Started playing Benedict the other day and am finding him pretty fun, especially being able to experience maps from a completely different perspective. Obviously a big lore buff, and Benedict is the second character I have done after Thorn with a challenging Player kill requirement. (We shall not speak of Toby…)
I play Incursion as it seems the best for getting kills (my one and only 25 kill run with ISIC can attest to that) and use every opportunity to stay airborne by jumping off high places like Buzz Lightyear and falling with style. After a whole evening of trying full on to get airborne kills, I ended up at about 10/50.
Assists don’t count and Benedict generally isn’t capable of KOing a player with full health while staying airborne so I was wondering what tactics veteran Benedict players used to knock this one out. Given I did 1/5 in a single evening I don’t see it as impossible, but I literally fired over 2000 rockets (unlocked 4/5 425 rockets in a single game) and had several frustrated moments to get to this point.
I found focusing on large targets was easier but more often than not something like Attikus would make a last second lunge getaway just as I was about to finish him off or I would end up with an assist. I can see unlocking certain helix nodes could increase my damage output quite a bit, but it can take a while to level up high enough to really reap the benefits and by then everyone else is all beefed up too.
As for gear, I’m currently trying a mix of +Attack Damage, +ShardGen and Reload Speed. Does anyone know if Attack Speed improves the fire rate of his rocket launcher? Missing shots due to the slow fire rate has been the biggest setback to completing this as I’ve had many moments where I can see a player on low health but I’ve missed the shot multiple times because they move too erratically to keep up with, even when trying to predict their movements.
Any suggestions on ways I could speed up my completion rate other than “git gud” and ideally not resort to being that guy that steals other people’s kills?