TL;DR: Adding some new endgame pure fierce creatures will resolve some of the current arena problems.
Rampant resilients, oppression of cunning, overboosted Thors… not much more I need to say, the meta right now definitely has some flaws…
The current meta is predicated on a rock-paper-scissor type mechanic where one class is supposed to counter the other, and in most cases, it works out fine. But where the system unravels is when there is a lack of viable endgame options in a certain class. Ever wondered why Tryko, Ardent, Gemini, and Mammo dominate the end game?
There simply aren’t enough endgame viable pure fierce creatures to balance the prevalence of resilients and resilient-fierce. Of all classes, fierce is least represented by unique/apex creatures with only Thor and Mortem. Locked by exclusivity until recently, Mortem hasn’t really been introduced into arena teams which leaves one option: Thor. The reason why there are so many overboosted Thors isn’t that Thor is an inherently good creature but rather that there isn’t anything better than Thor currently to serve as a chomper.
This leads us into the third issue, the relative lack of cunning creatures, which is inextricably linked to an overabundance of resilient. With so few pure fierce in the upper arenas, more often than not, a cunning creature is simply a wasted team slot. Not to mention how some resilients actually kill their fierce counters, but that’s another topic altogether…
So what’s the solution? Introduce more pure fierce endgame creatures!* It may not solve all the issues, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. My proposal?
*preferably not endgame fierce creatures with instant moves; one of the reasons why Thors can be oppressive is that despite being slower than cunnings, it can use instant charge to practically one shot faster opponents
Let me know your thoughts, opinions, suggestions, etc. in the comments! Feel free to leave your endgame fierce creature concept down below as well.