This meta has shifted more and more towards fast and very fast heroes over time. What was once a solid average/slow hero is now meh due to the increased demands for faster heroes. Nearly every slow hero discussion on this forum (besides maybe Kunchen and Yunan) is filled with people being disgruntled that they are slow and they won’t end up using them.
Nearly every hotm is average and faster. Only Kunchen and Miki have ever been made slow. If the power creep keeps making the meta faster and faster, then shouldn’t the slow and very slow heroes be buffed further to compensate for their slower speed? I feel as if most slow specials would be completely balanced as an average hero nowadays. I feel if a hero needs to be slow, that means that their special should be devastating compared to fast/very fast specials. That’s very very rarely the case.
Are we just basically phasing out slow heroes (besides a select few) competitively? Are the majority of slow heroes just going to be used with FtP people and used on 5th string war teams?