Most topics on this forum are about nerfing this or that character. And I agree a healthy balance needs nerfs for those blatantly strong heroes. But it also needs a helping hand for those who are weak. But posts asking for buffs, seem to be somehow ignored, so I’m going to try to revive some of those discussions
Castellan: His bronze skill, the sentry turret, is a joke. Try this, for fun. Go to challenge and pick Castellan. Tell your friend to pick the weakest hero they can think of. For example, Sentry. And let your turret try to kill said hero.
In the example I gave (Castellan vs Sentry, both platinum) I destroyed the cover beforehand, to make it even faster. It still took more than a minute and half (counting from the moment I deployed the turret). And that is the weakest enemy possible, standing without cover, and waiting to be killed.
His gold skill makes his turret harder to destroy, but since his turret isn’t a threat to begin with, it’s also useless. This means that half of his skills are almost useless. The only real use for the turret is to speed up cover breaking, but his shotgun already does a great job with that.
Operator: I personally think this hero is lacking. The concept of a tanky support who can survive some punishment is great, but in reality he fails to save others, which means he can be ignored, which means his survival doesnt really make a strong impact. I think a small tweak to either his damage (to make him a bigger threat, while still being able to do some decent supporting) or his utility, would be good.
Savage: I may be wrong here, since my Savage is just silver, but it seems to me that he has no use apart from Halo/Savage combo. If one hero depends on another specific one to be useful, it looks to me that said hero has some kind of problem.
As far as I know, he used to be a chubby ball of death (I wasn’t here when Savage was running wild), and he was nerfed to his current state. But maybe he was nerfed too much?
Steele: I really like Steele concept and his skill set. His skills sound good in paper. A tank that gets stronger if ignored, that reduces damage of enemies and is able to stun lock enemies with his supressing fire.
But I have NEVER seen Steele in PvP (not counting bots). I don’t really know if that means he needs some balancing. As I said, I have literally never seen him, so I have no clue how good/bad he can be. I’m just throwing his name here because I guess that the fact that I have never seen him implies he doesn’t perform good at all.
What are your personal thoughts? What hero do you think needs a buff? Who is lacking, and what would you personally do to fix it?