I fail to see how Santa is still seen as a great hero and so many people think Noor is underpowered.
Both have slow mana. Santa gives defense down and attack down, but most people are using Wilbur in their red stacks which kinda defeats the point of defense down. Wilbur also gives you defense up which Santa doesn’t do. Attack down is nice but not game changing in anyway. Santa’s minions have 10% hp which is to say, 1/3 of a tile will kill 2 of them lol. I won’t even get into Santa’s “damage” lol.
Noor also has slow mana. However, she passively protects herself by summoning minions along the opponents (and there are a lot of those going around right now), buying herself time to charge her special. When she does, she effectively heals all allies by 25% (because that’s the minion’s hp) and to add to that the minions still have a 25% attack stat. If you have a GM or high powered red attacking hero that is quite a lot. On top of all of that - those minions can get rid of 3 minions in one single hit. If there are 5 of those, you could render the opposite team minion-less if you are lucky with how the minion RNG targets. With minions like Freya’s, Noor’s herself or even Seshat’s, this is absolutely massive.
I’m not saying she’s OP or game changing or the best HoTM but underpowered? I don’t buy it. It would be nice to see some cleanse (I think the only red is Guardian Kong, right?), especially on a slow hero because she would go off when your heroes are full of status effects, but I really think people are underestimating her right now.
Another comparison - Heimdall boosts HP by 360 and everyone thinks he’s amazing. The minions do literally the same thing (and much more on top of that) and if you have a hero with 1200 hp (which is not a lot nowadays) you are getting a 300 HP boost every time she fires on top of all secondary effects. How’s that much different?
Edit: Just saw 360 is the unleveled card. 500HP boost with maxed Heimdall. Still, the secondary effects more than compensate for that imo.
I remember when Vela came out people also cried at her DoT and well, we know how that turned out.