Team power is a crude way to compare relative hero strength, I know … but it is particularly bad comparing heroes with different numbers of stars.
Team power 327: Layla maxed 3/40 vs Chao 1/1
Ok, Hu Tao is 327, instead of Chao’s 329, but their specials compare a lot better.
Layla has noticeably better attack, defense, and health. Her special is a higher multiplier on the greater attack strength. I know which I would rather use, and it isn’t the one with 2 more TP points.
Team Power ~425: Thorne 1/1, Bane 3/50
Thorne and Bane are hitters (Bane’s special is 6/8; think he would gain 10 points maxed or 5 at 7/8. Thorne is average but does more damage with splash; Bane is fast. Similar health. Bane has better defense and way better attack, making up some of the special damage differential.
Justice 1/1, Cyprian 2/26, Carver 3/42:
Justice and Carver are hit all, easier to compare; Cyprian is the only 4* I’ve got in that range…
Cyprian has similar defense to Justice and way better attack and health. Carver has the same health and way better attack and defense. His special is weaker, but average instead of slow.
Again, the lower star heroes have way better stats for the same team power.