I have seen the notes about the patching to her med gun to make it faster and a slight increase to tranquilizer time but I think it is partly missing the point. She is all round useless at the moment. Easily the weakest hunter of the lot.
She is my favourite character but I feel guilty picking her in public games as I know it would just make the team much weaker. I only use her now solo.
Her sniper rifle is way to slow to be effective vs fast moving monsters. Her tranquilizer doesn’t slow monsters much and lasts a pathetic amount of time. Her med gun is pathetically slow and is like a ‘please kill me monster I’m over here’.
So all her items are underpowered and even more importantly she has no self heal OR escape.
laz has cloak in emergencies and caira can self heal and boost.
Perfect example of why I wont play val again online is two hunts in a row vs a lvl 38 good monster player. First game I was caira, we won a very hard match and i managed to stay alive using self heal and dodge etc and got 19,000 heals on my team.
Next round i picked val, already feeling guilty, one player moaned I’d picked her before the round started. Same monster player and in the first major fight we lost, simply because val is useless. My tranquilizer barely slowed him and my med gun could heal no where near fast enough vs the damage the monster was doing everyone. Then as soon as the monster came for me I had my three seconds dodge of fuel but then I was screwed.
11 hunters >>>>>>> val.
r.i.p. Val (even after patch).
shame as i love playing as her due to the constant switch play required.