Have they changed Arena since I last played? As far as I recall, Epics and above don’t show up in the lot (or in your opponent’s). How is it possible to encounter IK, Abynissia, Sheggra, Mercy, or Gard, outside of summons?
Doesn’t that amount to the same thing? You’re battling against other players’ draft picks made by the A.I. that they drew when playing Arena.
It also explains why we keep encountering the same weapon sets over and over and over again. I think the AI’s weapon selection ought to be randomized to an Epic or Legendary weapon that doesn’t overlap with the AI’s drafted team pick colours. We have a nice selection of weapons that wouldn’t otherwise see usage, so why not?
Seriously this might introduce a bit more variety in Arena matches, rather than a constant feeling of exasperation.
Not really. If the AI picked the team at random then you wouldn’t see the issue of the same weapon over and over again. I’m not saying that the teams should be randomly picked by the AI but that is definitely not the same thing as teams put together by players from a selection of random cards.
On second thought, lack of colour overlap would probably… most likely… make the AI unbeatable. So another idea might be to make the randomized weapon into something that the player isn’t currently using which still overlaps at least one team colour.