Hey guys! I don’t think I’ve seen any general Slim discussion threads, and I wanted to share some strategic ideas I had come up with regarding our bug-human Medic.
I’ve heard people mentioning that he’s gonna be in the same boat as Laz (good at low levels, bad with skilled monsters because of his “limited” healing), but I really disagree. I see him as a pseudo-Caira; focusing on bursts of healing at a time, and that heal drone just gives him even more healing power. (By the way, if the forum’s come up with a nickname for the drone, please tell me; I heard there was a shield drone name thread a while back :D)
What’s gonna separate pub-level Slims (who probably won’t do too well) from good, competitive-level Slims is the usage of the heal drone. It heals someone until they get hit, right? So, if someone’s low, Slim pops the drone on someone that isn’t getting focused, and he gets a bit of healing in. Yes, good monsters will learn how to counter this, but if the monster’s far enough away from the drone-healed player, it’ll definitely help. And by then, the monster’s wasted some time, not attacking people, but traversing toward the drone. Slim would be able to leech gun his burst up, and heal the team back up. Repeat the process, and Slim’s got some good healing in.
So yeah, any feedback on this strategy or others is definitely appreciated. Also, for whatever reason, I think his drone is absolutely adorable, lol.