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Raylol
1093 posts Member
Forgot the time i fought vs one.

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  • GenxDarchi
    7721 posts Member
    Because at the moment people would rather see Four blue lightsabers vs 3 red and one green and blue lightsabers.
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  • Blaster heroes usually dies faster.
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  • Raylol wrote: »
    Forgot the time i fought vs one.

    Probably all left to play Apex.
  • I've levelled all the ones I like, although I still pick them if the scenario calls for it for example bossk on the turbo tanks. If not I'm concentrating on getting my glow stick guys to 40
  • Blaster heroes are gone now after Anakin update, their blasters and stuns are nerfed to the ground.
  • Cause now it doesn’t matter the tactics you use, the direction you roll, how much are you or your lightsaber hero opponent skilled, you’ll still get your **** burned by a lightsaber. This game is “Spam R2 to win” now.
    Anyway, I still pick blaster heroes, but they aren’t enjoyable anymore, not like it used to be
  • Han is one of my top 3 hero's to play.
  • Some people still do, but many people want to play as saber characters. They are just so iconically Star Wars.
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  • If Han is available, I'll pick him over any other blaster hero. I mostly play GA, and I prefer the mobile playstyle of Saber Heroes. However, if I have to destroy an MTT or AT-AT, I'm picking Han, because Sabers aren't gonna cut it.
    We need a Tier System for the Heroes. It would justify the "op-ness" of Vader over Han and Chewbacca. It would cost much more to unlock Vader, and would require you to save a lot more than for other heroes and vehicles, but it would be rewarding in the end...

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  • Empire_TW
    6057 posts Member
    I still use Iden, Han, Lando, and Leia
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  • OcDoc
    1488 posts Member
    Stun nerfs decreased their viability against saber users that can block and dodge their way in for the kill.

    But it is still good to have at least one blaster hero in HvV! More than one and you are likely in for trouble.
  • Batman20
    1755 posts Member
    I play as han alot actually finished first just the other day in HvV with han. And in GA i pick bossk, leia, lando and han depending on the map and what phase we are one
  • OcDoc wrote: »
    Stun nerfs decreased their viability against saber users that can block and dodge their way in for the kill.

    But it is still good to have at least one blaster hero in HvV! More than one and you are likely in for trouble.

    Trust me, pre-Anakin and pre-magnetic sabers, a 4 blaster (w/ Lando, Han, and Chewie + one more) LS team in HvV could do a lot of damage against a 4 saber DS team.
    Add more Extraction and SA maps please!

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  • MC_XIX
    1665 posts Member
    On the DS? Because they all get wrecked by Anakin.
  • Raylol
    1093 posts Member
    MC_XIX wrote: »
    On the DS? Because they all get wrecked by Anakin.

    Light side. Dark side still good due their mobility.
  • because saber comps for the light side is actually better atm then the old meta of 2 blasters 2 sabers seeing how you can now just rag doll anyone in range to death as for the dark side the blaster heroes on the dark side just get murdered hard now with all the rag dolling at least sabers heroes can block some of it besides Maul who is trash tier right now.
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  • Admiral_Xen
    2727 posts Member
    edited March 9
    Is to the point I now make truces with enemy blasters when I see them.



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  • Ppong_Man12
    2283 posts Member
    edited March 9
    https://mobile.twitter.com/theswbfc?lang=en

    Here ya go Hero guys. Rules should take care of exploits and the casual B—-S.
  • I still see a lot of blaster players, mainly Iden/Phasma/Boba and Han/Lando/Chewie. However, I am seeing a lot more 4v4 saber matches, until a DS teams starts getting beat then someone gets Boba and starts flying around the map.
  • https://mobile.twitter.com/theswbfc?lang=en

    Here ya go Hero guys. Rules should take care of exploits and the casual B—-S.

    thanks for that link for real!

    on topic tho, Han is still a frickin god. you can top the board with him easily even playing with randoms

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  • As far as darkside the fear of anakin destroying them & being a rag doll
  • SWymsa
    823 posts Member
    Stunlock, rag doll, low health, most probably.

    Damn reading through this forum, it's genuinely nuts how badly they handled this game.
    Seems to be a distinct trend
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  • ROMG4
    2613 posts Member
    For the Light-Side Blaster Heroes are perhaps more viable then ever due to Anakin obliterating everything that comes close to them. A good Leia or Han pot-shotting Sabers while they try to stay alive from Anakin is pretty much golden for the entire match

    For the Dark Side it is the opposite unless your running Phasma, Boba or you just got really good Bossk game-play (which however still comes at the cost of feeding Anakin). Taking a blaster hero on the DS is now a guaranteed multi target loss due to Anakin and the 4-man Saber Hero spam that has infested and ruined HVV

    You just really can't last more then 2 assaults max before you die and too often you get hit with all 3 sabers
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  • Ppong_Man12
    2283 posts Member
    edited March 9
    https://mobile.twitter.com/theswbfc?lang=en

    Here ya go Hero guys. Rules should take care of exploits and the casual B—-S.

    thanks for that link for real!

    on topic tho, Han is still a frickin god. you can top the board with him easily even playing with randoms

    Mike or Wicked should post it, a bud of mine asked me to earlier today. Hope they get a big turn out.
  • ElfiGreen4 wrote: »
    I want padmé and Aurra sing as they actually are rivals.

    I want Luminara.
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  • Personally, the DS blasters just aren’t fun to play as right now. I have all my DS lightsaber heroes at purples (also Iden at purples), but levelling up Bossk, Boba, Palps, and Phasma in HvV just isn’t as fun as levelling up the DS lightsaber heroes to max (especially post-Anakin). Boba can still be fun on open maps (he is invincible on Geonosis), but I am not a pro-Boba player.
    On the LS, I have Rey, Luke, Obi-Wan, Lando, and Han at purples, and am currently upgrading Anakin, the LS blaster heroes can be more fun to play than the DS blaster heroes, but it seems that every match these days turns into a lightsaber spam fest.
    Add more Extraction and SA maps please!

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  • ROMG4 wrote: »
    For the Light-Side Blaster Heroes are perhaps more viable then ever due to Anakin obliterating everything that comes close to them. A good Leia or Han pot-shotting Sabers while they try to stay alive from Anakin is pretty much golden for the entire match

    For the Dark Side it is the opposite unless your running Phasma, Boba or you just got really good Bossk game-play (which however still comes at the cost of feeding Anakin). Taking a blaster hero on the DS is now a guaranteed multi target loss due to Anakin and the 4-man Saber Hero spam that has infested and ruined HVV

    You just really can't last more then 2 assaults max before you die and too often you get hit with all 3 sabers

    Iden can still wreck too as long as you are making an effort to avoid the pull-PS wombo combo
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    agree on the LS point tho. Super easy to just follow Anakin around and shoot in the back whatever he aggros/CC's.
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  • They're the go-to hero now. Especially with the one-hit-kill-while-getting-up-from-being-knocked-back-by-a-jedi move. It literally kills anyone with one hit and there's NO delay and NO animation. Just boom, you're dead. It's ****.
  • Personally blaster hero's are boring in HvV. I enjoy Han in GA though.
  • I play them all the time
  • Srublord wrote: »
    I play them all the time

    Legolas is this you?
  • Raylol wrote: »
    Forgot the time i fought vs one.

    What mode?
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  • Srublord wrote: »
    I play them all the time

    Legolas is this you?

    Yeah
  • Srublord wrote: »
    I play them all the time

    Legolas is this you?

    Ofc he is.
    ''The difference between a fall and a sacrifice is sometimes difficult, but I feel he understood that difference, more than anyone knew. The galaxy would have fallen if he had not gone to war. Perhaps he became the Dark Lord out of necessity to prevent a greater evil''
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  • tts42572
    1072 posts Member
    Because the whole HVV mode is just a button mash fest.

    I tried playing it this weekend to finally level up some heroes and it's pretty much pure torture. All these players do is run around in a group of 4 people with 4 lightsaber heroes and just run over anybody in their path.

    I tried using blaster heroes and it's just laughable. The saber heroes just rush you and overwhelm you. you can shoot at them and it does nothing. They 3 hits with a lightsaber and your dead. That is, if they haven't just pushed you over some ledge first.

    The blaster heroes might be better if there were other modes to play....Something like a strike or extraction where you could hang back and defend something. But in HVV, there's not much you can do when you have 2 or 3 lightsabers running at you. Your only change to play with a blaster guy is to hang behind 3 other lightsaber teammates cowardly and just try to shoot while they're fighting somebody else.

    There definitely is not equal ground between the blaster heroes and saber heroes.

  • anidriX
    839 posts Member
    On HvV, I play them a lot. Han and Leia on the lightside, Iden and Boba on the darkside. On GA, I play saber hero 95% of the time.
  • yoda901
    91 posts Member
    Blaster heroes need more health, all of them need additional health star cards, and some of them just needs plain buffs/kit changes -> Leia, Chewy, etc... Team death match also needs some objectives, better spawning and radar changes or it will continue to be a world pack running around looking for lone sheep as they spawn. If you are a Jedi you "may" be able to buy time until some team mates arrive, if you are a blaster character (minus Boba) you will die before help arrives...period...
  • anidriX
    839 posts Member
    yoda901 wrote: »
    Blaster heroes need more health, all of them need additional health star cards, and some of them just needs plain buffs/kit changes -> Leia, Chewy, etc... Team death match also needs some objectives, better spawning and radar changes or it will continue to be a world pack running around looking for lone sheep as they spawn. If you are a Jedi you "may" be able to buy time until some team mates arrive, if you are a blaster character (minus Boba) you will die before help arrives...period...

    Exactly. HP Regen upped to 200 helps but it's not enough. They need at least 250 to be able to withstand at least two swings from all saber heroes/villains without suffering permanent damage.
  • AbyssWatch3r
    4974 posts Member
    edited June 10
    The HP regen buff of +50 while a step in the right direction definitely wasn't enough for GA. They get melted all the same by any heavy with the purple shield. Tack on the fact that they're much slower, in general have worse abilities than sabers, and it's clear they're nothing but live bait. Only viable in the back pot-shotting behind body guards. A stupidly boring way to play.
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    Jabba: ??

    Luke: Can we nerf the roll? It makes me look foolish.

    Jabba: Done. Now blaster heroes are almost defenseless.

    Luke: How about their stun? It is annoying and makes me look foolish. While your at it, just take away their blasters too.

    Jabba: You are my kind of scum.
  • il96
    544 posts Member
    Han and Iden reign as top Heroes, not just top blaster heroes.
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  • yoda901
    91 posts Member
    anidriX wrote: »
    yoda901 wrote: »
    Blaster heroes need more health, all of them need additional health star cards, and some of them just needs plain buffs/kit changes -> Leia, Chewy, etc... Team death match also needs some objectives, better spawning and radar changes or it will continue to be a world pack running around looking for lone sheep as they spawn. If you are a Jedi you "may" be able to buy time until some team mates arrive, if you are a blaster character (minus Boba) you will die before help arrives...period...

    Exactly. HP Regen upped to 200 helps but it's not enough. They need at least 250 to be able to withstand at least two swings from all saber heroes/villains without suffering permanent damage.

    HP regen is great, but I'm referring to extra base health as well. They shouldn't have significantly less health than Saber wielders. I think Boba should stay where he is, he is one of the best ranged heroes....
  • yoda901
    91 posts Member
    il96 wrote: »
    Han and Iden reign as top Heroes, not just top blaster heroes.

    You're missing Boba. Han's movement penalty on Sharp Shooter needs to be removed and Iden needs her Pulse Cannon reworked, it kind of sucks... But yes I wold say they are 2 of the better ranged. Palpatine is also very good on maps that require more mobility.
  • Raylol
    1093 posts Member
    yoda901 wrote: »
    il96 wrote: »
    Han and Iden reign as top Heroes, not just top blaster heroes.

    You're missing Boba. Han's movement penalty on Sharp Shooter needs to be removed and Iden needs her Pulse Cannon reworked, it kind of sucks... But yes I wold say they are 2 of the better ranged. Palpatine is also very good on maps that require more mobility.

    Pulse cannon it’s amazing if you can aim for the head.
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