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!
Keeping Dalhia and Hawkins allows Piranas to keep their identity as the best pill manipulation clan. Banning both Ulrich and Bonnie Ld was very clever of the staff, since Bonnie Ld was the the appropriate replacement for Ulrich. Banning Ulrich also kills Piranas only real counter to Spyke.
Spyke needs to be kept since he keeps Berzerk in the top 3 clans, yet EVERY clan is running some sort of counter to him: basically any sort of power reduction, any sort of damage reduction, or SOA.
Banning Arno means Roots have really lost their ELO identity and are now really, really badly off. They had make a significant gain in Gretchen but it seems 1 step forward, 2 steps back for a long time with these guys. Arno was already just a bit behind Artus. Artus is now quite unique in ELO.
Banning Sledg was a little random. He was the best Rescue 5*, but Rescue didn't really need a hit, especially one that makes them more vulnerable to Piranas.
Banning Arkn is a little random, since Arkn can be easily replaced by Elke. It makes the GHEIST 2HKO math a little more difficult but I'd never have thought Arkn as ban list worthy. Toro is also a strange ban as I think most GHEIST players find Methane better, and Alexei is also a better character.
Uranus back in ELO? I guess its time to sell him- it seems really unlikely he'll go CR right after returning to ELO.
Thank you UR!!!!
Finally Piranas/GHEIST and Roots get another weakening THAT THEY NEED!
Arkn and Arno werent OP but they allow for the half decks to be easily useable. Goodbye 11* Roots deck (Unless you use Jeto O_o)
Toro, Ghumbo, Sledg, Bonnie Ld...meh who cares hardly ever used em anyway
Ulrich...BAHAAHAHA Piranas actually needed this ban...their ELO domination should slowly diminish...especially since this should free up player bans and allow Hawkins and Raeth to say Sayonara to ELO!!!!!
WHAAAAT??? You ban 7 cards...and i mean useful cards and you unban just 1?? come on..show some mercy for GHEIST and Roots...are you trying to wipe of Roots in the face of elo? now that Arkn is gone GHEIST has lost its best 2 stars
I am not happy about this. Not one bit.
1. Toro is 50x better than Methane period and alexe? no competition
2. Your Cr speculation brings up this idea to me. They re-release Uranus...price soars...ppl sell (your thinking) less Uranus. Cr Uranus= Bye short-lived Sak domination, hello Uranus Cr....just my two cents there
Banning Ulrich and Arno but freeing Uranus seems just a little schizophrenic to me . i can't understand the justification behind it , but it's not my game now , is it . yes , stopper clans get too much airtime , but Uranus is good splash in any deck .