I use my CD's, said creep dies, said creep cusses me all the way back to the rez, in the meantime I call him dead. Despite what you might think, none of this is a personal attack on you, relax.
the ones that spam WL, i tend to pop AtO against, if i can burst them below half, for double DS.
Reavers are just fine exactly the way they are.
It would be nice if the Inc healing debuff on DS was iressitable tho. That is about the only thing I can think of that could use an improvement. Oh an perhaps something could be done to actually make Severing Stike usefull.
they could drop mutilate and ravage down to 20s, since their DoT is worthless they could at least line up with impale. Impale relying on 2 DoT's with larger cooldowns then the skill itself doesn't make sense.
While it certainly would be more powerful for me on reaver if I could always get a 4 stack before my impale In theory, I like the concept where I can't always use the skill for max value, every time it is off CD. Do I use it the second time ASAP to maximize dps, or do I wait a bit longer to get the best burst? Creepside has precious little choice in skill selection, little nuances like this are nice, imo.
what the heck is wrong with these reavers... honestly, there isn't too much of anything a truly skilled high rank reaver can't kill from what i've seen on Brandywine where all the good reavers are, spar beatlejuice when he's on his A-game... I will pity you, I see him wreck small froups all by his lonesome occasionally. and this whole mentality that creeps are weak is just a complex creeps have from being weaker for a long time, the simple truth is, they aren't weaker, I should know too, I have a r10 on both sides, new players don't even know what weak is, it's so easy to rank now. I was getting solo kills on my spider when it was r4 before we could buy skills and before we had audacity, when spiders were weak as hell and I couldn't even afford all my corruptions, when I couldn't buy reflect and burrow heal and catch prey store pots and brands etc etc, and the same goes for reavers, I remember seeing them get kills too. and, tbh i have gotten solo kills on my reaver when he was r1, and I am pure trash when it comes to playing a reaver. Maybe you need to all take a second to realize just how easy you do have it instead of sniveling. It took me over 2 years to get my spider to r10, and you can do it now in less than 2 months without breaking a sweat, so don't cry to me about lowbies being weak, you don't have to spend half a year as a lowbie the way we used to have to do.
When creep classes have less DPS, less healing, lower mitigations, less CC and debuff skills than freep classes, it is fair to say they are overall weaker. But that doesn't mean an excellent creep player can't kill terrible freeps players.
furthermore all of the kills I get, while this may sound strange....are almost entirely due to my opponent the majority of the time being a few shades brighter than a full on lobotomized woodland critters.
literally none of the reavers i've watched on brandy even rank above average, and it's not even a difficult class
2: Reavers (any creep class) are a simple class as it is, what little variety there is I'd hate to see sacrificed on the 1-2-3-4 rotation altar. Actually having to think during a fight, be aware of timing, wheter or not to wait for stacking 4 DoTs etc. etc. far outweigh the need for a drop of your chin to the keyboard for a 4 DoT impale standard rotation.
but I think you do reavers a disservice with that, there are quite a few strong reavers on brandy, there is beatle, slyc, vitamincc, devastrike (who hits harder than any reaver i've ever seen) there are so many i'm not going to bother typing it all out. come over here some and actually fight those reavers. idk how you spar on your server, but in a spar on brandy, we let the reaver use his charge.
the only time freeps become much stronger is in groups where their otherwise underused support skills become quite powerful.
(cappy by himself is food, and most freeps by themselves can be killed without an excess of trouble, pair him with something like an LM and you're in hell)
I think a PvMP event needs to be organized by forum regulars the next time there is a major beta testing round, so all the people who talk junk about each other, or different servers can put their money where their mouth is.
Moving past all the e-peen arguments, my opinions are a product of what I've seen players on my servers do and not do. So much of the garbage that people spew in threads like these flies in the face of what I've seen people directly disprove, or just flat-out does not jive with the hard-coded mechanics of the game. It would be nice to actually see people put their claims up to the test.