Hello UR players,
Here there are the reasons behind todays banlist.
With the recent ban of Yookie and Leviatonn, the metagame changed completely in favor of clans and cards that are more susceptible to SoA than before.
However, there was no dominating clan that could be considered the real ‘top clan’ in z palace past week.
Also, this friday the new Komboka clan should bring another wave of changes to the meta.
For these reasons, we decided not to make changes to the top clans today.
We limited ourselves to checking these 3 topics:
- Checking the Leaders usage after last past weeks’ change
- Checking the Legendary cards that resulted to be too powerful or too weak in EFC
- Buffing the few clans that resulted to be almost never used in high zones
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EFC banned Set:
Ambre - She did fine, no need for changes
Ashigaru - He did fine, no need for changes
Bridget - She did fine, no need for changes
John Doom - He did fine, no need for changes
Vholt - He did fine, no need for changes
Morphun - He did fine, no need for changes
Hugo - Despite his buff, he was very rarely played. We decided to buff him from 7-6 to 7-7 base stats.
Mr Big Duke - Despite his buff, he was very rarely played. We decided to buff him from 9-5 to 9-6 base stats.
Melody - Melody was rarely played in survivor prior the change, and was almost never seen in EFC with last week changes. She was even less played than Timber, in every zone including Z Palace.
We thought about some ways to make her stronger in EFC, but we think her kind of ability is not best suited there. She is meant to help her teammates to achieve a KO and this is not easy to be done in a 14 life - 25 stars environment, where she takes 5 of them.
Any buff to her abilities or stats risked to make games with her too reliant on luck.
In addition, we noticed a very large number of players asking us to return her to her previous ability in order to make her good again in survivor.
We decided to ban Melody again in EFC and Tourney, to restore her ability to Team: Defeat: Recover 1/2 Pillz and to move her to the Survivor set… but this time, with 7-8 base stats instead than 7-7!
EFC playable Set:
Vansaar - Not a card made for competitive play, no need for changes
Robert Cobb - He did fine, no need for changes
Solomon - He did fine, no need for changes
Eklore - She was very rarely seen in EFC. We decided to slightly lower her ability minimum, from 6 to 5.
Eyrik - He was very rarely seen in EFC. We decided to restore his ability minimum to 5, but to buff his stats from 7-4 to 7-5, so that he can be a bit more solid individually.
Timber - With the removal of Melody from the EFC Leaders sets, we would like to try and make Timber a playable and appealing option in EFC for everyone. We buffed his base stats from 7-7 to 7-8.
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edited by ChaosDragon88 monday 06/05/2019, 18:08
Wilo Ld, from Dope + Regen 1 max 14 to Dope + Regen 1 max 15.
This changes allows Wilo’s Regen to trigger immediately if he wins during round 1. This should make him slightly more dangerous to deal with.
Lord Oon Ld, from Equalizer: -3 opp attack min 5 to Equalizer: -3 opp attack min 3
The lower minimum allows him to have a slightly better matchup against other atk modifier clans like Sakrohm, Uppers or Hive.
Bakuta Ld, from 6-3 Support: -1 opp damage min 3 to Brawl: -1 opp damage min 3.
With the recent bans to his clan, a mono Roots deck became much more difficult to build, and Bakuta was the least played legendary card.
We decided to make Bakuta not reliant on Support in order to have his damage reducer active, moving his condition from Support to Brawl. This should help making him a little more solid pick.
Dr Web Ld, from -2 opp power and damage min 2 to -2 opp power and damage min 1
Dr Web used to be very oppressive in formation of 2-3 Riots cards in the old Z Palace paired with solid cards such as #gallileo or Pr Balthazar, and was nerfed to min 2.
Now that Galileo, Pr Balthazar and even Pr Priest are banned, and that the cards pool is much larger for all the clans, we think we can safely restore her to min 1.
Fhtagn Ld, from -3 opp life min 3 to +3 life.
The clan already has many options for offensive 2* cards, and Fhtagn doesn’t find a real place to shine.
We decided to change him from a negative life modifier to a positive life modifier. This kind of ability is very rare in the clan and may make Vortex more easily paired with clans that can take advantage of this mechanic, like Huracan.
Bonnie Ld, from 7-2 defeat: +2 pillz max 11 to 7-1 victory or defeat: +1 pillz and life
The max 11 on Bonnie makes the card extremely predictable, and she is one of the cards with the lowest match winrate of EFC.
Her max keeps on being modified between 11 and 12, and we think this kind of ability just doesn’t fit in Piranas:
at max 11, she is too predictable.
at max 12 or higher, she is mainly used to create 50-50 situations.
We decided to try and modify her in order to be a more reliable card overall, more solid and less incline to be olded.
We will observe the impact of this change during this season.
Futoshi Ld, from 8-4 reprisal: cancel opp power and damage to 7-5 cancel opp power and damage
As a 8-4 double cancel, Futoshi was too powerful as a wall, and we tried to nerf it by adding him a condition.
However, this didn’t prove too effective, as Futoshi was very rarely seen in action. We decided to remove his condition but to pass him to 7-5 base stats instead than 8-4. This will make him a slightly more tricky card to use, as he can’t win rounds as easily as before, but his ability is always there to help him.
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These are the clans that were rarely seen past week: Jungo, Vortex, Dominion, Fang Pi Clang, Montana, Riots
The clan was rarely played.
We removed Oscar from the banlist. He was originally banned to make sure mono-montana wouldn’t be too powerful.
However, since the clan so far has very rarely be seen as a mono clan, we think we can try and allow him one week.
We will wait a little to see if the changes to Wilo Ld and Lord Oon Ld will have an impact or not.
We will wait a little to see if the changes to Fhtagn Ld will have an impact or not.
We will wait a little to see if the changes to Dr Web Ld will have an impact or not.
Fang Pi Clang:
We will wait a little to see if the changes to Futoshi Ld will have an impact or not.
No change for now.
The clan is currently heavily reliant on semievo cards to be played at high levels. We are trying to find a good solution to address this issue, and it’s possible one card among Troompah, Ginnifer and Jean may be restored next week.
Feel free to post your comments in the forum, who would you like to come back and why?
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Good UR, and get ready for the Komboka!
edited by ChaosDragon88 monday 06/05/2019, 18:09