Their only downside is that apart from leap on the whole (!Krox) team (on 2+ or 3+) they don't have any amazing maneuverability. Screen to force them to leap early, then have to dodge to get in contact with your ballcarrier and a early slann team will be in trouble. Then hurt them as much as you can during your turn, with them lacking block or dodge. Later on they have skills, and become really dangerous. Still, in our local TT league the opposite might seem like a fact. One slann team went 5-1-1 first season (but lost in the first game of the playoffs). He went 0-1-4 the second season and retired the team. The other slann team's gone: 1-2-4, 2-1-2, 4-2-1 (and third place in playoffs), 2-2-1 So nothing unusual there. Possibly they are tier one (17-9-15 is total stats for Slann in Stockbowl) but so are many other teams. bintz Darkelves went undefeated 7 games straight in the CCV, so perhaps we should take a look at the Darkelves and see no downsides?