Like most of you, or at least those who have PS4s, I’ve been enjoying the Battleborn open Beta (No worries for those on XBox One or PC! Only a couple days to go!) I’ve been particularly enjoying the Rogue Faction, and one of what my friends have been calling the Bird Bros, Toby. Now, under his description and appearance, Toby seems like he’d make a great Tank, along the lines of Montana, though to spare you all some of the trouble, I feel I should warn you, that is not necessarily the case.
Toby is tough, hands down, don’t get me wrong, but early game, no, he can’t soak up damage like other Tanks. What he CAN do though, is set up ambushes and control crowds like a champ!
His Force Field is semi effective in preventing damage, though up against bosses or swarms who are targeting the adorable ball of psychotic fluff and feathers, it just can’t hold up. Which is why it can be sometimes best for Toby to find a good spot where he can control the flow of battle- A bottleneck, a high vantage point, or some spot with good cover would all be effective. Drop the Force Field where you can get a good sight on the enemy, and snipe them with fully charge Rail Gun shots, dropping the Arc Mines wherever the enemies seem to pass through most! Your strategy may differ depending on your build, but I’ve found this to be highly effective when first getting used to the character.
Though, I do have to ask, has anyone figured out how to use the Self Destruct for the Lore Challenge? I’ve yet to get a single kill on it. Same is true for Core Discharge double kills, but that’s a matter of proper setup!
Anyone else have any views on our new favorite penguin? Other play styles or builds? I look forward to hearing them!