FINAL UPDATE : The list of ELO banned characters will be updated on Monday, December 8st 2014.
This list may be subject to amendment until Friday 5h.
Click here to view the provisional list of characters banned in ELO mode. Summary of the changes below.
The following cards will be permanently added to the list of ELO banned characters:
All Stars : Saki
La Junta : Isatis
Huracan : El Gascaro
Rescue : Dr Norton
Jungo : Buba
Fang Pi Clang : Zhu Tang
The following cards will be permanently removed from the list of characters banned in ELO:
ALL STARS : Striker
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 05/12/2014, 17:56
No don't bring back El divinio.
Lear Barduh for Jautya seems fair, as does Askai for Ongh. Not sure about banning both Saki and Marina, but a change for striker looks decent. No need to ban Buba. Banning of Isatis and Dr norton seems nice.
Well, I cant agree with most of ideas here.. Lets start from the beginning:
Marina, Saki - Ok, AS are OP when all the cards are unbanned and we need to ban some of them. Banning 2 might hurt them a lot but you want to bring Striker back so I guess its a fair change. Striker is OP too and he will probably get banned by votes every week but its still better to have him only than those two above. You might consider Robb Cr as he will be much more balanced after years of releasing cards that are immune to Power Manipulation, but IMO Striker is ok too.
Jautya in exchange for Lear Barduh - I dont think Sakrohm are bad clan in ELO right now, they are doing really good. If u let Lear Barduh get back to ELO you will just make them OP. Jautya is a powerful nuke, but he can be countered pretty easy. I guess in every Elo deck there are at least 2 cards that can do this. Lear Barduh cant be really countered as he has very solid stats for a 4* card so SOA doesnt hurt him. DR might be a problem but not so much as for Jautya. I dont think banning Jautya is necessary at all, I cant see any good replacement for him too (Uranus would work the best but I dont think its a good idea to unban him aswell).
Isatis - Good idea, nothing to add here, they deserve one ban and Isatis is a good choice.
El Gascaro for El Divino - No, no, no. Seriously? You want to unban card that has 32 attack when unopposed. During all the years you were banning all cards like this (Emeth Cr, Troompah, Rowdy, Sammy) and it was a reason for this - they are all OP walls. Really, why not just unban all of them ? El Gascaro might be a little broken, but Huracan are doing good without him too so I dont think and replacement is needed
Dr Norton - Well, I personally hate Rescue and maybe thats why I think that this ban is not enough. He deserves ban but how about adding Campbell to the list? Rescue are too popular these days and lets face it - its probably the most 50-50 clan right now, which brings a lot of randomness to the Elo mode which is exactly what we want to get rid of in this mode. Please consider this.
Ongh, Buba for Askai - Lol. This is I guess most ridicolous idea here. Askai is much stronger than Ongh and we all know what happens when he is unbanned for 2 weeks (Ongh, Ongh everywhere). Banning Buba doesnt change a thing as I see them in half-decks mostly. I would just let Buba stay, ban Ongh and I think everyone would live happily ever after.However, my second thought is to ban both of them and unban Troompah (Yeah, if it ever happens I guess I would regret it, but maybe its worth a shot), since with Buba banned they wont be that OP in mono clans and Troompah would cover fairly. She also wont make half-deck stronger as she has support based ability.