Some bullet points on All-Stars:
The most common power for ELO
characters is 7. A 7 power All-Star gets a 7-5 power advantage which is huge and often insurmountable even with a pill advantage. Thus any All-Star can be improvised into a servicable wall. This allows All-Stars to play defensive (i.e. win over your opponents' hardest hitters). However it means characters with natural 8 power are very useful against All-Stars.
Resistant to SOA. Very few SOA characters have 8 natural power. Therefore Marina
are all natural trumps to SOA characters.
Two top 20 3* characters. Saki
is a topend 3* character, likely the best 3* character in ELO
now that Olga
has been banned. Randy
has that freakish 6 damage. His ability is best against high natural power, yet the AS bonus gets even stronger against low natural power. He will generally at least go pill for pill against other 3* characters and hit harder. SOA is a weakness but his whole clan is generally strong against SOA. AS has 2 3* characters that can be used to answer 5* characters.
A topend 2*. Jessie
with virtual 9/4 stats is likely the most well rounded 2* in ELO
. As an additional bonus, she is a good answer against DR.
Two -3 min. 1 DRs. There are few DR abilities better than -3 min. 1.
Better than average damage due to Jessie
, roughly on par with Uppers
answers SOB, and it's easy enough to splash SOA as well. Also, SOB is common on 2*s but rare on 4* and 5*s.