Every Party needs 1 or 2 healers.
1* and 2* are feeder heroes, except during the first month or so of playing, after which the focus shifts to 3* and eventually 4* is where all players can expect to have a full roster of. It probably would be a better experience for new players if there were more 1&2* healers, and 3* is lacking.
Since 4* is the backbone of the game for long term players, there should be decent 4* healers of each color and type.
There needs to be ‘classic’ healers of each color in 3* and 4* so they are accessible to all players.
Healers (4*+) can be classified into 3 categories:
Category 1: full healers (does a heal of over 40% and some other helpful effect)
Category 2: partial healers (does a heal of 20-30% and another very helpful effect)
Category 3: conditional/HOT (only heals self and adjacent allies, or Heal Over Time ability)
There are some heroes that heal themselves with a hit of their specials, but they are not listed since they dont benefit other allies.
At each star level, there are not healers for every color
1*: the only healer is Sharan (red), which all new players use at the beginning of the game
2*: the only healer is Sha Ji (yellow), which many players skip over since everyone gets Bane and most players play a rainbow team initially.
3*: there are only 3, Belith (green), Hawkmoon (red) and Friar Tuck (green). Belith is clearly superior of the three since she heals and debuffs, FT is cat3 so most dont use him, and Hawkmoon doesnt do anything other than heal poorly.
4*: there are 6 healers.
Cat1: Melindor (green), Sabina (purple), Rigard (purple)
Cat2: Bold Tusk (red), Kiril (blue)
Cat3: Kashrek (green)
5*: only 1 classic hero, Vivica (yellow), who is a Cat1 healer. There are two other Cat1 5*'s, Kunchen (purple, hotm), Ariel (blue, Atlantis)
At the very least there needs to be a 4* yellow healer available in the classic ‘epic hero summon’.
Since melindor and sabina have identical specials, the yellow healer should have the exact same ability as Rigard (purification)…so ultimately there needs to be a yellow 4* Rigard equivilant, and probably at least one more 3* hawkmoon equivilant in yellow/purple/blue.