I’ve been playing quite a bit as Lazarus (with reload perk to get the healing field back faster) andwhile he started off strong, it’s beginning to get to me how little he can do in a straight up firefight. I swoop in and heal my teammates (and usually try to put one or two of them between me and the monster) and cloak when he’s on my ass, but I’m noticing some very disturbing setbacks against more skilled players, who find me and focus me until I die, often leaving my teammates less than topped off and in dire straights. I really want to love this character as being able to bring peope back from death can make such a huge difference when my team splits up and I can’t heal in all places at once (if someone dies I simply boost over to them, revive, and we catch up with the rest of the team), whereas if someone dies to some unfortunate wildlife, thats it, strike applied, permanant health loss. This penalty makes it excruciating down the line.
Now to the point, does anyone have any better tips with Laz? I know I can hover revive and I’m extremely slippery getting out of touch situations, but I can’t ignore that glaring weakness in that if I mess up/get caught and manage to die my team has serious problems. I personally can play Val, but I really don’t like her as she is extremely easy to spot as the medic (sniper/tranq tracers, neon green heal beam that says HEY! LOOK AT ME! FOLLOW THE LIGHT!) and while the tranq’s can make such a difference in the chase, I find myself being focused and dying alot more. Now with Caira, her heal grenades do a stupid amount of healing but require alot of precision and are extremely ineffective with airborne targets. Not to mention the god-awful reload speed of the things (facilitated quite a bit by the reload perk), but my problem is that when I miss it usually means someone dies, and thats a huge loss to me as a medic. Can anyone throw me some tips as to why they think Val or Caira are the best medics?