I am just wondering how nuts I am for leaning towards resetting Zimkithia. Basically I am alternating who gets a node between Ranvir and Zimkithia. They are both at +9 currently. All of my 4* druids are maxed. The only other 5* Druids without emblems are Kadilen and Horghall. Neither have a costume and neither see much time.
Side note, I know everyone on the forum bashes base Horghall, but IMO base Kadilen is worse. Neither is “good”, but Kadilen’s value is SO narrowly situational. Anyway ….
Then to give you some background for perspective and on response, I am a FTP who doesn’t keep dupes. The odds of a new great druid falling in my lap is pretty much non-existent.
Zimkithia was great when she came out, but it seems like time has passed her by. I’ve noticed:
If I mono (mostly 3-2 these days) I have Boldtusk. His A boost supersedes and is bigger. If she fired after it cancels his out.
If I 3-2 I have bigger A boosters to use and cleansers at all speeds that can easily replace her.
Her A boost is small compared to even Kiril and other boosters.
Her fast cleanse is easily replaced these days with costume Sonya and costume Caedmon. They are both +20 and LB’d for me. I also have lots of cleansers at slower speed. When she first came out cleansers we’re particularly rare versus a debuff. Doesn’t seem to be the case.
Her elemental link is of dubious worth when not in mono. It isn’t bad per say, but if someone does something to benefit the whole team it is more impactful.
I do not have another 2018 HotM (yet? Maybe? Looking at you HA).
Her special damage, even when fired a second time with her A boost active is poor. I do get it’s not her primary role per say. Either way, albeit at slower speeds, my other AoE’s in most colors hit much harder.
She is on my D team, but I have other higher end lends reds I could use. I am one of those people that doesn’t care about the D team so much as long as it keeps you where you need to be.
Am I missing something? It seems like I am trying to force her to work these days rather than her being perfect for something. Any ability she has can be relaxed and typically replaced more efficiently. Kind of a shame really. Last CoK I had to pull her for a base, unemblemed Viv for a cleanse because even with the emblems and fast speed she was a weak link.
The reason to boost Ranvir is he is my titan booster. I use him on any non yellow reflect titan. Basically daily. The emblems and resources seem better loaded onto a daily hero. It just sounds strange to say Zimkithia is that replaceable.
After Ranvir is maxed they go back onto Zim unless I miraculously manage a new great Druid. Aethers are another thing though. I couldn’t LB Ranvir just in the event I ever get a different titan booster. His use would plummet.
Am I missing something with Zim or is the sad truth she really isn’t what she was these days.