I’ve been curious on your thoughts around balancing of assault legends specifically. Currently as it stands from a comp and ranked POV, there are really only two legends from the class that are viable: Bangalore and Fuse. Personally, I think this has a lot to do with the fact they have two tactical charges while the other three don’t.
Bangalore has the ability to break line of sight (tactical) and force disengagement and movement off of high ground (ultimate), and Fuse has the ability to force movement and farm evo damage from a safe distance (whole kit for both applications). A big part of what allows the legends to do this so effectively is the fact they both have two tactical charges that come back quickly: it allows for constant pressure. And the tactical of both of these legends are their strongpoints because of this.
Ash, Maggie and Ballistic are simply not competitive in these regards (which is what I feel the main focus of the whole class is: to force enemie...
Great question. We don’t have a steadfast rule around which abilities get two charges. It’s easy to turn on as a balancing tool, but two charges have big, potentially scary consequences. However, I do think we have a history of being overly cautious when shipping new Legends with tacticals that have potential to be “aggressively imposing” in good players’ hands.
It’s preferable for players to feel like they got outplayed by their opponent, not that they simply died to a tactical. Tacticals that restrict the ability to fight back or inflict damage on a low cooldown are much more viscerally connected to the latter. (“Where’s the skill expression in Knuckle Clustering a rock?” or “I couldn’t move/shoot/use my abilities!”) A lot of Assault abilities creep towards this slippery slope. If we’re doubling the cadence at which you can use those abilities, sure, it’ll add power and open up a bunch of new gameplay opportunities, but at what cost?
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