The list of ELO banned and penalty bearing characters will be updated on Monday 04/20/2015
This list may be subject to amendment until Friday 17h.
Click here to view the provisional list of characters banned in ELO mode.
Summary of the changes below.
Final ELO banned list:
The following cards will be permanently added to the list of ELO banned characters:
All Stars: Marina
Pussycats: Lucy, Diana, Sera M1
Vortex: Rahi Sledon
The following cards will be permanently removed from the list of characters banned in ELO:
All Stars : Robb Cr
GHEIST: Dolly Cr
Leader: Timber, Vholt
Pussycats: Yayoi Cr
Sakrohm: Lear Barduh
Here is a provisional list of characters who will be penalized in the DTs:
JUNKZ: Dj Korr Cr
LA JUNTA: General Cr, Raven, Emeth Cr
MONTANA: Lyse Teria Cr, Vickie Cr
RESCUE: Marco Cr, Alec Cr
ROOTS: Kiki Cr
SAKROHM: Guru Cr, Graksmxxt
SENTINEL: Hawk, Copper Cr
UPPERS: Jackie Cr, Herman
LEADER: Hugo, Eyrik, Bridget, Eklore, Morphun, Vholt
ALL STARS: Lamar Cr, Saki
BANGERS: Beeboy, Tasty Tast
LA JUNTA: Milena, Pilzken
MONTANA: Spiaghi, Avola
RESCUE: Dr Norton
UPPERS: Oxen, Zatman
SENTINEL: Coby, Martha
edited by ChaosDragon88 friday 17/04/2015, 17:15
The Sera M1 and Rahi Sledon bans stink. Not because either card doesn't deserve it, they're both plenty strong, but because they're both in New Blood or recently out of it.
Now I'm at the point of the game where I can buy whatever card I want, but for newer players who save up for New Blood releases only to see them banned for weeks by player votes and then permanently, it's just not fair. If UR is going to make new, strong cards (and they have to, or else people wouldn't buy NB packs), then they need to commit to keep those cards in play for at least six months after they leave NB.
Also, I've said it once and I'll say it again, EVERY clan needs at least one low-star damage reducer. Bring back Bristone and Ulrich, or release a new lower star DR.
Rant over. Thanks.
Robb Cr absolutely can not be allowed to come back. He's far and away one of the most broken cards to ever exist should he go unhindered. All Stars don't need any help with 3 stars and All Stars are more than strong enough that they don't need to be compensated for losing Marina.
Jungo could use something, but I suppose Nahema fills in the gap left by Ongh well enough. I'd like to see Askai unbanned but I suppose that's not going to happen.
I highly dislike trading Diana for Yayoi Cr. SoA combined with DR has always been obnoxious, but I couldn't care less as long as the monstrosity that is Lucy is finally gone. If Vholt/Pussycats becomes a thing I'm gonna start a riot, but it's not likely to be strong enough to be a bother.
I personally see the Clive ban as completely unnecessary. Berzerk defeat cards were only annoying in combination with Pussycats, and that's not going to be anywhere near as much of a problem if this current list goes through. In general I dislike this whole thing of banning cards in exchange for unbanning expensive cards, such as the case for Diana and Yayoi Cr. Robb Cr too, but only because he's so out of line with what should be an acceptable power curve in elo.
Plunk is a smart ban. Indirectly makes Xingshu less effective. These changes are acceptable, excluding Robb. He should never come back.
They aren't trying to ban skeelz. They are trying to weaken their ability for splashing
Skeelz are rarely seen in elo when xingshu is banned. Xingshu is OP and splashed very often but staff cant get rid of her because without her the clan would be dead and see little play