I would say Clara is a decent card... not extraordinary. It's not a card that I would try to get in my deck at any cost, I would rather get Charlie in my elo deck instead of her. And in this elo metagame... although she has some "muscle power" and can defend from the most powerfull cards I would rather play a card like yayoi because of all the "nasty abilities". She's not all that awesome.... Wanda and babyq were banned because there were too many good card at all levels in the Pussycats clan, and with their bonus they started to show up in every elo deck, neither Wanda, nor babyq are extraordinary cards like vickie, jackie or the "great" crs, for example jackie had a star less, 1 damage more and the stop ability which in my view is better in this metagame than stop bonus.
Definitely agree with Raven... stop opp ability is obligatory these days... and also new cards follow this trend ( in recent weeks: Tank, Graff, Luis, Rubie, Kati, Bryan ) So cards like Yayoi are definitely more "wanted" then Baby Q or Clara. However I dont think there are so many cards with "nasty" abiities. I think that not much abilities are too strong ( yes GraksmxxT has good ability but Gina Glitt has nearly the same one, so Graks is so over-powered due to his stats not because ability ), but the point is that abilities have multiple purposes and wide field of activity. From reducing heavy damage (Graks, Uranus, Vermyn N), reducing slight damage ( Yookie, Ottavia, Jane Ramba), through increasing power or damage ( Copper, Dragan, SkrumxxT, Berserkgirl) to the all-present Courage and Poison ( many and many ). So stop opp ability is useful everytime... in this "metagame"
Honestly when I saw Clara I didn't think much of it either. IIf given a choice, I would include yayoi or Charlie in a pussy deck over Clara in an ELO deck. Like the above guy said, yayoi's stop ability > stop bonus at this point in time and Charlie for me is just a staple in a pussy deck anytime I form one.
I don't really see myself getting hyped over most of the cards....Clara as explained above, the junks guy is just an extra card for the collection, and the 2 La Junta cards are ok: Myke with his ability and bonus is at best a 6/6 3 star card while Tank is a 6/5 stop ability 3 star with both ablity and bonus. In ELO where star count is limited we really gotta think about what we put in...The juntas alrdy have decent cards to put in ELO with jane, Bruce, Wardog, gerutd and Bryan.... I see both Tank and Myke and I don't see myself thinking that they would definitely replace those cards...what they do add are more choices.
Overall nothing really meta game changing or worth getting super excited about in this addition for me, just more choices and I dun really see myself using those cards over the current ones...if I were to, I'll choose just one of the four.
I don't know. I do like Clara because she finally enables the Pussycats to be the leading clan in a deck and not just the support clan. Think about it a while and you know what I mean. Clara is the only 8 power Pussycats card that is allowed in ELO at the moment. Without her, Pussycats are simply the supporting clan for whatever you choose between Ulu-Watu, All-Stars, Uppers or whatever you like. But with Clara joining the ranks of the all-women clan, they suddenly have the power to take the leading role.
The Cats always had trouble taking down clans with power up/down or attack up/down bonus. Lamar ate everyone of the Pussycats for breakfast, just as Dorian, Zatman, SkrumxxT and other well known cards did. Now with Clara in the picture, it looks completely different and the Pussycats are no longer just a defensive measure.
I know that Yayoi and Charlie were quite capable of dealing devastating blows, but they still had a hard time against the top cards from other clans. And although in general Stop Opp Ability might be the more desired ability, combined with Claras 8 power her Stop Opp Bonus can be a huge hurdle for the opponents "big cards".
I think Clara is a real nice addition. She is not ridiculously overpowered like some other cards, but I think she will have an impact even though most of you think otherwise
Had Clara been 1 star lower, she would have had so much potential. As a 5 star she's practically worthless in ELO. In regular she's fine. Her muscle and ability will give the Cats some more "firepower".
In ELO she's just not good enough especially with Yayoi there at one star lower with 1 less attack, a better ability, and one less star. Even without Yayoi, a 8/5 Bonus removing 5 star does not win you games. She's be sidelined in ELO regardless.
But the game isn't just ELO. She's great in regular mode, and that's where she's going to shine.