I’ve seen some other threads on this, but from what I gather they are based around a different premise, are currently highly inactive, or were started prior to the latest major patches. IF someone decides this needs to be combined with another thread that’s fine, just wanting to refresh it.
Played a game where the monster player chose Goliath today. Not at all notable till he spams this wondrous trick; chucks a rock at increased speed as soon as leap smash lands. I don’t care what you think, no monster should have this kind of downing capability. I know Kraken has some similar issues with banshee mines combined with vortex and the like, and behemoth with tongue grab and fissure (I have yet to personally experience Krakens and Behemoths glitches and I’m unsure if Behemoth’s is intended) but this is exploitation of a glitch, not clever play, not by a long shot. This was on console, so no Macro (I know some people have associated this with that). He wasn’t 100% accurate with them, but he certainly was a good enough shot to get some cheap downs. He One shot myself with this twice (had a strike, then two obviously) and also our assault twice(full health not strikes, but was set alight just before this happened so maybe it finished him, either that or shrapnel glitch too lol) as well as our medic (reduced health, no strikes).
We run a premmade (full squad) and we have I would say a 95% win ratio or something akin to it. We’re not the best, but we do alright (W/L isn’t much of a bragging point with premmades). I can promise you this, if he hadn’t been doing that we would have mopped the floor with him. After he managed S3 and downing me and assault (both at two strikes at that point) with his trick, he could not finish off our medic and support (who honestly bossed the end of that). Reason being, he stopped trying to hit them with eh glitch and was just rushing to try to get the down. For more than two minutes they endured a 1/3 health Goliath with probably 3 bars of armor going all out, whittling him down to just over a bar of health by the time the drop ship doors opened. Yeah we won, but it shouldn’t have even been close.
TL;DR This needs fixed. It’s not clever, it’s not intended. When I shred off all a monsters armor and half their health in a nearly unavoidable (if landed) and near instant combo, then maybe it’s fair. Until then it’s just a cheap win tactic. Monsters that use it are simply afraid that without it they aren’t good enough to win.