After this past Battle Square update it is apparent that the Tyrant Brand has suffered a severe reduction in effectiveness. I've been asking around among several dozen players and it seems we are all in agreement.
Here's my example - I have a gold+3 brand that has 80% chance of bypassing enemy dmg red (this has always included bk aid). Instead of doing a lot of DMG with my enl PG to 4/5 heroes I'm now doing extremely little. I'm doing more than 15% HP dmg on maybe 1/5 heroes on PG divine. It seems like it is either no longer bypassing BK aid or it just has been severely nerfed in its chance to bypass.
So which is it? It seems to me like the chances to bypass DMG reduction have been reduced. I've hit guild mates with and without BK aids and it doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Before the update I could hit a weaker member of our guilds in training grounds with just PG divine/skill and wipe out all of his heroes. Now I maybe kill 1. He doesn't have BK aids either so it really doesn't make sense to me.
I assumed it was PG at first until guild mates started talking about the tyrant brand.
How many have noticed something similar?