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Characters Surgeon General Valentine too good?

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by TonyPartridge30, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. TonyPartridge30

    TonyPartridge30 Active Member

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    When I first learned about Surgeon General Valentine, I thought it sounded like an interesting character. But I've fought a high level version of it now a couple times and noticed something about it's Signature Ability that I didn't expect: she gains permanent enrage every 30 seconds even when tagged out. This shocked me, as aside from regenerating scratch health and getting a little bit of meter gain, I didn't think anything could happen to reserve fighters. Like, every permanent buff on a fighter essentially pauses while they're in reserve.

    But more than that, I feel that having permanent enrage apply on her even in reserve removes any sort of tactical decision making associated with the fighter. I thought the idea behind her would be that you could choose to keep her in reserve for as long as possible as a support for characters who are tagged in, or alternatively you could use her to actively fight so that she would get stronger over time. The way her SA works now, you get the best of both worlds; just keep her in reserve until she's the last fighter and boom, you've got a character with probably 2 free stacks of enrage by the time she comes out, in addition to the buffs she applied on her teammates while she was in reserve.

    Personally, I think that she should only get a permanent stack of enrage every 30 seconds while she's the active fighter. Like, keep her ability associated with the game timer; that's fine. But depending on whether she's tagged in or out should determine which of her SAs proc. Just my opinion.
     
  2. Graveyard Heart

    Graveyard Heart New Member

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    Personally, being a valentine addict, i can completely agree. But there is one problem with valentine. She is predictable and can easily be countered. But also, her stats aren't exactly the most admirable. She is one, if not, the only character to have low stats. For example, if you put out SK valentine as a front line fighter, she can easily die if she gets punished. So giving her permanent enrage can even out the battle. Especially high health fighters. And even if she still have permanent enrage, if the opponent were to block her attacks, they can barely take the said damage by enrage. They made surgeon general balanced by not adding her the two effects by her SAs. Meaning she would deal heavy damage but still has low heath. Personally, she's one of the useful valentines out there. But this is my opinion. I just based it on how i play with her as a fighter.
     
  3. moisterrific

    moisterrific Well-Known Member

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    Surgeon General isn’t good enough, she should get buffed where her healing and immune can apply to herself as well when she’s the active fighter.
     
  4. Checkmate

    Checkmate New Member

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    I've encountered a team of two Surgeon Generals and a Last hope. It was a weird battle. Heavy regeneration doesn't stack, but if you elongate the battle just enough- forbidden procedure will-- will be something you despise.
     
  5. Graveyard Heart

    Graveyard Heart New Member

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    Yeah it really is. That being said, I think Valentine is more of a support character more than a damage dealer, survival, etc.
     

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