I've been playing Paladins since 2018 and since then have taken a 6 month break from the game. I've been playing now since July and have noticed something quite unacceptable with the console version of the game at least. There is about 6 problem characters in terms of balance. (Skye, Koga, Talus, Victor, Tyra, and Vivian) These characters are quite literally the reason I stopped playing the game the first time. Now with my six month hiatus; can you imagine my surprise when after so many patches these characters feel so easy, and not fun to go up against. I've recently started to mess around with various characters outside of my comfort zone and while the learning was fairly easy there are many characters that just get completely melted by others. It is not really fair when you have characters like Lex, Lian, kinessa, etc. that require some more aim and skill to be effective then they get completely demolished at range.
I believe the mentioned characters need to be slightly adjusted for example some damage drop off for victor; Skye can't go invisible while shooting or getting hurt.
This is just my opinion. I hope someone may feel the same.