For what I am about to say let me say that I am talking about PVE only (I don’t play PVP except to farm lore challenges)
As the title states: Are there any characters where using NO SKILLS is more beneficial as it will give them a significant damage/kill increase?
My cousin just unlocked Ghalt and couldn’t really get the hang of him. After many matches he just geared up for shotgun damage and said “screw it!” to using his skills and he regularly comes in #1 on the damage counter
I also noticed this while I was using my Galilea and Phoebe. I would try to gear up to take advantage of my skills and cooldown then noticed my DPS in the party and total kills weren’t doing so hot. So I did away with that and geared solely for AtkDmg/AtkSpd (and another beneficial 3rd gear for damage) and noticed I was also getting #1 in the damage department in my random teams as well
For example on my Galilea I tried to be a “tank”-ish character in a party and use my shield stun and Desecrate and ULT to kind of be crowd control for my other party members and help them kill. Now, I find if I just do my own thing I can kill faster which not only helps me but I kill my own people faster and then I can help my teammates kill their enemies. This has made me more efficient because before I’d usually die trying to save someone if they were having trouble
I know obviously not all characters would benefit from this kind of playstyle. Namely I’m thinking Orendi or Kelvin. Their skills are just too good or have such a low cooldown timer. But are there any characters that actually do well hacking & slashing?