SSA has a destroying protection. Is not semi-limited and can retrieve a destroyed part(umi) if played. And its destruction effect work before any battle(for lvl 5+) damage.
So I would say Amazoness is a worse SSA(but with better end effect).
This is what I mean! I've beaten other amazoness a lot, but with SSA I almost always lose and keep ending having no way to get rid of it and it just keeps killing absolutely everything. For me, SSA is so much worse...
Only won once with the sage a long time ago. I haven't dueled it a lot because it doesn't show up a lot anymore. But I swear, everytime, I get s*** no matter ehat deck I use, and Mako gets everything he needs and ends up yelling at me during the duels.
Cyclone help against SSA - same for Onslaught.
Destruction work not(or only in a chain/missing piece of the combo) against Onslaught it never fail.
Just because SSA need a lot more resources in first turn(s) and need (big parts) from a Mainbox make it somewhat scare and later the SB area denied them being meta.
And now today, Yami Marik has sent the Vagabond my way. Either it really was you and you are him, or he saw this and decided to do it. (I will send one back). Either way, the Vagabond is really getting on my nerves right now with his stupid "Excellent dueling." nearly all the time.