So here we are, last announced person: Parnell the Assault, and in each reveal I’ve been looking for one of the major pitfalls that often befalls the Medic class (but this time befell the Assault): Reliance on a teammate for an ability.
Now don’t get me wrong, yes, all players rely on everyone else. It’s not that the resolve for this is to “just use teamwork”. But no other class out there can hurt themselves in order to use an ability. But Parnell does; this makes him very reliant on Medics to be healed and topped off for him to amp up his damage. I’m not sure if I’m happy with that.
This does make Parnell groups prioritize the death of the Medic if that means Parnell will have less iterations with his speed boost (or to put more strikes on him as that will make the use of the ability that more costly for him)
I’m curious as to hear why TRS took this route with only 1 Hunter. Heck, even Caira can launch Napalm in her own face and she’s immune the the damage. I’m wondering what the balance in this forced reliance for Medics/Parnell is.