Abe is just better IMO
You miss out on having a passive reviver, but a good monster would never let Poochy get away with a revive anyways, and if you’ve got Lazarus on your team, it can actually be a bad thing.
instead keeping the monster tagged once you find it is great, and you can tag up a lot of food sources as a passive detection system if you’re having trouble with tracking.
More than anything though, those Stasis grenades are simply top notch. Hard Counters the Kraken pulling that beast out of the air, and other monsters can’t just break the slow effect either.
Still, Maggies traps ARE nice if used properly (spread out, cover all avenues of escape and keep placing them between MP reloads), and following the hound can be a great boon against a sneaky (read; good) monster… but a Kraken can just float above them, and those same good monsters can break the chains easily.
Better than Griffin though. Ugh, he’s pretty terrible. In like… every way imaginable. I mained as Trapper, and taking Griffin was like asking our team to lose (seriously, I think we only won once while I was Griff… and it was against a bad monster player and I still couldn’t accomplish much where using the other 2 we trapped and beat that monster down quickly)