First of all. What META means?
Most Effective Tactic Available.
I’m an Elite PVP ranked player and it’s really common to see, every single PVP tournament, one or more of these heroes in a PVP match (sometimes all of them in the same team). I don’t talk about Free PVP cause most of times you play against bots in this league (of course. Who really plays Free PVP besides the daily 3 matches for the reward).
Of course I play with them, otherwise, I should be paying 10 gold per hero each 3 matches.
So let’s talk about syntomps.
Butter: Even if it’s not the main character (being played by the player) his shields reload to fast (I’ve tried with 4-Cep, Marlowe, Kunoichi and Dogface and they do not “kill” the shield really fast unless you are min-maxing). Combine him with a healer and he’s unbeatable.
Keel: Almost the same as Butter. Even if she’s not the character played by the player, her healing skill realoads too quick, heals all heroes in your team and the healing is too quick. Unless your shooting a hero being healed with two counter-element heroes (and of course, hitting all the shoots, you’ve wasted all your shots). In addition, Keel regenerates the barriers. Most of times, your DPS hero is not a tank/barrier destructor.
Castellan. From dead hero to OP.
His turret skill reloads too quick when he’s being played. He’s able to summon up to 2 turrets and each of them can regenerate themselves or heal Castellan each second. He’s maybe the tank/frontliner hero with the most heal stats in the game. He’s got an special skin which increases his heal and don’t forget his shield which protects even more than Castellan’s heal. For a maxed Castellan, we’re talking about a 2 million heal+shield hero.
Min: Maybe the mos strategic hero but not balanced.
Being played by your opponent is a pain in the…
She basically loads her bronce skill with 1.5 clips. What does it mean? Her target won’t ever use a skill.
In adittion. Her “ghost” has got a lot of heal and the AI usually try to cover it so, when you’re done with her ghost, she’s been already healed and she already has got another ghost for you. Checked on 3v3 last faction PVP.
Phalanx. Maybe the most playable shielder in thd game.
Phalanx is useless. His all team shield is the only thing which makes him playable.
The bad thing about this? Most of time he’s mixed with a super DPS hero or played with a min-max team. Result? All your team being destroyed by a 10 stars 5 plat bars Pinchos, a shielder/healer and a 4 gold bars Phalanx with his gold skill fully upgraded.
Now imagine 4 or all of them in the same team. What a boring PVP match.
I suppose HH devs has got a full all played heroes stats, and also, I’d say Phalanx is maybe in 1 of 3 teams.
I always say this in all the PVP games. If something/someone need an specific object/character to be countered, it’s definitely OP.
I’m not against shielders/healers. But we’ve been in the same META for months, playing against one or even more of these heroes. And something which PVP needs is fresh content, not the same team core with one of two different heroes (of course, faction boosted heroes) every single PVP tournament.