Hey gang, I spent some time today collecting some good strategy threads and am sharing here for those interested. One of the mods can sticky it, (pssst
@SledgePainter ) or not… I have it bookmarked so I can find them easily in the future. It should be useful to noobs and veterans alike methinks…
If you have additions, please do post and I will add to the main one. And hey, it might help with the clutter of duplication now and again… who knows…
@MaddCow suggested we track videos as well, I’ll work on more playlists as we go, but here’s one with some strategy/tips etc that I have been working on;
Bucket Appreciation Thread
I just thought I’d start a thread for those that are fans of using the oft-maligned mechanical support… Bucket.
We used to do these kinds of “appreciation” threads on the GTA boards, so I figured it’d be worth trying here.
I have been using ol Buck more than most characters and should have it
finished up (Elite) at some point today when I get on (was ranked 40th or so as of last night). As with all things in gaming, I don’t really know why he’s my go-to guy, but he just suits my pl…
Bucket UAV trick
So I was practicing with some of my friends and found something that makes Bucket’s UAV pretty nifty. If you pick up the Detect Wildlife perk from the spotters, your UAV will have that same buff as it flies around. This makes that perk amazing for sneaking monsters and scouting for wildlife. Thought I would pass that on because I didn’t know and thought it was kinda cool.
Parnell has been my guy lately, and I’d like to hear from you fine folks on how you play him, any tips you may have, what weapons do you use in what scenarios, and when you think it’s best to go SS.
I’ll start by saying that I need to improve with the rocket launcher. I haven’t gotten to a point where it’s clicked yet on how to lead the monster, either when it’s far away or fleeing. If we’re into the monsters health, I like to fling a round or so of farewell rockets as the monster scurries away…
I have found that w/ Parnell, his Tier 2 Rocket Launcher Mastery is quite ridiculous. Most of the Masteries are awarded for doing your job correctly and fully utilizing a Class’ Kit. However, I average between 2-4K (including wildlife) damage w/ the Rocket Launcher on Parnell in a game. The Tier 2 Mastery only counts from Monster damage. Of which (if I am doing my job correctly), I am focusing Super Soldier w/ Shotgun. The rockets are so scattered (even while ADS) that it is not effective a…
No reason to pick Hyde?
Let me preface this by saying that Hyde is by far my favorite Hunter to play as, and I will continue to use him in PUGs.
Right now I don’t think there’s any real reason to use Hyde except as a method of unlocking Parnell. I say this because his flamethrower doesn’t seem to have much of a DPS advantage over Markov’s lightning gun. This should be offset by the lightning gun’s much longer reload time, but Markov’s mines and secondaries far outweight the small benefit to DPS that gives.
Val thoughts and tips
I like val her tranqs are great her sniper is great but i feel her med gun seems useless against a good monster, I’ve successfully healed my teammates many times but does anybody else think her med gun doesn’t heal enough or do you think shes fine the way she is? Let me hear your thoughts because i really like val.
Hey all I was wondering for Tier 3 medgun with Val when exactly do you have to use the medgun to gain points towards completion?
So, I watched quite a few videos and felt like having a discussion on Lazarus. First off, I read a few topics about his rez, and its a little fast, but it seems this is being worked on.
This topic isn’t about that. If anything, I think he is woefully underpowered, and may be in need of significant buffs or even a complete rework.
Right now, he’s doing great as a solid char, I see more vids with him than with Val. I believe this is going to change once the game goes public. I don’t know anythin…
Laz and the zombies
Right then… sooooooo… I was playing with a buddy last night that is an elite Laz, and was even elite level in the beta (aka he has some time in)… it occurred to him that he’d never tried this…
We were laughing our asses off at the time. So, then we got to thinking how this might work strategically. And we came up with this;
Take down a high value wildlife that has a buff.
Grab said buff…
Rez the beast and tag it (with trapper)
You now have a tagged zombie AND the …
Val V Laz
Over the last few days I have poured numerous hours into the Evolve beta, and I have to say its living up to my expectations, however I have run into a dilemma and was hoping to get some peoples opinions on it. I very much enjoy playing as the medic class. Providing the team with an assortment of support from health and revives to tranqs and glowy crit points makes it a very fun class to play. And while i wasn’t fortunate enough to get my hands on Caira, i managed to snag a good amount of play t…
Pro tips for Abe
I guess you all know which one I am talking about, Tagging the monster from 60 feet away. I only managed this once so far in a match against Goliath
It seems almost impossible to manage this (without kindda cheating) in matches against Wraith.
I have already done the Evolve App so at least 50% are already done. However, do you have some useful tips for me? I would really like to get it done in proper Online matches and not by doing some Offline stuff.
And I have 1 particular question to…
Caira strategy and perks
So by far my favorite medic, but what perk and why? I used the cycle which was good, but also just dmg resistance i liked too.
Now i have adapted the no reloading strategie, but what are other good strategies for her?
Caira’s incendiary grenades
If you’ve seen my posts around its quite clear Caira is by far my favorite hunter, I unlocked her elite skin in Beta and was 5th in the world with her at one point, But in all this I forgot to try and find out one thing.
How Caira’s napalm grenades work. Specifically I mean do they have an initial explosion damage? and then DoT? now I know the DoT dosnt stack but my question is, is there an initial blast damage which hurts with each grenade explosion?
Basically I’m trying to work out if its wo…
Hunter dream team?
THE HUNTER META
After experimenting with several different hunter compositions I’ve noticed that most of the top competitive teams and players fall back on the same hunter selections. So I’m asking why is that? I’m making this thread so we can discuss the current meta and why it seems to heavily revolve around these selections of hunters in both tournament and public play. Evidently Caira, Cabot, Maggie and Markov have all proven to be extremely reliable not only by themselves but when put int…
Using the Teleport
The other day we were playing some Evacuation and as mot of you know there are environment perks that come with winning a scenario along the way. One of those perks are the teleports that are randomly thrown down around the map.
We realized that these can be used to actually trap the monster to your benefit. Essentially you want to have the team draw the beast in towards it and once it gets to you, slap down a dome and say; BUH-BYE…
Some ways that this can be handy include;
Nest - trap the m…
Where do you all stand on tactictal retreats as hunters? Say you have 2 left, low health, and your getting wrecked. Is it ‘acceptable’ to split up and run from the monster to stall out for a dropship?
Yea… uhm. I read some comments in relation to AJ video (and matchmaking) as far as having one bad apple can screw a match in a hurry (as hunters). It got me thinking about this recent thread;
Dear support players; please do use situational awareness, m’kay?
I have been LVL40 since last week and I play mostly with a crew of folks that are LVL33 and up. One thing that is critical when being the support it to realize that there are two members down and the last one is not long for this world. T…
Forming an army in rescue;
I dont know if im the only one who does this but say youre playing evacuation, and you win on one of the maps that gives you the ebonstar trooper or a couple colonists to help you, then taking them to a rescue round. Going until the final wave of five survivors then just putting a dome up and using them as an army to attack the monster. Thats 10-11 people going against one monster and its pretty fun. Even on the monster end just seeing the wave of people gets the blood rushing
How to kill a Wraith;
I love stealthy gameplay, so obiously I always play as wraith and I am going to say that i’m quite a good player with it, it happens sometimes that I can reach level 3 without being seen.
So a lot of people says that wraith is OP, I partialy agree but there is way to take it down quite easily so I made a simple list on things that you can do to defeat me.
Play as Maggie
If you know how to use Daisy, it is a big pain in the ***, I feel that nobody knows how to use her since she can spot me whe…
Wait at the power relay or not?
I’d like to think I’m a fairly experienced player. I have been playing with my friends since the alpha. I just want to say I absolutely hate when the SECOND the monster turns Stage 3 the other players just book it to the relay. Hunters should stay ON the monster and prevent them from getting any more armor.
I understand the desire too, especially if you are Maggie or Markov, to lay down traps. But I can assure you, it’s horrible just to wait at the relay while the monster is getting stronger th…
How to tell which is the decoy
Finally got to fight against the Wraith quite a bit last night, and one of the biggest issues was just identifying where he was. Even bigger though was knowing what was a decoy and what wasn’t. Just never felt like I knew if I was fighting the real thing or not.
Then I was watching a Twitch stream and they seemed to instantly know whether it was a decoy or not. Is there some trick to this? Is there something we should be looking for or take note of?
Trapper V Monster (in a dome)
We’ve been doing pretty good recently but last night we faced a goliath that was hardcore on the trapper, knocking him around out of range of the shield / heal gun. It proved to be damn near impossible to keep up, he would just take a little bit of damage to down the Trapper, escape and evolve.
What methods do y’all use to avoid the Monster as a Trapper while in the dome? Dodging - obviously - but it’s eventually going to run out in not a lot of time with a decent/good Monster.
Nest - Support & Medic
Who do you think are the best support and medic for nest?
Trapper and assault are pretty straightforward: Abe for his damage and Parnell for his ability to utilize weak points on the eggs (Hyde could also be an option, but thats personal preference, Markov is clearly the weakest in nest).
For support, I can’t decide between Bucket and Cabot. Cabot to boost damage to kill eggs in no-time, or Buckets ability to take out eggs single-handedly with sentry guns?
Same with Medic, can’t decide. Val f…
So I noticed something today.
I have every character. I have 2 Stars in every character. But I have yet to Elite ANY! That’s kind of sad, considering how many people have half of the characters elited.
So I was wondering, which character is easiest to Elite? Thanks!
Hunter classes and modes
Hi everyone! I’m currently rank 38, and have an elite skin on 10 hunters (everyone except Griffin and Hyde). Alright, I’ll admit, I cheated by using Hunters Quest and I farmed the other half of the progression in bot games. The reason I did this, is that I don’t want mastery challenges to affect my playstyle in multiplayer. I have effective ways of leveling for most of the weapons for most of the hunters, so if anyone wants to know an effective way to farm a hunter, you can ask me.
Here are my …
Harpoon + Orbital = WIN
Am I the only one who feels this? I’ve only been in ONE game where the trapepr (Me) and the support hank coordinated to harpoon then barrage the ever lasting sht out of the monster. It’s the most underused tactic in my opinion, if anything what happens is Hank sees monster, Hank goes batsht crazy, Hank fumbles already trying to instabarrage…and monster goes into a one way path while orbital obstructs hunters and he gives out a trolololo.
Just a thread for people to grow their experience and think o new ways to play the poster boy of evolve. hopefully to bring back the population of Goliath players that have started playing Kraken. This is not a war thread i just want to see and learn what others do as Goliath in comparison to myself.
Goliath strategy Q&A
Hey, I’m an experienced Goliath player and I would like to help people out that are having trouble with Goliath. I am by no means pro but I have a pretty easy time winning at the higher levels (level 30-40) and I love to teach.
My steam name is “SALGE GIRTH-ZILLA”, you can add me if you’d like.
Go ahead and leave specific questions you have and I might be able to answer them.
I also stream
here and if you catch me streaming I’d gladly answer any questions via stream too.
Here’s a li…
Goliath V Mines
Can someone explain to me what i should do vs a Medic standing on a small hill with 5 mines as Goliath?
Firebreath does not reach, going up is death. Ignoring is no option because its caira.
only thing left is throwing rocks??
Goliath strategy guide
I’ve been working on getting the goliath elite skin and I noticed its a lot harder then getting mastery for the kraken /wraith I need help with the third fire breath star where I need 80k damage to hunters in mid air I got 32k but that alone took me forever to get any tips?
Goliath stage 1 loadouts
The time has come for us to begin theorycrafting for our engagements with the more skilled portion of our player base. In a game against effective hunter comps running MAST, evading your opponents through stage 1 is not always a possibility. Smarter players are likely to bush check with their weapons, read your escape routes, and generally give you hell while you’re just a poor little infant lizard-monkey. RNG birds can also neuter your ability to effectively play keep away in the …
Tips on Wraith mastery
So I’m playing solo with wraith because else this would take even longer and am struggling to get more than 1 abduction while a hunter is in mid-air per match. Has anyone got any tips on how to get the AI hunters to jetpack into the air more?
UPDATE: I figured out defend wasn’t the best choice to level this, so I did nest and that went just fine.
Now the only thing that’s really a bugger is the ‘abduct hunters from team 225 times’ which is vague as hell…
How far do I have to take them for the…
Wraith Mastery Questions
Could someone whos used the wraith and is good at understanding her abilites help me please or anyone that has any knowledge of the abilities system help …
On the 3rd star for wraiths abilities… warp blast im ok with cause all you have to do is damage multiple enemies 15 times unless theres an underlying part to this im not seeing it seems pretty simple but the other 3 are confusing me a bit. for example
Abduction says abduct hunters from team 225 times? does this mean for it to count i have t…
Kraken Tips & Tricks
I’ve played 250 games with Kraken since the Alpha, and 100 with Goliath since alpha. If you guys have any scenarios/general areas you’d like tips in I’ll be up for answering you guys
Kraken and Goliath tips
So, now that I’m playing in the lvl 30+ crowd, I need more advice. I am getting HAMMERED by most teams I face. As in, found within the first two minutes and harried into an early grave. Any early game tips on evasion and feeding? I go for all three meats when I can. My build is 2 fire breath + charge for Goliath, and 3 Vortex with kraken. Ability cool down on both for the perk.
Finding time to EV to Stage 2
I’ve been practicing my monster with some teams that are competing in the DGL tournament and keep having the same issue: I never feel safe evolving to stage 2.
It’s never that I’m short on food, I can gather meat quickly and generally keep my armor up even though I don’t evolve. But it seems that a good team will get on your trail and always have a good enough idea of your general location that you’re rarely going to get a chance to evolve without being domed.
I know you can minimize some of t…
Since daisy hones down the monster whether it’s sneaking or not, is there anyway to juke daisy? Perhaps going in water, but I still find it difficult to shake her. Does anyone have tips?
Like if I had 10% more damage and say I use a 15% damage increased perk.
Last Updated: January 23, 2015 - 20:10 GMT
The Monster is what qualifies Evolve as so unique and interesting. Whether you are hunting it or being hunted by it, whether you are fighting against one or with one, the Monster is where the whole atmosphere revolves, and getting a good grasp of what it is and what it can do is important no matter which role you play.
This guide will be separated into sections that treat each monster individually. I’ll be …
Movement speed V Stamina perk
So, I have read somewhere that Movement Speed is better than Stamina increase because:
You run faster
You cover more distance with your stamina ability
But is this true? For example from A to B its X meters, Player A uses Movement Speed, Player B uses Stamina increase. Will Player A reach B faster than Player B?
Hey guys I am really struggling as Kraken or Goliath and would like to play as a monster that doesn’t feel easy mode. I watched streams and the good players seem to just run around straight away at the start and eat food quickly, rarely getting hounded or domed before stage 2. But of course there are benefits of stealth however if you take to long it’s a matter of time before hunters get luck and spot you.
What do you primarily focus on at the start? You like to go sneaky sneaky away from them …
Advanced Monster Tips
I play monster quite often. After raiding the skin store for EVERY monster skin (they look cool okay!) I really want to master the monster. I win quite often but when i’m against a co-ordinated team with mics and they all have the same prefix… it’s scary. I would like advanced monster tips. Or how to counter Maggie, Griffin, Abe. Link your videos, anything that could help
Hey gang… we have a strategy thread going, but it’s mostly stuff for specific characters/monsters. Interestingly there hasn’t been a lot of chatter about specific mode strategies… so here we go…
I have been playing with Mark and Chris (
@EyeOfCharon and @MeTheBigShow ) and we kinda have this mode down, (as hunters). To the point that we knock it out in 3-4 minutes. It goes like this;
When we land, the trapper, assault and medic mark an egg (usually closest one) and the support (usually …
Guide to Evolve; Hunters Quest
Your best tips/tricks
Post your favorite tip or trick here, or a tale of ingenious monster hunting, or hunter hunting.
EDIT: Adding a +1 to hunt with your ears. You can hear the monster long before you see it.
EDIT: I was wrong about this one, as the dome won’t keep the monster out.
Had a game where a Kraken had 3 of us dead and the trapper on the run, with no stealth to keep the kraken from finding them, I asked the Trapper on TS if their dome CD was up. They immediately caught on to what I was suggesting and …
List of wildlife perks
Hey all… is there a list of wildlife and associated perks they have? (with pics if possible)
Oh and wildlife perks don’t stack do they? Once you grab one, the last one is no longer in effect?
Beware of the wildlife
So. After a plethora of run-ins with the wildlife just screwing over my team I coached my guys on what will prefer to kill you as a Hunter. As a Monster, I also taught them which wildlife you can use to your advantage.
The goal of this guide is to educate the reader on explaining how threatening each animal can be to both monster and hunter; also teaching which wildlife is most advantageous to the hunter or monster and what each wildlife type prefer to engage on.
Note! This guide goes based of…
Guide to Evolve
This is still work-in-progess
Guide to Evolve Stage 2!
Greetings! This is a community-writen guide for all people.It will contain every detail about the hunters, monsters, wildlife etc that there is. I hope that with the information in this guide you’ll be able to understand the game better, thus enjoying it better!
Evolve is a very unique game as it uses a team format that is uncommon. The setup is 4v1, with four players as the hunters and one player as the monster! Th…
These numbers were formed with the information we were able to get through in-game means. So the numbers aren’t going to be exactly on the dot. If you have any information on exact numbers that a developer may have passed along, with the source, please do tell so we can keep these stats as accurate as possible.
(Thanks to Wiggles for helping me do the tests and record our findings and to those that helped with errors in the post.)
Seems a few people wanted some of the internal numbers on damag…