Could this cute little fire dragon get a bit of a push-up?
I mean, she is at least “epic” and at max level she deals 13 (in word: THIRTEEN) damage spread over all opponents? This is an average of a bit more than 3 damage/opp.
Maybe let her inflict flames to 100% or at least 75% instead of 30% or just increase the base damage. But she is currently unplayable weak.
A lot of cards that do damage randomly divided are extremely weak vs cards that do damage to all.
I understand that it needs to balance out, but right now, the damage randomly done to all barely matches the damage done to all.
For example, even doing 26 randomly split, is still a lot weaker then legendary garuda who does 28 to all (112 total).
I think a lot of legendary cards with damage randomly split, need a big boost.
If a damage to all card does 100 damage to all cards and 25 damage to 1 card, then maybe a damage randomly split card should do the medium of that, aka 100+25 / 2 = about 62 damage randomly split.
That way it will be weaker when attacking 3 or 4 opponents, but stronger when you’re attacking 1 or 2.
Yeah imagine the Dragon family celebrations, when they all meet up. Everyone is successful and stuff, Dragons pretty much dominating Krystaras business world, and even the less successful Dragons have found at least a somewhat decent job in the employment of Orks, and Dimetraxia having to justify her shitty Darkstone janitor aide job all evening, being looked down on and judged by all the other Dragons.
Don’t for get split damage becomes more powerful with less troops vs damage to all that remains the same no matter how many enemy troops remain.
That said the OP is completely correct 13 is ridiculous, most of the others that do split damage are too low as well. I think the problem is split damage is balanced for the INITIAL version of the game where everything had very low health and armor and its never been scaled. Perhaps it is time to reexamine all the split damage troops as mentioned above.
When creating new Split Damage troops there are probably using old troops as a damage ‘model’. Normally that works to help keep things in balanced. But in this case they are just not viable due to the changing nature of the game.
I believe this falls under a more broad category that we have discussed not so long ago. And most of us agreed. All damage randomly split is out of balance to the weak side. Just like single target abilities
In short, the topic talks about magic being an extremely outdated stat. Anything that isn’t AoE doesn’t make sense with magic after playing this game for more than a month.
The proposal and idea was to band-aid the system with different ratios as following.
Damage randomly split magic scaling increased to 200% (to give it an identity of low AoE but strong single target, which is extremely conditional)
Single target damage scaling from magic increased to 150% (true damage stays 100%)
Single target buffs (giving only one stat from health, armor, attack or magic) scaling from magic increased to 150%
(On the other hand, the issue can be helped by simply reducing the ratio of AoE (and multi-buffing) abilities by some amount, let’s say 30%)
[spoiler] The proposed numbers would raise the effect of split damage to roughly 5 more damage per target, but would become more potent at execution (at which point you’ve probably already won anyway).
For single target damage abilities, the damage would go up to around 10.
And it would leave early game the same way it is, since magic is low at those areas.
Troops have around 55 HP/Armor stats without +1 kingdoms, 70 with guild bonuses, and around 90 end-game with all bonuses. I doubt promoting Split Damage or Single Target damage by straightforward buff would break the game. You’d need 8-12 casts of single target damage ability (you also need to charge them) to win. It usually takes me 3-4 casts of AoE to win a game. [/spoiler]
Sorry for the long reply, but I do believe this is an issue that requires attention sooner or later. Especially when there’s more progress for the game scheduled (+2 kingdom stats, 4 total).
@Nimhain , it does get as powerful as any single target damage in the 1st place. And to get that benefit you need to kill 3 troops before that. So it is weak at the start of the battle, and only as powerful as single target damage troops if conditions are extremely favorable (and single target damage is weak anyway).
Scaling of magic would almost completely ignore the early-game. Magic below level 100 is extremely low to make a difference but piles up at player progression of Kingdoms and guild bonuses.
Wow, it seems, I was heard
Looked at Dimetraxia, she now deals 26 (instead of 13) with a 75% chance to burn enemies.
Thats a step in the right direction and together with Elemaugrim (which I opened saturday /cheers!) those two are nice to play