The Rook is definately OP. It makes sense that he can take out any Demigod in a straight out slap fight. After all, he's a giant walking castle with a massive friggin hammer. He should definately win a 1v1 melee battle.
Of course, he moves just as fast as any other Demigod. He can charge up to you, run away from you, and breakdance at will. He's a giant walking castle hauling around a massive friggin hammer. Can someone explain why he can keep up with a lightweight commando angel?
On top of that is the Boulder Smash. This is probably worse than the speed, at least at the moment. Before this is taken the wrong way, I want to go on record and say that the Boulder Smash synergy is good. I like the way the two moves work together. However, it is too powerful considering the Boulder can be spammed every 10 seconds. I think nerfing the Hammer damage would really detract from the attack which is perfectly fine in and of itself. The Boulder just needs to be nerfed. They don't have to remove the synergy, just make it less effective. Ohko attacks at 75% health are just stupid.
DalzK, care to elaborate on the Beast? I don't think I've ever seen anyone play as him and he isn't discussed much here on the forums. I've played as him a bit, but only against Nightmares (which kind of skews balance due to their cheating).