- Jan 20, 2019
- Reaction score
It’s not immunity that I was concerned about. It’s the fact that he gets four buffs for 15 seconds instead of 10. You can time it with SG buff cycle and have perma immune..He also gets free hype when he’s down to 50% health via the new SA1.I'm not too worried about it because Parasoul, Squigly, and Peacock have universal access to IMMUNE from round start for little investment, and they have Fighters which have much better ATK than Weekend Warrior.
Weekend Warrior also has lower attack than the other offensive type Beowulfs, outclassed by even a Cold Stones when they're at the same tier.
There's downtime between HYPE activations that force him to play without the IMMUNE, unlike constant IMMUNE characters through TAUNT. This makes him vulnerable to characters like Resonant Evil.
To get the free HYPE, you have to take damage, losing time and and health which impacts your Rift Battle score. (Although he can heal some of that with his HEAVY REGEN.)
That said, I don't disagree that he's really good now! He should be able to do what he does well, instead of poorly.
Lower atk is not too big of an issue in rift as hp is capped at 150% on boss node. That 15s final stand will allow him to burst down any nasty defender (time it to activate just as reflect damage is about to kill you because you can activate it mid combo). And because of heavy regen, he will heal back just enough to block and survive to get final stand again.
I guess we will find out in a few weeks how he does.
Another question for you Liam. Will more fighters be getting the new buffs Blessing and Thorn soon? Limiting these buffs to one character only makes it highly unfair for rift considering the impact they bring. Those blessed with RNG will dominate top ranks for sure. It’s already difficult enough to clear boss nodes with 3 Valentines with the revive gimmicks. I’m surprised that with character balance that existing characters finally got Evade from last patch but not the new buffs. Just seems like a missed opportunity.