I feel like Laz can be used in competitive; however, it requires a very attentive team, perhaps even one built around Laz. Support will absolutely need to cloak according to Laz’s Cloak; both of them might need to roll the pre-match Reload/Cooldown perk, unless perks are disabled in actual ranked/competitive matches. If that’s so…as Lazarus says, “Shit!”
Laz definitely benefits from a Hank support, but I could also see Bucket and Cabot being viable with him. Bucket’s area denial combined with Hyde’s toxic grenade might be enough to get rid of Goliath, and probably enough for Wraith, unless Abduction happens. Hyde’s more Kraken-proof.
If anyone has numbers on cloak times and their cooldowns, that would be great to know. Rolling Cabot will need a really rigid schedule that gets Laz cloaked, and the 30% cooldown pre-match perk:
- Match should initially start off with Laz very far away from the group; perhaps even outside of the dome.
- If Laz is forced into the dome, he will need to use his cloak, because the monster will be hard-focusing him. During this time, Cabot will need to be on the monster with his damage amp, maximizing his time with the assault.
- Ideally, Cabot’s damage amp would have ran out of juice within some amount of time, and by then, he has met up with Lazarus. Cabot cloaks both, and they move to a corner of the dome together, somewhere high up. They both use their long-range primary weapons occasionally when the monster isn’t paying attention. Once Cabot’s cloak is used up, ideally Laz’s cloak would have come back. Cabot moves in with the Assault, while Laz goes somewhere far away.
If Cabot is kept alive throught most of the fight (he can be revived when Laz has his solo cloak, ideally, but it might require Cabot to use his cloak as well, or a Hyde to toxic Cabot’s body), Laz should have a relatively bearable time reviving people. Cabot just needs to maximize damage to really justify his usage with Laz. This also works better with Kraken, if Laz is able to time his revives accordingly with Kraken’s Lightning Strikes, since those have a fairly long windup time.
Sorry I wrote more of a “What do you do with a Laz/Cabot setup” rather than a “What hunters against what monster”, lol.