Since everyone seems to agree with each other fairly well, here’s just some random food for thought:
While slightly underpowered, does cause the favor of a match to sway too much in my opinion.
If everything goes to plan, Meaty will be slightly weaker than his original counterpart in the end.
However, there are some occasional scenarios where Meaty becomes super frustrating to deal with, such as:
- His insanely fast Rock Throw. If you don’t anticipate it, there’s no way in hell you’ll be dodging this one.
- Dat Flame Breath. Good lord. It’s definitely better than OG’s FB in every possible way.
- RIP Cloaks. If we want Evolve to be less frustrating for both sides and are talking about reducing the anti-fun factor of Spore Clouds, chase comps and Kraken, then I think Meaty’s complete destruction of Hunters that were hoping to get away needs to be addressed at some point in the future as well.
Then again - Cloaks will be addressed in the future, so I suppose we’ll see.
As mentioned in a different thread about the least effective Hunters in their class, I’m still not sure what role Blitzkov is really trying to fill.
He’s supposed to be the fine middle ground between the safe damage output from Markov and the burst potential from Lennox but not only does that mean he’s in an obsolete and awkward spot, he’s also got the worst of both worlds.
If people want an Assault with reliable, safe damage they will go Markov or even Hyde.
If people want the occasional chance to do insane burst damage, they choose Parnell or Torvald.
Blitzkov is middle ground in a field where middle ground is unnecessary and doesn’t make any sense. That’s why, in my opinion, he is outshined by every other Assault. (even Lennox, who I believe to be complete trash against 90% of Monster playstyles)
His “high burst” yellow beam breaks super easily, takes forever to get going, ends too soon without the Capacity perk and doesn’t even do a whole lot of damage.
However if this yellow beam is not consistently achieved, Blitzkov’s damage output will be incredibly low, even far lower than original Markov’s.
Again - whether you want safety or high burst - there’s better Assault picks out there that completely outshine Blitzkov in their department.