What is the point of this thread literally half a day AFTER they were, you know, nerfed to the ground?
I wouldn't say to the ground, but they were toned down significantly. Tidemistress Athissa is still ridiculous compared to other 6s, but the tribe is weak in the midgame now with the lack of Snail powered levelling (snail.'s raw stats were crazy for a TT2) and the self-caster gone to 5. Part of the tribe's current power is that the meta is very slow - and this is a tribe that's built around lategame scaling. I've had games with multiple people on 6 and nobody out (not that rare when people don't autoconcede) - that's a recipe for a bad situation, since you can go from first to out at 7th pretty easily in this meta of 30+ dam turns. The slow meta is due to people cramming in on nagas, and them generally being weak in the midgame.
i've had success with Quillboars, and seen some others have success with elementals. Dragons have nothing until too late, at which point they're scaling worse than nagas. That's a very dead tribe right now. Mechs seem overpopular, not managed to get a good mech build going. Demons? Uhh... not seen them in a long time. They need investment early, and the nagas are ill-suited to the scaling of the guy that eats stuff in the tavern.