After months of trials and taking into account your views (forums, surveys and the X-Periment ELO event), we are officially changing the list of permanent ELO bans: Arkn, Toro, Ghumbo, Bonnie Ld, Sledg, Ulrich and Arno will be banned, while Uranus in now authorized.These changes will come into effect from the week commencing December 05.Happy gaming to you all in ELO mode!
Arkn - This is a very strong card, one which either wins or forces any 7 power or less card to 3 pill to win. Add to it the ghesit stop ability and it definitely deserves the ban.
Toro - I've never actually seen Toro played, but dropping an opponents power to 2 below its own is very strong. Add in the clan stop ability and it also deserves the ban.
Ghumbo - A 7/7 which requires 3 pills to beat unless you are 9 power. Add in stop bonus and no surprise there.
Bonnie Ld - An excellent card, 2 damage or 2 pills... which do you choose? It deserves the ban.
Sledg - 7/7 protect bonus of +12... Yeah, its powerful. Yeah, it deserved it to be banned.
Ulrich - 5/5 damage reducer for Piranas.. Not sure it deserves the ban. Its definitely annoying and I'm glad to see it gone. And damage reduction doesn't really feel right for the spirit of the Piranas... They are pill focused, not damage focused.
Arno - Die Arno Die! I mean... I am glad he is gone. He isn't exactly powerful but he sure is annoying. His lack of power is why he is powerful. Usually you face a deck with everything power 6 ot 7, including multiple damage reducers. The opponent can block with Arno whenever they want forcing you to waste pills.
Unbanning Uranus - Sarkohm are frequently played as a damage reducing clan. In the spirit of the clan you might as well unban it.
I wish cards were banned because of Elo playability not because they are used by dt greefers
Anyways to the bannings.
Arkn. Most powerful two star in ghiest also created 2 hit k o s with ease or with some difficulty in the new Elo so I reluctantly agree
Toro. Very powerful card. Low damage for a ghiest 4 star made up for it by "better" power. Always staff or player banned but the community agrees with it obviously
Sledj. Most everybody figured out to beat Rescue you run stop bonus clans. Sledj and Kerry laughed at you now Rescue might have to actually play fair. I've been wanting this one banned for awhile
Arno and Ulrich. These cards are sometimes a relief to see in your opponents hand and occasionally devastating. I disagree with these bannings for much the same reason I disagree with the unbanning of Uranus. But I suppose we shall see disagree
Bonnie Ld. I dislike an ld on the list. When used correctly she creates an inevitability that I adore that being said she was rarely used correctly and I prefer to see her on the staff ban list and jump out on occasion than on the permanent ban list disagree
Ghumbo. The Nightmare equivalent of sledj. I liked facing him on occasion unlike sledj. I think he could have stayed on the staff list instead if the permanent list but... I agree
At first, I was kinda mad about the bans on Arkn, Arno and Ulrich, but after I thought about it, I agree with the staff on this one. I play GHEIST, and, while I am disappointed to see Arkn go, having him and Z3r0 D34d in the clan did lead to an overabundance of GHEIST. Arno, I believe, was the victim of Gretchen. Having that effective of a healer, along with more than solid damage reducers would unbalance the game, although I don't think I've seen any abuse of that. And while Ulrich is a great card, he still is not necessarily a staple in my book. Piranas still have pillz manipulation, and enough decent +/- attack and life cards to still be a viable mono deck.
So many bans =(
apparently the staff wont rest until every single powerful card is banned, theyre even gonna ban moderately useful cards like Arno just for laughs. I dont understand the logic behind unbanning Uranus at the same time you ban 2 worse DR's. I just hope Piranas get a suitable replacement for Ulrich and bonnie, they are completely vulnerable to spyke now
Woulda been funny ro see spyke get banned
Probs the only "OP" elo card that isnt banned
Now I HATE Arno....just HATE him but i disagree with his ban....
Roots are one of the biggest victims to ELO and are at the bottom tier now a days
Lou, Shakra and Rattanah were already banned and now Arno...
Roots arent a bad clan but with some of their (their only) hard hitters being Perma- Banned.....it dosent let them have much play-ability
Gretchen was one of the best Roots release in a while so hopefully you guys will keep on racking in new GOOD Roots