Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games /
[Senatry] Top family heroes: disbalance or not?
Ok, I dont have hard facts nor numbers. Nor am I among the most knowledgeable users (or top players despite being lvl 120) so take what I write with a pinch of salt. But take it hopefully for real and feel to provide arguments on behalf and agains what I say. Anyways I claim that Julii top family hero Caesar is nerfed compared to other familie’s heroes Scipio and Brutus.
So, what is common to them all are cavalry units and have a critical hit. But have a slightly different characters. 1) I guess Scipio and Brutus have bigger damage than Caesar (dont know who of first 2 has the biggest) 2) at least Scipio has both miss and block – dont recall if Brutus has em as well, but Caesar has only miss 3) Scipio attacks columns, Brutus rows – Caesar has sputter. This point requires further elaboration next.
On paper it says sputter attacks 6 cells at most. To begin with, this is nonsense because array can have only 5 heroes. What do you do with 6th cell dmg? Then – sputter is pretty uneffective against some most used arrays in Senatry (this requires further arguments). If Im not mistaken (feel free to correct me) the most used array in Senatry is V. Discounting engine builds its used both in RS and Tactical as well mixed arrays. Considering other family heroes, Brutus’ repeating sweep and Scipio’s repeating piercing work just fine against V. Caesar on the other hand may use sputter against enemy column, but it loses in power. If Caesar attacks the bottom hero in V, sputter is effectively a very weak 1 target attack.
Against A array sputter – again on paper – works just fine, but the problem is that it misses much. A claim that both Brutus and Scipio have better miss than Caesar. Again, feel free to agree or disagree – and if anyone has numbers to back up this claim or repute it all the more better.
Then X – I dont have a strong opinion about this but my personal hunch is that Caesar is better than other family heroes agains this array. However, X is not so common.
Among V and A the most used array is probably W. Against it Caesar’s RS has clearly an advantage. However I feel like this array is dying breed since engines are a spent force in end game.
Then there is S. Against it sputter may be the boss, but I discounted it because tacticals (or mixed) builds can counter Caesar with V.
So summa summarum: Scipio and Brutus have an advantage over Caesar in dmg (how much dmg they do vs single target) considering the most popular/effective arrays in Senatry. I also claim that their miss/block power is also vastly superior to Caesar.
Folks, feel free to back me up or repute. If you got the numbers (not counting the counter arguments haha) all the more better.
Sorry if this post is dizzy, so am I at this hour :)