There are many underlying problems but I think it was most prevalent today whilst battling that I almost threw my phone at the wall.
My Thor is NOT speed-boosted. At all. 10 heath/20 attack/0 speed
Its only job is to go in, get a good chunk of damage in and maybe even get a kill. It is perfectly okay for it to die to accomplish this. It’s a genuine trade-off. I refuse to play mind games with the precision of exactly how fast it is in comparison to other people’s creatures, especially other Thor users. Keep it simple.
However…there are some extreme abuse cases of circumventing that damage that make certain creature ABILITIES combined with boosts far more powerful than ever originally intended.
I fought an Indoraptor (G1, not G2) and crit with DSI, crit with DSR, and finally crit with IR. Sorry, Evasive Dodge let it live through all that. Too bad; so sad.
Despite the admittance of what my Thor’s purpose is in contrast to most people, pure damage boosts on one of the most attack-heavy creatures in the game should at least be able to kill something with a moderate SPREAD of boosts. If most of the boosts were on the Indoraptor’s health, I wouldn’t be upset. I would find that commendable and applaud the creativity.
However, they were not. This thing gave me Stegodeus PTSD flashbacks when it still had API and I wasn’t provided with my own in those match-ups. A tank that deals absurd damage shouldn’t exist unless there’s a weakness. Stegodeus doesn’t like bleeding just the same as Trykosaurus doesn’t, either. Tryko is also vulnerable to distracting so that’s always a plus. Indoraptor is IMMUNE to distraction and even stunning, though, so it’s got basically everything it needs because bleeding is almost entirely phased out in this immune-heavy meta and speed control is highly minimized barring very specific circumstances.
Evasive Stance RNG’ing it’s way through my literal, LITERAL best-case scenario (3 crits in a row for most possible damage) of how to play the match-up is inherently broken BECAUSE of boosts.
Indoraptor is supposed to tank SOME damage, not ALL the damage.