I know this has been brought up a lot and I have seen a lot of people say that it is not true after running tests but I am 100% positive that the A.I. cheats.
You can especially tell with troops like Black Mangles and Dracos. I try using Black Manlges all the time but always remember why I don’t stick with it, I NEVER devour an enemy. Yet, I am sure plenty can attest that when facing it in PVP, it works every other time, usually on it’s first cast. I like using Dracos with mana generators for it’s trait but I only actually destroy enemies 1 out of every 8 casts, which is better than my percentage with BM, but nothing close to the A.I. which seems to happen almost every time. I don’t face many of them but when I do, I can count on getting destroyed.
Then to Kraken, I get devoured by Kraken on it’s first cast 9/10 times. Sure I also get a decent amount of devours with him, about 25 - 40% of the time but I can expect to be devoured with every first cast when facing in PVP or GW.
I am not bringing this up so that this can be fixed (would be nice) but just wanted to vent and see if anyone still insists that this is not skewed in the A.I.(s) favor.