This week (from today at 18:00 to Saturday 23/10, 18:00)
Characters temporarily banned by the players’ votes
Marina Sledg Dagg Bodenpower Lou Emeth Copper Yayoi Dorian
Characters temporarily banned by the staff
Robb Leviatonn Gil Hawkins Noodile Lehane Blaaster Methane Rowdy Elvira Rico Hikiyousan Vermyn N Rolph Oshitsune Kerry Uranus Nanook Bristone Toro Dalhia Arno Havok
Copper remains on the banlist, with Havok and Lehane joining him. SoA pretty hard hit, but definitely still playable, says a lot about the strength of GHEIST and Roots. Yookie's available, so look to see more Roots this week. Rescue still cut down with Sledg, Elvira, Kerry out. Hawkins is on a 2 week ban streak.
Biggest surprise would have to be our first Vortex ban (iirc), Dagg has been player banned, we'll see if that changes anything.
Nothing much else, still the same couple of big cards being banned.
TLDR: Usual bans, Yookie's back, Dagg is out.
Ghumbo is in... I'm expecting to see a variety of NM halves for that reason alone.
The scary thing is there is no really set clan to beet nightmares, well maybe my Gibson will help
Ugh..way too tired >.> that totally flew by me. Yeah Ghumbo's back, as jd said, gonna be quite a few Nightmare halves, probably something along the lines of Ghumbo, Mawpin/Phyllis, Pan, and either Dieter/Sargh for a 13*, or Glorg/Kenny for a 14* half deck. A pretty sick SoB deck would be that Nightmare 13* half + Tula, Tyd, Ulrich and Raeth. Power manip, Atk, manip. DR, SoA (maybe), life gain
I second some of iSuicide's comments...
since chiara is also free, i wouldn't be surprised to see a number of nm/Skeelz decks using both her and Ghumbo. Ghumbo+Pan+Mawpin+phillis for 12*, chiara+Redra+Praxie+yourfavorite Skeelz 4* for 13? thats kinda scary.
with yayoi banned i doubt you see much if any pussycat halves. makes me sad