You still see the same staple decks: 2 out of 3 battles : Montana , the rest of the time it's either nightmare or roots.
So really all that's changed is that gheist & all-stars are less played.
Not what I believe was intended.
No more ELO for me this week.
So it basically boils down to less playability, less players!
I hear what some of you are saying, but these bans specifically target some groups and leave out beasts like Emeth. We're not saying that no variety exists, I play a Sakrohm, but there is much less variety than there used to. Rescue, Montana, and Junta (for the rich who can afford Emeth) are now about 50 times more prominent than they used to be. Also due to the leader ban, there is no clan that has the chance to surpass Rescue (I had Hugo in my Sakrohm deck). ELO has gotten worse due to the bans. Not only that, but prices of everything are so screwed up now. Shogunn is over 6k, Hawkins is under 6k, Jessie is probably the only affected card that has stayed strong.
Effie is the f-bomb, I'm glad she's starting to get recognized now that Wanda and Gwen are out. I always cringed when newbies get into Feelyn vs. Ella debates when they both kind of suck and the cats have Effie who is awesome.
La Junta deserves some time in the sun and Emeth forces you to pretty much play mono-La Junta which has several weaknesses. I'm seeing mostly Rescue, which run about even against my Jungo/Nightmare.
@Grimdeath16 - how can you possibly have a problem with Montana? Their damage is a joke, with the exception of Avola and without Spiaghi they can't even properly defend themselves without spending a pill(especially since Hugo is gone). Just KO Avola or Edd with your damage character and you win.
Dracata you are so right about Montana. If it werent for banning of great cards Uppers would rape montana face. If you want to see how bad some decks could get play your dts and dms. There are the decks that run without elo bans.
Just saying some cards are good but i pulled a kerry, alec, marco, lea hand in rescue i won....no problem.