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Progress On The Abyss
A few months ago I came onto the Paladins scene to partake in becoming the Raum main of the block. Raum and only Raum, as the abyss is the place for me. Paladins has just been a blast for me, from the gameplay to the colorful cast of characters that light my mood and Raum who cures my depression all come together to craft the best piece of media I've ever had the pleasure of being apart of.
Playing as Raum is a joy, running people over, being a literal bullet sponge that can fight back, going against other Raums and engaing in Raum v Raum action while the other memebers of your party watch in awe as the two titans just can't kill eachother, its brilliant. Not to mention all the wildly delicious skins and decals Raum can obtain, Purple Raum is best Raum 2nd place being Bone Raum.
This isn't really meant to be anything serious this is just me talking about my experiences going up against other heroes in no particular order. See how others feel and get a conversation going with other champion mains and how they are going up against Raum.
Ash Mains- A worthy opponenet for Raum. Two heavy hitters clashing with eachother in a battle of race to the finish with HP. Since both heroes can charge/mad dash its insane when Ash collides with a raging Raum as he's running around to make impact. Going 1v1 with an Ash may not be the most exciting battle to watch, however its definitely the most fair and balanced.
Atlas Mains- Sadly haven't really come across this gorgeous man much which is a shame because he seems like a worthy opponent to face off against. Come to think of it I don't think I've seen Atlas's gameplay at all, strange.
Barik- Good ol mechanic, facing off against this dwarf is always a fun time. Rushing past his shields and turrents all the while juggling him in the air as he tries to make his shots on me in the chaos. This face off is relatively fair, as their isn't really any kind of pro or con with this 1v1. Both seem equally matched to eachother and can make for some fun controlled chaotic fun in a fight.
Fernando Mains- S.E.X.Y. is most likely how he would describe himself. In total I've faced off with this man about 4 times, odd considering he's debatably one of the better tanks. His flame thrower is a challenging obstacle to overcome, but with alittle finess and a good wind up of a run, and you got him down pact. I wish I could go up against this beauty king more, he's alot of fun to take on.
Inara Mains- The boulder queen, the rock thrower, the mountain shaker, the painfully easiest champion I've ever encountered. Much like with Fernando, I've probably come across this champion maybe 6 to 7 times, and all those times the match up seems alarmingly offset. It seems like Inara just stands 0 chance when taking on Raums guns and running dash which is suprising considering her specialy is utilizing the earth as barriers and shields. Perhaps I just haven't met that true Inara main just yet and I hope I do because this champion taught me that yes you can be a low key counter to someone and not even know it.
Khan Mains- I'm a sucker for big men in even bigger armor, Khan in lore is a dreamboat and has the Abyss seal of approval. Gameplay wise, he can stick it. I can't tell you the amount of times Id be on a roll with a run and then to get snagged and tossed to the side a piece of used tissue paper is beyond humilitating to the lord of the abyss. While Khans grabs do drive me up the wall, in terms of balance it is absolutely fair. He basically taught me that their comes a time and place to charge, and if you keep the distance and keep the pain going, he stands no chance against Raum. A healthy albiet frustrating challenge. "P.S. Ameri-Khan made wish America would burn in the abyss."
Makoa Mains- A champion I have yet to face off with! I've been in numerous battles, and this elder turtle has never been on my team or on the enemies team! He's so mysterious I don't even know anything about his gameplay style or his lore. Makoa mains if your out there, I Raum wish to challenge you, I'm craving the 1v1 matchup.
Raum Mains- Raum x Raum otp dont @ me. Going up against other Raums technically is boring to others but for me personally I'm having way to much fun to care about the specifics. It's two titans clashing in a gun off both trying to keep their health up all the while your teammates just stand and watch to see who falls. I've been in Raum v Raum matches that would last for 5 whole minutes! It's just invigorating and exciting this match up, and I enjoy coming across any Raum player. 20/10
Ruckus Mains- RUCKUS...and Bot. Ruckus is a wonderful 1v1 matchup with one exception. Having Bot blast me with his guns and missles while I pummle him with my gun and bounce him in the air with my charge is just thrilling fun. However, Ruckus Ult is just to overpowered. The only way I can avoid this ult is if I run away with my charge, which is all fine and good, but watching this little gremlin score near team wipes with his ult is just unbelieveable. The damage output is just way to high, and for most heroes is just a hassle to even try and get away. Even if you somehow manage to get away, youll still probably take some spread splash damage in the process of your escape. Ruckus is balanced and fun to face off against except for his ult, nastly little monster.
Terminus Mains- Only went up against this hunk twice, and man what a unit to face off against. I need to go a few more rounds with him to fully nail down the 1v1 matchup but man so far so fun. Swinging his big axe at me as I take every slap and pump him full of metal is just a delicious match and I crave for more battles with him.
Torvald Mains- The cute grandpa with a rock arm. Sadly yet another champion I haven't come in contact with, which is a bit of a shame because his design and style looks unique and very rarely do you ever go up against fantasy grandpas in combat.
Bomb King- I give this king a big hug and a giant middle finger. Man going up against the King is an exercise in tedium, here we have sort of a reverse in Ruckus in that his base kit is alittle on the overpowered side and his ult is an absolute joke. The idea is he can toss sticky bombs onto you and the more he sticks the more damage he can deal. The main issue I have with the king is that it seems like the stack is infinite "could be wrong only went up against the king maybe 9 times" and more often than not since Raum is such a fatty target he can easily stack bombs and do near instant kill damage to a hero with 8800 HP. Meanwhile his Ult is laughable and is only really used to make attempts at solo ults and or take out a crowd with half to quarter health. I love the king with all my heart, but his bombs can blow me
Cassie Mains- "Give Me The Bird..." so I can tell him how to be more useful in combat. I've only encountered Cassie about 4 times and I'm confused about her use for the bird. I see she can summon it, and I do see a marker on my head that says I'm detected but...Raum doesn't really hide unless its in the abyss. I think the bird would be much more unique if it could be used as a second ally or as a melee attack. Cassie herself isn't really all that compelling to face off against either, fighting against her is honestly so boring I struggle to say more about her. Cassie...more like Blase.
Dredge Mains- The undead pirate king. Massive shame I've yet to take this man on, he seems like a joy to go 1v1 with. All I know of him is his design and his tentacle like arms which is wicked cool. Calling all Dredge mains, I challenge you to duel.
Drogoz Mains- Genuine quetion to Drogoz mains, do you exist soley to solo ult people? I've gone up against Drogoz many many times and facing off against him is a healthy challenge, taking on an aeriel champion guns on the ground vs rockets in the sky is just a chaotic ballistic battle of wit and its jolly good fun. But then BOOM insta kill by a Drogoz ult, killing all the joy and fun I'm having. I can't tell if the ult itself is OP or UP. On the one hand the fact it can insta kill someoen with 8800 HP is beyond ridiculous and stupid, then again it can only kill 1 champion "as far as I'm aware I've yet to see him kill multiples with his ult." Drogoz leaves me conflicted, perhaps more matchups is worth an order.
Imani Mains- The Dragon Lady with great hair. Sadly only fought against her 1 time, she seems interesting to take on but I need more rounds with her before I form opinions. Her Dragon is wicked cool...but I can just charge dash away from it and take 0 damage so....fire and ice ice baby.
Kinessa Mains- The sniper...I think. Again yet another champion I've only encounterd 5 to 6 times so my battles with her are very limited. I assume she's a sniper but the Kinessas I've challenged always fought me face to face. Her kit doesn't seem all that compelling or unique, in fact I'm not even sure what her ult is. More matches are definitely needed.
Lian Mains- The....magical sniper? This is again another champion I've fought maybe 1 or 2 times and I think she's suppose to be a sniper but with elemental bullets but her kit doesn't really strike me as all that challenging to face off with. In fact her ult is lost on me. More battles is absolutely needed.
Sha Lin Mains- Just fought this chap for the very first time earlier today! Definitely gonna need more battles to gauge how he is going up against Raum but for a first time battle...he's pathetic. This was just one matchup and probably was a major noob "a true Sha Lin main is what I crave" but this man just was not a threat to me at all. No major damage, his ult is weak sauce, and his kit is just...bow and arrow. The abyss is quiet...because its asleep.
Strix Mains- Or as I like to call him the seizure champion. This dude is busted for one sole reason, his ult. In terms of character and kit its typical, sniper dude who can do sniper things nothing really special. However what makes Strix infamous is his Ult which is a flash bomb that covers your whole screen white. And I mean completely white, your unable to see anything for about 7 seconds. Having a hero obscure the screen for a move isn't a bad thing, however to make the screen a blistering harmful white light is just absurd. Perhaps if it was a shade of smokey grey that covers the screen then it wouldn't be so bad but as of now this hero is a genuine health hazard and I'm legit shocked nobody talks more about this.
Tiberius Mains- The sexy hunky tiger man with a way with words and a blast to face off against. He uses chakrams and slings them all around the place like he's a dancer all the while jumping around and doing flips and tricks as I try to mow him down with my gun. Tiberious v Raum is a dream 1v1 battle and I enjoy every Tiberius Main I come across. A sexy champion and opponent indeed "but don't tell Fernando."
Tyra Mains- One of many headaches I encounter on a daily basis. This champion is just obnoxious to face off with, having the hit box of a flea and an ult that is just next to impossible to survive, Tyra makes me crya and is a champion I truly wish I could see less of. Her Ult is literally just her base gun shooting rapid fire and dealing Ruckus amounts of damage to opponents only at a much faster rate. Not to mention going 1v1 with her in general is just abhorrent, funny how I have all the bullets in the world and yet I'll only be able to hit her maybe a few times. Think of it like this 500 bullets...maybe only 50 or 60 will hit her. I dunno if her hitbox is incorrect or what but Tyra is a massive nuisance and she needs major tweaks asap especially to her damage output on that ult. "seriously ill be at 8800 health and itll take me to 0 in less than 5 seconds."
Viktor Mains- Yet another in the list of major headaches. Viktor is your jack of all trades hero, run and shoot simple and sweet. However fighting this man is an exercise in frustraction as his firinig rate is just off the charts oftentimes shooting faster than I have time to wind up my dash charge to score a hit of my own. Not to mention his ult is similar to that of Tyra and Ruckus in that it deals an absurd amount of damage for little to no skill to pull off. For someone whose suppose to be the middle man he sure does over achieve the dps department more so than most of the other mainline dps. Not to mention his running dash is just absurdly OP. If it had a windup similar to my charge then I could understand it being a useful get out and go move but he oftentimes can dash faster than all champions and when your on the verge of taking him out he just up and runs...it leaves you angry most times.
Vivian Mains- BROKEN. Just straight up this champion is broken. Either that or Raum is just not allowed to kill her. Vivian is a shooter who has her own portable shield and has sort of a similar gameplay style to that of Tyra in that her firing rate is absurdly fast and can dish out unbelievable amounts of damage. It makes absolutely no sense to me that a champion like Tyra is capable of solo killing a Raum who has max 8800 health by herself with literally nobodys help whatsoever. And this is leaving item cards OUT of the equation. Run into a Vivian who knows her item tech then you may as well say your GGs cause your not gonna beat her. I've seen Vivian solo teams just using her default attack. Not to mention like Tyra she has the hitbox of a flea and is just next to impossible to hit on top of having to deal with her shield. Not even running dash charge helps matters much. I'm sure Vivian mains are lovely peole but Vivian herself can push off of a skyscraper for all I care.
Willo Mains- The fairy friend who believes in magic and melody. Only fought this champion maybe 4 to 5 times so I'm gonna need more battles to form a better opinion but from the match ups I've had she seems alright to face off with as Raum. She fires I believe are bubbles and she can fly in the sky and use splash to attack multiple champions at once. Not to sure what her ult is though unless that is her ult in which case....Sad give her a new ult worth a dang lol
Furia Mains- H.E.A.D.A.C.H.E. not broken or OP but an all around migraine inducer. Furia is sort of a valkyrie paladin who can float and fire bullets out of her sword all the while tossing big beams of light at her opponents to stun this. She can stun ults, and even Raums running dash and lemme tell you, every time I face off with this girl I break out the Advil cause I know beyond a doubt she's gonna drive me up the wall. Its not even the fact of fighting her is an issue, she just spams her stun beam way to much. So much so I don't even think it has a cooldown which if it doesn't...yo give it a cooldown cause good lord of the abyss is she annoying as sin.
Grohk Mains- Good ol Orc with the worst lines in the game. Seriously his default battles quotes are just...painful to listen to and should be removed aspca. Sadly haven't really fought against this bloke much however he has been on my teams many times and he makes for a remarkable healer! Definitely gonna wanna face off against this beast sometime soon.
Grover Mains- Again yet another champion I've yet to take on but one thats been on my team numerous times. A jolly tree, a tree who can dish out some yummy heals. Not quite as good as Grohk but he's definitely no slouch. He can also throw axes at people which seems odd that hed use the one weapon that would do the most harm to him specifically but eh. Definitely wanna face off with this sprout and give him a taste of bullets in the future.
Io Mains- The lady with the fox pet. Io is basically what I wish Cassie was, a beastmaster who actually uses her pet in effective and interesting ways. Her fox can dish out heals and hold objectives for teammates which is a rad idea. Much like with Grohk and Grover, this champion has been on my team many many times but never have I gotten the chance to take her on in combat, I would love to see how it is to go up against her fox in battle.
Jenos Mains- Step into the Light....uhh why? Your light is so easily avoidable its almost embarassing. Jenos is someone I've only faced off against maybe 4 times and truthfully he's like Kinessa and Lian in that I'm not to sure what is contribution to the game is. He's definitely a healer I know that much but...he can't really do much else. Grohk and Grover could at least double as DPS when the situation called for it but facing off against Jenos is just so dull and snore inducing I can't really think of much more about him. His so called "ult" is literally a straight beam of light that gives you like 5 seconds to avoid and does a pitiful amount of damage. Maybe more matchups with Jenos will make me think more interesting things about him but until then I will not step into the light and instead I will step into an induced coma cause yo...you make me sleepy Jenos.
Mal'Damba Mains- Another hero I desperately want to face off against but I just never ever see him!! A crying shame cause he looks so darn interesting to face off against as Raum! All I know is he has a snake for an arm and not much else! Hit me up Mal'Damba mains I'm dying for a match or two.
Pip Mains- A little fox boy who doubles as sort of a dps/healing alchemist. He can throw potions at people and use his snowballs to attack enemies and heal allies. I've gone up against this rodent many times and besides his jumping powers he really isn't all that intersting to fight against. Sadly like with Jenos and Cassie he's just another generic baddie to face off with and isn't really all that special. His ult he can turn people into chickens and score easy kills but besides that eh...yawn. Also his lines are unbearable to listen to "serioulsy get better writers the abyss does not approve"
Seris Mains- Raums fellow lesbian leadin lady companion of the abyss. People like to poke fun and say that when Seris says "Gaze into the abyss" what she actually means is "Gays" meaning Raum and Seris are Gay King Lesbian Queen of the Underworld. Cute and fun to be sure, and so is facing off against her as well. She's a phenominal healer, hands down the best healer which isn't a suprise anyone that hails from the abyss is automatically a winner in my books. Fun to face off against and fun to fight with, Seris is the queen of the abyss for a reason and I enjoy seeing her anytime.
Ying Mains- Girl with mirror...and thats it. I genuanly know nothing else about this champion. Never fought with her and have never fought against her its like she's a literal ghost, an illusion in a looking glass. Where the Ying mains at show me some combat passion.
Androxus Mains- Mr. I'm gonna shoot at you abunch of times then when my health is low I'm just gonna dash in the air and dash away cause forget finishing what I started. I've only tackled this dude maybe 8 times and he seems wicked cool to face off against...or at least I'd love to say that if he didn't like to dash away like he's in a Megaman X game or something. It's amazing how much height and distance this man can go. I'm not sure if that qualifies as OP or UP as while it is alittle ridiculous he can do so at a moments notice, it doesn't really kill anything other than my hype for combat so I guess its a nuisance at most. Androxus your a worthy opponent but I'd like to actually fight you 1v1 no running away for once.
Buck Mains- Good ol sexy Buck, this man is a unit and a dream to fight. He can hop into the air like a frog and has what looks to be a gun pump that he can use to make splash damage on his opponents. He's a pretty awesome dude I just wish I could see more of him! I've maybe only fought him 2 times and he's been on my team maybe 7 times. Where the Buck Mains at I wanna get Bucked sometime!
Evie Mains- The witch girl with the eternal allergies. Seriously everytime I see this champion she's always sneezing like actually says Achoo and everything and its annoying to the abyss's ears. She's sort of a mix of Androxus and Cassie in that she's a bore to fight against and whenever her health gets low she just hops onto her broomstick and just flies away. Shame cause she can cast ice spells and freeze her opponents. I wanna see more of her to face off against her more 1v1 style. Bring in Evie mains and no flying.
Koga Mains- This dude JUST misses the broken scale when compared to Vivian, as I've taken Koga down many times in the past and know for the fact he can be beaten unlike Vivian who I just straight up cannot kill without support from others. Koga uses dual pistols and is the gotta go fast type in that he likes to make quick dashes and shoot his opponents and an absurdly fast firing rate. What makes him obnoxious is that firing rate, it goes from 0 to 10,000 in like a split second meanwhile Raum has to build his gun up to even do half the speed he's dishing out. Kogas an aweome dude to challenge, although not someone I wish to actively seek out and fight with personally.
Lex Mains- Yet another hero than can wield Dual Pistols. Lex can go pew pew pew...bout it really. Oh and he can dash too ooooh. Seriously though this dude is just boring, he's so boring I don't even know what his ult does other than he thinks he's the LAW. I've fought this dude many times but he's so average he doesn't leave a lasting impact in my mind. Perhaps a proper Lex main would love to mend this for me.
Maeve Mains- Maeve is a champion I despised at first but grew to love to fight as time went on. She's a ninja theif and she uses daggers to jump into the sky and chuck them at you to deal just enough damage to swoop in for an insta kill if you let your health get to a certain point. Her ult is much like Strix in that she can cover the screen to make it so your blind to whatevers coming to you. However unlike Strix her ult doesn't make me reach for my eye doctor, the screen gets covered in DARKNESS which is much easier on the eyes. Not to mention your not completely blind and can still see small things so its a healthy balanced challenging ult to have to dealt with. Maeve is cool, I wish you goodnight yourself madam.
Moji Mains- Only really fought this chap 3 times and other than the fact he can turn people into dog biscuits and eat them for an insta kill much like Buu from Dragonball Z, Moji is just kind of there. Maybe I need more matchups with him but he just seems so bland and dull which is sad cause he rides a giant monster that can vomit and spit up on you to deal damage. Moji mains need to show me a good time, I dare you try and turn me into a biscuit I'll rip your monsters tummy up so much he will wish to be apart of the abyss.
Skye Mains- TIMES TICKING! Two words that have forever been engraved into my skull since day one of play. Much like with Viktor, Cassie, Jenos, Lex, and Vivian, Skye is a champion I run into in just about every single match I'm in. Her horny personality along with her memorable quips are just a delight to the ears and I enjoy seeing her anytime. She's also a fun enemy to fight as well albiet slighty annoying. Her deal is she can turn invisible and fire with her armed crossbow all the while she tosses poison darts and builts up her ult charge which is a ticking time bomb that when tossed will explode in a wide radius after about 4 seconds. Its a massive ult that deals instakill damage but one you can easily avoid so its balanced in that sense. Her kit is extremely versatile and its always a unique and fun experience to face her 1v1 as Raum. One thing I love to do is dash charge in her invisible circle until I hit her revealing herself to the team and she gets mowed down. Skye v Raum is a blast of a matchup and I look foward to any and all Skye mains in the near future.
Talus Mains- Boy with gun...dunno much about him. Never fought with or against.
Zhin Mains- Dude with sword...dunno anything about him either. Never fought with or against.
WHEW that was alot lol again this isn't meant to be serious or competetive this is just sharing my experience with all of you so we can share stories and what not. Lord of the Abyss is gonna take a snooze now.
Joining The Abyss
Greetings mortals, just got Paladins not to long ago and been loving it to death. Currently gonna be running Raum as my main and I hope to get to the ranks and go toe to toe with the competitive scene of this game. As of now I'm a level 18 Raum with a Level 17 profile. So far my best modes are with the payload and my weakest is death match "haven't won a single round there as of yet." Also the Abyss is the best place to be.