So, as some of you here may know I absolutely hate Face Off, but sometimes I’m forced to play it so be it. My Face Off strategy is remarkably simple and yields an incredibly high success rate, yet for whatever reason the only other people I’ve EVER seen doing this are the people who I play with: Orendi.
I play as Orendi, my gear is a shard generator and a wrench with cheap skill damage gear that I activate after the first boss fight, I spend the first ten minutes doing nothing but spawning and killing Varelsi, after the second boss fight I go “hunting” (wipe the enemy team several times with Pillarstorm) and we win. Simple. But most of the time I just see people running around killing each other - which is one of the reasons I hate Face Off - even full premades of CR100+ players. Occasionally the killers succeed and win with almost no Varelsi kills by stealing our masks - another reason I hate Face Off - but most of the time I just avoid conflict and finish the match with more Varelsi kills than the entire enemy team combined, it’s not even uncommon for to to have killed more Varelsi than all other nine players in the match combined. Often I wont even have a kill until I reach level 10, then finish with 10+ kills, a few days ago I finished 18-0 after the second boss!
Anyway, this mode frustrates the hell out of me despite being my most successful mode, which I hate about it even more! So, what are your strategies for Face Off? Do you typically solo queue? Do you pick a specific character, or composition when in a premade? Does your team kill Varelsi together or do you have one peel off to power level while the rest of you protect them or chase kills? Do you turn in masks before or after the first or second boss fight, or in the dying seconds to drag out the match and secure the win?