The last time we got a patch was in December and since the PVP update there has been 3 distinct tiers of heroes, the 10 heroes that everyone uses because they're either OP or they just work because their mechanics are best suited to the fast pace of PVP (Bovus' ability to lower energy, Yoko's guaranteed daze, NubNub's ability to take a metric sh*t-ton of punishment and heal it all back up, Masuta Kira's ability to render a whole sub-class of heroes null and void with PWN Undead or Black Diamond because crits galore), the other 30 that can work but only if youre building a comp around them since they get pwned by the upper tier of heroes and the 10 you dont even bother using, like, ever because the things that make them good can be done by higher tier heroes and done better as well. (I will explain this below)
In a game as PVP focused as Dungeon Boss, 3 months is too long to wait for balance changes, eg. Bovus El Doro has been running rampant for months now and the only thing that was done about him was giving Ekko a Team Energy Vault passive that only works 50% of the time, I feel this is a real slap in the face, since Bovus can do this 100% of the time, wouldn't it make sense for Ekko to block it 100% of the time since youre spending a hero slot on a support hero, a slot that could be used for a rogue or Tsume? Another pointer is the curious case of Balog the Barbarian. To put it simply, why would you want a slow hero with a silence when you can use Bovus and get the same effect while also not being hindered by move priority like Balog is? And did I mention Bovus does Balog's thing but in an AoE and gets cooler stuff too, and lets not forget that being a slow dark attribute hero is a real kick in the pants with the terrible 2 being so popular (BD and Kira)
Another example is the ever classic case of Selwyn vs Igorok, 2 heroes that do more or less the same thing, but statwise and the way they function, there is literally no reason you should ever choose Selwyn over Igorok because Igorok has no trade-off for the things he does, Igorok has more damage across the board and has way more attack, defense, health and damage than the squishy Selwyn and the functional difference in their ascended abilities benefits Igorok way more than Selwyn, which is pretty much why casters have the problems they do, because they don't have access to the fast trait like Rogues do and they're so squishy that a single Rogue will ruin their life, and they also have less damage than most tanks as well.
But to truly examine the problems with casters, we need to look at the 3 casters who have a real fighting chance in PVP situations, Nitpick, Pontifex Mortis and Icebloom, for starters, their stats and abilities give them enough to survive a 1st turn onslaught from Willows or Shadowblades and both have their own unique identity as a hero. Nitpick has his own niche as a caster because his Meteor Storm has a good chance to burn the whole enemy team and has great damage as well, and his strength in PVP is due to Indigo's inviability in PVP situations. Icebloom doesn't excel in damage like Pontifex or Nitpick, but has a myriad of utility effects that make her a great choice for any team, whereas Pontifex has innate survivability with his Soul Eater passive and good damage, and his Doom Bolt can ruin any Armoured hero's day and Bone Armour makes him pretty hard to kill as well, another noteworthy hero, Kobal the Pestilent has decent stats and a distinct identity as an AoE disabler while still having better damage than Icebloom, but being a dark hero and not having Ponti-level stats he is rendered BD fodder and more often than not dies before he can do anything, and then theres the other casters who have no chance in PVP because they lack damage and the things that are meant to make them special are done better by other heroes. (eg. Ignus < Squinch/Mangle Jaw, Selwyn < IGOROK, Balog < Bovus, can go on but won't)
I'm not asking for much, but as a player who has completed Campaign and invests most of my time into PVP, so much more could be done to balance out some of the problematic heroes who have been so dominant for so long, and I'm sure there are many people out there who agree with me. So please take this feedback into account.
Current Wishlist: Solaris.
Buff Takumi, Balog and Alexandros.