I have a brain fart when I try to think of a cleaver thread title. I’ve lurked on the forums from time to time and I like playing in pubs, sometimes competitively. The alias is what I use to play, it just stuck.
Disclaimer: This is all theoretical and a suggestion. I don’t know how it would affect the dynamic in the current (or next) meta too well and it’s late EST as of posting this. Other people are welcome to put out their thoughts, I actually encourage it.
Now before I get flamed for this or some shit, I’ve racked up well over 500 hours on the game and I love it. That said, I feel the Wraith (which I and many other players main) has shifted away from its original purpose. That purpose being a “stealth assassin.” It WAS made to get in quickly, hit hard, and then get out. It did this originally, and then it got hit with the nerf bat pretty hard. As of the last patch it got a much needed boot to its damage, but it still feels more like a brawler than an assassin.
With that said, I’d LIKE for it to get some of the speed and damage it had back in exchange for reducing the armor by a certain amount. If actual values are needed to visualize this; a 15-20% movement speed and traversal distance boot to the current base and a 10-15% increase in the base damage for all abilities and melee in exchange for halving the armor at stage 2 and stage 3 for instance. Frankly I have no idea how it would change the dynamic at any level of play, it’d need be tested thoroughly. The logic behind the 15-20% speed increase would be okay because I actually managed to get away from a well organized team (val/sunny) with the movement speed buff a few days ago and I felt it was quick enough in between getting stabbed by tranqs and as for the damage boot I ran with the 10% damage perk for a little while and it was very helpful over all for increasing over all damage, though I’d feel a higher value would be good since the exchange is having your sustained fighting ability cut in half at higher stages.
There’s too many variables to determine how these changes would affect the current (or next) meta and as it stands the Wraith could go for a slight buff in the damage department and it’ll be pretty well balanced as-is imo, but it goes against the original concept, which doesn’t sit well with me.
All of this is just what I’ve experienced so far, any ideas from other Wraith mains/experienced hunters on how to change it so it moves back to the original concept?