Hi there, Urban Rivals players,The following changes have been made to rebalance the EFC game mode.
[Card Name] - Previously, authorized up to zone X - Now, authorized up to zone Y
Mildred - Z Palace - EFC Tower
Willow - Polit Arena - Z Palace
Gudvibz - EFC Tower - Polit Arena
Sukareto - Z Palace - EFC Tower
Phillips - Z Palace - EFC Tower
Dj Korps - Polit Arena - Z Palace
Betelgeuse - Polit Arena - Z Palace
Pandora - Polit Arena - EFC Tower
Artus - EFC Tower - Polit Arena
Cleo - Z Palace - Polit Arena
Buckler - Polit Arena - Z Palace
Phoebe - EFC Tower - Polit Arena
Nancy - Polit Arena - EFC Tower
Irene - Z Palace - Polit Arena
Carmen - Polit Arena - Z Palace
Laurens - Z Palace - Polit Arena
Amiral Coco - Polit Arena - Z Palace
Ursula - EFC Tower - Polit Arena
Baba - Polit Arena - EFC Tower
Ld cards reloaded:
Happy gaming to you all!
edited by ChaosDragon88 monday 24/07/2017, 16:50
Hello UR players,
Here there is the explication of the changes written above.
As usual, what we try to do to balance EFC is to try and reduce the strength of the most used clans, and to buff a bit the least played ones.
In Season 2, regarding Z Palace, the most used clans were Nightmare, Roots, Uppers and GhosTown, while the least used clans were Rescue, Sentinel, Piranas and Hive.
There are no changes for the clans not listed above.
Roots: they dominated Z Palace and Polit Arena. We decided to exclude Mildred from those 2 zones. Mildred is very powerful as she creates a high amount of life gap for just 2 stars. We would prefer the players to use higher level cards to deal that much life gap, and this is the reason of her ban.
Nightmare: they dominated Z Palace and Polit Arena. Sukareto and Dudley Ld spotted terrifying playmates and win rates, especially the latter one. However, we can’t just ban them, as the clan currently has a very high number of subpar choices and few incredibly strong cards.
We decided to operate multiple changes to the clan in Z Palace, in order to reduce both the number of ‘subpar’ and ‘op’ cards.
First of all, we decided to modify Dudley Ld, changing him from being a random opening to a solid round winner. He was mainly used as opener with 0 pillz and still was able to grant an incredible number of wins losing its round, and this is not what we want from a card.
This permitted the return of Dj Korps in place of Sukareto, that was banned exclusively for his ‘combo’ with the old Dudley Ld.
Last but not least, we decided to promote to Z Palace Betelgeuse in place of Phillips, in order to give the clan a less situational 4 stars card in case you don’t own Dudley Ld.
Last but not least, there is a change also in Polit Arena. We decided to ban Pandora from there, as she is a card too solid for that tier.
Uppers: The clan was used quite a lot, but less than Nightmare and Roots. We think the main reason was the abundance of Roots decks in room, that made Josephine an incredibly powerful pick. By reducing the strength of Roots, we think there is no need to ban someone from Uppers.
GhosTown: The clan was used quite a lot, but less than Nightmare and Roots. We think there is no need for bans as some of their strongest cards (most notably Victor Van Dort and Gus Rope) will leave Z Palace automatically soon.
Rescue: The clan was by far the less used both in Z Palace and Polit Arena, this is why we decided to operate an important return in both zones to boost their usage.
Buckler comes back in Z Palace, replacing Cleo.
Phoebe is no longer banned in Polit Arena.
Sentinel: The clan was used very few in Z Palace. We decided to make Carmen return in Z Palace, in place of Irene, in order to give the clan more utility as SoA cards are not that common in that tier.
Piranas: The clan was used very few in Z Palace and Polit Arena. Similarly to the change done for Rescue, we decided to restore Amiral Coco in Z Palace, and to remove Ursula from the Polit Arena ban list.
Hive: The clan was used very few in Z Palace and Polit Arena. However, we decided to make no changes as a very strong Hive card is coming soon in the New Blood…
This is all.
We will keep monitoring the impact of these changes (especially the ones done to Nightmare, as its pretty massive), but unless some clan reveals itself unbeatable with this list, the next update will come out at the release of the Season 4.
Good luck everyone!
NOTE: The returns of Amiral Coco, Carmen, Buckler and Crowen are exceptional measures done to balance their own clans in Z Palace. They will be the first cards to drop out from Z Palace once a new blood card of their clan will be released.
Bapho Ld currently spots very good playrates and winrates and we have absolutely no issues with him. However, I agree that the choices at level 2 for nightmare are limited, good new blood cards with low level will come soon for them ; )
As usual, if Dudley Ld will result being too weak, we will buff him a little. At the beginning also the new jaxx ld seemed very weak, but now he is played quite well