I still haven't seen a combat-deck that can convince me it can actually win games. I still feel stealth-bleeding or voting is much more effective to oust a prey. But I'd be happy to see if you can prove me wrong
and though We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Indeed, with a pure combat deck, it is rather hard to sweep. You usually have to back-rush your predator to be able to survive ... which could result in your predator being ousted too early (if you hit too hard lol).
When playing a combat deck, I usually aim maximum 1 GW 3 VP. The goal being to oust my prey and win the duel.
I have only built two working combat decks : my Giovanni Fortitude (Bruise & Bleed) and my Tzimisce Trap Horrid Form (actually Laurent's deck ^^).
Now I never won a tournament with them (but I never won a lot of tournaments either lol )