Hi was playing a bit during the open beta and my favorite battleborn to play was Thorn. Now don’t get me wrong Thorn isn’t bad but I think Thorn is a bit below average in such a way that Thorn is basically a worse marquise.
How so? Well it’s all about consistency.
For the sake of argument let’s assume that Marquise (who can fire faster) and Thorn fire at the same rate.
They deal about the same amount of damage on hit but marquise is more consistent in getting hits.
No Marquise is not op… However I just feel that Thorn is getting the short end of the stick here because 1. Thorn is squishier 2. Thorn fires slower 3. arrows are very easy for enemies to dodge 4. it’s harder for Thorn to shoot from around cover, This is all for an extra 10-20 damage if you succeed in hitting your mark (there is a plus 25% bonus IF you can hit them twice in a row).
Now I’m not wanting Thorn to become a clone of Marquise but i feel there are a couple small buffs that are need to not just make Thorn a viable alternative but also to make her unique. 1. Make her less squishy Marquise is supposed to be the squishy sniper not Thorn so why is Thorn squishier in the first place? 2. make it easier to land arrow hits, make them less visable to enemies or give them very small AoE. 3. At the very least give Thorn better bonuses for landing multiple arrows… I.E. make curse stack, buff curse ect…
Note not thinking all those suggestion or even any (with maybe exception of the first one) of the suggestions I made are what Thorn needs but i am feeling that Thorn needs a bit of a buff that heads her in a diffrent direction.