Hello UR players,
The changes to the penalty list are:
Isatis -3 -> -1
Oscar -3 -> -1
Avola -3 -> -25
Robb Cr -3 -> -1
Saki -3 -> -1
Coby -3 -> -1
Martha -1 -> 0
Herman -1 -> 0
Phoebe -1 -> -3
Beck - Nena -1 -> -3
Caelus Cr -1 -> 0
Dr Norton Cr -1 -> 0
Nameko -1 -> 0
John Doom 0 -> -1
Impera Sloane 0 -> -1
Quetzal 0 -> -1
You can see the complete list here:
Game -> Game Modes -> Tourney -> Daily tournaments history
No changes have been done to the DT rules.
Here I will explain you the reasons of these changes:
The cards with -25 are cards that shouldn’t be used in the mode.
- Cards too strong that can single-handedly win alone a match (ex: Ymirah, Kiki cr)
- Cards that can easily one-hit-KO the opponent (ex: Kolos, Raven)
- Cards ‘against the TQ logic’ (ex: strong damage reducers like Graksmxxt or Vholt, strong + life cards like Kalindra cr or Bridget)
Avola has been moved in this category since it can one-shot too easily with Icaro.
The cards with -3 are cards that require a huge toll in the deck building. You should use them only if you feel they are crucial in your strategy.
- Cards that have been abused as splash instead than being played in their clan (ex: Spyke)
- Cards that are extremely powerful in the mode, but not game-breaking like the -25 ones (ex: Alec Cr, Lehane)
Phoebe and Beck-Nena have been moved in this category.
The cards with -1 are strong cards that have been used too much in the past without penalties.
You need to decide if playing them anyway, or if using another card of the clan less powerful, but without malus.
Many leaders fall in this category as well.
Isatis, Oscar, Robb Cr, Saki and Coby passed here. We think these are really strong cards indeed, but they can be healthy for the format, increasing variety without being game-breaking. However, we don’t want to remove completely their penalty because their clans are played a lot.
John Doom has been added, to put him on par with his colleagues.
Impera Sloane and Quetzal have been a little too dominant lately and we added them to this list. We are watching closely also Xantiax Robb for the near future.
Raptors and Hive have been lately dominating the DT T2, while in T1 we have La Junta and Montana on the top.Instead than adding more penalties to the top used clans, we decided to try something different this time: to remove the penalties of many cards of the ‘competitor’ clans.
This should increase variety and make DTs more exciting for everyone!We hope that you will like these changes.
Have fun and good UR!
edited by ChaosDragon88 wednesday 25/01/2017, 13:31
I approve of these decisions. In fact none of these characters with changes are ever used in my DT Videos.
If the staff are monitoring, here are some characters I insist on paying close attention to Quetzal in particular.
Usage of Quetzal. Many players during his initial release feel that he is a replica of Jackie Cr who has a -25 Point Penalty. Even Hawk has a -3 Point Penalty.
*It should be noted he is weaker in lower LP.
Xantiax Robb is fine. He is suicide for some, but tricky for new players when they see him.
I feel weird when I read some of the statements. I made it to top 10 with a Roots and Jungo deck and another time I achieved a top 10 score in T2 using Piranas and Melody. Nevertheless I am not the top DT player so this is just opinion.