MENTALLY REPLACE GILDEN WITH KITHRA IN MY LIST, I MIXED THE 2 UP AND THERE'S NO WAY FOR ME TO CORRECT IT. So yeah, the old one only had the late heroes and was missing Hemah and was taken back when Chalid had cure disease, heal, and metal weapons. Also Crown of brilliance was a tiny bit stronger, and units in cities didn't have +10% spell resistance. Have things changed? How will the left out people fare? Let's see. I still think Chalid's the best, if not by as great a margin. Strength is still good, he's still very mobile, and his spells are still really painful (I don't notice the spell resistance buff/crown nerf much. They just mean that it usually takes me 2 turns to fully weaken a defense instead of it sometimes taking 2 turns.) I do definitely miss heal though. It was great for quickly getting a stack in shape to move out again after conquering a city and taking damage. At the time of this poll's creation Sphener and Yvain both lack cure disease and heal. However, they're getting them back in the next patch. So pretend they have those spells. No such plans for Chalid.