I’ve been playing evolve since… forever, and ever since Kraken came out I’ve never really liked fighting this monster. Primarily, I play assault, and most often I love to grab Hyde because I think he’s hilarious, and does tons of damage. Except against the Kraken.
Even though his minigun got a large accuracy buff a good while back, it still feels like it’s doing the most hardcore tickle damage imaginable. In the last game I played against a Kraken, we had a bad (tall, open) dome, but with a tall spire in the middle. I sat on that spire and emptied my minigun several times into the Kraken, who completely ignored me while my team ran around like headless chickens protecting each other and evading death. Every time I emptied a clip, I would chuck a toxic bomb at him because what the hell else was I going to do? Burn him from 30m away? Blow my entire jetpack just to light him up for 4 seconds?
After that dome dropped, he had taken just very slight amounts of health damage (and we had a strike on the support, iirc), and we gave chase. After playing merry-go-around a mountain, he decided to ambush us (still S1), and blew up the trapper. He then determined that he could probably win the game right there and started chasing down the rest of us. While the support and medic feebly tried to mitigate damage, the Kraken landed for a brief glorious moment, and I unloaded as much of my flamethrower into his backside as available, before he took back to the skies and I resumed shooting tickle pellets at him.
After we lost, I was terribly dismayed to review my damage totals.
I did more damage with my mid-air toxic grenades, then with my constant streams of minigun. And that one moment of ~8 seconds where I went full flame on him, was fully 2/3 of the damage I dealt with my minigun.
tl,dr: Hyde can’t ever hope to do meaningful damage to an airborne Kraken. What do I do? Never pick Hyde just in case?