Costume Bonuses don’t just boost the hero’s stats. It also gives them an innate %5 Mana regen bonus which literally changes the way the hero operates. And the fact that no non-S1 hero will never ever have that bonus is… well, it’s a bit weird if you ask me.
Again: No non-S1 hero should ever get a costume. I feel very strong about this opinion. My stance is still super clear on this topic. When I weigh the pros and cons give me “a bit weird” over “non-S1 Costumes” ANY DAY. Don’t wanna get misunderstood.
But, maybe we just discovered a new way to Buff a hero now: When we want to Buff a hero, instead of(OR in addition to) boosting its stats, we can add an innate %5 Mana bonus to that hero.
Of course it shouldn’t be freaking FINLEY, but it can be a weaker Challenge Event hero.
Of course not Gravemaker, but could be a weaker HotM.
Atlantis heroes comes to mind.
Alternate option: Instead of innate %5 Mana, could be innate %5 Evade, Pierce, Crit, Heal, etc.
Thank you for reading.