With the rise of shields in this game, do you guys think we need a shieldbane move?
Personally i think shield is one of the best status/defensive passive a monster can have (leaving stun/sleep immues aside), as it force the enemy to lose a turn just to be able to touch you.
HG is simillar, but shield deal with HG downsides (enemy able to charge on HG monster, poison tick and roaring bug, etc). I mean, shield has no downsides at all. It can even deal with poison because of poison tick bugs, forcing the enemy to skip and gain a turn. The only good way to deal right now with shields without losing turns is excessive force (again - posion as well, but buggy).
Other mechanics and strategies has a counter: stealthbane, poison /chrono /protector /sleep /stun killer, etc). Shield is the only 1 who got nothing special against it, which makes it even stronger.
The only downside to the move shieldbane i can think of, is that mortar monsters will have a problem against it, as they have to charge to do something - making them useless.
But overall i do think its a move i would like to see soon, as every other monster starting to get a shield