So, first off, I am aware that GBX is currently trying to fix toby, if he was as good as he should be, there wouldn’t be so many buff suggestions
Basically I’m here saying why he’s not good for PvP (in solo pve he is actually really good by the way)
-Velocity is too slow for a sniper-ish character.
-that said, he dps is too low for a sniper-ish character (He’s supposed to be complimentary to benedict if I am correct)
-His shield ability is too weak late game
-his arc-mine augments are not as powerful as they maybe should be (mainly the pull)
-He is large
-And yet he is squishy
-his ultimate has tons of problems
This you’ve probably read before about toby eveen if you havent playeed him, but let me explain how this translates in game
Toby is stuck behind a shield. Even if you land all perfectly charged shots from inside the shield, they will not die by the timeee they break it/get past it. Then they get past it, or break it, and you shoot them, but to no avail either miss or don’t do nearly enough damage. even if you hit them with your arc mine, they still kill you with a good part of their health left. They may not have even used their abilities.
Toby is with a teammate and killing someone. Anyone. Even montana. They run or use an ability to get away if they are slower. No kill. If you follow, you get killed. if you stay, they run away, refill health, and scenario a happens. or, teammate gets the kill, but leaves you alone to die.
I believe Toby was made with the idea of having a teammate near him while he fights. I’m sure in incursion he’s basically a sniper only. In capture, he doesn’t get a lot of anything since he can’t snipe in either of those maps for nearly as long as thorn or marquis. in meltdown, its somewhere in the middle. With a teammate though, toby becomes the .7 more in the fight (like a skirmisher kind of) however he’s way too big and slow, so he still dies. A lot.
And you can try to use his ult, but enemies will still have better dps on you since they can actually move and you cant.
Really hopes he gets reworked a bit (or a lot) with the same idea of a buddy battleborn. Hee’s kind of supposed to be an all around helper. A little bit of control with the arc mine effects, a little bit of damage with his railgun/ult, a little bit of buff support with healing over time and atk speed increease near his shield, of some defense with his shield. He’s just not enough of any of that to be s viable anything