Since the old guys
Lyse, dj, Kiki gave way to Lamar, Vickie,tan man. I’m curious as to who are the big cards of today. As lyse will be the great (possibly great great grandma) and Vickie will be the grandma (possibly great grandma) in terms of old power, must have, etc. whose the big guys worth owning now? Always having the conversation of when they’re going cr.
Lyse -> Pandora. Already said this. SOB is a very strong bonus, and it, coupled with the insane ability Pandora has, makes for a great round winner that only ever has a hard time with the very few 9 powered cards.
Dj -> Maana Cercei (to an extent, both have 8/8, attack manip in the bonus, and a defeat ability. One could even argue Maana Cercei is better than Dj.)
Guru -> Locke. Almost same base stats, essentially same bonus (though Locke's is better) and COB is SOB most of the time (sometimes it's better, sometimes it does nothing). Perhaps there's a better card to compare it to.
General -> For now, i'd say the closest comparable card is Shinobi. Same stats and ability, but Shinobi obviously doesn't threaten the 1hko, instead being much better at winning rounds. I'd even say Shinobi is better.
Kiki -> Pretty sure the Gheist broken card will be very comparable to Kiki.
I don't think it's possible to make a list of the best five cards in UR anymore, since there's plenty that rival the old big five now, even in less obvious ways than raw stats, like Goure.