Empowered, especially for Guild Wars, sucks all the fun out of the game. Basically, you must Freeze at least one of your opponents on the first turn or it’s likely you will not get a second turn. Way too many teams that go off on the first turn because Empowered gem transformers allow an almost guaranteed team member kill if not a full loop.
Please switch Empowered to Fast or Quick (75% or 50%). I would prefer no more than 50% myself. Otherwise, it’s face one of the 20 or so variants of “no more turns for you until at least half your team is dead, and the rest are frozen/entangled/webbed/silenced”.
Currently, I have to use Frostmage for my hero for most teams to have any chance of surviving the first turn. Or I have to try for the 1st turn kill. No other teams need apply.