It is important for me that you guys understand why slim is not good anymore.
It has nothing to do with his self heal, I don’t understand why pub
players don’t play him anymore because for them he is just as good as
before the patch. The ONLY thing he cant do anymore that he could do
earlier was if you hit 2 perfect shots (not missing a single pellet from
the shotgun) you could get 1 AOE heal from it if you were running CDR.
Since CDR no longer reduces the amount of leechseeds you need to get 1
AOE heal, 2 perfect shots is not enough anymore you need to spend one
extra shot to get those last 2-3 leechseeds to AOE heal.
this change does not affect most of the public slim players anyway
because not many of them was hitting 2 perfect shots all the time anyway
and most of them needed the 3rd shot to pull it off anyway. So for them
its not change at all for slim, they can just play with capacity and do
3 sloppy shots at a time for each AOE heal.
In regards of Caira, in my personal opinion, I don’t feel her AOE cooldown is low enough. what you do with her is basically spam with healnades untill your teammate gets too low and then you offload your primary healsource with your class ability, but what is it? like 22 seconds cooldown now? before the CDR not affacting ability 4 change, I felt she was doing her job against the best monsters in the game, but ofcourse, she could not handle many mistakes in the dome as opposed to slim at that time. Now, against krakens that does 80% in one combo at stage 1 she will already be behind on healing when the next person gets hit and her AOE is on CD. But you can compensate for that by spending the supports cloak earlier than normal, this way you can make up for being behind on your healing. For me she is become a pub-medic. Moiser says she is viable, I agree, for public she is. ^ ^
Is there a reason to not pick her every game? she is so good right now I don’t feel she even needs a perk. you can take whatever perk you want and she will be viable either way. picking perk is now a playstyle sort of thing rather than, “I got to pick this because it’s the only way I will be able to compete”
Edits: reformulated and a small ajustment in oppinion and tone of voice! ^ ^ sounded too serious I felt!