With op 5 we saw a new tuning that decided to do things that well…we’ve been over.
We don’t need to cover that here. This is about the lancer and only that. So let’s try to stay on that point and not make this a tuning thread.
They nerfed the lancer almost into it being worthless. It’s decent for chip damage and support. But it’s always been good for that when used correctly.
The issue right now is that it’s so weak that you can run up and pick up a weapon with out little fear of being downed.
Take foundation torque bow. You used to be able to sit back and lancer from the sides. You got punished if you went in blazing thinking free gun. That’s not a thing anymore.
Now I have to push to the statue and shotgun over the weapon. Which you know if the guy throws a smoke I have that option as well as I always did. Now lancering didn’t always mean I’d get the person down from the side. But I stood a good chance.
I’m using this as an example because it’s what I consider the sweet spot for a lancer power. It’s the proper place to use it and not have your shotgun out. Sure you can charge but you won’t make it. Same goes for boom on that map. You charge and you are most likely dead from the boom…unless you know you manage to pick up one of those booms that can’t kill anything even if it’s an active at their feet leaving you stunned that anyone could think that’s OK and then you get gibbed…
So I’d assume the lancer needs to be buffed at a certain distance in order for this to take effect.