In the forum there are a lot of threads that slow heroes are dead, obsolete, too weak and need some buffs. There isn’t much love for them.
This post is not to convince anyone to use slow heroes. If you don’t like them, don’t use them. Everyone has an unique playstyle and likes different heroes. Diversity is good for the game, would be extremely boring if everyone uses the same heroes.
Here I try to bring some love to the most unloved category of heroes.
First of all, slow is not slow. If you try this with only S1 heroes you will probably get destroyed completely. There stats are that much behind that they die fairly easy although being slow, but with costumes or newer heroes you get some really beefy teams.(If someone plays some S1 slow teams effectively let us know about it )
This is my defense team at the moment and I also use it on offens:
Most of those heroes have around 8-900 def and 1500 or more health, thats at average 100 points more than many of my faster heroes have. At the first moment that doesn’t sound like much but with troops and considering the damage formula more def even a little can make a huge difference.
Is this team better than faster teams? I don’t think so, and I would say a healthy mix between different speeds would be far better. But I wanted to show that slow heroes aren’t automatically worthless.
Thats the highest I reached with only that team used on offense, until now.
This team works extremely well against aggressive def teams. There aren’t any heroes out there who oneshots anyone from this team at least without buffs and if my heroes have max or at least near max health, so unlike with fast heroes I’m not automatically dead if the opponent fires before me (and with slow they will fire before me). Most aggressive teams aren’t that long living, they try to kill you fast, but if you survive they most of the time can’t take many shots.
As funny as it may sound, the more passive the opponent team is, the more problems I have. Those fast minion spamming teams, especially with sif and kadilen and maybe a healer or taunt are probably the hardest at the moment for this team. This team is too slow and although it doesn’t really die from those teams it also can’t win because there are always two or 3 minions at the enemy and the dispel from vivi needs some time and with bad luck is dodged. Those battles nearly always go into tiebreak ( if I don’t kill myself before on sifs riposte that is). Here I would need noor for a slow anti minion team, or cheat myself with skadi or gormek c, at least when I need the wins to fill a chest.
BTW, this team also does its job as defense and maybe better than some would guess, holding between 2600 and 2700 cups normally and sometimes a little bit more
So this only slow/very slow team is doing just fine in middle to high diamond and although it gets a lot harder the closer you raid to the top 100 it’s also possible to win there with only slow heroes.
If you have some favorite slow heroes who are with you everywhere, or if you have an only/mostly slow team wich you use sometimes let me and the forum know about…