I searched for this, but couldn’t see it…
The news is that Pirates and maybe other event heroes will be buffed with a family bonus a la the Atlantis families.
This approach could also be used to tweak classic heroes.
Here are my suggestions - they’re a bit blue sky, can you think of any more?
I’ve divided them by visual style and also the card legend e.g. Jangahir and Scarlett both reference the sand sea.
There’re lots I haven’t squeezed in and some are real odd balls so lots still to work with.
Panda Family - Sha ji, Gan ju, Hu Tao
Monkey Family - Hou, Wu Kong
Cloud Loft Dynasty - Kenjiro, Hikaru, li Xui, Chao
Isgilham Norse Family - Sigrun, Karil, Ragnhild, Toril, Valen, Thorne
Deathbound Morgovians - Silthus, Tryrum, Oberon, Cyprian, Sabina
Goblin Family - Needler, Carver, Skittleskull
Orc Family - Nashgar, Gormek, Boldtusk
Or combine all orcs and goblins?
Correllian Family - Brand, Otto, Gunnar, Elena, Richard, Vivica
Rathwood Family - Derrick, Brienne, Belith, Melendor, Horghall
The Guild - Nightshade, Julius, Layla, Prisca, Domitia, Quintus
Windermer Family - Aife, Friar Tuck, Little John, Marjana
Sand-Sea Raiders - Tudan, Farid, Bane, Jangahir, Scarlett
That leaves lots of others!
And the bonuses? How about a randomised bonus of +3% attack/defence/mana/healing/health per family member. So if I take all three pandas (like we all really want to) it would be +9% to one random characteristic.
This would prevent the need for huge testing and if one combination was particularly strong or weak, it wouldn’t dominate as it wouldn’t come up very often.