The Permanently ELO
banned characters are, for those of you with limited common sensibilities, characters that have been chosen to be banned forever from ELO
such that they can never be used in that mode, and cannot be voted in, unlike the weekly bans.
Now for some, this is very and thoroughly justified (Kolos
, Kiki Cr
, DJ Korr Cr
, Tanareava Cr) but for many others it seems a bit harsh. My thinking is that, as new cards come out and the game evolves, characters that were previously earth-shatteringly powerful are now considerably less fearsome. Some examples.
): -4 opp attack min 4, SoA Ability; 8/5; 4 stars
This is a mighty card, no question. But there are several points that say it may not be worth of a permanent ban.
are a crippled clan, in terms of mono-playability. Roots
are almost always played as a half deck, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that, but taking a strong card away from a mostly weak clan is a killer.
2: Since her banning, a number of Stop characters have been released. The best example I can think of offhand is Janice
of Ulu Watu
; at a mere 3 stars, Ratanah
11/5, which makes Ratanah's ability practically worthless; at anything but 0 pills, Janice
wins pill-for-pill for a Hefty
Example 2: Sylth (Jungo
): Poison 3, min 1, Life + 2 Ability, 8/2; 4 stars
Another fantastic card, but with the release of Vortex
her amazing abilities are now not so broken.
(Out of room, to be continued)