Topic: Elements /
There are many reasons why Elements SUCKS.
I find the balance of this game to be incredibly well thought out.
Of course some elements have Aces that will trump other assortments.
The Otyugh is a great card, the one you mention, as are many others. A mind flayer takes the heat off of those, so will many other cards played in correct order (too many to mention). I personally find death by poisoning to be frustrating, or time reverse, or any number of things that are WEAKNESSES in whatever deck I’m using.
Sometimes you lose, you just have to keep tinkering until you get the highest win ration possible.