I'm not sure anymore. Once upon a time poison was a broken regen fighting boon and potions were a broken spiking boon, and dodge and tikki's edge were hilarious utility boons and tribute allowed you to turn money into piety. And now poison is not as strong (or worse depending on point of view), but everything else is still gravy and he gives out a getindare which is a bloody strong if not the strongest glyph.
I don't know what the dev's reasons were exactly, but it sort of makes sense that prepping TT would be difficult. If he had a negligable prep penalty like the currently overused gods (EM, Mystera, Binlor) have, you'd be starting every run with at least +20 gold, dodging and +1 XP per kill and would join any other god with 25 initial piety (50 off of Tikki Tooki) unless you decided that you don't need another god. He's also mister Supreme Slayer. Once upon a time he'd be overprepped for sure, but that was before Mystera, EM and Binlor were the single minded destroyers they are now.
Even though I don't know what to think after the poison nerf and buffs to other gods. Maybe I'm just tired. People would be prepping him for griding gold, and that's a really stupid reason to be prepping a god.
@Wargasm - Poison might just need an extra +1 at the first taking or something. You can't remove blood swell from Drac because you balance his other boons costs/effects against it - cheap ones detract from bloodswell power, the resist one boosts it but is expensive. Giving TT entanglement, (and entanglement a proper cost), is an interesting idea, though. Tons of problems with it, but the way it screws you out of first striking popocorn for dodge setups would be interesting (if there wasn't allready too much overlap with Tikki's Edge). It'd be a nerf to Earthmother. Eh, it's either crazy enough to happen, or not gonna happen due to this beig the released game and not beta anymore...
Err, we've derailed this thread incredibly, let's just stop?
I almost got pwned by Shifty Brickwork!