i see plenty of Ariel. way more than Boss Wolf. only times i see Boss Wolf are in the challenge event he’s a part of and a random Rush Attack war defense.
and this is what i mean when i say “trap.” the focus is on one part of a hero’s special, to the exclusion of the rest. depending on the circumstances, you can also just fire the special and do the damage to an opponent. mana generation buffs/ debuffs won’t matter if opponents are dead.
even a well-regarded hero (no pun intended) like Rigard suffers from situational indecision: do i wait a turn to cleanse an inevitable ailment that’s coming this turn, or do i heal now to ensure survivability beyond this turn? it’s a part of the game, and nearly every hero runs into that kind of strategic pitfall.
but plenty of Sif and Odin teams have Bera or Freya or both or some other minion caster like Frosth.
plenty of players do just that to avoid killing them quickly and getting mana reduced.
there’s no one hero that can or should be a one-hero wrecking crew. i’m not a rainbow raider or a 2-1-1-1, but i’m sure plenty of other people in this forum who regularly raid in Diamond with those strategies can tell you about solutions they’ve found for Frigg and Odin. iirc, there’s an entire thread dedicated to the topic, or maybe it was just Frigg.