How many people actually consider Cog Gear a viable character for horde? I won’t ask about escape because I don’t even like playing him there.
I’m personally a huge fan of Cog Gear as some of you may know from my posting among the forums, and I don’t see many like minded members on here, which saddens me. You can get up to 64% damage resistance with all three of his applicable cards (as long as it’s not point blank range, making it only 32%), and I feel like he’s potentially the tankiest character in the game not counting Cole.
Helpful Headshots: Headshot hits provide stim for yourself and nearby allies
Razor’s Edge: 32% damage resistance with less than 50% health
Perfect Condition: 32% damage resistance over 50% health
Dodge: 32% damage resistance beyond 5 meters
Custom Lancer with an Eng: Increases lancer damage, obviously
Team Repair without an eng: Team revive repairs fortifications by 50%
With this combination of cards, Gear can tank bullets to pick up fallen allies out of the base, With stim I believe I’ve tanked 7 claw shots before, if I counted right.) He can also provide stim to teammates such as paduk using his armored shot card. With custom lancer, Cog Gear can be extremely viable against smaller enemies, even the Elite drones/ grenadiers. Even a scion if need be. When running team repair, he can be huge in keeping the base defenses up and running without an eng.
Cog Gear is the ultimate support character, only outshined by Jack, (I can’t even argue that Jack isn’t as good. Jack is a ■■■■■■■ God among men.) but unlike Jack, Gear is much more entertaining to play. With Gear, you actually get to shoot some ■■■■, while with Jack… I guess you can put some weapons into the forge? I dunno?
And with Gears team revive ultimate, every single player can be down including yourself, and all you have to do is press y, and every single player is back in the fight. I don’t see how that’s not something everyone would want in their master game’s, what with BS sentinels and guardians flying around.
Ok. I’m done. I’ll gladly answer any questions from some potential new Cog Gear players.