Has anyone ever encountered non-level differential related soak capability on characters that are supposed to be squishy, or absolutely insane over-tankiness on a tank w/o healer support or dmg reduction gear? Every now and then I’ll run into a seemingly unkillable person who take less and less and less damage the lower their health gets no matter how many people are hosing them and it’s really bizarre. Same level. No damage reduction gear. Solid green connection on both of us. No health regen + or health regen when below 50% hp. No support from team at the time. No character trait that allows for damage reduction of that nature. Just randomly beefy af. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve managed to survive crazy situations here and there but it’s always due to not getting hit despite being near death not constantly getting hit and not dying. I don’t understand it.
Another weird thing I’ve seen a few times recently is sudden, insane, inexplicable burst damage, usually from gun-wielders but not always. Have had a few encounters where, as Montana, I’ll Lumberjack Dash -> Stun into corner -> Body block -> Hailstorm someone who’s the same level as me, landing pretty much every shot on their crit spot (it’s hard not to after a Dash stun) which typically brings them down to 25-50% health on a non-tank by the time they’re unstunned. A few times, as soon as the stun wore my “victim” was able to 100-0 me in 1-2 seconds without landing any crits (hard to crit Montana while he’s browbeating you into a wall). One time it was a Reyna that did this without even a Priority Target and I was just kinda like “O_O.” Am I missing something?
I’ve noticed this on an off every once in a while since I started playing but I put it at the back of my mind until I had more experience. Now that I’ve got all the BB mastered, I feel I have a pretty solid grasp of exactly how much punishment every character can dish out and take at a given level and of what’s “normal” and what’s “what the actual ■■■■?” so I’m just curious if anyone else has shared this experience.
Edit: Bold for clarity. To reiterate, I’m talking while you’re at the same or higher level as the opponent, not when they’re 2-5lvls above you where it’s natural for them to be more powerful.