Looking back, I am now a bit surprised how little it has been discussed about the nerf of the elementa link for Malicna, Frosth, Yang Mai, Elradir & Devana. And after a previous discussion, I realised that people might not realise how big it is.
At this moment, their elemental link, with no mana link, gives 0.5 tiles per turn. I just measured it a bit earlier both with Yang Mai and Frosth and average heroes with no mana troops. And I remember there was also a video of Bud Man with Malicna on this.
@PlayForFun who does a tremendous work reporting and experimenting from Beta did some tests and his conclusion was that now their elemental link gives around 0,3 tiles per turn.
For me this is a huge nerf, a decrease of 40% for the mana they were giving that was not a lot, but enough for Yang Mai or Frosth to charge an average hero or for the other three to charge a slow hero. Not to mention that if you missed one tile, getting it took two turns. Now it will take four turns.
For me the effectiveness of their elemental link will decrease greatly and while they were on my list to max, now I kind of changed my mind and I sort of regret maxing Elradir.
I would be curious to hear what others think about this, how their effectiveness in game will be influenced by this, since for me it seems that it will be greatly reduced.
PS It might be that my numbers and findings are off, but then I am curious about hearing from the ones who have the correct ones