Let's say you are right... so then Jasmine uses have become... epic arena offence and PP havoc... and depending on your budget ch. 17 normals/heroics.
To be good in the ch. 17 heroics and epic arena offence she needs o2 pet 6+ stars... that is a huge investment for such a niche useability... and that is only in the case in which you are correct.
Besides teams with 5 frontliner can have any hero from batman to vulko in which case jasmine will get raped anyway.
Some hidden frontliner teams use a tanya aswell to counter osiris/mazir/gremor when they are combined with valan.
Basicly such a tiny itty bitty use for jasmine does not mean I am far from the truth.. I would say I am pretty much spot on with the truth.
Jasmine needs a skill overhaul, they need to make her the equivelant from a disc. priest in WoW and she might have a chance. She needs a stat growth rebalancing so her health and matk levels are up to par with todays heroes and then finally she needs a damage/healing rebalancing to make sure she is not miles behind when she actually does something,
She used to be the queen of cof untill sylphi came and now with all the ubisoft and warner bothers heroes she is dead...
Especially when you consider SS, Kong and Taurus are from cof shop and gold chests and Jasmine is from guild shop. Older players will have jasmine at 7 stars but newer players should not get her to 7 stars... they should do mirielle, tsuki and bloodspear and even driller is a higher priority then jasmine is.
When it comes this pool of heroes and to being the best 3 I would say 1: kong, 2: taurus, 3: Jasmine. The statistics more or less also reflect that...in terms of popularity I have no idea who will get an awakening. At lower levels jasmine and taurus are pretty good aswell, although even then Kong rains supreme due his insane hol damage pre awakening. The issue is that post awakening (level 90) non of them are a top 20 priority anyway...
Octo, sylphi, goram, vernos, osiris, sumiko, garrick, lingling, elador should be the highest prio for f2p and low spenders and those alone will take them a full year orso and those are just the heroes requires for HoL. Not even mentioning batman, rayman, vulko, petros, malrath, mirielle, orkon, valan, cara, mog, mazir, morfir, tanya, nightshade.
Most of those heroes awakened will also get you further in the skyfortress while jasmine doesn't do jack there... no damage... the heals are too low and too late. Anyway I will stop with raping Jasmine... I might actually get sued for this xD.