So I’ve been watching a good few streams and it seems the same conversation comes up about Lazarus all the time… that he’s great at low level play (i.e. where the monster is inexperienced or used to only fighting Val), but that he’s a waste of time at high level play, where the monster knows about the importance of Lazarus to the team’s end-game and knows how to track cloaked hunters.
I wanted to know from any other Lazarus fans about the kind of strategies and match-ups that you think will be important against the skilled monsters of this game. And “high level” monsters, what ways can a lazarus based team end up ruining your day?
We all know that Lazarus probably performs best, given how everyone knows to play right now, with a Griffin and Hank partnership in case he gets focused, but for me this seems like too defensive a composition and expects Lazarus to be getting in to trouble constantly.
Things that are probably not worth mentioning in this thread: Patience, Keeping out of sight, Not drawing attention to yourself. Basically anything that a lazarus player learns quickly and can screw over a less experienced monster! Also, not interested in balance chat personally, it’d be great if we can just talk about what we know as things are right now, working with the current balance
Personally I like staying separate from the rest of the team as Laz. Not far away, but enough that I’m able to do a bit of scouting and keep out of domes. I generally find myself outside of the dome when it goes down, which I’m beginning to think is a good thing. It confuses the monster briefly, but also means it has to just deal with the three hunters inside. I can choose my moment to enter the battle when it is most ideal for the team, without the monster being able to harass me.
We’ve also heard of being much more prepared as hunters, with Markov and Maggie setting up trap runs for Lazarus to try and bait an anti-Laz monster through for maximum damage, whether Lazarus is incapped or not at the end of it.