Before I begin my ramblings, if you’re reading this just know I’m taking the assumption you are already fully aware of the terminology in reference.
That said, I’ve compiled a short list of heroes that, even though useful, retrospectively make little sense when one takes stats and specials into consideration. This list is in no particular order but I did attempt to at least break them into their star ratings.
- Renfeld/Graymane/Prisca = While certainly people use them and may even have success, I can only wonder why “heal based on damage done” even exists with 3s. The return is so dreadfully terrible unless they’re facing Sharans…
Rigard: More astutely, Rigard’s costume. I get the special end of it, but who in their right mind sacrifices mana guard for pierce when you emblem him? Aside that tiny stat boost and the fresh new look, this is probably the most nonsensical costume out there.
Guardian Owl. This guy has so much potential and he’s probably one of the most unique heroes you’ve made and yet it’s the absolute worst implementation all in one. While there exists only two “Very Slow” mana heroes, one is an exceptional tank while the other… is Owl. With a special that literally revolves around most of your team being dead first, giving the appeal he’s a corner hero or at worst a flank. In an age where 95% of the heroes you guys are spitting out are 2x or even 4x as fast, Owl has quickly become a very useless hero. I don’t have him, want him, but even if I got him, he’d serve no real role.
Azlar. The first one in this list where his stats don’t match his special. Another slow hero, with a punishing special, but with such low stats in particular defense, he has the speed and special to be an amazing tank, but seriously lacks the statistical prowess to hold either flank or tank roles.
Magni. The reverse of Azlar, a beast sniper but he’s got such a glass jaw and with a special that has the full potential to effect both sides it’s hard to justify the means.
All save Owl are still very usable, not trying to state they aren’t, but I can only wonder why they make zero sense for a role they were seemingly designed for.