New medic is out and boy does he seem powerful, its really changing up the game play and that is always a good thing.
He seems to have the best parts of Slim, Caira, and Parnell, and no seemingly useless kit at all!
In the few games i have played against him its been hit or miss thus far, mostly miss.
I see his weakness as being he can only heal team mates or himself, not both at the same time, but its not as big a weakness as it sounds.
So PaPa has to swap weapons to change between self and team heal, go for him when he team heals and the team when he self heals right? Wrong.
Why wrong? Well he has some armor that lasts an incredibly long time and allows him to focus you while you focus him and provide himself a constant stream of healing bursts at an increased rate while he is shielded.
So fine, just like RVal just leave him for last right? If his self presservation is so high surely his team heals can not be too difficult to overcome, right? Wrong again friendo. His individual team mate heals are probably the strongest in the game and require very little aim as the AOE is fairly massive with a fire rate that is slightly obscene.
Ok fine, maybe spread the damage around for awhile and see what happens? Yeah not really working out so far, the AOE of his team heals combined with even a little of support shields is frustrating, add in a sunny or hank with not only burst shields but sustained shields too and you have an exercise in futility.
So what have I come up with as a solution until his inevitable stream of nerfs?
-Much like Assault you need to focus him for several rounds of abilities until he pops super shields. Then leave him alone to rehealth himself and his team mates completely (The duration of the 15 second super shield)
Once his super shield expires you need to focus hard and you can take him down “IF” there isnt a hank or Sunny that is.
-The other option is just run and make them split to catch you, try to pick off other characters before PaPa gets there, when he shows up run away again. If you can down assault or Support before PaPa gets home you gonna be having a party for sure.
Besides that i havent determined the best way to deal with this guy, he is an ultra medic that is for sure, half tank, half Assault, half combat medic.
What are your experiences as or against PaPa? What takes you down when you are him, what lets you take him down when you face him?
How would you rate his:
-Vs the other medics?
Its too new to be called OP, but I do feel his super shield lasts a little too long. Curb that and maybe reduce all his ammo by 1 shot each and he will be in a real good spot I think.
As a bonus what is his most advantageous comp you noticed so far?