Deathslinger getting nerfed

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Bjario
Bjario Member Posts: 313
edited September 2021 in General Discussions

Soooo..... Yeah, that just happened, increased the terror radius to 32m


With that in mind, we’ve made the following changes:  

  • You can no longer shoot until you have fully aimed down sights 
  • Increased the delay after cancelling your shot before you can start a Basic Attack  
  • Decreased movement speed penalty while aiming down sights  

I agree with alot of the upcoming changes in the upcoming update, but nerfing deathslinger without giving him any compensation is not the way to go. RIPslinger :(

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  • ad19970
    ad19970 Member Posts: 6,350
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    I think the terror radius nerf was unnecessary, but the other nerfs definitely were in my opinion. He was arguably the most oppressive killer in chases.

  • Veinslay
    Veinslay Member Posts: 1,959
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    So now we can't quick scope anymore? That was the most fun part of playing this killer

  • Rey_512
    Rey_512 Member Posts: 1,620
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    I don’t really play Deathslinger when I go Killer, but I do think as survivor having to wiggle to avoid a quickscope was kind of annoying.

    I’m fine with the nerfs BUT they could have increased his turning rate while aiming as well, imo.

  • Adjatha
    Adjatha Member Posts: 1,814
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    Terrible changes that no one asked for. Just like nerfing Pyramid Head's shockwave on release, nerfing Hillbilly's rev, or nerfing Freddy's trap-laying speed. Nobody wanted those changes, nobody asked for them. All they do is make the power feel bad to use.

  • MarcoPoloYolo
    MarcoPoloYolo Member Posts: 508
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    This is what happens when BHVR listens to mobs instead of balancing the game. Notice how there's no mention whatsoever about overperforming killers. They're just nerfing(and not reworking) killers simply because people say they feel bad. Deathslinger especially needs buffs in other regards. We don't know the numbers yet, but if his ADS movement speed doesn't receive a very large buff that puts him in the Demogorogon or Nemesis category, he's pretty dead as a killer. Even then, DS having only one shot really needs to be addressed, especially if they're removing most of DS's advantages over other ranged killers.

  • Harold_Shipman
    Harold_Shipman Member Posts: 737
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    I don't understand why anybody would ever choose him over huntress now? His rapid aim was what made up for his weakness at pallets/inability to down survivors if you cant reel them in, and his shorter range.

  • EntitySpawn
    EntitySpawn Member Posts: 4,233
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    Should of been 28m, 32 meters is too much

  • fogdonkey
    fogdonkey Member Posts: 1,567
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    I was not very good with slinger, now I will be even worse. Survivors can wiggle like crazy (very unrealistic movement) while running and it makes it very hard to shoot them.

  • FFirebrandd
    FFirebrandd Member Posts: 2,445
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    The only thing I can think of is if you really want to use Exposed or other M1 exclusive mechanics or Undetectable on a ranged Killer.

  • MeltingPenguins
    MeltingPenguins Member Posts: 3,742
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    They should just change M&A to be unable to decrease a TR below 20 or 22m.

    These changes will likely bring slinger down to release-level trickster in terms of uselessness.

    The 'you have to aim for a bit' change itself is fine. but in combo with a bigger TR it won't do anything. If they want people to aim for longer, you have to give them the chance. The main complains about slinger were about people faking shots to gain distance. Which in practice meant that survivors either strife too far to the ide or quick-crouched, actively losing ground.

    With these changes Survivors can just press W and get away, because you can't make ground while not aiming, and as aiming takes time they'll easily will be outside your TR by the time you can shoot.

    Keep the aiming delay, but throw out the other changes.

  • Laurie268
    Laurie268 Member Posts: 565
    edited September 2021
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    Maybe playing against him now will actually be fun. He will no longer be able to zone survivors making them lose distance for an easy m1. I’m liking where BHVR is going with these balance changes.

  • Ramxenoc445
    Ramxenoc445 Member Posts: 1,358
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    He's needed these for a long time. Everyone has some sort of penalty to avoid them doing what he and Pyramid head do. Imagine if Huntress could just whip out a hatchet and then put it away instantly to down you. Even do just that but with Iri head. It'd be nerfed quick simply because of the lack of counterplay and how unfair it is. These nerfs are justified I didn't expect the terror radius nerf but i'm glad for it since it made him annoyingly frustrating to play against with Monitor.

  • SirGando
    SirGando Member Posts: 374
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    wow, these comments proved what ive assumed. yeah, this will never change.

  • SirGando
    SirGando Member Posts: 374
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    pfff, the killer having fun? who cares about that....

  • SirGando
    SirGando Member Posts: 374
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    its not about killer mains or survivor mains. the simple fact is, that the majority of the playerbase mostly plays survivor, so killer nerfs will always be welcomed and recieve good feedback. Even if its not always reasonable.

  • MarcoPoloYolo
    MarcoPoloYolo Member Posts: 508
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    My apologies. I thought you were saying something else based off of other discussions I've seen posted.

  • SirGando
    SirGando Member Posts: 374
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  • DelsKibara
    DelsKibara Member Posts: 3,127
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    Sorry then because I thought you were telling off at people getting upset a killer that's fun to play might not be anymore.

  • ReverseVelocity
    ReverseVelocity Member Posts: 3,492
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    Yeah this is the only change I really don't like. They've taken too much from him without any compensation. I hope they rethink this a little.

  • SirGando
    SirGando Member Posts: 374
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    yeah sorry, i shouldve made the comment more clear, my mistake.

  • justbecause
    justbecause Member Posts: 1,521
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    Yes you need to see it in action because you have not experienced what he will be like y'all just wanna create drama and call any killer dead there was 20599 threads saying spirit is dead after nerf too which is like far from truth

  • DelsKibara
    DelsKibara Member Posts: 3,127
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    I agree with Slinger. Not so much Spirit. Spirit is still very much a strong killer.

  • Bjario
    Bjario Member Posts: 313
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    Maybe they should've kept the ability to quickscope, but remove the ability to cancel then immediately M1. That would've been fine imo