So, I’ve played a bunch of games as and against Lazarus since the recent patch, in both customs and MM, after which I’ve decided that he’s easily the worst Medic now. A good Medic needs to have strong self sustain and strong sustain other, and with Laz?
His survivability is good, exactly as it should be, with one exception which I’ll go into soon.
His “sustain other” is his revive game. And his revive game right now sucks. ._. Unless Cabot or Bucket are on the team you can easily- easily- just wait out the timer for a strike. It’s not even a joke, corpses rot SO fast right now that it’s honestly pathetic. Yes, they buffed incap health. Guess what? Sit on the body for two extra seconds and punch the downed hunter = neutralized the extra incap health. 30 seconds is too short. 45 was fine. If you wanted it nerfed it should’ve been down to forty at the very lowest.
As for his self sustain- HB is good, where it should be. His cloak is also where it should be, but it’s totally neutered by Meteor Goliath. Yes, we’ve all just come to live with the fact that certain monsters counter certain hunters and vice versa, but not to THIS extent. Meteor Goliath literally- literally, no exaggeration, no joke, a LOT of games of experience saying this- removes Laz’s cloak if you know what you’re doing. The blue residual burn is really, really easy to see and you can apply it constantly to just neuter that cloak like a cat at the animal hospital and it kills Lazarus. It should be a counter to him, yes, but NOT to this extent. Parnell vs Wraith/Kraken, you can still get good damage off; Goliath vs Jack, you can still burst through the Repulsor very quickly and resume business as usual, Griffin vs Goliath, you can still escape. It’s not gg by any means, just makes it harder, but Laz vs Meteor Goliath? Lolnope. Regular Goliath? His FB is now pretty short, so it’s revealing Laz for less time, which makes it manageable. But not Meaty.
tl;dr- Buff corpse timer considerably and make his cloak somewhat immune to the visual effects of Meteor Goliath at least.
I say all of this as a seasoned monster and a hunter, I’ve a lot of experience fighting as and against Laz and I know how to play, so kindly refrain from accusing me of bias or prescribing the treatment of gitting gud.