In order to make the ELO mode even more interesting, we’ve decided to add a few more characters to the list of characters banned by staff in ELO. Please note that as with the other characters banned by staff in ELO, two penalty points will be removed in DTs if you have these characters in your team. Here is the list of characters: Smokey Cr, Caelus, Charlie, Wanda, Shakra, Sylth, Striker, Hugo, Morphun, Eyrik, Ambre, Eklore. These bans will come into effect from September 13th.
Shann and scubb have to be used in mono to get their full potential out and are 4* and 5* as well as shann having 7 power and scubb having 6 (shann does have 9 with bonus but smokey has sob)
Ok, this is a problem I have recently found with the ban on Smokey Cr. Where do you use him now?
Daily Tournament? No, the faster you play the more points you get and if I'm going to take a -2 penalty, I'd rather float Jackie or Caelus or something that's going to dominate a lot more than Smokey.
Survivor? Well ELO is out so Survivor T2 is the only option here. He's not a bad card for it but again with 8+ power and 5* being the norm he's hard to fit in.
Deathmatch? Again, same with DT's the faster you play the better and Smokey and the Piranas aren't really known for their 2 round KO's so he takes the back seat.
So you're left with having him just for the sake of having him or using him just for fun in a room like the fight club. It's too bad because he's such a cool card and it's a shame to see him slip into relative obscurity.