A backlash card competes with cards in the same clan so they always have the same bonus. The only way a card can compete is through stats/*count and that really limits what you can do - and especially limits what you can do without making the card either OP or unplayable. The biggest drawback of having only stats to work with is that unless you have SoA you'll run into DR and then you're pretty much screwed (this is why I win pretty much and match against Cortez
and consider him rather unplayable).
Having said that I've used Gork
a lot and he's probably my favourite GHEIST
is a silly card). You pretty much can't answer him with a DR and then his stats actually mean something. Uchtul
would be a great card, but all it takes to make him rather pointless is an Arthus. Beef
is both bad against DR (yes 2 are unreducable but 5 aren't and who DR's for more than 5?), so is Sylvia, Norman
isn't bad, but I'm probably looking for utility in my 3*, Raquel
isn't bad but needs to pill to beat att manipulators for not nearly enough gain.
Backlashi simply isn't used in ways that would make it bring an option to the table. An 8 base power Banger, and 8 base power Rescue
... An 8/5 2* pussycat. An 8/6 2* Freaks
- these things look stupidly strong on paper, but DR kills them, backlash costs them, and they have to pill to win against Att manip. The only way for them to be used, like pretty much any card, is to be the very best at their slot, and this is really difficult.