Never have I said they were a low skill cap, nor have I currently been complaining about them being overpowered. I have played enough of them to have a decent opinion, mostly do so to help out friends who I can’t convert out of the faction, or for quest day.
But they play a completely different game then the rest of them. The argument you just made is why I never had much issue with disruption Vanar since that’s what they did with some cool, board focused, end game finishers. But they were board focused. Yet Vanar still gets more hate then spellhai, given it’s somewhat warranted since they are overturned, but this isn’t about power levels.
As for the difference between lasher/makantor/drogon and spellhai. The former uses the board and can be countered with good positioning and common tech, and is a fraction of the damage potential, where as the latter can’t. It’s a pretty distinct difference.
I don’t hate Songhai as a whole, I love their flavor and combo focus, but man spellhai is just a different story. I have played every faction quite a bit, I have been at this for awhile. But playing against or as Spellhai feels disgusting. I am still salty about Reva dominance, and I loath aggro in general, which are the two things said faction excels at so it’s certainly my least played. More power to those midrange players, and positioned focused Kal users, that stuff is awesome (other then zendo).
@nwardezir Gates into Boulder. Mantra is considerably less offensive, but still not a good thing.