a lot of testing, to make sure the format works, and has everything it needs to build healthy decks. I'm sure they did this for HP On too, but they must have tested it with DP2. Because without DP2, this format is WEIRD. Back to back posts merged. The following information has been added: Having no Holon Farmer really hurts every Stage 2 deck. In the USA, you can use the superior Night Maintenance instead, but we can't. I am having tremendous problems making any deck containing any LvX work. With 3 Stage 2 and 1 LvX, your chances of winning are very tiny if just ONE of your Stage 2s are prized. Back to back posts merged. The following information has been added: If one of them are prized, your opponent only needs to KO two of your Stage 2s, and you're left with nothing. Farmer or Night Maintenance could've saved you and help you create some resistance for your opponent while he/she tries to draw his/her remaining 4 prize cards. But without these cards, you've basically lost long before all prizes have been drawn. Back to back posts merged. The following information has been added: How do you survive this weird format? Lots of side-attackers? Only fast Stage 1 decks? Europe and other DP2-less countries will see a fall with decks built very differently than those in the the US, I think (not just the difference that they don't include DP2 cards).