I currently am #4 on the leaderboard, though I don’t imagine I’ll stay there long with no Ironman mutator.
This Hive was difficult, the close quarters and the fact the minibosses can swarm you in 10-20 seconds if you’re not laser focused on taking them down.
It’s a tough claustrophobic Hive at first. With bosses that hit hard and kill you pretty much instantly.
The later half with the snatcher and swarmak were pretty straightforward easier than the first half.
I took it down with Kait (Me) Fahz and Mac.
This was on my 4th attempt, the Mac stayed the whole time. We couldn’t beat it with Keegan, Lizzie, or Paduk.
Fahz really shines in this Hive with the abundance of ammo and the open ranges at the later stages as well as freezing precision with the snatcher, he was legit the reason we were able to beat the hive, and Mac with his barrier that can kill the swarming juvies was really clutch. His boltok speaks for itself.
There isn’t a single gnasher in this Hive (That I’ve come across) and the Overkill while effective at long ranges acting as mini sniper with reduced Recoil on. Doesn’t have the power up close as the gnasher.
Being able to stun for after one or two shots due to the high DPS it’s able to shoot out in close quarters action. Was something I had grown accustomed to, and I had to get used to the fact that the Overkill doesn’t do that.
Staying back and picking off their health shot by shot was way more effective and efficient than running up and trying to Rambo it with the Overkill.
The part I struggled with was the DB encounter, whether it be the guardian and sentinel or the DR-1’s with bastions.
They’re quick, the Sentinel and Guardian can hold you to the room and make you wait there till the venom kills you. Trying to push and you can be obliterated in seconds.
We’re waiting in the room so long my cloak was able to be activated. So I cloaked, ran out and was able to sneak kill the Sentinel ignoring it’s shields and then Fahz activated his ultimate and killed the guardian.
Rest of the hive was stayback, plant traps with the shocks and let Mac kill the juvies.
The swarmak was piss easy because of shotgun bleed but we all assumed it was going to be anyways.
Also 30 cards this time but 15 for past hives? Keep it this way.
Keegan and Clayton is a combo I see working really well, Clayton with ultimate battery and team resist could put in some real work if you have competent enough teammates. Just keep re-rolling until you have the salvo and mulcher scion at the start and you’ll have an easy time I imagine.
I might try this later.