Rigard with costume also beats Kunchen, a 5 star HOTM on offense. If anything you’d balance by nerfing the far and away best 4 star in the game (I wouldn’t though).
Average Vivica would be close to a wash with Ariel. Average Vivica with costume would be just ridiculous, charging in 9 tiles with a lvl 5 mana troop.
Right- but the goal should be to make vanilla heroes usable, not to make them as good as the most elite heroes in the game.
I’m fine with the defense, but making Elena average would be too strong. Making slow heroes average is one of the biggest buffs you can do, since it now makes 9 tiles possible.
So my theory here is- I’m not F2P or C2P, have tons of non season 1 heroes…if I still use a S1 hero on raids regularly, they don’t need to be buffed. They are at least servicable. Marjana falls into this category.
The heroes that need rebalance are the ones that can’t even compete in diamond, like Horghall.
Even with his laughable attack stat, Thorne hits 3 targets really hard. That’s a strong feature in and of itself. With this change, Thorne would now beat King Arthur and Master Lepus imo.
Better change would just be to balance his stats so he hits harder.