Was playing a game with a group that are really good at Stage 3 relay fights and there plan is for you to come to them and they have a solid defense. I was playing Wraith and she all ready have a weak Relay fight as is but with Torvald it makes it impossible. The set up was Hank/Caira/Abe/Torvald and at no point could I focus anyone.
I start the fight going after Torvald to lock him down and was doing ok but then a orbital drops and I have to pull off for one second and he is almost at full life. This cost me time and he was still able to mortar me at point blank. I almost get him down but with a stasis grenade and a miss he is back to full before I can blink.
So I switch targets hoping to go after Hank but he quickly goes invisible and before I can follow up chasing him income mortars so I have to pull off.
I then decide to go for the medic but even then I backfires as the Hank shows up and with Torvald raining hell on me I’m unable to finish the job so I pull out of the fight.
I come back trying to skywraith a little but it doesn’t work just like my normal attack. Having to deal with getting out of stasis grenades and Torvald meant I didn’t have enough traversals to back off enough or barely keep up with them at all.
I played them two times before and tried decoy but Abe’s grenades make decoy go super dumb and won’t attack unless point blank but because the decoy is slowed it never gets there.
I think even if Wraith and Torvald both have 50/50 W/L they will never be equal with the right set up. Yes I could try a different monster but I am not as good as them and one monster should never be off the table because one setup. Yes you should change your play style but one team set up should not ever shut down a monster completely. Yes they were good but that just goes to show you that if you balance a character around the skills of a pub in good hands it will destroy so hard and thus you have a balancing issue even if the data shows everything to the contrary.
Finally yes super super salty about the design choice of Torvald. It almost seems like they didn’t think it all the way through. With Hank/Caira it makes Torvald shine because you have to power through them to get the downs and you can’t do that with a good team using Torvald to his great potential.