I love Shayne.
Went 18/0 with her once. She’s tanky as hell, how are you building her? For helix’s I go:
- Normally mutation Multi-Fetch, sometimes Stun.
- Shield recharge at end of skill (MUST HAVE, I used to run fleet foot. I’ve gone this now, works MUCH better)
- Shield Pen (This is kind of a throwaway. Both are useless imo)
- Shield strength
- Cool down. You’ll be using fetch as a CC and Overshield, not dmg.
- Pull N’ Slow.
Her legendary, Smack Attack slinger works nicely. The add damage to the boomerang makes for a good “poke”. Slash someone a couple times and boomerang them once as they leave.
Firmware Update 1.51C, the legendary from the first mission. Good cool down reduction to spam the overshield and slow, and nice sprint speed to chase or leave.
And a random HP regen item. Mine does 5.5 base, +3.3 when shield is depleted. It does reduce sprint by 7.7, but Firmware gives 9.74. Because of Helix 7, you’ll still have no HP regen. Most of her use comes from that Sustain, and never having to retreat but for a few seconds.
It’s never let me down yet. In terms of usage, start a fight with Stealth strike, and maul them while they’re slowed. Save fetch for if they start running or your Shields go down. When the next Stealth Strike is ready, use it to disengage or finish off. Because of Helix 5, if you stay mobile you’ll have infinite Shields.
If you really want to just mess a single person up, don’t choose Stun Fetch, pull the person into your team then pop-unpop Stealth Strike as they come flying towards ya…Now they’re not where they want to be, AND they’re slowed.
Once you reach 10, your Ult is one of my favorite skills in the game for team fights. It will pull ALL the enemies in, slow them, and damage then. Only downside being you can’t use your other skills. But hey? Who needs to? Find a nice spot, pop your ult, and get ready for the Taunt.
I don’t know why you would EVER go Shield steal for your Ult.
I successfully won several 4 v 1 fights simply due to her survivability. Screw damage, she makes a wonderful Ninja Tank, with a ton of CC abilities.
Sidenote to any Shaynes: Even if you’re going Damagey, unlike me, don’t choose the Damage for your first Helix, please. It does so little damage, and it just tells the person you’re stalking “Hey, you should probably skedaddle about now”.