Hello Urban Rivals players,
In order to create a more precisely balanced metagame in ELO mode, from now on, we are going to change the ELO ban list every month.
The changes listed below will be implemented immediately. However, we encourage you to write your comments and suggestions about them in this topic. The ban list for next month will be heavily influenced by player input from this topic. This method of refining the ban list will continue on a monthly basis.
Added to the Ban List:
Removed from the Ban List:
We want to remind you that, in exceptional cases of very powerful cards, we can add that card to the ELO ban list at any time.
Also, join in the Leader Wars, starting today at 14.00 (GMT+1) and ending thursday at 23.59 (GMT+1)!
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edited by ChaosDragon88 wednesday 04/05/2016, 11:07
Guys, look just wait before you shout out "this is crap" etc etc.
The staff said: "We want to remind you that, in exceptional cases of very powerful cards, we can add that card to the ELO ban list at any time."
So don't just assume it's available to use. It may be added to the list of bans.
Instead of putting staff down, open up suggestions. This thread has always been used that way. Staff are new to EVO cards and so are you. Although they are powerful, explain why it should be banned and make some suggestions why a card should be perma banned e.g. Shann Cr.
I don't agree with Rahi Sledon because:
6/8 + 20 growth attack final round
Although it's power is average, his ability is harsh. It's another 2 hit KO card which needs to go. Imagine dealing 6 damage 1st round and having a lucky advantage with the same amount of pillz. All he can do is old and wait until that KO round.
It's a play to win card. I refer Cyb Lhia to be unbanned. She is a stable of 8/1 - 2 op poison min 4. It's not a 2 hit K/O and this card makes you think more tactically.
Okay, after a couple of reads through the banlist, I can conclude that Boostr does not know how to make proper banlists.
Striker: Should probably stay banned. Alexei, while weaker, is still a fairly viable alternative.
Joy: I kinda get this one, but with her and Blaaster banned, I don't know if Bangers will be as viable in ELO anymore.
Blaaster: Read Joy.
Lola: Berzerk is probably one of the least viable ELO clans at the moment. This just kills the clan and forces you to pick Rudy instead.
Antoinette: Same as Lola, but for Freaks. Just ban Arturo who is ridiculous.
Arturo: Fine as is.
Tormentah/Lowki: For Lowki, I'd say fine as is. A 3* 9/4 [11/6] is ridiculous, no matter the clan. Tormentah... Max or no max, that's Kalindra on 2*. Yeah, let it be banned.
Dolly Cr: This ban, as well as another ban further down the line, feels like they're trying to force an unviable option down our throats if we're playing GHEIST. In Dolly's case, Boomer.
El Mariachi: Are people seriously crying out about this card's banning? The strongest bonus in ELO with a CoB and actually viable stats... yeesh. Yeah, let this card stay banned.
Jean: This I cannot get. I'm sorry, but removing the only staple 2* that Jungo get is asinine, especially considering that 1. Mono Jungo is not viable in ELO, at all and 2. Jean was one of two things holding a Jungo half seriously. Even with Ongh unbanned, this just kills the clan.
(Continuing in the next post)
Personally I like these bans, because I enjoy a more restricted ELO (although the unbans are ott)
And a good thing about a lot of the bans is that they all have replacements available (but some do not, and those should not be benned)
I don't see why you didn't just unban the 3 soa 8 5*
Qubik: Junkz aren't all that seen. If you're gonna ban a card from that clan, ban Locke who can smash through most clans.
Pilzken: This I can agree with. Mono Junta is a serious force, and Pilzken holds it up a bit too much. Even without him, Mono Junta is still very viable and strong.
Fairbanks: I can see why you'd ban this (Better than Mona on Mono, are you serious?) but I don't know about this clan enough to join in.
Oshitsune: ...this wasn't permabanned before?
Yayoi Cr: And there it is. The last nail in the coffin for any Pussycats decks in ELO. As good as Slayer is, she's not going to help at all.
Pr Cushing: The only viable DR for Riots gone... ugh. Do people seriously hate this card that much? It looks plenty strong and not overpowered.
Tuck: Read Yayoi Cr, but with Markus instead of Slayer and Roots instead of Pussycats.
Curlix: Might as well ban the whole clan, seriously.
Daddy Jones: I can agree with this, honestly. He was made as a replacement for Tanaerva and managed to be stronger than he was.
Cyb Lhia: And here's the other "we're forcing a card down your throat", except this time with Sarah. What if I wanted to keep using Vortex with Cyb, hmm? She's not that strong at all, and doesn't cause 2HKOs like most of the other cards in the clan.
Curlix AND Tuck banned? Smh. Absolutely ridiculous. Tuck wasn't even that great to begin with, and Curlix? His measly 4 damage (6 w/fury) was practically nothing. Leviaton (who is by far one of my favorite cards) posed much more of a threat with his 5 damage (7 w/fury.) All I can recall Curlix doing is blocking a nasty ability/bonus here and there. Long story short, Roots is undoubtedly no longer viable. Before this ban, they were at least playable in the right hands, but come on.
Oshitsune? Makes a little more sense. Although Nightmare is just bad now. No doubt, Oshitsune is overpowered, but when your clan doesn't have really much else to offer, it just isn't fair to the Nightmare. Sure, Kenny Cr is amazing, but the amount of people who own him and/or can afford him are far and few between.
Striker/Rb? Meh. Striker is a good card, no doubt, but not permaban-worthy.
Joy, Lola and Blaaster Cr? Yea, I can see it. They're pretty tough to deal with. Especially without a superfluity of Stop Opp. Ability cards on your team.
Antoinette and Arturo? Come now. Leave the Freaks alone. I've never used Freaks myself, but I've played them enough to know that they need good abilities to compensate for the fact that their bonus is win-specific and only is useful the one time you win. After the Poisin 2 Min 3 activates, that's it. The Freaks are basically a clan with no bonus. So banning some of their best ability cards is just cruel.
Tormentah? Absolutely, yes. Lowki? Meh. I'd keep him