So I think we would all agree that Mari/Halo is pretty broken and is getting old. And now we’re about to add another Halo to the mix … I love Mari’s concept, but I have to think some of these synergies were unintended.
Anyway, here’s an idea to level the playing field without having to directly change or nerf Mari:
How about a hero who starts the mission by temporarily shielding all the cover with a reflective shield (like Ronin’s), or even a counter measure type of shield (like Caine’s). This would allow those not using the cheese team to have a few (5ish?) seconds to get a head start and not just instantly start the match taking all kinds of damage (cause let’s be honest, matador can clear about 10 covers with 1 magazine…).
The cheese is a problem. It takes no skill to play, and it’s no fun to play against. But I feel like something like this would restore some balance and make it more strategic and fun. And since we don’t have a hero like this, it would be really fun to add to other builds as well.