I'd agree with you there. My first run with the game I thought I'd be all "experienced" gamer and skip the deck stuff. Ended up with a pistol/chaos build that only had evade for mitigation and no healing.
This time I picked a deck - I'm about 2/3 in to Haruspex (Elemental/Blood) and I run around easily solo tanking stuff that was whipping my first character's ass.
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