Popular opinion seems to be that Hyde is a bad Assault, that he isn’t as good as Markov or Parnell.
While he doesn’t pack the straight up output of Parnell or the defensive zoning of Markov, I find Hyde to be an absolute Beast to play as.
He has Utility in Spades!
Inexperienced Hunters will use his Stink Bombs once, complain that they slow team mates and just rush to unlock Parnell, which is all well and good but they are missing out on learning one of the most effective Assaults and one very powerful tool.
Stink bombs are for flushing out and Space control, you use them to make common hiding spots inside the Dome worthless to the monster, stink bomb and they Have to move or risk taking massive damage.
Monster trying to force the fight in a territory ideal to them? Stink bomb to close down their space, you can even use it to protect downed Hunters from being finished off.
That’s not Hydes most powerful tool however, the Flamethrower is not only a Dps beast that forces the monster to reconsider its engage, lighting them up makes them easier to keep a tabs on. Some heavy brush or darker areas can mask a Monster or at least obscure them from Vision, while on Fire you just look for the glowing flames. It also helps greatly against the Feared Wraith, set it on Fire and it can no longer hide easily.
The trick to doing well with Hyde is weapon management, knowing when to use them, what tool is best for the job and using it, he’s not as clean cut as Parnell “Super Soldier means shotgun, out of range means Rockets” or Markov “Mines down near Hunters go ape with lightning gun until dry”, with Hyde sometimes it’s better to pepper with the Flamer and switch to chaingun, others you might want to blow all your flamer and go into chaingun, or even start with chaingun, he’s adaptable.
Get used to using his weapons, knowing when to use what and you’ll soon realise Hyde is an utter machine and he may very well be the stronger of the three due to his adaptable nature of playstyle.
So anyone else like Hyde and feel he’s heavily under rated?