Ok, so, this is not a “these are the best characters for PVP / PVE and why” thread.
This is s thread about which characters have grabbed you and taken you on a personal voyage during your Battleborn experience; the ones who you know like the back of your hand (how well DOES anyone know the back of their hand, anyway?), the ones you know you can play your best with, the ones who you just love to use and feel truly ready to kick ass with. Maybe it’s their personality, their kit, their design, the way they play…all of the above, maybe! Tell us who you love the most and why?
Please try to not list more than 2 or 3 characters, unless you REALLY, TRULY feel you LOVE and are VERY SKILLED WIITH and KNOW VERY WELL with more than that.
Im just going to list one because, despite him only being 2 in my most played matches with rankings, he is definitely the one I know the best and love the most!
So, here’s to my main Chubby Chicken - my main Aviant, ERNEST!
First of all, love this dude’s design a LOT.
That hair, that headband, those vests, those little chicken feet, that tag still on his leg…!
Just too good!
His personality, attitude, dialogue, all great!
*Tweet, tweet, you miserable bastards!"
“The afterlife was really boring so I punched Death himself right in the face and came back!”
Now, why I like using him in PVP:
First off, he’s a damn solid bird!
A damn decent health pool and able to resist a decent amount of damage as well.
Second, and this might actually be the thing I love about him the MOST, is that he’s not that hard to use. I can just sit in his egg and lob grenades down range.
ALL DAY LONG.
Watch the assists and kills roll in!
Third - that egg, though!
For a looooooong time, I only used the Power Egg. Until someone turned me on to the wonderful possibilities of the Defence Egg. Mainly, his level 2 left side helix which gives his egg a large Slow radius.
Put it in a well protected / hidden spot and that Egg becomes a plague to waves, Thralls, FatBots, uncloaked Pendles and Melee characters in general.
Put that slow Egg around any corner in Monuments, any of the choke points or behind any of the middle area walls in Overgrowth, or, the BEST spot, right at the top of the middle wall between the two stairwells where enemies leave their Sentry room in Echelon, and everything walking by its large radius will be slowed to a crawl.
The slow Egg is also AWESOME for Minion waves in Meltdown!
Not to mention all the extra damage reduction and defence boosts the Defence Egg provides you, which are awesome when combined with Damage Reduction and Health Regen.
And, of course, his Attack Egg still has a great many very powerful uses.
Knowing when to switch Egg modes is KEY to Ernest.
Fourth, his early game 30 percent Area of Effect damage reduction mutation is astounding.
Considering that the best way to DISLODGE your Egg is AoE damage, being able to sit in your Egg and just shrug off large chunks of AoE damage is VERY nice! You can shrug off pillars, paradigms, blights, grenades, wrath of natures, etc. It is quite lovely!
Fifth, his Explosive Satchels. Lol DON’T TAKE THE PUSH ON THEM EXCEPT FOR LAWLZ! They are too easy to knock a character to safety with, costing you or your team mate a perfectly timed and set up kill!
The Charges are PERFECT enemy Battleborn finishers (throw them at low enemies at the right time to secure kills!) and multiple minion damagers!
I think those are the main things I enjoy using most about Ernest.
It’s late and I may be forgetting some things.
Good gear to use on ERNEST is Attack Speed, reload speed, health regen and damage reduction.
Really looking forward to all your answers!