On a non related sidenote. Why the hell is Great Maws trait, a legendary objectively staight up better than Ketras’, a mythic? They are both triggered by three matches of one gem colour, but Ketras’ trait won’t buff Ketras magic, what’s up with that?
Simply buffing all stats like Great Maws trait does would be a very very subtle increase to Ketras spell, one he could use.
Debatable whether Maw is better… the +2 Magic is irrelevant as Maw doesn’t use that stat, so the traits give the same benefit, and Ketras is gaining spell damage from all those stats as well… also red gems probably match more often than skulls in general…
However I agree Ketras should get the +2 Magic in there too, as a Mythic his trait should be strictly better…
Agree on Ketras’ trait, even though his spell ratio got buffed to being useful since release.
As for Courage… jesus, I don’t know how this is still a thing. Its gotta go down. I’d be happy with +2/+2 or +2/+1 or +1/+2. As it stands, there isn’t another Guild Guardian being used nearly as much, let alone two or three on a team. Justice is probably the closest.
Even with the Bone Dragon nerfs. The thing is pretty much just as dangerous as before as far as Courage + BD teams are concerned, just a bit slower with the higher mana cost.
That’s something I was wondering about, actually. Before, BD would cause one big 25-skull blob. Now it might cause multiple 3-skull matches. So Courage would trigger once before, but three times now, right?
Courage was triggering multiple times depending on the skull patterns. The only nerfs I see are an increase in BD’s mana cost (making it significantly harder to charge in two turns), the target retaining more armor, and the rare chance that the skulls don’t get an extra turn. The amount of Courage procs seems the same.
I thought the same thing after reading the OP. I’m generally pretty anti-nerf. I’ve rolled my eyes and speedily scrolled by plenty of whinging nerf xyz troop thread filled with incoherent vague rants. It’s nice to see someone post a coherent and well-thought out post that actually shows why a troop is out of balance.