There’s certainly lots to do and see in Clint City tonight. On TV, Clint Sport Channel is broadcasting the exploits of Sigurd, the competition level wood-cutter. In the streets, Ranesh is preaching Cortez' good word through the force of his punches. And while Varoslav and his music-loving rabbit are rounding up the crowds for the Freaks’ show, Kalder prefers to work in the shadows, looking for hidden treasure while everyone else is otherwise occupied... Get these characters in the shop's packs
I find this release a little concerning, to be honest. Not the cards themselves: going by the current rules, all except Kalder are some sort of useful. But with the announcement of standard about a week ago, it raises questions about whether the UR staff is really dedicated to the issue of balance in UR: Berzerk, a clan which will have all twenty something of its cards make it to standard mode, gets another release. All Stars receives another 5 star, of which they already have 2 making it to standard and possibly only one 3* that will make the cut. Kalder will be one of likely 3 2*s to make the cut for Piranas, and has a very shaky ability in a clan which doesn't back up the ability with its bonus. Varoslav seems the only sensible release with Standard in mind, and even he will serve as the 4th 3* available, though I'd personally take him over Bikini Joe Ld or Karmov.
I might be overlooking some important facts and I'm just worrying for nothing, but this release did not help the case that standard will have good clan balance.
Yeah, I saw this release and immediately thought about standard too. Kalder, as bad as he is, is about to be a staple in standard as the Piranas are about to find themselves really screwed on the two star front.
The All Stars card stinks because All Stars really needed a 2 or 3 star card to round out the line up in standard, not another 5.
With Standard coming and Berserk all in they need to lay off the Berserk and Vortex for a few releases.
The Freek is really good. He'll be a staple in standard for the next 2 years until he cycles out.
Overall this is a troubling release when you think about the fact that Standard is coming very very soon.
Comments are welcome.
Sigurd: 6 power is remotely decent for an all star, as displayed by el gringo. Attack plus 6? Decent. The main benefactor of the card is 8 danage. He plays a large threat...
Ranesh: 6/6, perhaps decent for a 4*. Attack plus 12? Nice. Interestin, but not what we were looking for...
Cant remember the Freaks one's name...: 7/3? Common amongst 3*'s. Ability wise is nice, pillz reduction. I prefer Olga... Maybe Mira or Piotr, but nice release.
The Piranas one: 4/4? That means it sucks. I do have to say that his bonus will help him meet par offense towards impact cards. Better than he appears, i may see some use for him...
Kalder will be useful come standard, when mono Piranas need another 2*. tbh he's better than Tula against 8 power cards, and better than her against a 7 power with attack manipulation.
Sigurd looks good, but i'd rather have Dallas
Ranesh can be good, but tbh i wouldn't use him
Varoslav is a force to be reckoned with, and will ease the transition of Freaks into standard.