I’m coming out of Forums Hibernation to voice this concern.
The Possessed King looks cool, his 3rd trait is a dream come true for me, but thanks to his absolutely terrible spell and his first 2 traits being useless, I’m feeling pretty let down at this point.
I have been playing with him for several hours since I got him yesterday, and almost EVERY time I cast his spell, it bites me in the butt. One example of a great many: The enemy had 3 troops left on their last legs, I went to cast The Possessed King, and all of a sudden the dying team was replaced with a full health Gargantaur, Famine, and Death. While they were “half-level”, I went on to lose at least another troop, which could have hurt my score in guild wars, or caused me to lose the match in general.
That was an extremely unlucky case, however, I am constantly trading dying enemies for full health daemons, many of which tend to be of higher rarity. Even the Lv 0 enemies spawned still prolong the match with new health, and can still pack a whallop with their spells.
I assume the design thoughts behind this was that you could strengthen your Possessed King’s spell with more enemy demons, but a +2 damage trade-off doesn’t seem to balance out for giving them full health troops, especially when luck is against you and they get legendary or mythic troops.
His spell would be 10 times more useful WITHOUT the second half. Just keep it the damage and it would be far more useful, let alone more strategically predictable.
And while I’m ripping into what I was hoping would be my new favorite troop, what’s with that first trait? Envy? That’s not even his kingdom. Having not read the lore because I don’t care to, I’m assuming that ties into a sinful daemon spirit “possessing” him, but 1), Envy is near useless for me unless utilized in his niche rolls, and 2), couldn’t he be Possessed by a darkstorm or something (or any other storm) so he could be a bit more useful? There are plenty of Darkstone troops that seem capable of corrupting ones’s mind, too.
I’m sure it was designed this way also, but if you want to use The Possessed King in GW, there goes putting him with some of the more useful daemons like Yao Guai, Gorgotha, or Wrath (one of the actual Sins, like Envy).
I’m not sure if my thoughts reflect any others’, but I figured I’d at least voice my opinion on the matter. It’s just a tad frustrating because I had been excited for this troop since I saw it months ago on Taransworld. At least I managed to bag him, I guess.