So I picked up a copy of this game to play with my son for Christmas last year, because who wouldn’t pay $10 for this game. We played for two weeks, and then sprung for the season pass, mainly to get Pendles and access to the OPS. I initially was drawn to Montana, because Miniguns are always a good time. After mastering Montana, I worked on mastering Phoebe and Marquis, because I really like the LLC design. Then I mastered Oscar Mike. I then decided I wanted to get good with another melee character.
I tried Rath, but found my skills as a melee don’t work well with his style. Not sure why, but I regularly get fewer kills than deaths with him. I tried Galilea, but I guess I play her wrong, as she doesn’t seem broken in my hands. I read a lot about Boulder, and how strong a melee character he is, but sadly I couldn’t figure him out. I tried Shayne and Aurox, because they would regularly beat me when I was a non-Phoebe melee, but like the rest I just couldn’t make it click.
I took to haunting the forums, devouring any new post, when I decided that I would try to play the apparently severely under-powered El Dragon (I never played him in his previous glorious form). My first non-bot match, after reviewing roughly 20 threads on him, was a Monuments Incursion. I had a Kid Ultra on my team who was critical, and I was facing a team with Montana, Orendi, Rath, Marquis and Whiskey. I don’t recall who else I had on my team.
I read how El Dragon should start as a hit and run, doing a little damage and then fleeing. I collected shards, built turrets and killed minions / assisted in killing enemies. It was not until I was level 4 I got my first kill, against their Marquis who was a little too focuses on the lane to see me come up from behind him. I then moved on and killed Montana, who had been assaulting our first sentry and was running away.
Earlier, I mentioned we had a KU who was critical. By the time I got to level 5, KU would give me 2 drones, and I would regularly kill 1-3 characters, before making a timely retreat. I finished the game with the most kills on our team, killed 1 of the 2 sentries and had the most fun I have ever had.
I have to admit, giving El Dragon gear that focuses on increased health was key, so thanks @Dr_H0H0, your insights are greatly appreciated. I am excited to play El Dragon, and see just how good I can make him.