So one of the best examples of this in the game is with Wang, Snorshank and Kalaban. You've got a rare, legendary and special character - all with a 1 pip revenge SM. You'd think that the pecking order of power would be Wang at the bottom (because he's just rare), then Snorshank and Kalaban. But the stat cards reveal the best of the three is actually Wang? why? Why is a rare warrior better than a legendary and a special?
I'm NOT saying that the legendaries need to be SOOO much better that it creates a gross game imbalance; and on the whole, i'd say that the game does give the legendaries a slight and appropriate advantage. But it is when there's a scenario like this that you just have to scratch your head and say, what's the motivation in going for the legendaries and specials if you can do better w/ a rare warrior in your roster?
I definitely think that the Special characters, however, should really stand out. You've got only a couple of the specials who stand out as being truly special above their similar counterparts: Leonidas, Orlander, Gatekeeper and maybe Kirk. the rest, like Kalaban or Karrion who are inferior to their counterparts just aren't worth the grind or money to go for. Seriously, they need a buff in the next update.