I really appreciate a lot of the changes made in this update. Nightmare campaign has been good so far, the difficulty level seems to be appropriate. I am a little less than half way through it so far. The 1 mil+ silver rewards for starring the campaign have helped me massively and made it so I could finally start getting somewhere with building my champs and completing challenges.
Some of the champs you buffed are champs I have (Excrutiator, Grimskin) and I was excited to see that because I figured they were going to be useless champs that were ignored permanently. I haven’t tested them out yet but I was just happy to see they were improved at all.
I was also happy to see the Reinbeast balance. Now he’s a champion I can sometimes beat, but he wasn’t nerfed to the point that I can easily beat him. Now I will attempt to fight arena teams with him and I win *sometimes*, whereas before I would usually never even attempt. If I did attempt in the past, 9/10 times I would fail even against solo Reinbeast using my best 6* champs with stun or heal reduc.
I was very happy to see the difficulty reduced for faction wars. For every faction I was able to 3* all the levels up to the first boss and then I was stuck before the update. I knew I would need at least two 6* champs from each faction to get farther, so I was seemingly stuck forever. Now I’m able to beat the first boss and get a few levels farther with one or less 6* champ on my team. The only problem I’ve run into so far is the first boss in the Undead Hordes faction. I have a fully leveled and ascended (and 1 book away from fully booked) Bad-El-Kazar and a handful of other good 4* champs from that faction and I still can’t beat the first boss. It seems like I’m able to do plenty of damage but that boss is so strong that it one-shots all of my team except Bad-El on the first hit, and then my Bad-El is killed after the next hit or two. It seems like that boss is disproportionately stronger than the first bosses from all the other factions. Bad-El is my strongest champ, he has more than double the HP of all my other champs (except Hakkorhn Smashlord) and he can solo most of the mid-late stage dungeons, so it’s crazy that he barely makes a dent in the first boss of faction wars with a full team. Even with the current difficulty of faction wars Im pretty sure I will never be able to get far enough to earn a sacred shard. It seems that far out of reach. I’m level 54 with 5 6* champs, not f2p but not a whale either. Not sure how attainable you want faction wars to be for the average spending player, but I feel like someone at my level of playing (and spending) should be able to get to the second boss of faction wars with their strongest faction(s).