So I recently played a Pussycats deck and I realized that they were using Charlie. I then checked the ELO ban list and I saw it wasn't on there. I recently came back into UR a few days ago, so did the staff decide to unban Charlie? I'm pretty sure she was permabanned when I left about 9/10 months ago, and i'm not sure why she still wouldn't be banned. She's pretty much as overpowered as a card can get.
New elo bans were announced very recently. there is a thread on it in staff announcements
have a look at the newest bans and new releases. believe me, Charlie is quite reasonable compared to some of the new monsters. and remember she is a 5 star beast. charlie was really a powerhouse card when undeveloped cards were allowed, at 5 stars shes fiine
Charlie has not been staff banned for at least the last couple years (at least from what I can remember). If she ever was it was before my time so I wouldn't know... I presume it would have been before semi-evo became disallowed if that were the case.
She's still good and usable, but if she really was overpowered it would be reflected in the format election & player bans.
I have lived long enough to tell the tales.
Charlie used to be strong, and people thought of her being overpowered purely because of her stats 7/8, and a rather useful ability. She was often compared to the likes of the Big 5, as they had similar stats. But of course not, there was still some distant in their powers.
Now, something called 'power creep' happened. The gap between Charlie and the Big 5 was filled in by many many more cards. 7 power was also not that attractive anymore. Even within her clan, there are now much more options, Lena, leela, Louise, Lala, Lolo etc. 8 damage is not good when you cant even win a round.
I guess that makes sense... i mean i still dont like seeing a potential 8 damage on the other side of the field, especially against the pussycats. if charlie gets a hit off and the opponent has cards like ella, clover, and clover noel, then its' pretty much gg. and the thought of that always puts me on edge whenever i see it, so ill usually throw all my pills on something to block charlie, and then i end up losing because of that
The 8 damage threat backed up with stron DR.... yep welcome ro recent/present time ELO. life gapping is pretty normal where people are basically loading up pillz on their hardest hitter(s). lots of cards out there can now gap for 8 or more life