It seems you guys missed my point...
The card I came up with was supposed to be OP'd, as Roots is pretty much underrated. True Rosen is already there, but this card is intended to match Spyke and what not.
As for Roots, while most of the clans that started have 40, they are quite a bit far from it.
As for DR/life manip, Arno, Jeena, and Yookie are the only DR threats, and Craho is the only life threat with ELO convenience. Since Arno is permabanned, the only other choices are Miken Moose, and Jeto. Both of these flat out suck
In type extended, Rosen and Amanie provide lots of life gap, but no DR.
A 7/6 plus 1 life per damage would make Roots at least seem like they are having support, even if it is OP'd
The Roots already have plenty of Life gain + SoA; giving them a ridiculously more powerful one isn't going to solve their problem. The Roots used to dominate; they were one of the most used and most successful clans (alongside GHIEST) and the UR staff wanted to put a stop to that. That's why Arno is banned. That's why stop and backlash were brought in. And this is probably why the Roots haven't received a single actual release this year. The staff is afraid of letting an old clan run rampant and over-shadow the new ones. I would love a new Roots card, but an overpowered high-star isn't the answer. You mentioned their below-average two-stars, that sounds like something that most people would support: a new (usable) two-star. Anything better than Gudvibz would be fine by me.
They shouldn't let the Berzerk overrun Roots within just a couple months either, so i'd declare this as an impass. A 7/6 +1 life per damage isn't necesarily what I desired completely as what I wanted, but something that can hopefully reach 20000+ clintz level when price is stable. Last card of moderate type extended? Gretchin, who wasn't all that good, before that Rosen, who was ok, but still not very good, and Ojibway, who again was good, but ability wasn't completely OP'd.
An OP'd Roots card is really the only way to satisfly people, along with not needing to do some crazy event people desired, so i feel its necessary. A 3* 8/1 poison 3 min 5 would also be a great addition. Likewise, The new 2* is just about desired by lots of people. A 6/2 defeat: +3 life would make stability.
@proncekhlil, I'ts evident that Roots are very undersupported. I'm not the only one who sais this, so it is not just a single opinion, but a phenomenon
If you want strong level 5 Roots, i would say 8/6 with stop: +3 power / stop:+3 damage
basically the ability is not needed, however, people would go for his solid 8/6 stats
or 8/6 protection damage (cannot be reduced by Pussycats, however still in even term VS All Stars)
you should remember why UR don't like to give OP card to Roots
since Roots has high power card (yes 7 is considered as high for SOA clan, look at GHEIST)
Roots gain very small love from UR, but that doesn't mean they should release another OP to satisfy people
I would go for card like Belgosi for their level 4, 7/5 -2 opp power min 5 (or even minimum 4)
for level 2, if you want good card, maybe 7/1 revenge -2 opp life min 0?
Roots have become the "red headed step child" of UR.
Such a pity. Their life gain, clan bonus and DR are incredible.
I would love to see them get some nice power and damage balanced cards or perhaps a 2 star poison similar to Ivy or Cyb-Lhia (sp).
Stop ability cards are frequent enough to require a bit more damage from Roots.
With Ghelas on this one and to finish it of..
a very high level, veteran player once gave me a solid piece of advice I'll give to the people who say "Gretchen is meeh, Roots need a 8/6 5 star card.. and that piece of advice is;
"apprends de jouer"
which roughly translates into; "learn how to play"
good luck practicing!