The title says it all! Last election everyone's favorite ~11/8 was BANNED FROM ELO MODE!!!! (temporarily).
If you played Pilzken + Mono-Junta before the ban, what will you do? Will you sub in Raven? Ray? Or will you put in a smaller card and upgrade one you already used?
If you didn't play Pilzken + Mono-Junta, then feel free to call everyone who did a "noob", "idiot", or "scrub" (your choice) and say they should "Get out of your Urban Rivals". Feel free to blame them for the death of your aunt as well.
Have at it, folks!
Pilzken isn't an ~11/8. He's quite clearly a 7/6 or 7/8 with bonus. If anything, he makes everything else have 5 power. If he was an 11/8, then he's have 6 more Power then a 5 Power card. Obviously not the case. Just because he'll have 2 more power then Dr Van Wesel LD doesn't mean he's magically an 11/8.
Anyways, pet peeve aside, Mono-J still has plenty of options open for them.
I'm aware of Pilzken's base power, but ~(base power plus total power manipulation) is a handy shorthand. It's an easy way to signify him and I'm assuming the people reading that line are aware enough that he doesn't really have 11 power (asides from the fact that he can tie Fanny pill for pill).
I'm also aware that mono-Junta still has options, but I want people to post what changes they're going to make! Will they sub in Raven for her silly damage potential? If for some reason they don't have Isatis in their decks yet will they put her in? Or perhaps they'll put in Brianna instead and swap Wyre for Brian? I want some answers, dammit!