We've already told you that we were going to see how things would be going with the secret voting system about possible changes in ELO mode. And that's exactly what we’ve done.
Firstly, we’ve decided to leave the voting system as it is. It works well and should work even better in the future with characters banned thanks to votes.
We've checked voting results and the most frequently played characters in ELO stats.
We've decided to permanently ban 5 characters: Kolos, Marco, Zatman, Hawk and Ratanah.
Kolos is permanently banned because it was obvious that you did not want him in ELO any more. He’s been banned nearly every weeks since the voting system release and we thought it was pointless to keep on using your votes against him.
Marco, Zatman, Hawk and Ratanah have also been frequently banned by your votes so we thought that these permanent bans would offer a fairer game.
Admittedly Ratanah was banned less often than Shakra but we calculated that her ban would greatly help in reducing the Roots' dominance while still making them playable. Whereas Shakra’s ban would have left the Roots with very strong chances of building powerful half-decks for a reasonable amount of stars.
We didn’t want to ban any All Stars or Piranas (Smokey or Striker, for example) even if they were concentrating a large part of votes. We figured out you would be more free to vote and decide by yourselves which characters need to be remove from ELO.
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Because, after alec, marco was the second best rescue card, and taking him out meant using sledg, who is a reasonable 5*. in short, it wasn't which cards are the best, but which cards made clans and decks/half-decks overpowered. hawk took the bullet for copper, but expect to see copper banned most weeks.
Because there is roughly only 1-2 cards in the majority of clans that can beat it and it does 8 damage... I cant list how many times already i've been beaten in a 2 hit ko using 11 pills in a fight againt Caelus and lost.... and he hit me for 10 with fury... most clans cannot compare with the ease that thing can overpower you...
"Because people, especially new players, are afraid of cards with high power and damage"
Someone said it and I agree
Caelus, Cooper, Kolos, Alec, Charlie, Marco... You name. The majority falls to SOA. Even Caelus has weaknesses: Full Stop, attack manipulation, power reduction, damage reducers... I mean Uranus, Shakra, Full Oscar/Sandro, Jeena, Jessie, Marina, HAVOC, Trish, Chan... Caelus even loses against freaking Tula for crying out loud.
It's not Caelus that is overpowered. The Skeelz that follow him in the same hand are the ones who can make him became dangerous just like any other 5*