The list of ELO banned and penalty bearing characters will be updated on Monday 08/24/2015
This list may be subject to amendment until Friday 21h.
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: Robb Cr (definitive)
Frozn: Ruru (definitive)
La Junta: Pilzken
Leader: Ashigaru (definitive)
Roots: Arno (definitive)
Sentinel: Lehane (definitive)
Skeelz: Xingshu (definitive)
Ulu Watu: Wooly (definitive)
The following cards will be permanently removed from the list of characters banned in ELO:
Roots: Gertjan (definitive)
Skeelz: Plunk (definitive)
Here is a provisional list of characters who will be penalized in the DTs:
Junkz: DJ Korr Cr
La Junta: General Cr
La Junta: Raven
La Junta: Emeth Cr
Montana: Lyse Teria Cr
Montana: Vickie Cr
Rescue: Marco Cr
Roots: Kiki Cr
Sakrohm: Guru Cr
Sentinel: Copper Cr
Uppers: Jackie Cr
All Stars: Lamar Cr (from -2 to -5)
All Stars: Saki (from -2 to -5)
La Junta: Isatis NEW
La Junta: Pilzken (from -2 to -5)
Rescue: Dr Norton
Sentinel: Hawk (from -10 to -5)
All Stars: Striker and Striker Rb NEW
Bangers: Tasty Tast
La Junta: Milena
La Junta: Sabia NEW
Rescue: Phoebe NEW
Skeelz: Caleus Cr NEW
Uppers: Nellie (from -5 to -2)
edited by J amox monday 24/08/2015, 12:53
The -10 penalties and - 5 penalties are pointless. These cards should just be banned. A -10 card will cost you about 120 points per DT if you have just one (card appears in half of games. you play around 24 games per DT). A -5 card will cost you 60 points
There are TWO types of people that run cards with -10 or -5 penalties:
THE TROLL: This person runs penalised cards just to make other people lose points and win games. He is not trying to do DT to do well.
THE NOOB: Has no idea that the cards are penalised and runs them thinking they will help him do better.
Allowing the penalised cards like ambre in DT spoils it for everyone. Either bring back some of the not quite as OP cards or ban them. The -2 cards should stay as you can use 1 if you think it will greatly improve deck
The only reasonable character that should have that is Giacomo because Stop abilities, really.
Greem would be too much, you'll won't be fixing the problem with Xingshu but just relabeling it tough.. if you know what I mean.
Skeelz is just a hard clan to make a decent 4* for. Because the bonus is nothing against attacking clan they automatically get higher stats or OP ability's (Xingshu). The problem of this is that other people use it then as a splash card like they did with Spyke. You can prevent this by make a strong 4* Support card but then again, Skeelz have already many support cards (Sasha, Sandro, Falky) and makes mono only stronger instead of half Skeelz decks. And that's why Greem should be unbanned. Yes she makes mono Skeelz stronger, but also gives Skeelz a chance in halve decks now Plunk is unbannend and she definitely won't be used as a splash card.
I also think Greem would be too much to unban... She's hard to get through but once she does your fight is over :/
Maybe banning Xingshu + a staple and unbanning Greem? I think Xingshu is perfectly fine tbh, the clan lacks a powerful nuke and that what she was, a powerful nuke.
Titan has got a point there, the -2 characters can still be used, there's still some strategy involved in terms of deckbuilding, The -5/-10 characters are just totally useless, banning them would be a better option.
I don'think there's 1 single reason why not to ban these characters