Recently, I’ve been tired of playing my usual mains, feeling I was both underperforming and not having much fun with them. El Dragon is… El Dragon, Oscar Mike feels a little bit too boring right now for me, and Toby is a sniper and I wanted to to try a new character with a more rounded versatile kit.
So, I decide on a whim to play Whiskey Foxtrot, a character I hadn’t spend even the smallest amount of time with.
Three hours later, I solo-platined Advanced Heliophage, and I was having a blast.
I don’t even get why people think he is underpowered : the man has a crazy accurate rifle with way too much rounds in its magazine, a scrap cannon that serves as my panic button (I take the repulsion + three charges helixes), a sticky grenade that becomes even more insane than Mike’s in the late game, an Ult that abolutely shreds everyone, be it player, boss or random mooks, and Killer Regen. Oooh, boy Killer regen. Stacking this with a Health Regen gear junps your natural regen for more than 40HP/seconds after a kill. This helix is the sole reason I survived Adv Heliophage.
What’s even more awesome is that he has a lot of possible builds that are actually viable : harasser, semi-sniper, assassin, shield killer (that one is gimmicky though), the guy can do anything but support.
What’s even better, he isn’t cheap like Ernest or Benedict can be (and Benedict’s been nerfed, so…), you have to work hard to actually be effective with him ; his nade is one of the most difficult skillshot in the game (curve throw + delayed explosion), his scrap cannon have lots of different kinds of utility depending on the helixes you choose, but you can’t choose all of them, amd his ukt, while being an insane burst, leaves him very open for a counterattack.
Whiskey is a high-risk high-reward burst assassin/sniper-harasser/skirmisher based on the helixes you take, and is a real blast to play.
And you, what do you think of Foxtrot ?