It’s a topic that comes up in full force every year or so in the game, and I’m curious as to who the community still sees as severely underpowered respective to their legendary peers?
The emerging meta has seemed to set most of the ninjas (Onyx, Cobalt, Garnett) ahead of the rest—particularly when they’re able to get their family bonus—along with the Valhalla beasts (Odin, Frigg, Bera, Heimdall, Freya) and recent event and seasonal heroes (Finley, Jabberwock, Black Knight, Gazelle, Killhare, Vanda, Francine, Krampus). Then there are the longtime meta staples (Gravemaker, Drake Fong, Zeline), the newer HotM (namely Telluria and Vela), and classic heroes who’ve maintained relevance thanks to their costumes (the snipers, along with Vivica and the now-monstrous Kadilen).
To me, and it seems to the overwhelming majority of top spenders (cf. the team construction of all the top alliances), these heroes largely stand alone. There are some heroes, of course, who have great usefulness attacking or against titans whom we rarely see on defenses (Miki, Tarlak, Gefjon, et. al) and which I didn’t mention, but those aside… who do you think are the weaker of the legendary heroes in the game?
At the top of my list are probably Boss Wolf, Natalya, Noor, Perseus, Owl, Sargosso, Ares, Inari, Thoth-Amun, Victor, Jade, Aeron, Rumpelstiltskin, and Zulag. There are some others I’m tempted to add (like most of the classics without their costume bonus), but I’ll try to keep it to what I think are the absolute worst. I do also think it would be interesting to buff up a few middle-of-the-road heroes like, say, a Gregorion or Guardian Kong or Delilah, just to shake up the meta a bit via a re-balancing, but maybe that’s best left elsewhere.
It’s probably also worth mentioning that think it would be great to see the devs buff up the handful of heroes who were designed specifically as defensive tanks—who have no other real niche in the game—so that those heroes (specifically Guinevere, Yunan, and the uncostumed Justice and Horghall) can remain relevant.
Thanks for listening, and I look forward to hearing what you guys think of the current meta and the possibility of a future balancing update.
All the best,