Strix is utterly braindead and needs a real nerf



  • Strix needs even more nerfs. His real problem is the braindead FLARE AND BALANCED, 2000 (2600 with headshot) damage in a split second plus 400 burn damage over time. How? HOW can this exist in the game? Unless you are a tank, YOU ARE DEAD immediately. Strix is being picked and banned on literally every map in the PPL, even on non-sniper-maps like Ice Mines, Warder's Gate or even Brightmarsh. It's completely impossible to flank him. Just remove Unauthorized Use. Crackshot is fine in my opinion because it requires you to hit the quick scope, which ain't that easy. But with Unathorized Use EVEN IF YOU ACTUALLY MISS you can braindeadly flare your enemy and spam him to death with the pistol, which DPS is about the same as Andro's revolver. And EVEN IF HE MESSES UP, he can just ult and get 3 seconds for free. I want to hear a clear answer from a game designer: How is a flank champion in this game supposed to kill a Strix?? How?


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    @schachmaty yes strix really needs a nerf, if you asked a game designer he/she will say buy Illuminate.



  • Because Illuminate, as we all know, saves you from being demolished in less than a second. And it's not like more important items like Cauterize, Wrecker, Resilience, etc. exist or something, which you need to buy first.



  • I wouldn't call Strix a braindead Champion as awareness and aim are involved to be somewhat okay as Strix.

    If you have an issue with Strix using Unauthorized Use..which removes the reveal you might be playing Flank wrong. Try to mix up your Flank routes and try unexpected gameplay to throw them off. Strix does have high damage but he isn't impervious to Flanks.

    Just imagine if Strix could permenantly reveal.....those were rough times for Flanks.



  • I'm not playing flanks wrong. It's just that a good Strix player that isn't stupid will anticipate the flank coming, and even if you surprise him, he just quick scope + flare = DEAD. Literally if you have aim, you are completely untouchable if you stay in the backline and just shoot, keeping track of flanks. Kinessa can easily be pressured out by flanks forcing her to retreat and go out of position. Strix can just demolish them for some reason.



  • you cannot 1 v 1 strix, to face good strix you need help from other or if you going 1 v 1 invest many damage reduction card and hope no one protect him, that will increasing your chance again him to 50%

    those who say strix is flankable never meet the really good strix who can quickscope wormhole evie



  • Kinessa: 1200 damage but you need to charge and she's a sitting duck
    and her normal shoot is 160/180 if i dont mistake

    Strix: 1200 without charge the shoot, 220 damage with the pistol and (if you are really good) infinite invisible mode

    He need to be nerfed on his pistol damage and he need the breath system



  • @schachmaty said in Strix is utterly braindead and needs a real nerf:

    Because Illuminate, as we all know, saves you from being demolished in less than a second. And it's not like more important items like Cauterize, Wrecker, Resilience, etc. exist or something, which you need to buy first.

    The best characters to challenge a UU Strix is Buck and Skye. Buck because he has a lot of health and damage reduction. Buck has 2300 health, he can have up to 30% damage reduction after heroic leap for 4 seconds, which is enough time for him to finish off Strix. Even if you don't set it to 5, and set it to something like 3, that's still 18% dr. Set to 3, that's like 2,132 damage with a headshot, and Buck has 2300 health. Plus he has healing on recovery, and he has enough burst damage to finish Strix off in 2 shots. If you set it at 30% damage reduction on leap, that's 1,820 with a headshot, plus Buck has recovery and can burst Strix down fast with his ensnare talent.

    Skye is good because you can sneak up on Strix and burst him down before he notices you. That's really the only thing Skye is good for because she sucks other wise.

    Maeve is pretty good at countering Strix because she's hard to hit, and she has a lot of healing and dr cards.



  • me in 2017 - Strix's handgun needs a nerf
    me in 2019 - Strix's handgun needs a nerf and Unauthorized Use burst needs a nerf


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    strix is unfair af, can burst anyone who was full life, deal insane dmg at range, deal insane damage up close, can't be killed from far cause invisible, can't be killed up close cause insane burst + stupid pistol and ult
    yeah he's broken, can't wait for the nerf that will kill him and bury him where koga currently is



  • @TangAce said in Strix is utterly braindead and needs a real nerf:

    strix is unfair af, can burst anyone who was full life, deal insane dmg at range, deal insane damage up close, can't be killed from far cause invisible, can't be killed up close cause insane burst + stupid pistol and ult
    yeah he's broken, can't wait for the nerf that will kill him and bury him where koga currently is

    You got it, that's exactly the reason. The fact that he is being picked on literally every single map, EVEN ON BRIGHTMARSH, because he is untouchable and impossible to flank, shows how op he is. Against a good Strix player, not a single chance. A good Strix will anticipate the flank coming, go invis, and once they come, he'll just quick scope + flare + pistol spam = dead. Nothing one can do about it. Against Skye he can just buy illuminate and hear her footsteps, which are very loud. Same goes for Buck, just quick scope, flare, bursty pistol spam, and EVEN IF Buck beats Strix in a 1v1, Buck will be stuck in the backline with no mobility and Strix' teammates will just go for him and pick him up. Maeve is pretty much the only one that can somehow challenge him because she has poke, but literally the entire flank class is being destroyed by him


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