Pretty much what Chef Mike said. Sight Ld maintained a 8/4 stars through each update and the Killshot Condition.
Only difference is Poison or Toxin. Same effect of 1 and minimum of 0.
We’ve gone from Poison to Toxin and back to the original Poison.
Shazam, Jezebel, Crazy Legs, Olga... Can't you unban one of them until you release this card you're working on? Maybe try to circulate between them until then, to see how each would do in the current meta. Or if you don't want to risk it, give Bikini Joe Ld a new "face". Maybe something like 7/4 Victory or defeat: Recover 1 out of 3 pillz.
Among the ones -Kunta mentioned, I feel it would be safe for Jezebel to be unbanned. The rest are potentially dangerous to unban and like Roots and #GHIEST are arguably the hardest clans to balance in EFC due to the nature of their bonus.
Jezebel is only 7/2 and a simple damage reducer. Unlike Shazam, she isn't too problematic, though I can also understand her ban is because of -2 Opp Damage and given other cards can inflict Poison, she could just be splashed to help win a match. However -2 Opp. Damage and the small 2 Damage isn't a big impact to being a match winner.
#Crazy Leg's minimum is 2. His ability and bonus encourage him to be played in Round 1 not to mention he's problematic to Clans who attack Modifiers (Reducing Area). He's also a bit easy to use as a Splash, especially against Uppers, Sakrohm and Montana. He was banned since he didn't exactly balance the game. (I would even go further to say he might have reducers the performance of Attack Mods in EFC).
Shazam is a bit easy to squeeze in decks and with Copy Opp. Bonus, he is as useful as Crazy Legs regardless of the opponent's Clan choice. Poison makes him a force to be reckoned with.
Olga is virtually 10 Power. (You could argue the same for Pl4gue Ld not to mention its less stars, but Pl4gue Ld does not have a stable boost for power and has a bigger ability dependence than Olga.) Even without other Freaks cards, Olga can be a good wall. Her damage is not really an issue because of the nature of her bonus.
Poison 2, Min 3 is already a big deal in EFC since winning the first Round already sets Poison by 2. In EFC you start with 14LP which makes the minimum less worrisome since it's easy to make good use of the Poison.
On top of that, the effect is 2 and an EFC Deck is a 25 Star Deck that bans powerful cards/damage reducers and only allows the use of 1 5 Star Card.
These factors are that I think put Freaks to be carefully monitored by Staff since they make a big impact in Round 1.
Bikini Joe Ld should stay as he is given Protection of Bonus is big for the Freaks and gives them a unique advantage against Nightmare and Piranas who would easily be safe against his bonus. Most Freaks in my opinion suffer at being match winners without their bonus
Personally speaking, I think Freaks next EFC Based card should cancel Pillz Modifiers. When it comes to playing Freaks, often being unable to win Round 1/2 and inflict Poison to the opponent can make it hard to win the match as a whole. In addition, the average Freaks user with consideration to their opponent and bonus would play to try to win Round 1 or 2. Drayton's Killshot I believe reflects the nature of those types of users, but I think Pillz can be another factor to the success of Freaks as a whole.
Personal Insight: Dolly Cr is a Poison 2, Min 1 and she's banned, though her she's a 3 Star card and it should be accounted that she's a stronger GHEIST card compared to Ganx, Luba, Ernst and possibly #LLace 01 in terms of being a match decider in EFC).
edited by Rowdy MOB Cr tuesday 14/01, 11:02
Maybe I like Freaks too much, or I am used to play them, but for me they're not neccesarily THAT weak in EFC right now. I usually play them there and get 7/10 victories with Mono Freaks. Of course, I'm not a High Level player, do not even play in Z Palace, but I would say Freaks are good right now. A reiforcement wouldn't be bad tho