I am honestly not sure if this is a game discussion issue or if it should be a bug report/suggestion. I wonder if other people have noticed an issue in relation to enemy gold spearmen since the new patch. Specifically fights where you face them with just heroes.
I tried abyss 466 for the first time this morning, after the patch dropped, so I have no comparison to how it was before. It is just..... Insanely hard and I wonder if it was always like this. I know a few people on my server are "stuck" here so maybe nothing changed.
The problem is that the new boosts to spearmen (impenetrable shield every 3 seconds, 10 seconds of +30% damage taken now instead of 3 seconds previously) mean that I am wiped out in, literally, a few seconds. My dragon dies in between 4-6 seconds. 3 heroes are dead before I can cast my first skill (cleos black hole with justice rod).
Obviously I have experience with beating hard levels in the abyss. Some have taken me days but none felt completely, overwhelmingly impossible like this. I have tried a crowd control approach, A high dps approach, splitting the heroes. All positions.
Nothing has made the slightest difference. I have a few questions.
Was this fight always so hard or did the spearmen buffs break it? Should I report this as a broken mechanic? How are spearmen generally now?