So I decided to purchase the Panzer crate up to tier level 4. I got Nightingale frags, Butter, another Yanlong (sigh), another Razor, and at last, Panzer.
At least I didn’t get Oro, Ronin, Steele, Surge and Operator again (they really depress me).
Stats and Skills
So I leveled her to Silver and reviewed her stats. Some observations I made:
- She has above average health stats wise.
- Her base damage is somewhere similar to Elite Rifleman, though Rifleman has more damage weighted under neutral damage while Panzer’s damage is 50-50 between neutral damage and elemental damage
Skills wise, her bronze skill gets her a starting blast which is good against Energy heroes and can easily take out weaker ones like Sentry, Nightingale and Sapphyr within the first 5-10 seconds of a battle. I believe, but haven’t tested, whether she can do the same against Flatline. It should be the case but I haven’t seen this in action personally yet.
Based on this skill alone she can own low level pvps against these fairly common energy heroes.
Her Silver skill seems underwhelming and not better than Hideo’s bronze which also shoots at every enemy on the map. Because the damage seems somewhat low, I didn’t get the shield to proc much. If the shield procced then yes, it added more survivability which was nice.
She is also, as expected, tankier than usual and I’d say she’s around Razor’s level, pre-shield. She feels more durable than Savage.
I haven’t levelled her up to gold yet so can’t say for her gold skill. Her gold seems interesting, giving her more power when down on numbers. Her plat gives her additional upfront damage at the commencement of battle. This could work against her gold because if you successfully delete an energy hero at the beginning you are UP on numbers, not down.
However… and this is a really big point: Her reload is really clunky.
On manual mode after the first clip is spent, her reload stutters and you cannot shoot properly. She has an extremely small clip of 1 bullet. This is damn wierd because on auto play, you can see her firing continuously.
On auto this is worse. Her reload causes her to be animation-locked and she continuously performs the reload animation (kinda like rocking back and forth in cover), which only stops when either her bronze or silver are charged up and she fires them off. Because of this I have lost all my games while piloting her on auto. She simply refuses to get up and fire,.
This HAS to be a bug. The only way to get her to begin shooting again is by moving her between cover while she is animation-locked (but you then expose her to enemy fire). She then fires normally again and her clip seems to be larger than 1 bullet.
She is an average hero.
More importantly, she needs fixing.
And I would like:
- my money back
- my pvp hearts back
Mech is a crowded space. There are better heroes - Dogface, Razor, Caine. Apart from her ability to delete a weak energy hero at the start of a battle, she brings very little to the table (up to silver).