I perused my collection today and I've noticed something odd, Vortex is currently the only clan with no card to be penalized in any format. Their entire roster is available to play in any format, with no point reductions.
Why do you think this is? Do you think Vortex in general is underpowered and/or under-utilized in T1? What about T2.
Vortex has a host of decent cards... but not many very overpowered ones. Cards like Mokra, Pr Cushing, GraksmxxT, Clover, etc. just don't exist in Vortex. I think that it is that Urban Rivals did a very good job creating a balanced clan; even though no cards are banned or penalized, most (if not all) are playable and Vortex can be very strong. Perhaps they were very careful because I can see a Vortex card being very overpowered even if UR staff went a little bit overboard (Imagine a Vortex Diana-like character, perhaps four star 8,5 -2 life min 0). I don't think Vortex is underpowered; they are just very balanced, and can compete effectively in both Elo and DTs.
Vortex is simply not a Tourney clan. They *do* have very strong 2HKO options within the clan, but their bonus is not directly helping them win rounds, which makes them weaker than clans like Uppers or Sentinel who do have that Attack changing Bonus.
In terms of ELO, Cyb Lhia and Rahi Sledon were both recently unbanned. Rahi will get himself rebanned soon enough (because that attack manipulation is ridiculous and causes an all-too-powerful fork), and Cyb Lhia will once again shine as the 2* queen of Vortex. The clan itself is very powerful and has several options, which makes it hard to counter perfectly.
I don't use Vortex, But in my opinion, Vortex have no overpowered cards to be banned or penalized, On the other side they are not underpowered, Because this clan is very famous, And it have cards that have very good abilities... but not overpowered abilites.