One of the hardest things to do when reviewing a character and selecting a tier is to not have any bias, no matter how badly things are going for them. I try to collect all the facts and potential of a character before giving them a tier. Attikus, is a character that has things going bad for him. I know some people believe he can be a great character, but that’s because they are judging him by his incredible damage - which is the only thing he has going for him. If you can land a pounce and hit someone towards a wall, then yes, expect to see some good damage - but to actually confirm the kill when they run off is nearly impossible. I can’t tell if its his poor design or the fact that he is not suitable for the incursion map. I tried playing him multiple ways, ganker, brawler, disruptor, and even “base harasser”. None of them seem to work out since he has his own inconsistent mixture of style which makes him unique but in the end not very effective. One of the frustrating things about this brawler is that he is very reliant on teammates to get any work done. If you stick Attikus in the middle of the incursion map to kill minions, expect damage, heavy damage - this is a problem like any other large scaled characters because of how easy of a target they are, it just happens worse for large characters who are squishy. This is when he becomes reliant of a support character to help him get charges and clear enemy waves.
I believe if you want to see Attikus best utilized, you have to do it with a premade team. One that can coordinate and control the battlefield allowing Attikus to pop into battle and mess everything up. The thing is you cant just select attikus for a random game and expect a team to know when to attack when Attikus pounce initiation. Anyway, This is the way gearbox designed him to be, a disruptor but you can’t really rely on it unless you have a team that is on the same page as Attikus. I would really like to see some team plays with Attikus involved but I know we wont see that until the game is release. I’ll keep him at D Tier until further notice. I’ll progressively add stuff into this as I play more of attikus.
Here’s an amazing reason by GunRabies the flaws of Attikus: Problems with Attikus
I manage to get him to high enough level where he is decent but the other team overwhelmed us. Attikus can’t really keep up with the other characters because of how slow he is, its often people forget that the enemy team is progressing too.
Dealing with experience mobile characters is Attikus weakness. He cannot catch them nor hold them down. This was a really tough match up. Its pretty common for players to select long range mobile characters in battleborn.
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