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
She's strong, but she's an average card.
Cards like Mulligan and Pan pose the same threat without a max and can be used in all 4 rounds. Mina is restricted to round 1 if you want an 8/6 - and that's if you have no other +life cards in your hand. Both of those cards are viewed as good, but not spectacular cards. I don't think Mina having 8 power instead of 7 warrants her being such a great card. Especially when a card like Snowflake isn't played at all. Snowflake = possible 10 life gap. Mina = possible 6 life gap (both without fury and played in round 1). Snowflake causes the same life gap if you win in round 3 that Mina supplies in round 1.
If anything, she's basically the only viable 3* option for PC, in that regard, I can see why she is so popular and used so much. Outside of that, a conditional 8/6 3* (when played in round 1) is nothing more than a 'good' card.
Mina is the best 3* option (in ELO) for PC.
She is not, however, a stellar card. She is simply an average card who's picked up by the fact that her clan is the most-used ELO clan AND there are no other options around her. A conditional 8/6 (with the ability to fork -2dmg, min 1) is nothing more than "good" (and that's only because of her bonus).
Thankfully, UR didn't release her as an OP card - we shouldn't see any more 3* PC cards for awhile, they're set for a long time.
Mina is actually a far better choice than Noemi in the long run due to her strong 8 power. She's also good due to her clan bonus which makes it really hard to predict if it's a bluff or an attack.
Returning Elvira is something which I don't think is needed for Rescue. The clan already has strong attack manipulation and now they're bringing back the only SoA in the whole clan. She'll nullify anything even without using pills, let alone playing her with a few pills.
On a side note Plunk getting banned brings back Chiara as the best 3 star choice for the Skeelz in ELO atm and actually balances playing against Skeelz
Daxose is right, Mina is nothing special it's just the rest of the options are trash. Jayzel, Noemi? They're all below par cards that will likely leave you with a liability in your hand, if you just want another DR may as well drop them to some 2* that PC have (Brittany and co does a better job than them). MIna basically allows you to save a star somewhere and pack a stronger card somewhere else
A similar scenario is Murray, who's been irreplaceable so far due to him being 'good' but nothing more, which in all honesty is probably want we want more in cards. Anything stronger than Murray would likely be OP or simply make Sakrohm for too dominant
As for Skeelz, they were rather dead anyway without Xingshu and I'd rather use Beck - Nena over Chiara Cr to give them some damage. Redra/ Beck - Nena/ Xingshu is a nice 3 card splash to throw into any deck. It'd be nice to see them get some 4* card SOA/COB or such, just to give them a bit more playtime each week but we'll see what happens
Surprised no one said this....
Mina is a great card 8/6 is almost game breaking seriously on round 1, which other 3 card can boast about that with minimal conditions??
It is also great because of PC's synergy with clans like Huracan/ Vortex (due to Cyb lhia mainly) which makes her ability better than +3 damage.
She is less 'dependent' than pan but she also has 8 power, less 'solid' than mulligan but has a safety net. If you look back in the days, 8/4 was the bomb. Of course powercreep is ever present, but 8/6 is still far better than average....
The only only problem I have with mina is honestly malicia. Seriously I hate how UR overlaps abilities like this, making either one kind of redundant if you draw them both...
But Oracle, why would someone use both? I'm sick of Sentinel and have been for a while. They are the most offensive clan in ELO and received no bans at all when at least 1 is deserved. Lehane or Earl it both need to be hit with the ban hammer.
Earl isn't much of a problem, it actually depends on how you play against him
Almost all the times I've played against someone with Earl, he either uses it early overpilling, or too late without many pills. Earl isn't that much of a problem and his ability can be easily stomped with another power manipulation card like Mona for example, or any All-Star card with its bonus. I'd rather ban Carmen, since she's worse.
The one time I reached 1441 (my best ever score) was with Sentinel, and guess what? Thomy was in my hand instead (!) of Earl alongside Lehane, and this was before ZRobbie came out.
Thus Lehane (who is similar to but far better than Thomy) needs to go more than Earl does.
Indeed, with so much SOA nowadays I'd go so far as to say why bother with Earl when you can use Flinch?