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
I agree with Curdium (post 201). Kinda lame to introduce new characters only to ban them a few weeks later. It means rich players who can afford those characters on week 1 get an ELO advantage for a few weeks and then by the time the rest of us get a hold of those cards we can't use them.
Now, I'm no pansy-@$$ rescue player but banning Campbell while bringing back Lear Barduh seems highly hypocritical. I'm glad Lear Barduh's back, but keep Campbell, too.
I think I see what the staff's trying to do this time around. They're bringing back ability-based SoA in a big way. Striker coming off last time around joined by Yayoi and Elvira this time around along with recent releases like Carmen, Harmonia and Tekkuman means most clans will be able to field at least 1 (some 2) of these cards. This does a couple of things. It helps keep conditional cards (which are running rampant) in check. It also further nerfs the SoA clans because an Ability-based SoA is basically like a no ability card to them, which cheapens their bonus. Finally, while nerfing GHEIST and Roots it still incentivizes players to use STOP: and Skeelz cards since there will still be plenty of (ability based) SoA out there, even on GHEIST and Roots ban weeks.
Yes, I realize Robb and Loocio aren't exactly the same. Robb Cr is better but not better ENOUGH to warrant a ban. That's all I'm saying.
They both fair about the same vs. SoA and SoB. Vs. a 10 powered card they're the same. Vs. a 9 powered card, they're the same. Vs. an 8 powered card they're the same. Vs. a 7 powered card, they're the same. Vs. a 6 powered card Robb is 5 power vs. 2 and Loocio is 10 power vs. 6. That's where is starts to get interesting, but still negligible. 5 power or less who really cares? How many elo cards have 5 power or less? Tula destroys Robb, 3-2, while Loocio beats her 4-3. Oshitsune equals Loocio 4-4, but beats Robb 4-3. Power =Power follows pretty much what I've stated above.