Small Giant is theoretically making some balance changes to heroes for v20. But the word on the street is that things are moving pretty slowly.
In order to help SG out, I’ve pulled together some less obvious suggestions for rebalancing heroes. Please vote for your favorite (v20 is coming fast, so they probably only have time to implement one of these).
Double Guinevere’s mana cut
Now, I know most of you are pulling up Google right now to look up Hospitals, Mental. But hear me out.
Most people, when facing a Guinevere tank, go into the fight with some hope that they actually might win. They stack purple, they pick fast mana snipers and elemental debuffers, and they bring mana blockers like Hel.
This leads, inevitably, to disappointment when Guin beats them like the naughty and insolent serfs they are. By doubling Guin’s mana cut, SG would finally remove the corrosive false sense of optimism that afflicts people facing her. You’re welcome!
Reduce Aegir’s defense by 50%
One of the biggest challenges with Aegir as a tank right now is that the activation of his special leads inexorably to the death of his flankers. Seeing as his flankers are usually actually useful to the defense, this is a very bad outcome.
By reducing Aegir’s defense by 50%, SG would completely eliminate this common anti-Aegir tactic, instantly and dramatically improving his value to the defense.
Decrease Guardian Panther’s elemental debuff to 5%
Most people complain that the Guardians of Teltoc event has exactly one useful 5* hero right now. This complaint makes a lot of sense, since SG was trying really hard to ensure that none of the Teltoc 5* heroes were useful. Unfortunately. G. Panther slipped through both Quality Control AND Beta.
This change would restore the developer’s original design goal of having 100% of the Teltoc 5* heroes make people cry when they’re drawn.
Increase the stats of all Sand Empire heroes by 25%
Almost nobody runs Sand Empire heroes right now (literally nobody runs Springvale heroes, but that’s a story for another day). Heroes like Rana and Yunan and Gafar are awesome, though, and this leads to a fair amount of smug satisfaction among Sand Empire hero users.
But right now, their smug satisfaction seems largely unjustified to the wider E&P community. With a 25% across-the-board stats buff, the validity of this smug satisfaction would finally be universally recognized.
Most people would STILL avoid using the Sand Empire heroes, of course. But at least the decision would be at the “Godzilla-in-a-safety-vest” level of obvious in its wrongness, instead of merely being debatable.