At 20% Discount the cuman player could field 2SL for every paladin(according to gold) . Combined with their UT, they’ll out produce the generic paladins at 2:1 as well.
How well do 2 SLs damage potential compare vs 1 paladin… That’s a whole different ball game now.
And you were the one implying it should replace the paladin. The saracen/indian camel and the EW dont eplace the knight. It gives them a unit to fulfil a similar role.
And if anything the SL could do with an inevitable buff anyway. Which would stack with the 20% Discount.
Still crazy how much they overnerfed the SL. Like who thought it was a good idea to nerf their stats so much AND make them so much more expensive