In order to rebalance ELO mode and to make it more interesting, we’ve decided to lift the ban on Wanda and Baby Q (Pussycats) and instead to ban Lyse Teria Cr (Montana), Alec (Rescue) and Zatman (Uppers). These changes will come into effect from Monday May 26th
-Baby Q: I don't see a reason as why to Baby Q should be banned considering the exact same card is playable (see Gertrud)
The -2 clan bonus isn't good enough reason to ban her seeing as u dont use a 6/6 card as a blocker... Absolutely
not unbalanced/overpowered, no reason to be banned. Yayoi 100% better.
- Wanda: hmm about same story (see Wardog). Cards with same stats/abilities shouldn't be banned for clan bonus...
Although for Wanda i think she should be made a 6/1 or 7/1 at 1 * . 8/1 for 1 star is just sick. Many other cards dont
reach sum of power+damage=9 at 2*. In my opinion BEST filler at 1/2* considering the clan bonus. 8/1 or 8/2 wall
with -2 dmg is definetly a nightmare to face.
- Alec: How many 7/8 4* cards are in UR ? That's what i thought... Some might say "Alec can be taken out easy by SOA". To quote the fat guy from 2 stupid dogs "Ain't that cute... But it's WRONG !!!" All Rescue cards have crazy strong abilities. Which card would you use or soa card on ? "I don't care, i play hate machine GHEIST/Roots" . Wrong again. Sure u stop their abilities but what do u do about the +12 clan bonus with gheist / roots deck? They might have gone a little overboard banning both Alec and Marco at the same time, but then again they went alot overboard when they made Rescue so strong
- Lyse Teria: Lyse is basically a 3* Jackie. Clan bonus almost same. If Jackie is overpowered and deserved banning, then lyse definetly should be banned aswell.
- Zatman: I dunno what to say. Sure he is broken , but is he broken enough to get a ban ? I think the call to ban Zatman is the most argueable, personally i dont think he is overpowered enough to be banned. Take Noodile for example 8/4 3* no ability. Zatman has the slight advantage of -4 attack. Debatable... You might say "Well yeah but lyse teria is also 8/4 with an ability, if she is banned why zatman no?". Simple: Soa ownes -4 attack any day. If you look more closely to the game desing, cards with soa are 1* more then other cards with same stats but no/other abilies.
In closing: Lyse Teria banned -> good, Alec banned -> good, Zatman banned -> could go either way (i think the call was made due to the dominance of Uppers in elo, same for Alec), Baby Q unbanned -> good, Wanda unbanned ->hmm we will have to see
With these changes the clans with highest +attack and -attack bonuses were affected, weakenng them. We will have to wait it out and see the impact on the metagame. As im writing this i just played a deck consisting of pussy and some other clan in elo. I threw the deck togheter this morning, but i must say im surprised by how well it gets the job done. Im not that good a player but with the unbanned Wanda i manged to get to 1400+ elo points. I can tell you ALOT of ppl with 1300+ play pussy, almost every i played today had pussy in their deck.
The thing is pussy seams a little too strong now. Not because of Wanda or baby Q, BUT because they have almost banned cards. What i mean by "almost banned" ? I mean take yayoi, basically a smaller version of Jackie. And if that wasnt enough take a closer look at Charlie. Playable at 4* (7/6 -2 dmg .... sounds familier, oh yeah its Willy) or at 5* (7/8 -2 dmg, sounds familiar again, kinda like Tanaereva no ? 7/8 instad of 8/7) i think this is the most overpowered card in ELO atm. You need some double blocker to push the damage through and the only double blocked i know that has 8 power is Shakra which you can see coming a mile away (Nahi is just to crap to take into consideration, 2 dmg just sux)
ouch.. really, kolos and kenny better than jackie and zatman?
kolos vs jackie: even if kolos wins, only 4 damage (and many pillz used)
kenny vs jackie: well, there will be a lot of pillz that player spend in kenny if he wins and only deal 3 damage?
kolos vs zatman: well, kolos can do one hit kill, but zatman with less pillz can beat kolos
kenny vs zatman: never think that he can be beaten by kenny