So I just had a game with Meteor where the only reason I lost was because of severe cliff abuse I couldn’t seem to counter. It seems no matter what I did, I just couldn’t get the kill on Lazarus.
For the whole story I had a bad first dome engagement, but all engagements after that were in my favour as I’d down/kill Lazarus and get strikes on the other hunters. Once I hit Stage 3 was where it all changed… I believe the map is Distillery? The one with the relay inside the building with the huge cliff structure outside of it. Lazarus would camp on top of the cliff, and so if I didn’t prioritize him he’d just peg me with his marking rifle from a distance and revive anyone I killed (They had loads of shield too so had a lot of hp to chunk through even with all 4 hunters at 2 strikes). However, whenever I tried to engage Lazarus he’d just fly off the cliff, and either land back on it if I had tried to knock him to the ground below, or go down to the bottom of the cliff and jetpack back up as soon as I jump down myself. Using charge to knock him off the ledge would have him engage jetpack in freefall well above the range my attacks could reach, and he’d just go back to his cliff spot. The moment I tried to alleviate dps pressure the Lazarus would resume pegging me with his sniper. As I still had 3 minutes on the clock I must have reset the fight at least 4-5 times to get armour back, as I was down to 2 bars at this point.
Basically any attempt to get Lazarus off the cliff would result in him climbing back up it before my attack, jump, and landing animation would finish, so rock throws didn’t work too well as he’d be able to LoS it by the time I whipped it out. I’d try to engage him on the cliff too, but he’d still just drop down and jetpack abuse the cliff.
I know I didn’t handle the stage 3 fight as optimally as I should have, I had killed Lazarus earlier at the start of stage 3 and decided to make a retreat to armour up as wasn’t comfortable with the hp I had left to take down the remaining hunters.
I get that I was outplayed, I get that I won’t win every match I have, I just feel cheated that I lost what would have been a legitimately hard fought win had it not been for this cliff abuse.