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Stealth Card's Melee Bonus and the New Specialist

Considering the Specialist now has a standard 150 health that can be further reinforced with Hardened Infiltration and the Personal Shield, isn't a 125 melee damage a bit much now? They can now have 150 health, 240 shield, damage reduction, radar and a speed bonus from Hardened Infiltration, and can two hit melee kill even a jet trooper with a Purple Health card. It feels kind of cheesy at this point.

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  • Just break their shields with an ion grenade and shred them with the CR-2 in cqc. Or use ion-shot. The specialist doesn't need a nerf.
  • Cave_Miner wrote: »
    Just break their shields with an ion grenade and shred them with the CR-2 in cqc. Or use ion-shot. The specialist doesn't need a nerf.

    I'm not saying to remove the damage or nerf it significantly, but 125 damage with all of these various buffs seems like a bit much. It was fine(ish) when the specialist was brittle but I feel like around 100 damage would be a little more in line now. It'd still be very effective, especially against normal infantry, but 2 tapping Jet Troopers and 3-4 tapping Enforcers is a lot for a class without a health disadvantage anymore.

    And why would I run around with an ion grenade or Ion shot in Blast or even most extraction matches and actively hurt my shots to kill on most other opponents just to counter a very specific yet highly effective kind? I even played a match of extraction where 6 of the 8 enemies were doing that and backed up by 2 recharge officers (and ion shot came in handy but they're still fast, have radar, health, and damage reduction to back up the shield, and can two tap any normal infantry. Plus once the shield drops they can return fire with normal health levels.

    This is all coming from a guy who loves the new specialist by the way. But this particular combo with the Stealth card is brutally effective and untouched in the patch.
  • I'm fine with the shield because of how terrible the weapons are at close range but the melee is ****.
    It's like the game doesn't allow you to make mistakes as the specialist.
  • Oh please. Dodge roll. The dodge button exists for a reason. Dodge twice and shoot in the face while they're recoiling from the end of the melee animation.
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