I have a question about my defense line, and I would be thankful if you share your ideas about it.
Currently, I have Boss Wolf as my tank. He is flanked by Isarnia (CB) and Drake Fong, and the wings are Mother North and Kingston. It is a relatively solid defense, but the only problem I have with this defense team is Boss Wolf being “too slow.” His special skill is kind of interesting, but with his “very slow” mana speed, he usually cannot fire his special. Therefore, regarding his high Defense and HP stats, he just acts as peace of large meat, which buys time for the flanks to charge their mana. Therefore, in war and normal defense teams, his special skill is nothing but some meaningless words written on his hero card. The only place he actually shines is in 5* Rush attack tournaments which doesn’t happen so frequently.
I’ve recently got the new HOTM, Zulag. I’m thinking of replacing Boss wolf with Zulag in my defense team and here is why: Defensively, she is almost as sturdy as Boss wolf. When she fires her special, she raises the normal defense, does HoT, and increases defense against specials for the flanks and herself. Also, she summons a minion. Most importantly, unlike Boss Wolf, her mana speed is average which in tank position, gives her a chance to charge at least once in each raid.
However, I’ve read the thread about Zulag and it seems people don’t like her that much. This makes me a little bit hesitate about putting her in my defense line. But the thing is, in my hero roster I have a shortage of tanky heroes. The only other options I can think of as a tank are Raffaele and Costumed Vivica. Raffaele is slow and only heals and does nothing more special. C Vivica is interesting though, but she needs emblems to be viable as a reliable tank. I’m having all my cleric emblems worn by Mother North. There is no way on earth that I reset MN emblems for any other heroes. So I’ve left with only two options: Boss Wolf or Zulag?
What is your idea about this situation? Who would you choose as the tank if you were me? I appreciate your toughts and ideas.