while gems of war is strangely well balanced in the status effect department, even over such a wide variety, there is one ability you currently can’t defend against:
summoning troops, either through a trait or active skill.
just like frozen disables extra turns, either through 4 of a kind matching or skill effects (like all goblins have), it would be welcome if such a debuff status effect would exist which disables summoning troops.
since summoning is a widely available effect, it’s even a filter option in the troop filtering menu, and some troops like infernal king can even summon copies of themselves upon being killed, there should be an option to defend against this. the option that seems to make the most sense is to have a status effect that disables summoning. this way cleanse can also restore the ability.
i guess stun can defend against summoning traits, but nothing can stop summoning skills.
thx for taking this into consideration.