(UPDATED) The list of ELO banned characters will be updated on July 28th 2014.
Summary of the changes below.
The following cards will be permanently added to the list of ELO banned characters:
Freaks : Bogdan
Roots : Brody
Pussycats : Clover Noel
Ulu Watu : Daddy Jones
The following cards will be permanently removed from the list of characters banned in ELO:
ULU WATU: Wee Lee
The proposals take into account the various ELO-related topics in the community forums. They also take into account the mode’s Top 50 most played cards.
edited by Espectroscuro friday 25/07/2014, 17:14
Yes Saga, they are just the perfectly imbalanced clan aren't they. The 2* pool is great, I agree with you. The 3* pool is terrible. Anita = Conditional ability, Tina = Conditional ability and even worse base stats if you don't get it in, Buckler is great if his bonus isn't stopped and Slyde is a good Dr, that's all. Barely any potential for the offensive. For the 4* pool there's Kerry and then there's the fragile and conditional others. It's 5* cards aren't exactly all that flash either, Reeve is good I admit but %* Dr's aren't exactly great and Aurora is pretty average really. Have you been living under a rock for the last few years of UR? Rescue have been continuously trodden on in the form of bans since I can remember. Compare Elvira to Mona can I say that Mona makes Montana OP simply because she got un-banned? No. And don't even mention Krash you hamburger.
And before you insult me, no. I am not an expert on the Elo meta. I've just been here since 09' watching it evolve. Your record is 1281.So if my average attempt of 1342 is worthy of an insult then I think it's fair to say that you shouldn't even be commenting on Elo related topics? lol, you've been here for not even a year.
Phew okay i don't want to get blacklisted again for you bringing up my score so imma be sweet about this. you use rescue yourself why are you complaining about them. lea being op? really? fear the mighty 6/2 so hard counter with SOB kills everything in path when we have norton who reduces how much power? oh no honey let's talk about 2 cards being banned for mona when montana were not an issue she is waaaaaaaayyyyy more of a threat then rescue will be. i'll give you campbell being op but saying rescue has no skill is ignorant low base stats, a lot of conditional abilities. anita can be reduced tina requires you to lose therefore is incredibly predictable. having an soa for rescue is sooooo op right one soa when uppers has 2 which are usable (rubie, wendel conditional but works), frozen has one, kitties have a conditional one but are generally paired with soa so it doesn't matter, so on and so forth. ill give you pre ban huracan was op kinichaw, etc. but srsly rescue has a hard way of dealing damage and soa weeks you say use glosh glosh is one card vs mono gheist where's that going to get you especially when rolph/tuck are unbanned or even curlix. even in a half. what that post hadrelevant to these bans i have no clue saga. like im not going to go into a rant and say all of the things that counter rescue but daym saga you just took it there but i will not be petty i will allow that comment to pass just because you all good judy with the mods
I really do wish they ban Campbell and Kerry. No matter how much you try to save them, it's really frustrating to go against them. My friend reached 1460+ in elo using Rescue. It doesn't change the fact that they have been the most played clan for the past 8 months (when campbell and dr norton was created which i wish was never been created).
Compared to montanna which is played either half-deck or mono, there's a difference (BIG DIFFERENCE). Mona can be seen in the player's ban and sometimes in the perma banned. That breaks the half-deck based deck. Mono Montana has been reduced since the permaban of Oscar and Moses and Avola which promotes the mono deck.
Now let's look on what most players play in their hands.
Here are the set of 2* that are always played:
Spiaghi- Same stats with Krash. Different abilities and deck style. But Krash can make up to 5 gap than Spiaghi
Angelo, Ivy and Ace- Same stats with Dr Norton. Different abilities. Problem is that Dr Norton can play against High powered cards like Dr Van wesel to measly 5 power. Still not enough? Have some attack manipulation.
Prince Jr- I'm not going to compare Sue with this guy. Unlike Prince Jr, Sue has more utility wise stats and ability. can power down 7 powered cards and reduce their damage.
Now for the 3* cards
Mona - always gets a ban up to 3 months
Oscar - permabanned and weak to SoA
Gianfranco - useless ability unless against SoB
Moses - Permabanned and weak to SoA
Sharon - 3-7 damage but rarely used
Waller - Good ability and Stats but weak to drs. (Anita can still make 2-6 gap, buckler retains its stats, daussone can still make 4-7 life gap, slyde cr will make the dr to use its damage and ability since she still have attack manip. )
Milovan - is good substitute but rarely to be used
Ottavia - good dr but Steve and Slyde Cr can do better with min. of 1
Now for 4*
Edd Cr - Same stats as campbell. Different Abilities. Useful ability in courag turns. But campbell can make larger gap in every turn
Desmond - Same stats as Campbell. both weak so SoA. most likely to be used in half-deck so attack manipulation may not be useful.
Rosa and Aniki And - Same stats as Kerry and glosh. But she is weak to in SoA and SoB. Glosh can still make a 9 power and attack manipulation. Kerry is strong against SoB and always to be picked for the main deck. Power manipulation but on revenge turns.
Vermaire- 8/6 same stats with campbell in non-courage turns. Very useful in half-deck and mono.
Vito- SoA but used rarely
Now for 5*
Don - Can be seen in mono decks and half-decks. Can compete with Cliff for the raw stats
Belladone- Anti-SoA but not likely to be used
Enzo - 8/5 stats but you can't see him in the montana decks
Valter Bianco - 4/8 stats but very weak to SoA
Jimmy - same stats with Reeve and Pastor. Pastor can make 7 damaged cards down to 3. Reeve is quite the beast for having 8/7 stats in Reprisal turns
Tino- 6/7 stats and defeat ability. same stats with wolf. but wolf is more useful in soa week. Heck even if wolf is the most useless 5* card in rescue is useful somehow.
See the Difference?
First of all Pingerz my elo record is 1462 (where did you read 1281?) and I've had 4 1400+ with rescue so I know what I'm talking about
I've been around since '11 on another account
3 stars you insulted:
Anita = Conditional ability isn't always bad. She can create a 6-10 life gap on a courage round which is good for a 3 star. compared to other 3 star +life per damage like cutey anita is much better because it's easier to win a round with her with her 7 power and +12 attack bonus
Tina = Has perfect synergy with Slyde Steve and Pastor. You can easily lose a round with one of the 3 and then have a nice 7-6 revenge card to go round 2.
Now you go onto complain about the 5 stars:
Aurora is an excellent 5 star. Most Rescue decks have Slyde cr and steve as DR and aurora in rare cases can be a 1 round win. 7- 8 is a great 5 star for rescue. Aurora is also really good against Piranas one of the weaknesses of this clan. Because piranas have generally low damage and no DR Aurora's 7-8 gap is dangerous for them
Krash is also a good card. 7-3 with +12 attack for a 2 star
The rescue are currently one of the best clans in my opinion and the idea to unban elvira might move them into the OP margin because I remember playing elvira and SOA with the +12 attack was easy to win with
Interesting fact for you Pingerz. Someone just reached 1564 with rescue this week. If rescue were so underpowered like you stated then why did the guy decide to play rescue? NEW RECORD 
Rescue's 3* pool is terrible, Saga. I'm sorry but I can't agree with you there. The cards you mentioned do have good synergy but i'ts to obvious. Who's going to attack with Steve? And I didn't say anything about them being under-powered. They aren't weak but I wouldn't exactly say they're strong either. And just to clarify, I'm sure a lot of players have done that well with Rescue. But the clan you use can't be considered the only factor in the result of a win.