Is it just me, or in the few previous releases there have been a very strong card thrown into the mix? Could this possibly mean the bar has been risen? Making it so a card could quite easily become on par with someone like Jackie or Caelus. Spyke, (karrion?), Troompah, and now hefty. Spyke with his extremely powerful power reduction, troompah, the stat swapping Emeth and Hefty, a card who combines Strong stats, a strong ability and strong bonus to create an uber-super-mega-pro-card.
Are these coincidences?
Just wanna know the publics opinions
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You young whippersnappers! Every 6 months or so there is a huge complain about the so called "power creep". Back in my day a ELO deck of Charlie 4* Yayoi Wanda 1* Ella was merely an ok half deck. Sharka Ratanah were a standard ELO combo. Dorian and Zatman were allowed in ELO. As were Rolph, Leviathann, Toro. Kolos was allowed in ELO seriously a 7/10 SOB. When I see card like Spyke I go that is an amazing card but it no Kolos, Sharka, Dorian, Jackie CR, Tanaereva CR, etc.
They haven't raised the bar on 2*, or 3*
Spyke was an overlimit 4*, but that's the only recently released one I can see.
They definately raised the bar on 5*. Before the stat limit was about 17. Now they're releasing 18 stat limit 5* nearly every time there is a new release. For the mentioned cards above:
Spyke = 17/16
Troompah = 18/17
Hefty = 17.5/17, cause the upper's bonus is unusual.
I think the quality has risen in the middle, for specific clans. But Spyke and Artus have been the only recent release that are significantly above curve.
Fixit - A very similar character to Lulabee, who is on curve or slightly below.
Mantiz - like Fixit above, a character similar to GIbson
Gretchen - on par with Methane, who is exactly on the curve for a 4*.
Karrion - how is he considered even ELO playable when you have Azel?
Hefty - 1 less damage than Ghumbo, 2 less than Vickie Cr
Gork - a stable Kiki nonCr but with a painful backlash
Jimmy - not worth 1* more than Marina or Maurice
Jakson - very good but not arguably better than Coby
Diana, Selina- they don't pack enough gap to "get there", unlike Ditha or Charlie
Arnie - interesting but for this clan that already has pill manipulators in Naginata and Archibald
Troompah - this *is* worse than Emeth and Emeth probably shouldn't be ELO banned either. Worse than Askai in clan
The growth has been in fleshing out 3* 6/5 - really a significant step as 4* 6/6 have proven to be unplayable in ELO except for the top of the curve.