This is my fourth character breakdown for Horde. If you haven’t checked out my other guides, please feel free to do so. Just type in Hu1k in the search and the guides will pop up.
Fahz, well what can I say. If you have played the campaign and remember the scene early in the game between him and JD, well that’s what playing with him can feel like. Now don’t get me wrong, as a character I love him, but he is definitely the most skill intensive Hero to use. And he could be my new favorite.
All this was put together after maxing out Fahz and playing with him on Elite to Master Difficulty. Now lets get sniping.
General Playstyle and Early Levels
Fahz, is about one thing only- Talking Smack…JK. I mean Critical’s. He is all about Critical s. His Critical’s have Critical’s and so on. His Ultimate is my personal favorite in the game. There is just something so fun about sniping through walls. Nothing like seeing another player playing as Fahz and it looks like he’s lost his mind just over there shooting the walls like a mad man…ahhh so fun.
Fahz, starts out pretty moderate in power and is a capable sniper right from the start. I would definitely recommend not playing anything that has the Enemy Health Boost Poison on. Better to find a Custom match that has anything besides this selection as it will make Fahz completely useless while on early EXP levels.
Now, lets take a look at some early card selections/skills you can apply:
*Ambush, Counter Snipe, Exploit Weakness, Score Boost
This is what you would be looking at around Rank 5. Any one of these would be ok. Ambush is going to be a mainstay until higher levels. Also, you may have noticed Steady Hand not listed. Well this is the worst card in the game as there is actually a setting in the game that will automatically turn this off. So why add this? I truly have no idea.
Mid Level Playstyle
Alright! You made it this far. That’s awesome, as I can tell you-it can be ruff trying to level Fahz up. But hey congrats to you!
Once you get this stage as Fahz it can start to get pretty dang fun. The cards that become available are very useful and help you out a lot. So, during this time frame its good to start learning how to use an Embar and a Torque Bow. As with the card selection you can use will benefit this a lot.
You may have also noticed two additional things. Fahz is about Critical’s, Marcus is about Head shots hmmm. Well you can team up with Marcus to do some fun things as Fahz. We will hit on those a little later.
Ok, so lets take a look at a good mix of cards while at level 9:
*Ambush, Master Marksman, Exploit Weakness, Modified Longshot, Embar Ammo Capacity
This is a good general mix of skills that will both boost you with and without your ULT active. This selection is a good choice for those as well who prefer the Embar, as you know-it takes forever to reload them. So having a faster reload option is a good thing as well as more ammo.
From here, there are a couple different choice options that you can choose for your High Level Playstyle. But to make it easier, I will go over my personal favorite selection.
High Level Playstyle
Yea buddy! The time has come. You got to the fun part of Fahz. I had so much fun playing as him when fully leveled, that I actually like to play with him almost all the time now.
Lets go straight into the card selection, as I feel many are going to be like um WTF?
*Exploit Weakness, Patience, Critical Parade, Long Shot Handling, Explosive Critical Hit (Really means Kill)
Ok, I am assuming that your first though here is why? You have no Damage cards on. Why no Modified Embar or Modified Longshot? Well remember previously when advising to stay away from Matches with the Enemy Health Boost Poison on? Well this is why. You can play on Inconceivable with this setup and have no issues. I would recommend trying to level up Exploit Weakness before the other cards as its buffs are nuts.
So as you can see, this is a pure ULT boosting build. Its a expensive build and it definitely takes some time to get used to. All the cards are either Rare or Epic but when you put them together what you get is truly scary.
Now, some breakdowns and additional help.
When trying this High Level Build its important to remember that you are trying to avoid taking damage at all. I know it sounds crazy, but its easy enough. The Card Patience activates after 2 minutes with not taking damage. This includes the end turn rounds of 30 sec’s, so its more like 1 minute and 30 sec’s. This ability also keeps going as long as you don’t take damage, so you can ULT, and once it runs out it will continue to come back with whatever boost is there, i.e. 120 %.
Another thing worth noting is that when using Exploit Weakness the game will show your weapons as increased damage, 30%, 40%. But this is actually not the case. I’m assuming its a Bug/Glitch in the same as upon testing it your weapons do the same damage output with it on compared to without it. However, the bonuses to X-Ray are so worth it.
Critical Parade and Longshot Handling are really nice together if you have good Aim. The Longshot Handling has the potential to go to 100% chance of no reloading upon critical kills. Team this up with Parade and you have a long ULT running.
Explosive Criticals are not really needed for this build, but seeing someones head just blow up is too freaken cool.
So, as mentioned before. When playing with Marcus, this build benefits this team up quite alot. Grab a Tri-shot and pop your ULT with Marcus ULT. This creates alot of damage, and explosions.
Ok, last bit of info. Best Maps for Fahz would Foundation, Training Grounds and Dam. Forge could also work, but you get hit a lot on that map for whatever reason.
Legendary fun. So Fahz’z legendary card is pretty crap. Well unless you play on Icebound. You can have alot of fun in those ICY waters
Ok, that about sums up everything. I hope this can help you out and of course these sets are designed for players playing in random Custom matches. If you find a better set, let it be known below.
If any questions, post them here. Good Luck Gears!