So, the general consensus is that Cabot is completely undermined by nearly every other Support. I don’t particularly agree with this, but you can’t ignore the fact that the majority of people feel that way. SO. Here’s a change that could help to appease them. And warning: my balance change ideas are usually trash. But I have a good idea about this oneeeeeeeee.
Anyways, every Support has a completely different deal for Supporting. Hank is all about his shields. Bucket’s got his shortened class cooldowns. Sunny’s jetpack booster is a life saver. And Kala’s armor reducer can allow for some major health damage. So now that leaves Cabot, with his defined thing being increased team damage. And, on paper, that sounds great! However, there is one major flaw.
It’s generally felt that the hunters melt much faster than an amped monster, especially when the monster is fighting an uncoordinated team.
And that’s true. And that’s natural. The hunters should naturally melt quicker, since they don’t have the defensive capacity that Hank, Sunny, or even Bucket and Kala bring. But, that’s still one of Cabot’s biggest flaws.
Now, here’s another thing I’d like to bring up, and that’s Cabot’s Dust. It basically served the same function as Bucket’s old UAV, and that’s added tracking capability. Sure, it works a lot better than the UAV, but it isn’t much use in a lot of situations.
Every. Single. Support. Can use all four abilities in a fight and have them work reliably. Except for Cabot. If anything, his Dust is only usable for after Dome. With such a long cooldown, it’s probably not the smartest idea to use it in the dome.
But what if we could change that?
Here’s my idea.
• Lower capacity by 10%
• Decrease amperage to 1.5x
• Shorten cooldown by 5%
• Lower “Dusted” time by 7.5%
• Add an amping affect that amps by 1.5x
This would make Cabot SO much more viable! Either the whole team (at max) could be dealing 1.5x damage, or three members (at max) could be dealing 3x damage. It could be incredibly punishing to monster players, and would certainly make up for a lack of defensive support from Cabot.
So what do you think? Horrible, I know.