Who do I put on my wish list? What heroes do I buy from the Labyrinth? What heroes do I buy from the Challenger store? How do I know what heroes are even good, or good together?
This game is constantly changing, and just saying "Shemira OP! Brutus OP!" isn't going to help. So what can we do about that? (TLDR below)
First. Here are the tools that have helped me tremendously:
https://www.afkarena.net/ - site is made by an players, specifically two guilds: GloriouS(3021) and InfamouS(23917).
Reddit Player Guide FAQ - Seoji
Second. Analyze Legends Champions Finalists. If you want to see a specific hero in action, this is the perfect place to see that. Many players have every hero fully leveled and ascended.
For updates to the meta, watch the new heroes in action and check for teams that defeat 2 or more opponent teams:
Region 1: No MVP
Region 2: [Hendrik, Lucius, Elijah & Lailah, Fawkes, Athalia] and [Athalia, Lucius, Rosaline, Rowan, Elijah & Lailah]
Region 3: [Ulmus, Kaz, Tasi, Lyca, Nemora] and [Tasi, Ulmus, Lyca, Eironn, Nemora]
Region 4: [Ulmus, Kaz, Nemora, Tasi, Lyca] and [Kaz, Ulmus, Athalia, Tasi, Nemora]
Region 5: [Kaz, Ulmus, Nemora, Lyca, Tasi] and [Eironn, Lyca, Shemira, Tasi, Nemora]
Region 6: [Lucius, Hendrik, Elijah @ Lailah, Athalia, Belinda] and [Lucius, Gorvo, Tasi, Rosaline, Elijah & Lailah]
Crowd Control and Sustain. It is always a balancing act, surviving long enough to wear down your enemy. Region 2 stands out to me this season. Wilder teams have been in the meta forever, and that remains true for almost every other region. But we are seeing a shift to lightbearer with the new heroes being added - ripping through the wilder meta.
Rosaline combined with a high attack Lucius is ridiculously powerful. I am glad that Hendrik is seeing some play. The amount of damage(battle statistics) he can absorb for the team is unreal.
It is also clear throughout that Wilders and Celestials are extremely powerful. Watching some of the battle replays, We can also see Serius with his new item in action. Healing himself almost as much as nemora heals the whole team.
TLDR: Use the websites and tools available to you. Also check at the battle statistics in the Legends Championship(unlocks ch 9-20) - keep an eye out for new heroes and comps that go 3-0.
--Windyn, Server 58, Player ID: 10662501