So let me start off by staying that I have just lost a few games as Wraith and this is coming from a place of aggravation and anger. This is going to be extremely long and rather rantish.
Little history to this is I was playing a group that consists of a Torvald, Hank, Caira, and Griffin. They were awesome and for the first time playing Wraith I was stomped and I guess maybe because its ps4 and the average skill level is lower or maybe because it was the first truly awesome team I have played against I have come to the conclusion that there are some glaring issues with Wraith and the hunters against her.
First lets start with Wraith never have I felt so slow against a group add in the fact that there was spikes set everywhere on top of getting harpooned I felt like I was moving through molasses while getting pelted from shots fired from afar while I try to cut corners or get my traversals back. Warp blast didn’t help as it telegraphs your move, its slow, and it makes you sit there for as second while everyone shoots you. It is frustrating when warp blast doesn’t even break harpoons.
Second in no way does hit and run tactics work against a Hank/Caira on there game. Some might say well get in there and focus one, well that is impossible for two reasons. One being you can hardly get to stage 2 and at that stage max reliable DPS would be warp blast and supernova. Second the punishment from such a move with a Torvald is suicide. All other monsters and combo there way to a down fairly easily with precision. Rock throw/Leap smash/Charge hit any two at all for massive damage if landed within seconds, add in health and armor that allows for some punishment. Lightning strike/Vortex/Aftershock aside from Aftershock these can be done at extreme distances but Aftershock more than makes up with great damage and range. I don’t own Behemoth but I know he was build around awesome combos that can down quickly and with health and armor like crazy to take damage. Wraiths kit is Abduction/Warp blast/Supernova/Decoy.
Supernova does great damage but leaves you open and this was not so bad once upon a time but with the fact that it only lasts four seconds you have to make every hit count through healing and or shielding and have warp blast to finish it and with Torvald added Wraiths weak health it is suicide.
Abduction is great for control but I find that it is incredibly inconsistent at long range and this is where you would want to use it against such a combo to separate them. I have had a perfectly aimed abduction miss even though the person did not move and I just kind brushed against them.
Warp blast is fantastic but it can be dodged but a team knowing what they are doing or shielded easily add in the fact that it is about to get nerfed it is going to lower its effectiveness. Warp blast needs to be combo though and this is important, if you land that hit it does about 50% health damage with a direct hit at this point depending on your kit you follow it up with decoy which is can go all dumb on you accomplishing nothing with well timed dodges or heals, supernova which with Torvald gets you killed if you can even manage to get past Caira healing or the shield depending who you are attacking, ending and getting nothing done for taking insane amounts of damage. Lastly Abduct this as well can make you take massive damage against a Torvald because he always knows where you are going back too.
Decoy is decent but can be super dumb and or can be easily dodge or in case Hank lightly shielded through and with no aiming (yes I know it is suppose to go after the person you are aiming at but I find this about a 50/50 chance of actually doing this) you can not make it hit Hank.
So my next issue is with the line up of hunters and as how they affect Wraith.
Griffin vs Wraith: So this is not so bad, the problem comes from the fact that he can put spikes in strategic places to cover the map and that is cool but what kills it is carrion birds. A good team won’t mindlessly go in one direction they will wait for the birds and if you are like me you eat one or two things then birds and poof they know where you are. So if you manage to loses them with juking and stealth you get some distance (which is hard because good teams again won’t mindlessly run in a direction) you find a place to eat to get some energy to evolve and boom more birds. At this point you have to move fast but guess what those spikes he has been planting everywhere on the map now track you without you even knowing it. Yes I know you can go to a cave but eventually it will run out of food and they have all the entrances watched. So while Griffin isn’t OP the birds in tandem make it ridiculously hard to get anywhere past stage 2.
Torvald vs Wraith: I think this is the biggest offense to Wraith. Having a character that can do stupid amounts of burst damage so quickly and a monster that can barely take any damage is game breaking for that monster. Yes there are the easiest to dodge with Wraith but if you spend all your time dodging you will never get damage in and that is the problem. A Hank can mitigate damage long enough that you will never get a down without taking a full mortar to the face at least twice because all Wraiths moves make her an easy target. Yes he doesn’t do more damage overall than Parnell but he can do his damage twice as fast in one hit.
Hank/Caira vs Wraith: I am lumping these two together because everyone knows they are kind of godtier right now but I will say a few specifics. First is Caira can easily counter decoy with such little effort it is laughable preventing you from ever staying invisible. At this point you have two options, warp which destroys the decoy or take a mortar to the face. Second is Hank and with him its if you focus him he can easily bait you into some damage with a orbital and taking any of that with Wraith is devastating add in Torvald you are guaranteed health damage for focusing him while he is getting healed like no other by Caira. If you pull off from the orbital he is back to full health in seconds and those abilities you used are now on cooldown and you are out of traversals.
If the hunters have good jetpack management, co-ordination, and map awareness you are in for the most helpless of fights as you struggle to get enough food to even get to stage three as Wraith.
Well if you stuck through and read all of this thanks, I was super angry and this helped me calm down a bit.