The following cards will be permanently added to the list of ELO banned characters:
All Stars: Marina
Pussycats: Lucy, Diana
Vortex: Cyb Lhia
The following cards will be permanently removed from the list of characters banned in ELO:
All Stars : Robb Cr
GHEIST: Dolly Cr
Leader: Timber, Vholt
Pussycats: Yayoi Cr
Sakrohm: Lear Barduh
^ They explain here the reason of the new changes.
@sykies. yeah. I read them... Some looked ridiculous...
Just imagine a cats half
Mina Nabrissa Lucy Yayoi Cr. A 11* half -___- RIP Elo
@daxose. Yea.. They did some changes.. I admit.. Infact if they reverse Lucy decision I would say I'm okay..bcoz though there are some other ban/unbans that doesnt suit to my demands, atleast there are "for" and "against" says on them..
Was a interesting read. apparently Ghiest is suppose to be a pill specific clan now and hence why they deem Toro too strong.
Ghiest needs better pill cards as their power is lacking and their bonus doesn't protect them like Piranhas SOB or +8 that gives Junkz a attack advantage against clans without + attack, - attack bonuses (looking at you Carrie).
Would like at least one solid/high power cards for Ghiest to deal with how most 2 star cards are 7-8 power and can take a dump on your 3-5 star cards.
ChaosDragon explains the bans here: http://www.urban-rivals.com/community/forum/?mode=viewsubject&id_subject=2543548&subject_page=24
Post 607/608. I translated his posts and posted them to our announcement thread, but I don't know if they went through properly so I'm gonna post it here too (sorry for the formatting):
Hello everyone, I wanted to take a few minutes to explain our reasoning concerning the actual ELO bans. We have carefully analyzed the most used cards and the cards that you want to ban, and we read all your suggestions on the forum. Our main objective is that each clan be playable in ELO, but we want to also move things around and permit players to use long-time banned cards.
All Stars :Marina's ban eas necessary to allow the return of Robb Cr. The all stars can replace her with many other cards and have other good damage reducers.
Bangers :We don't see a reason to modify this clan.
Berzerk :We think the Berzerk are a good clan that isn't too powerful, but a large number of players have demanded the ban of one of their "Defeat" cards. We understand this point of view concerning the suppression of OP cards in the ELO meta, and have by consequence decided to ban Clive.
Fang Pi Clang :Kerozinn Cr is a powerful card, but she can be easily replaced by many other cards. We don't see a reason to ban her.
Freaks :We don't see a reason to modify this clan.
Frozn :We don't see a reason to modify this clan.
GHEIST :We don't want to return to a time when "SOA" reigned
Supreme in ELO, without opponents at their level. For this reason, we want to give GHEIST and Roots different strategies and weaknesses. GHEIST will be oriented toward damage infliction and pill control, while Roots will focus on life protection using walls. For this reason, we don't want to give Bristone back for the moment and decided not to ban Roots DR's. The Rolph ban was often called for by the players, for this reason we decided to trade him for Dolly Cr. We think Toro is too powerful for GHEIST in the meta. Same thing for Draheera.
Huracan :We get the feeling this clan is actually a bit underused & for this reason want to restore one of their banned cards. We agree with players who think EL Gascaro, El Divino & Zapatino can end up too powerful for the meta, especially combined with certain clans. For this reason, we decided not to restore any card.
Jungo :Ongh is capable of winning a match by himself because of his impressive solidity, his damage potential and his power manipulation. He was banned many weeks. Troompah is too powerful to be restored at the moment and we think the clan can easily replace Ongh, so we will ban him.
Junkz :We don't see a reason to modify this clan.
La Junta :We think Pilzken and Raven are powerful, but because they are limited to mono, they don't deserve a ban.
Leaders :We want to try reintroducing Leaders in the ELO meta. For starters, we will reintroduce Vholt and Timber only to see how it goes.
Montana :Montana is actually
Underused. We think that it would be interesting to reintroduce Oscar and this wouldn't make Montana OP.
Nightmare :We don't see a reason to modify this clan.
Piranas :We prefer not to restore Ulrich for same reason we dont want to restore Bristone to GHEIST. Piranas have Fischer available if you need DR & can count on powerful cards at each level, as well as huge pill manip. Parmabarb is powerful, but is practically the only powerful "Defeat" card in the clan, so he can stay.
Pussycats :We think Lucy is excellent, almost crucial for her clan. You can use her to open, as well as a wall or simply for her DR. Anyway, after reading your comments, we decided not to ban best 2 stars from clans (like Lehane, Parmabarb or Cyb Lhia) As a result, we'll only ban Diana & Sera M1 and restore Yayoi Cr.
Rescue :Rescue are underused, this is why we want to restore one of their cards. We decided to restore Elvira instead of Lea because Lea permits players to easily use powerful 5 star cards in a deck, whereas Elvira requires a more balanced deck. Campbell is an extremely powerful card and we are in the process of examining if he should stay or go. After reading your comments, we think he can stay next to Elvira, but no decision has been taken.
Riots :We don't see a reason to modify this clan.
Roots :In the ELO meta, a "Defeat+Life" is often more powerful than a regular DR. For this reason we replaced Flora with Arno.
Sakrohm :Many players asked for Jautya ban, because they consider this