Great tips for beginners, but really half of them are not that good tips. To understand Bucket you simply need to make yourself super OP. How? How can a robot that no one cares about be most effective? With a perk that makes him a living god.
I am, and not shy about it, an amazing Bucket player. The day he becomes viable for tournaments… i’m never picking Sunny again. I take health regen and I play more aggressive than any other class in the game. His greatest strength is that monsters don’t care about him. His greatest weakness, you need to abuse his kit to protect your teammates. Like Cabot, the extra damage is amazing and it needs to cover strikes. Because he cannot protect, you need to punish in return.
Litterally, spam as many turrets as you can. NEVER keep them spread out over the map, unless there is a pillar to go around or fighting against airborne monsters that will only evade (not much that Bucket can do about that anyway). Monsters move so much, you need to keep on them. When you have max turrets, swap to your gun shoot it, and replace your 5th turret near the monster. Buckets turrets are shit, but you want to create fights where at least 4 turrets are shooting at the monster at ALL times. THIS is your aim, this is the only way to win with him.
His greatest strength believe it or not are fights where the monster HAS to focus. Always create nests of turrets that are not standing close to each other, but can hit the monster from all directions. If someone get’s focused, get them to that middle spot so all turrets go fully nuke on the monster. His health drains so fast, he has to do something about it.
It takes a lot of teamwork to make bucket work at the moment, but his greatest weakness are pro players with amazing focus damage. Those hit and run moments, he can’t do anything about it really. Monsters that play super evasive will be very bad for bucket. The fact that he is the best at the relay, but has no defensive supportive abilities make him suck even there. He needs to be more offensive, or create something that offers great defensive abilities.
And why health regen? Because monsters don’t care for you, you can stand very close to the monster. You will get hit, but because you can play pretty safe if you disengage you get healed up pretty easily. Medic can focus on someone else, voila problem solved