It might just be that I’m using the ‘wrong’ weapon (though it fits with the team I like…shrug), but I feel like it’s gotten to the point know where it almost (or flat out does) makes more sense to NOT use your hero/weapon and instead just use a 4th minion/card/ally/whatever you call it.
With all the ascensions/increased max level(s) and traits, cards can get crazy powerful. At level 71, my hero is 11/16/6 (armor/life/atk), and my epic/lvl 18 Ancient Horror is 10/14/13 AND the spell is on-par with or better (by virtue of being cheaper to activate) than most/all weapons.
And the Hero can’t contribute to team bonuses (though they can receive them, right?), either. It’s not game-wrecking if the Hero becomes a liability, because in the end they’re all just cards. It just feels kind of silly/wrong to me from a “story” POV to not have the Hero on the team.
Am I missing something?