⚖ Hero Balance Discussion: Meresankh

This thread is for discussing whether Meresankh is well-balanced, or whether you think he needs a buff or nerf.

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:bar_chart: Poll

  • I think Meresankh is reasonably well-balanced overall
  • I think Meresankh is excessively weak, and needs a buff (increase of their strength)
  • I think Meresankh is excessively strong, and needs a nerf (decrease of their strength)
  • I’m not sure yet

0 voters

:speaking_head: Discussion

  • If you think Meresankh is well-balanced, too strong, or too weak — why?

  • Are there specific, concrete suggestions you’d make to the game designers to alter Meresankh ? Or are there specific reasons you think they should remain unchanged?

Purpose of this thread:

To provide an aggregate place for the topic here on the forum; thus preventing there being a million threads popping up. And to provide an actual set of impartial votes rather than a #ideas-feature-requests which has no real voting.

In short, to neaten the forum and to give players and outlet for their thoughts on his balance without bogging down the rest of the forum or the other Meresankh thread.


I would just bring back her skills from Beta and that is it. Maybe not 30% mana cut but 25% would be nice. Also her attack would increase to at least 175% to max 300%.


I would personally like to see:

  • Mana cut increased to 25%
  • Damage Increased to a range of 175%-300%
  • Mana generation reduction increased to -24%

It doesn’t need to be a significant change, but just something to help it feel slightly more in line with the rest of the S5 portal.


This hero and Neith are too close, and Neith is an old hotm.


I’ve watched videos of her on defense. Even the limit broken variant seemed like the weak link. A Loki copied her special for entertainment purposes, and it just didn’t move the needle.

For a featured hero that many chased, it’s somewhere between underpowered and highly underwhelming when considering the class of meta-relevant heroes.

She does a lot of things but not particularly well. Hardly relevant enough to make up 20% of your team.


You guys are crazy :sweat_smile:. You want a disaster in the making.

She’s very strong. You’re going to see it in the near future. Don’t ask for buffs prematurely.


She is not close to many Heroes from last 8-12 months. Just keep everything and increase her speed to fast. If she is at average, then she is not competitive and I wouldn’t spend my material on her.

If you fire at enemy with full mana, then still 3 tiles at the same enemy will make them full again. I mean that is not up to expectations 2023 for an average hero. So at average, she need some buff.

Based on using her her at 3.70 and meeting her in defense team.

Happy gaming


Yep fast speed would do the trick. Or at least bigger mana cut and bigger damage. It’s wet noodle now.


To those of you suggesting fast speed? That is honestly lowkey kind of ridiculous to have a 20% mana cut to all at fast, and would be insane with the right troop/bard combos.

Just to aid in clarity for people, I’ve going to share my comparison post here between the 3 primary offensive mana cutters:

this is why I have made the 3 suggestions above that I did.


It is fine to have different views.

I don’t want to compare a brand new hero with several years old ones. I compare with all other recent heroes with insane stats and capabilities to wash the opponents team.

Anyway, I don’t see see SG care so much so your small improvement or my bigger improvements will not be implemented. But hope is the last thing we abandon :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::wink:

Happy gaming

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I think her mana cur is fine, she really needs more damage.


The damage will not age well. This is ursena levels of bad

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Everyone wants OP heroes for every release and if one is good everyone screams for a buff. LOL. If she came out how you all want her you’d be screaming for a nerf! It’s a good hero. Not the best, but pretty good. Useable definitely.


Your probably right the nerf people, calking for nerfs is beyond annoying. In beta this hero was new meta tank material but they balanced her appropriately, i just wish they left her with a bit more damage she wouldnt be op by any means. Doesnt matter Im c2P now , so i wont be g3tting her lol

New meta-tank material is what people were hoping for when they pulled her. I think most agree that she is underwhelming in her current form, a bit of a shame. I hope this gets some attention by the devs to do rebalancing for her, we don’t have to tag them in these threads do we? It just happens organically?


What people do seem to understand here is she isnt good on offense and isnt tank material which she was supposed to be. She is solid but for what is being released, her special is way underpowered. I’m not hoping for what was originally in beta and did think the 30% was too rich to go along with the 24% reduction. It was ok to have that with varying % of damage. There has been several suggestions Ive seen that would do the trick but the 1 I would think would be a huge mistake would be to change her speed to fast


@staff can you give some attention to this thread?


I think put her mana generation debuff back to -24% and she’d probably be fine. Effective but not OP.

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Agree. The 130% damage isn’t much more than a slash attack.

This hero is so unimpressive and feels like deliberately messed up for not outperfoming possible competition in near fu… oh wait we have cGuinevere right now…

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