I played 5 games with friends yesterday, and had some interesting results as to which monster won when. I’m finding that I’m trending differently than before 2.0 patch.
I used to play Goliath a lot. Really liked him. He was very strong with abilities and chaining. I also felt he was very resilient to damage and allowed for a bit more punishment. My opinion has changed recently however.
I always liked Kraken, even before he was popular (before 1.3 where everyone played wraith). He’s very mobile (and a bit fragile) and has a lot of fun and diverse play styles from ability alpha strikes to punish and evade styles. He’s currently considered the most popular, and I agree… More on that later.
Wraith: Is making a come-back! She snuck into my second favorite spot right now. A very sneaky and mobility based monster, I find myself zipping around domes looking for moments to try and punish the tracker. Being so small (comparatively speaking) I have a much better sense of sight on the hunters.
And finally: Behemoth… I reserve my opinion until they finish working on the bugs/inbalances that it has (2x damage vulnerability, and spam on the roller melee).
A lot of people that I see have switched to Kraken… Seems to be everywhere! I don’t think it’s necissarily because it’s OP (Which I don’t think it is. I think the other monsters are in a bad place right now). But because of how annoying it is to be on the ground!
It seems EVERY medic is playing slim and spamming those spore grenades. It makes it very hard to find anyone if your behemoth (so big it’s hard to find hunters), and Goliath lives life with his bulk blocking vision in melee.
Between Sunny and Torvald, the ground is the last place I want to be as well. Bot have really powerful arching attacks that are difficult to aim in the sky, but easy to manipulate to catch a monster in aoe.
Crow and his slow-ray? Abe and his slow-nades? Both are really is effective, but crow’s bullets are also very slow. Same thing with the grenades which: are also arching throw, but hard to stick to a mobile target. The more mobile you are (al-la wraith and kraken) the less it bothers me!
So: IMO, mobility is my saving grace as a monster; and why I’m choosing the monsters I am.
What’s your tale? Have you changed your play style since 2.0? Why are you choosing what you are.