OPG, what do you mean by "the damage is warranted?" Meaning that Lehane only does 2 damage for a 2* and isn't a threat in terms of life gapping?
The thing with those powerful cards are: these cards give you the ability to win the match so passively. Cyb Lhia is the only one of the 4 Tiny Glitch mentioned that forces you to attack to capitalize on their strength.
Lucy and Lehane all passively beat your opponent while saving you pillz and forcing your opponent to use theirs (Lehane more than Lucy) which now gives you either 2 free damage, or a pill advantage and a good chance at toppling your opponent in the later rounds when the nukes come out. Yookie can take down any nuke that isn't Gheist (what nuke do they have?) or Roots (what nuke to they have) and is hindered by Piranas or Nightmare slightly (oshitsune - who's banned - laughs at Yookie to an extent. So does Pan - to an extent. So does Phyllis. Edwin and Artus do not).
Personally, I'm not recommending to ban them because of the damage they induce (Cyb Lhia aside) or their life-gapping ability - it's their ability to swing the match in their favor passively by 0lding and still having the advantage.
I guess the question is:
Are the nukes (Rahi Sledon, Sera M1, Rolph, Xingshu, Ongh) the reason we have 50/50 matches all the time? Or is it because we have very good 2* and 3* walls floating around to compliment which of the 4 rounds you wish to nuke?
There are a lot of ELO matches that are won and loss before the first round is even played. Just dictating by the draw you get can make or break your match. Is that something the 5* nukes are doing? Or are the complimentary 2* and 3* cards the reason behind it?
I don't play ELO enough to have a definitive answer, but I think the 2* and 3* cards play a much larger role in how well the 5* cards perform.
A lot of people are arguing that SOA can hinder these lower * cards. SOA can also hinder Rahi Sledon into a card worse than Jeeves. Rahi Sledon is also susceptible to DR while Lucy and Lehane and Flanagan are not. Rahi Sledon can also be countered by Power manipulation and attack manipulation. Lehane, Lucy, and Flanagan all have a chance at stopping that AND giving you a pill advantage (Lehane and Flanagan more than Lucy). Same scenario applies for Sera M1.
You have no great round winning potential.
Roots would be affected if cookie was temp banned because of why people use roots. They offer great utility at low starts, enabling high star use for the other half. Cookie has average stats for a 3* but he has soa AND dr