As much as I love all the medics in Evolve, it still feels like Caira is the only who can truely stand a chance and doesn’t 100% rely on having Hank/Sunny on the team.
Val’s self-heal is too weak (is getting fixed, so this might not be valid anymore after the patch). But the argument of ‘tranqs count as self-defense’ is a bit low. Tranqs barely do anything to a monster in combat. The amount of stamina he gains easily outrules it. The tranq is great for chasing and keeping a running/hiding monster highlighted in a dome.
Lazarus has been thoroughly discussed in multiple topics. Can’t keep the trapper alive, cloak becomes less effective the more skillful the monster is etc etc.
And Slims healing just feels too weak as well. He requires to constantly fire at the monster from medium range, heavily exposing himself. His heal bursts only heals 1/3rd of a regular heal burst. If the monster is agile/stunlocking you while also doing good damage, you won’t be able to keep yourself up due to lack of shots that you land. It is an unreliable form of healing, which will always be inferior to Caira’s reliable healing. Not to mention that one healing grenade does pretty much the same as one Slim healing burst, perhaps even more.
The heal drone very rarely does any healing in a fight as well. Only of the monster happens to lose a hunter who is cloaked (again, very unusual vs good monsters). Other than that, the time spend sending out the bug could be better spend shooting the leech gun or landing another spore cloud.
Now the spore cloud is a very unique and intresting defensive tool for Slim. I can see how frustrating it is for a monster and don’t mind the upcoming nerf to it. It’s just that… his healing is so lackbuster that the cloud is sometimes all he brings.
Now of course the argument could be made that Caira does the least damage/doesn’t provide weak spots, but is that really what’s important vs a very skilled monster? I’m sure it’s nice to see the monster riddled with weak spots and tranqd. Too bad he’s in your face bashing you into the ground and there is nothing you can do about it because you are not Caira.
Anyone else sharing this opinion? If not, please tell me why.