This is due to the “bug” that lycanthropy currently works like transforms by a friendly effect.
When you transform one of your troops yourself it will be leveled and traited as you have it in your collection, I assume the transformed troops you got are not leveled in your collection then.
But as actual debuff it is meant to half the level of the troop. They are working on it.
Ouch! I didn’t realize your own lycanthropized (is that a word? It is now. Come at me grammar warriors) troops would match your own collection. All of mine are level 16+ and most fully traited so I never noticed.
This is brutal for newer players who struggle to get just a couple of max level teams, and where traiting just isn’t really feasible.
If one of your troops is transformed, does it half the level as well or match your collection level? So far the discussion about halving level has been on the enemy team.
Yes, that is how an enemy transform effect should work but as it is currently, Lycanthropy (not sure if it’s only the case when it comes from lycan gems or as spell as well) is working like a friendly effect.
I should point out, though many have probably realized this, that this bug is especially painful for going up against wereverine in the weekly event since it’s pretty damn difficult to avoid getting hit with lycanthropy in that fight.
For someone like me, with a sparse roster, this is particularly crippling.