Picked up Aeron at the January Tavern, and I’ve had 3 Zulags sitting in the bench for a while.
As purple healers go, of course CRigs is everyone’s favorite, I’ve always had Sabina instead since I pulled her very early in my game and got her nearly finished before I got a Rigard, but regardless as four stars someone might want to also have a 5* option.
With the new formations in beta coming to more parts of the game potentially, these nearby hero healers that I’ve always avoided like the plague might become a lot more useful in play going forward, so now I’m looking at two heros which would fill a hole in my roster
But they’re so darn similar! Both average speed, splash healers over time, HOTM with element links for your stack, the specials beyond healing are the main difference. So let’s compare their cards…
Aerons heal is one turn shorter, blocks ailments and cleanses. Zulag offers a double defense, so that you could argue Zulag is more of a tank and Aeron is more of a flank hero. Their stats bear this out with Aerons higher attack than defense stat and Zulag is the reverse.
Another place you might prefer Aeron is if you’re running with Freya and other minion heros, you wouldn’t want a puny dark minion kicking out a beefy raven minion, however in her favor her sand damage resistance passive ability looks like it will be useful on S4 map stages now, something nobody could have anticipated when she was released last year, but now seems calculated by SG since they knew how they were designing the new season.
Zulag is the perfect example why I try to get at least one copy of every HOTM, even if I currently see no possible use for them. The game changes the meta changes, sometimes yesterday’s garbage can shine up pretty good.
Anyway I’d love to hear thoughts especially from anyone who’s uses both of these heros and have some thoughts on pros and cons and if either of them stands out in ways I haven’t considered. Thanks!