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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Do you want my opinion? Well too bad, you are getting it anyway. Wee Lee should be allowed if only for the fact that Ulu Watu could use some real help in ELO. Kolos is really not all that bad. All he did was make sure that everyone played with at least two SOA or DRs in their deck. Hawk should stay banned. By himself he is not the end of the world, but teamed up with Copper and Lehane they are just too good. Caelus should be perma-banned, no two ways about it. He is much worse than Kolos because there are not as many ways to counter his ability. I personally like Ratanah and Zatman, because people actually used Roots and Uppers back then.
Ok I said I would like to see him unbanned, first of all Horo WolfSage.
Secondly, Graksmxxt is probably one of the best non cr cards. He did deserve the ban but since his ban, many SoA cards have been released. Sakrohm is already not very popular in elo and Graks ban doesn't help. Sure you can use half decks but it's the same ones. (more or less) Petra Wakai Murray and Uranus are in 90% of them and when Uranus gets banned Sakrohm isn't used much. He could make Sakrohm mono decks appear as well.
Thirdy, his stats are overpowering but he is 4 stars and a bit hard to fit into elo decks.
Have I made enough arguements or do you want me to continue ranting?
Copper is annoying..however..he isnt solid...hawk no matter what unless hit with the pussycats or skeelz is going to be an 8/6 soa +8 attack...the soa is what gives hawk the perma ban title..hawk is one of the most annoying cards in thiss game..hes up there with caelus kolos jackie dj korr tanaereva graksmxxt and rolph..if i could pick any card to never have to fight in this game it would without a doubt be hawk..he is just too solid for elo bc hes protected from everything but bonus(hes a noob card)..and idk why you guys fear caelus...attack manipulators kill him...montana and uppers pwn caelus..if you are so afraid..stop using your beloved roots and gheist that have no effect on him just bc you guys are afraid of other cards abilities...thats the only reason you guys want caelus gone and hawk back..you rely on soa to win...you fear cards..soa is for noobs imo..for the cowardly..and you are just mad your noob soa deck cant beat caelus out..just start using other clans with helpful abilities that can help you win rather than hiding from other cards abilities with your soa ..
I'd rather face kolos than caelus. Much easier to shut down.
Not as many options with caelus unless you're all stars. Otherwise with Caelus is either beat up the rest of his clan and DR him, or save all your pills to beat him and ignore his buddys. This works well with the attack bonus clans since you can see off his mates without spending pills, and most of the guys you might not beat at no pill fights (like sasha and danae) do little damage.
I'd love to see zatman unbanned just to see uppers in elo again, but doubt it'll ever happen.
And hawk's much more solid than copper. I'm also pretty sure that every 8 power + attack bonus + soa is banned as well. Though marco is banned too so maybe copper isn't alone.
Hawk: Who said that? A 8/6 SOA +8 isn't powerful to you? I must be wrong, he is fine with the banning
Graksmxxt: He is the best reducer in the game, and he is really different from uranus, he has 8 power, 5 dmg and a -8 atk that could make you lose the game, what do you do? Attack him and if is a bluff or even if is not you will end only dealing 1 dmg
Wee Lee: So powerful as well
Ratanah: She is a bit too powerful for roots, but a donwgraded version of her 4* would be very welcomed in the roots clan
All those who got their bannings, deserve their bans, but some of them now isn't a big threat as they were anymore, not with some of the new cards that is( the big bad kiki cr is now quite weak against some of the high tier 8 powered skeelz pill for pill, guru cr is not a threat to tomas, general cr is generally weak to skeelz, dj korr cr is made to look bad by sasha, the only big 5 that can't be killed by skeelz pill or pill is lyse teria cr), legends will remain legends, removing the banning makes it so much harder for newbies, so don't ask for that
This topic again
weelee -- yup would like to see him unleashed for a few weeks in the same way as zatman and marco were allowed for a while. would most likely lead to another perma ban as ulu decks of lullabee/hiki weelee nanook plus 1 other card would just be too much power to deal with
graksmxxT - unbanned... thats gotta be people joking
kolos - for the good of strategy and gameplay, deserves the ban.
hawk - arguably the best 5 star card before he was elo banned. but i always believed that what made hawk overpowered is lehane...
ratanah - few actually believed that on her own she was overpowered... but the deck possibilities that were possible with her was just sillly.
I said this a long time ago, wee lee is worse then yayoi, yayoi has the best ability in the game, has the same effect and stats as wee lee, but he has + 2 power, if anything soa is better then + 2 power so yayoi should be banned, wee lee can slightly defend and super attack, while yayoi can massive defend! (vs murray,dayton,sharon,slyth,oxen?) all those cards are staples in their clans, and with wee lee he doesn't really damage them greatly while yayoi is there worse enemie, put her against copper? kolos? marco? she is a super defender just as wee lee but she can defend far more greater then he can