Hey all I figured I would post in here about the overall hero balance in the game and for the majority of the heroes they are very well balanced though admittedly without spending thousands of dollars for how I would want to test them side by side at first glance they appear balanced.... That is until you see the absurd difference between Jacques/Tiadrin and every other hero in the game. The main reason why Jacques currently is so brokenly absurd is because there is absolutely no counter to him in-game other than himself literally zero a decent jacques if you know how to work him will solo an entire field of silver by himself at t4/5 and thats just early in the game later in the game he can get even more stats so if you prepare properly even a rank 5 silver sword summon onto his face or behind him doesn't phase him at all he just cuts through them and your entire wing within 10 seconds like its a joke. The only remote counter to him (excluding himself) is either tiadrin permanently stunning him with her 25% auto skill (if she even makes it there) or Rufio leaping onto him to stop firestorm or spray and pray, however even if rufio does that well nothing happens he just gets shredded afterwards and dies because he cant stop jacques from auto attacking and you saved him some ammo so he can just auto even more. Tiadrin on the other hand is almost as bad if you know how to work her, the non stop aura damage she has does almost as much damage as blizzard did pre-buff but its always on and always going off on viable targets. People say shes really weak but after playing with her shes one of the most insane heroes ingame, sure she doesn't do anything flashy like Cleo's old black hole but with her non stop damage and her heal instantly healing your other heroes to full shes easily one of the best just because you do not require to do anything to make her extremely useful.
Every hero in this game should have a counter in some form Jacques currently does not have one, Tiadrin on the other hand has a few soft ones if you could consider them counters (Vega favor and Elena Magic damage reduction aura) but one of those she also helps counter and the other just cuts her damage by 9%-50% depending on how much it is leveled.
Also before people come in and join in on the "but he costs 3 energy to deploy!" train you get 3 energy pots everyday from patron and if you use them all on jacques you can literally field him every single time you are using all your other heroes so its not that big of a drawback if you choose targets carefully and not use him for things you dont really need to its not that big of a drawback for fielding a hero that wins fights with pure copper by himself just because he's broken. On server 100 we have a list of all known jacques players so the people that actually enjoy dueling don't run into them face first and have 3-12 hours of heal time just because some Jacques ruins all their fun and only getting 40 honor for it while the other side depending on how much damage they do gets off with 200-600 honor depending on what was fielded from the other.
I do enjoy duelling in this game i really do it's one of the more entertaining things to do but currently between people hero dropping on you to burn your energy, copper dropping with jacques, or solo hero drop due to them not having energy and just doing it for spite makes it really really hard to enjoy dueling people constantly. All I want honestly is to have people field armies and just slug it out and have a good time but the game makes it hard to enjoy fights with two problems compounding the problem making it stale and not worth the effort to find a good fight.
Just for show and tell I'm adding a few pictures keep in mind that this server (100) is 9 days old and these are the numbers the two heroes are pulling;
Tiadrin (my little experiment to see how good an 11 dollar tiadrin is)
A jacques player that copper dropped on me
And finally just for shits and giggles a housemates Jacques beating on an open wall (31 might)
Keep in mind my tiadrin is f2p ive only bought a few stat cards from the shop for her and i'm unclear how much the dwarf players jacques had for stats or his gear and I'll ask one of my jacques housemates on how much damage his does with what stats but i've yet to see one on 100 (fighting against or watching a housemate use them) do less than 100k damage unless they get sniped from the other jacques first.
If anyone else has pictures of Jacques or Tiadrin doing crazy numbers feel free to post them also to raise awareness of these two.