Okay, so nearly every week there is a special exclusive weapon that is generally alright. Most of them are meh, occasionally you get something decent. And then occasionally you get a piece of garbage that after being made unobtainable is buffed to the point of being absolutely gamebreaking.
Divine protector is overpowered to a degree that even Dawnbringer doesn’t touch. It’s a weapon which can be cast in a single turn if you get a surge, given Ishbaala’s trait, and Divine Hero’s green enchant. On a divine team, where it will be used 100% of the time, it creates 30 gems; 15 of each of the two colors, and creating just 10 of a single color is a near guarantee for a 4-match or better.
One single match, then bam every troop on the enemy’s team is fully charged, one ally is weakened enough to trigger Ubastet’s auto kill AND the enemy gets a free turn to use Ubastet’s spell before the player can do anything about it. And to top it off, only people who happened to be playing the game for the week the weapon was available, and bought it in spite of it being trash at the time it was available are allowed to have it.
The only way this possibly makes even the slightest bit of sense would be as a social experiment. Like, are you trying to condition us that we need to purchase every weapon, every week no matter how pitiful the weapon is because “hey, we might decide to buff it into being the most powerful weapon in the entire game next week after it’s unobtainable. Better buy now so you don’t get curb stomped endlessly by the people who did get it.”
That is what really makes this weapon stand out as the worst part of the game though. The implications of a weapon being being buffed this much after being made unobtainable are astounding. At least with Dawn Bringer’s comparatively mild overpoweredness, you can see it is a goal to work towards long-term. But Divine Protector appears to exist purely as a reminder that if you don’t waste your gems on every single weapon every single week no matter how terrible the weapon is, you may be punished for not having it once it’s no longer available.