Welcome to “Buff this Hero - Revised”!! The first revised entry for the new Hero Balance Section of the forum. This first one will be quick and deals with all Season 1 heroes, costumed or not.
First to be clear, this post is in regard to Season 1 heroes only and does not factor in HotM that were released prior to Season 2. I feel the HotM should have a separate topic addressing them, and I am making one for them.
We all know what the problem is, the Season 1 heroes have been left behind statistically and the costumes did not fix the problem, they simply added “new” heroes you needed to pull.
Costumes are not a solution to any hero and Season 1 heroes have been languishing for far too long, despite only needing in my opinion a very simple balancing, so simple SGG does not need to waste much time which as we know equals money.
So bad are the vanilla S1 heroes that I prefer using Junaid, a 4* hero from S5 over literally all S1 5* heroes! Junaid isn’t alone in having more value over S1 in my eyes, there are quite a few newer 4* heroes who I feel are of greater value than these legendary S1’s.
My solution is super simple and might come across lazy, but I am factoring in how much time and effort SGG/Zynga wants to spend on older heroes, when clearly those older heroes are not their bread and butter.
For the 5* Legendary heroes, increase all of their stats by:
Some people might be like “woah, pump the brakes!” because that is a substantial increase to stats, but bear in mind it addresses two things; the fact that the S1’s have sat for so long without real legitimate balancing, and that their specials are generally not amazing compared to newer heroes.
As an example, with this proposal Vanilla Richard at 4-80 and Guan Yu at 4-80 would look like this:
Richard / Guan Yu
Attack 769 / 815
Defense 942 / 764
Health 1.510 / 1.435
Total Stat Points 3.221 / 3.014
So now Richard looks impressive statistically but here are their specials:
Richard – Cloud Hammer
Deals 415% damage to the target and minor damage to nearby enemies
The target and nearby enemies get -34% attack for 6 turns
Guan Yu - Green Dragon Crescent Blade
Deals 390% damage to the target and nearby enemies
Damage bypasses target’s Minions.
The target and nearby enemies get -25% defense and a further -3 defense for each Minion owned by the enemies for 3 turns, up to -70% defense. This effect can’t be cleansed.
Clearly the more ideal special is still Guan Yu’s, greater damage to 3, bypasses any minions, and delivers an undispellable defense down that starts at -25% and increases based on minions in play.
Richard would have better stats and Guan Yu would have the better special plus a Family bonus. There would be a point to both heroes, and I would still want to pull for Guan Yu (seriously…I really want Guan Yu!).
What are your thoughts on what you feel needs to be done with them? If anyone says “MOAR COSTUMES!!” I am going to have @NicoX make a new nerf thread, one specifically for whoever said that!! Because of Nico’s actions ducks have been pushed to near-extinction……you have been warned…