TL;DR: it’s an on purpose emergency corection that we don’t know if or how long it will stay
They purposefully nerfed the dragon as an emergency patch because maxed ones with maxed riders were prancing through the biggest most expensive bases in the game while triple defended.
They have not stated what their long term plan is, but I can’t imagine they can get away with leaving it as is.
That being said the math doesn’t add up with the damage numbers in game so possibly something unknown is wrong still.
I can tell you on my pathox which I don’t use much, it’s a bit stronger than it was before. But at my level I don’t have strong enough gear to fly it on bases I compete with. (My Itzani is 5.4b and it’s a little on the weak side for the bases I fly it against)
They nerfed it on purpose but the reason they nerfed it for was not expected. I wouldn’t assume it would stay.
If I depended on this dragon I’d be upset too, but pathox is stil quite a good dragon. Crippling chill being spammed is not the only or best way to fly it. It’s true that if you have the mythic glyph it should be stronger for nearly everyone and yet isn’t. So something still isn’t understood.
Ehh. I’d personally bet money it will be fixed. I don’t think PG fully is aware of everything that’s happened with the dragon. And others. A number of dragons which should not be even close to weaker are also underperforming for lots of people.
Mythic hunters have never been nerfed to useless as far as I can remember, but they always go through transitions. Neptus I think had some minor tweaks. Morphus has some major adjustments.
Mythic Warriors and sorcerers have a habit of being bad and getting nerfed to worse and staying that way. corrhinak is the only exception I can think of.
I’m sure you understand why if you had s choice between super powerful at the top, super weak at the bottom, and semi weak in the middle and slightly too powerful at the top, the last choice is the only choice that doesn’t destroy the game. I’d be upset too and keep up the pressure on PG to get th dragon back to something worth the sigils you paid for it.