There’s nothing worse than unlocking a new helix upgrade by getting your character to X level and then finding out that its garbage.
One example of this is Miko.
At level 4, you have access to the upgrades Trail of Spores and Spore Shock.
Trail of spores: Cloud of Spores drops spores along the way to a target, covering a larger area.
**Sporeshock:**If Cloud of Spores hits an enemy directly, that enemies is stunned rather than slowing all enemies in the blast radius.
Personally I find that Sporeshock is practically always better. Why settle for just a slow when you can have a stun as well? If you miss your target and Cloud of Spores hits the ground, you still get the slow field. but if you directly hit a target, which actually isn’t hard to do face to face, then you get a 2 second stun. That’s just so much better. Don’t get me wrong, Trail of spores is a good effect, it allows for a larger area to become slowed. But Sporeshock’s stun is too powerful. The ability to force a unit from acting via moving or attacking at all is really powerful for both PvE and PvP.
Well guess what? One of the upgrades you can unlock happens to be in Level 4. Its called Sticky Spores.
**Sticky Spores:**Cloud of Spores sticks on impact, bursting when enemies enter its blast radius or after 60 seconds.
Ow. Just…ow. That’s so much worse than the default upgrades for Level 4. It felt terrible seeing this upgrade and honestly feel like a waste. Even if Sporeshock didn’t exist in Level 4, Trail of Spores outright beats it due to sheer utility. Having the ability to cover a larger area in a field of slow is so much more useful than just throwing a spore and hoping people run into it. Why do that when you can just throw it at someone? That’s usually the whole reason to use Cloud of Spores, to lay out slow fields when you need them or to stun so you and your team can net a kill.
Anyone else ran into some upgrades, default or unlockable, that just seem impossible not to take or are just completely trash compared to the other upgrade choice?