Since the last patch it’s actually fun to fight against wraith again. Her speed is good, warp blast is still a movement skill, but reduced to an acceptable level. Supernova isn’t a death trap, but still does good damage for those quick strikes that you need. Decoy is still good, but absolute shit in a dome. Unless you aim for the extra damage while receiving less to get another attack chain going.
Then there is the reworked Warp Blast. And it’s driving me insane. You don’t really notice it that well in the average wraith fight, but if you fight a wraith who only picks warp blast and nukes the shit out of your team, you will know what I am talking about when you have fought one of these players.
Aftershock of the Kraken does medium damage and has a very clear range where it’s going to hit. Supernova has a very clear bubble of effect showing the range of the attack. Lightning Strike shows very clearly where it’s going to hit. The new Warp Blast has the same animation as before the patch, but with increased range. As a hunter I have no clue what that range is, and to be honest it feels rather insane sometimes. Having no “feel” for the effect, and barely keeping track of the wraiths movement mid-combat you completely need to rely on sound only sometimes. If you do manage to look at the blast there is no way of telling if you are out of the blast radius. Now, you kinda get hit hard, or you don’t. We need a visual telling us the blast radius to be able to avoid it.
We played most of the day today and haven’t lost a single match. This evening we play with 1 random player and we meet Roy a stage 1 wraith player that puts 3 points in warp blast. I felt like we were being used as toy’s to kill. You cannot outheal it, there is little to no use to avoid it and it hits multiple targets every damn time. In combat the wraith had enough traversal to stay up high, nuke us with warp blast. Tried reviving a teammate? Warp blast in your face. Tried spamming the monster to do some damage? Warp blast in your face. Tried setting up mines or a shield drone? Warp blast in your face and all your gadgets are gone. It’s good gameplay, but we could not counter it. This guy hunted us the moment we dropped. 3 matches that all lasted ~3 minutes. Never seen anything like it and it made me wanna scream that I couldn’t see the range. Should I take the hit, or can I avoid it. I didn’t know with every attack. Dodge and still getting hit only takes so long before you get mad trying.