Well, if literally every other character is that much easier to use and can actually fufill a niche that’s obvious, just maybe, maybe he isn’t as well designed as the rest of the cast.
Every other character I’ve played I’ve managed to succeed with in my 1st game or two. I read the skills, get used to their attacks, and play to their strengths. An excellent example is Boldur. He is not an easy character you can just pick up, but after a while, I learned to play him and love him greatly. Attikus, I’m sorry to say, is lackluster in design.
You think he’s fine, great, that’s awesome, but the fact that an overwhelming number of people think he needs work or quality of life changes should speak to something. I’m pretty sure all these people aren’t just bad. I’d like to think if 1/15 people claim a character is good, then perhaps that 1 is the exception.
Now I’ve defended him before, but honestly, he’s barely worth the effort to play anymore. No one in the cast needs to work as hard. If I wanna brawl? There is Boldur, Galilea, Shayne and Kelvin, whom all have survivability without gimping their damage. Disruptor? Alani, Kelvin, and Ghalt do it better with sufficiently less risk. Be an assassin? Literally any every other damage dealer is faster than him with comparable, if not better, damage, and isn’t such and easy target.
Yes, I’ve done very well with the character, but there is not a single character that’s as frustrating as Attikus. Half the damn time I feel bad picking him since I barely do anything till 3rd level, and even then focus on minions and thralls since if there is a Caldarius, Rath, Phoebe, Galilea, Montana, Marquis, or some others, I know I’ll just get kited or blown to bits.
Again, he can be used well, but so can Dan in SF4, doesn’t mean he is line with the rest of the cast. Maybe you’re just that bad ass and I’m not good at the game, and more power to you for being that good, brother, but nothing is a sobering as trying to make Attikus work for about 9 games, and doing okay, only to pick Rath with stacked attack speed, and get Worth of Song with the greatest of ease.
He may be deadly if played well, but he’s harder than the rest of the cast with about the same ceiling of results for Mastery, if not worse, since anything you can do with him, so many others do better.