Since Leo’s last improvement with 1.12 update, he’s better than Musashi now, in my opinion. Stats are similar enough to not really make a difference:
Leonidas: Average mana, 731 attack, 718 defense, 1221 health
Musashi: Fast mana, 786 attack, 679 defense, 1278 health
Musashi has higher tile damage, but Leo has better defense.
Leo’s special attack, without troop boost, is 2,668 to 1 target, and 40% mana reduction.
Leo also heals himself of a massive 75% of damage dealt to him prior to doing his special attack.
Musashi’s Special attack, without troop boost, is 2,609 to 1 target, minor damage to nearby targets. If this is actually 40% of his special attack (who knows for sure), that equals 1,043 to nearby targets.
Musashi heals 50% of “normal damage” dealt to him over the next 5 turns, no immediate health gained though. Why is it that he heals only “normal” damage dealt anyway?? That’s just stupid.
All this being said, the latest improvement they made on Leo makes him better than Musashi now, so there’s yet another HOTM that isn’t as good as a regular run-of-the-mill 5* that can be received from TC-20, by anyone with a TC-20 that is.
While I understand the developers trying to improve and balance the Heros that aren’t very popular, which is quite evident in this latest round of Hero changes, they have to remember that what makes the HOTM’s special is that they either have better stats, have a better special attack, have 3 or 4 parts to their special attack, something along those lines. Leo, Elkanen, Thorne, a couple others were all improved, either in stats, damage dealt, or something similar.
Musashi only had 2 parts to his special from the get-go and was therefore already weaker than other HOTM’s. With the latest round of HOTM’s, like Zeline, Aeron, and Alasie, the older ones are becoming obsolete as HOTM’s and are more like regular 5* Heros.
I don’t even need to mention Thoth, it’s well known that Del made his Special Attack minions seem like a joke.
If they’re going to improve the less used Heros, they should also make sure that ALL of the HOTM’s stay special for more reasons than being rare or having to get lucky to get them.
That being said, what do you other players out there that spent the money, time, and mats on the older HOTM’s think about it?