The following cards will be permanently added to the list of ELO banned characters:
All Stars: Marina
Pussycats: Lucy, Diana
Vortex: Cyb Lhia
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
The right bans were applied to Pussycats. They're still strong and viable but they are now far from OP. They needed a 3* which they got in Mina, and Lucy was replaced by Roxie which is a fair trade-off (Roxie is a good wall but nowhere near as powerful as Lucy). Yayoi Cr coming back is the right move, as they need a better 4* than Malicia/Mercury but Yayoi Cr doesn't gap like Diana does. I think they banned/unbanned PC perfectly, they're not nerfed but not OP.
As far as Rescue goes, I think Campbell needed to go with Phoebe's release. Bringing back Elvira is debateable because she is still OP, but combining Phoebe with Campbell is quite deadly.
I don't like roxie... Point with pussy is to gap or stall, and roxie is neither.
Plunk gone is interesting, I'd rather they take away something like chiara cr because she's more replaceable.
Roots still seem really strong, and arno for flora isn't a big difference imo, only for cards like lehane/ flanagan.. which brings up my next point...
Why is lehane not gone? zrobbie + lehane = so annoying
I wish they released more leaders otherwise.
Ongh being permabanned?
As I recall, he was banned before this week, and the week before that
They really want to demolish Mono-Jungo by the looks of it.
I like the fact that they removed Troompah, but unlike Ongh , Troompah is harder to play out if against SOA cards due to her 6 power and the 5 stars.
I'll try out playing Mono Jungo this week, but I feel as if I'll be losing a lot till then.
Pussycats are still quite viable, depending on weekly bans which is really how it should be (sick of them being a top clan week in week out) it was reminiscent of the days of Rescue or SOA clans everywhere all the time.
roxie is no Lucy, I personally wouldn't use her at all but I guess people will
Yayoi Cr player banned still allows Leela/Malicia/Mina/Nabrissa or similar to run, but with so much defeat and such a top heavy half the other half better be packing some damage and a good low star deck? It seems they would have to actually drop a good card for an average one (Like Roxie or Mercury etc) making them a bit fairer
Rescue? I think Elvira should have returned actually, the clan is so situational it's not funny. Sure Pheobe can be insane but like it's adding another weakness to a clan riddled with that weakness. Campbell shouldn't be banned however, they really need his solidity to win rounds and actually be used whenever (Even then his ability makes him somewhat conditional)
It's difficult to decide what to do....lose solidity at 4* to gain it at 3* or vice versa? I probably would prefer Elvira but that's not happening now
I really think Lehane can be rebanned, the card herself is very strong but the issue really stems from how strong mono Sentinel is. Zrobbie + Lehane is a stupid combination of 2* that gives them offense and defense in any situation. I don't think her loss would destroy them but it would help to curb their mono a bit
Roxie is not a good trade off for Lucy (and I'm ok with that). Roxie inducing 1 damage is not worth the two pillz she may deplete from your opponent (and even then, are you even at a pill advantage?). It's unlikely Roxie is winning a 1 pill battle, and even if she wins pill for pill that 1 damage is nothing. She's a "wall" (I guess) and she's useful for keeping the match honest in the 2nd or 3rd round, but she is not a good trade-off for Lucy. She's about as overrated as Mina is, why are we going crazy over these average PC cards?