I am struggling at a point where some of my main-stays are seeing less use. Historically they are solid heroes, have given them emblems, and they’ve performed well for 3 years for me. They see less use due to getting 5*’s with similar specials being an “upgrade” but given how useful I know they are it feels like a shame to strip them. I don’t know if there is too much sentiment in my decision, that is amplified as a F2P so new heroes are relatively rare, and maybe I just need to see this as a business transaction and resources go to what is being used?
Specifically it is with Grimm and Athena. Grimm was my 3rd ever 4* about 3 years ago. He is +18 and been a D-dropping beast for me since. I got Athena from the first ToL portal and she has replaced Grimm in most settings whether it is 3-2, 4-1, most mono runs (sometimes Grimm sneaks in as the 5th). This is basically my thoughts on Grimm:
Anyways, to my point. I am not looking for validations or confirmation as the pros and cons between these two heroes are apparent. What I am looking for is what others have done in similar positions or which heroes you struggled with historically to “phase out”.
Another example would be if I pull Guardian Falcon then Gormek +18’s days are numbered and he has been my go-to D dropped for 2.5-3 years now. I think it gets tougher with emblems because a 4* with 18-20 emblems is essentially a base 5* so it isn’t the obvious increase of when you start to replace your 3*’s with 4’s.
I am curious to hear what others experiences and thoughts have been. Maybe no one else takes it this hard and I need to buck up
Good luck out there!