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
Why is Isatis banned? She isn't as fearful as she comes across. Draheera is one thing, he can stop SOA abilities, but Isatis is vulnerable to any SOA and DR. Pilzken is the real annoying card. Even cards like Mileena or Sabia are more annoying than Isatis.
I don't get why Zhu Tang is being banned. I kind of understand Buba because he supports Ongh perfectly. But Zhu Tang?
FPC's damage is deplorable without their bonus and just above average with it. He's popular because he fits the FPC profile of being a wall with +2 damage. Unlike La Junta, FPC often need to win 3/4 rounds and they've little atk manip to make that happen. They, like La Junta, rely on their bonus, but unlike La Junta, they've no support options.
If they are going to ban that much cards, They will need to make equal unban cards as well.
Ban Saki - I am okay with this decision.
Ban Isatis - I love using La Junta, I understand how Isatis can be banned, but look at Sandro from Skeelz, he's almost guaranteed 10 power every time, unless you put a power manipulate card against it. Isatis is easily stopped with Stop Opp Ability or with a power manipulate card. (But once again this card have big damage, when Sandro don't.)
Ban El Gascaro - I can't say much I haven't play against this card, but I might can see why it's very strong since it's a good bluff card. (eh)
Ban Dr Norton - Mmm, I don't know about this one, I think it might be good to ban this card, but I think you should unban a recuse card to exchange for this one ban, since lot of good recuse cards are banned.
Ban Buba - Yup, same reasons with Isatis
Ban Zhu Tang - Oh well, I don't know much about FPC clan, so I don't know.
Unban Striker - I am okay with this one since you are banning Saki for Striker.
I can't believe you didn't do anything to PC after all. No wonder less than 10k players play ELO each week. Let plyers vote for permabans as you do for regular bans, just make votes for permabans much harder to get (1300+ for 1, 1400+ 2, 1500+ 3). Perhaps that would fix the game.