Ernest’s Egg, rather than being general, specifically his slow while it is in defense mode. The example map will be Incursion on Overgrowth
In the main doorways before each team’s first Sentry, if Ernest is allowed to place the slow egg on his side of the sniper perch/loft’s wall he can slow the entire lane, making minion waves, players trying to hop into his team’s sniper perch, and other Battleborn in general too slow to interact in the main doorways of the game. I always say Ghalt is Ernest’s best counter because he can drag Ernest way out of position and out of the safe range where his team can save him from dying (you could argue that Shayne’s pull can get him too, but considering Aurox can be shot before Fetch can connect and Ghalt’s hook cannot, Ghalt has a far superior pull).
Now Ernest’s slow egg wouldn’t be so bad if a couple things didn’t exist. One, since his egg is on a natural cooldown time of when it’s used, instead of a better cooldown of when it’s destroyed, he can put it right back in the douchey spot of enemy Battleborn’s doorway as soon as the enemy team figures it out. The other thing about it is that Ernest’s like to tuck it away in really stupid spots where like a tree branch blocks it from easily being taken down (now some can argue it’s strategy placing it in a spot not easily accessable, but truthfully that’s abusing a broken mechanic with an arguably broken character).
Considering how hard Ernest promotes the “All for one” team mechanic it is hard as hell to get to him when he’s set up, moreso than other Battleborn in the game because of all the stat bonuses he gives with the egg. In attack mode it gives: Attack damage, attack speed, reload speed and movement speed bonuses. In defense mode it generates a slow, a damage reduction bonus and a bubble shield that can take ults if it’s full.
But this slow egg gets even worse if the enemy team’s first sentry falls in Overgrowth again as the example, because if the Ernest gets inside the enemy team’s supply station where the thumper and health station lie and he puts his slow egg right in the doorway overlooking the final senttry, it is almost impossibly to get him out of there.