If I did not interpret wrongly what was mentioned in reddit, he was actually nerfed twice before his release. I'm not sure how they got those info. Maybe they were chatting with the dev on discord?
Most of the good board manipulation powers are at lower tiers and many are purple, so they conflict. If you want to kill the enemy, Shang-Chi really wants to be using purple. I have a few ideas (that I haven't tried) though:4* Xavier will feed you 4 red AP on any color match-5, which should be easy to set up.Riri's blue power should generate insanity.Modok's black power is cheap and adds a lot of reds to the board.If you go further down, 3* Bullseye has a chosen-tile destruction power on green, and 3* Storm green/yellow should easily go infinite with Shang-Chi.
Worst thing is how long I have to wait for the ones I don’t want to cycle out. But for me he’s nailed on for calls for a nerf. It doesn’t matter he’s slow, it doesn’t matter he takes a bit of thought, when people punch up with a loaner and two stars he’s getting a nerf. People with 550s do not like being taken down from that far below and they pay the bills.I might have to go back to playing my final match with ihulk again to stop that team.
The dataminers are looking at code that's pushed down with game updates. Pre-release changes are pretty common, and sometimes the devs even put fake stuff in there to throw them off. I don't know why they don't push fake changes more often, or why they don't just shut the dataminers down completely (by encrypting this stuff or changing the way it's pushed), but there must be some reason they haven't done that.