I can take a good goliath, I can take a good kraken, I can take an elite hunter team on as both goliath and kraken(top 15 players), I can not take on a bad Wraith. Plenty of teams try and tell me “wraith is the easiest” and then proceed to not only lose to one, but lose to a bad one. I’ve uttered the phrase “I’m already tired of the Wraith”.
I consider myself a pretty exceptional tracker, and it shows on the replays at the end. I am ALWAYS on the heels of the monster when it’s a Goliath/Kraken or moving to head it off perfectly, I guarantee multiple domes if we need multiple, but I’ve yet to land a dome or even track a halfway decent wraith. I mean, not only is it the fastest monster to date(which let’s face it, the others have to screw up in order for you to catch up to them if you’re just chasing them) but it doesn’t make its sound often enough and it’s so quiet it’s hard to pick out…it can literally turn invisible for a lengthy period of time…and best yet it has a decoy that not only lasts a long time, is incredibly durable, deals massive damage, and can knockback great distances, but it can also trigger birds to distract the hunters. Oh and let’s not forget that NO tracking tool other than daisy can even keep track of it. Cabot dust? Nope, he has the decoy out, immune. Tranq dart? Pfft, decoy. Sound sensors? Lol the decoy sets those off too! Bucket UAV? Well I guess that could…oh bucket’s body has been abducted 3/4 across the map, GG bucket…and quite frankly…I’m not even sure Daisy is tracking the damned thing, she might be following the decoy too.
Alright so let’s go over these tools again…
Traversal allows you to clear 150m in less than 2 seconds, and you’re teleporting this distance.
Naturally the fastest to date.
Can turn invisible for several seconds.
Has a decoy that’s more threatening than she is.
Decoy’s duration and cooldown nearly match.
Immunity to tracking.
Now, I don’t mind the playstyle of the wraith, but her abilities need balancing. I mean, this should not be the results of a fight with both a bad wraith and bad monster player against an elite team…
As epic of a screenshot as that is, this should be a battle between an elite monster and elite team, not a bad monster and elite team. Oh and before you just take this as me whining(which you probably have), I just checked the leaderboards…most goliath players sit between 0.5 and 1.3 WLR, most krakens are sitting between 0.5 and 2, most Wraiths are undefeated(pushing upwards of 30 wins). It is CLEARLY overpowered. You can call it inexperience if you want, but this issue is blatant.
If you want my personal suggestions on what to fix…here they are…
Reduce decoy’s damage by at least half. I’ve seen ONE decoy incap TWO hunters in ONE use.
Increase decoy’s cooldown by a lot. The fact that this thing is approaching 100% uptime is insane. If its duration was for example 5, I would expect its cooldown to be at least 25.
Make the decoy less tanky, or at least let it be able to be popped when focus fired hard. It’s insane that this thing can essentially eat a full clip from the entire team or 2/3 a lightning gun.
Reduce traversal distance, but grant more traversal charges while also increasing recharge time. I don’t mind that she’s the fastest in the game, but she shouldn’t be able to never be caught up to ever. A burst of movement is fine, virtually maintaining 100m between you and the hunters at all times is ridiculous.
Reduce invisibility duration to 2/3/5 seconds and give it a fade time so she isn’t just gone(like 0.25-0.5 seconds). Maybe the duration is already this long, but in combat it just feels like it’s forever.
Reduce abduction’s auto grab range. I’ve seen the wraith clearly miss me(like 5m above my head) and still have it grab me, c’mon, at least force them to be accurate with this.
Allow the wraith to not only be affected by Cabot’s Dust and Tranq Darts but remain affected by it even after decoy is used. **Note implementing the decoy cooldown, might make this unnecessary
Make the wraith’s noise more distinct.
Make the noise of evolving wraith not global >.> wtf is that…seriously? 3-d sound might be busted.
See where that gets us.