Lately in the balance threads I've witnessed a great deal of misinformation concerning matchups between the CL and other heroes. Some claims that were made in the balance forums:
1) The Slow Poison ability isnt in the game anymore/has been nerfed into oblivion.
2) The necron lord beats the CL in a solo fight with over 50% health left.
3) The farseer defeats the chaos lord with ease using mind war in a solo fight.
Now obviously anyone who plays chaos can see the implications of this. After testing though, I cant seem to reproduce those claims. In my tests, the CL is just as much of a monster as he ever was.
Before seeing the labs I posted, please bear in mind:
-All fight are held solo, in a vaccum, at tier 1 w/ no commander upgrades. The reason being that for most matchups (save the NL, which is a special case), upgrading both heroes only further increases the gap between them and the CL.
-IMO, solo hero fights are only truely significant in a tier 1 scenario, because of the different composition present in tier 2/3 forces.
CL vs. NL:
The CL wins this one fairly easily. Heck, he wins it with a nice chink of health left. At least in tier 1, this matchup heavily favors the CL.
CL vs. FS:
Again, heavily skewed towards the CL, even with mind war. Maybe creative use of FoF could turn the tides, but in a straight up fight, the result is clear.
Can anyone back up the original statements about how the CL hot hit with the nerf stick? Maybe im doing something really wrong?
PS: Apparently according to Sir Nick, the Slow poison was nerfed to 50% proc rate. Still, it doesnt seem to change much in the grand scale of things.