I feel that this is an over looked issue. I have received onatel and gretel over the holidays and being that my main team is over 3600 I found that it becomes increasingly difficult to practice actual usage of the hero abilities in season 2.
Season 1 there are multi miniboss stages where u can actually get good use of all heroes talents yet for some reason this feature was taken out of season 2.
I am a very defensive player and lots of players sit on the bench because it’s very difficult to get the said practice necessary for them in the current maps untill u get to last boss.
This makes it rough to know how a hero will do when it comes to raids / wars because you literally have to throw them in a team and hope they dont get one shot as you level them to see how they do which can become easily frustrating and leave players believing that said heros are weak,especially ones with low defense like proteus who will get one shot by over half the heroes in the game if he is not leveled enough. currently I have to get a hero to power level 600, if they are offensive, for them to have enough hp/ defense to not be one shot or half dead in one attack. No hero can reach 600 power level without AM.
stacking allows for some practice but again people being one shot can lead to fake representation and I feel that the mini bosses stages should return to season 2 as every opponent has mana. I currently have to go back to season one level 21 and up just to practice heroes like Onatel, Gretel, hansel, proteus cause other than actual pvp these areas are the only places for them to showcase their skills early.