What if Gearbox decided from here on out that they would never nerf another battleborn, but instead only buff the lower tier BB to a point where they could perform as well as the meta?
A good example to start with would be Kleese. I have heard repeatedly that he is a very poor choice for higher skill play. If the top tier BB were to stay the same then what would it take to bring him up to their level?
Also, doesn’t have to be Kleese. This question goes for all BB that are out performed by others.
Well I don’t do organized matches because I can’t but if you want my opinion Pendles could use a little buff because from my experience he is incredibly complicated to perform well in competitive. The only use he has is to destroy minions and buildables.
Leave Kleese as he is. He’s a real pain in the dick already in Meltdown, especially if your teammates give up on that lane and he is allowed to set up. Unless you are Orendi or Oscar Mike or something, you waste a lot of time constantly taking down the rifts.
Kleese can work around some of the typical “big hit box character” weaknesses with careful rift placement. So long as Ghalt, Whiskey or Thorn aren’t on the enemy team he won’t get ■■■■■■ too hard. And he brings unique benefits to the team that really can’t be mimicked by anyone else. (Example: the ability to instantly restore a Shayne’s 1,000 point shield and cause a massive burst of damage around her in a small AoE every 10 seconds)
But like I said, he’s situational. I definitely wouldn’t mind seeing some love going his way because there are a few characters that completely screw him over.
There’s a lot of great benefits for Kleese on Monuments but he has to deal with the fact that several characters that hard counter him also love that map. Thorn, Whiskey, Ghalt, Marquis all preform well on that map.
It’s similar to how Toby doesn’t see a ton of play on that map compared to other Incursion maps. There are numerous places for him to set up and fire railgun shots like crazy but nearly every character Toby doesn’t want to fight can turn Monuments into their playground.
(Gone off comms, will update this when i feel like)
Yeah, I can see your point
ghalt is the primary offender with thorn being a close second on that list marquis and whiskey I tend to nuke on sight so they stay further back and try to attack me while I’m in my rifts