With the new spell scaling, Pathox’s power is under great debate, and most of this thread now deals with figuring out what his power actually is in the new environment.
My original post is below, for posterity, but people, but I will note the relevant range where the observation was being made was for towers in the 40-45 range. It is clear from others’ experiences, Pathox was much better balanced in other ranges.
As I haven’t defended a Pathox post spell scaling adjustment, I literally have no idea how strong he is now for towers in the 40-45 range. PvP is upcoming, though …
With all the talk of quitting for one reason or another, Pathox may be it for me. Our team has bases in the 150-300 range, and Pathox is running bases with 2 defenders 1 or 2 levels above without getting a scratch. By levels I mean a player with Garnet dragons is getting cruised by Sapphire Pathox, Emerald by Garnet, etc. When Kinn came out, strong red-blue pairs did the trick, Nec could be handled with rage drain, Corthanak strong storms. With defense you could take out a dragon 1-2 tiers above. I don’t see any counter to Pathox, at least at these levels. First true “I win” dragon I’ve seen. If you have a defense strategy I’d love to hear it. For me, defense is more than half the fun of this game: