Yeah, for 4 reasons.
- A. Mobility is king. Bastion has none, and it makes him an easy target THUS Hanzo destroys him when he should easily counter the 2 barriers + Zarya. His damage is suppose to make up for his no mobility, but it’s soooo damn inconsistent that he dies before his damage means anything, THUS he’s babysat in the pirate ship meta.
- B. Sym, Hanzo, and Junk all have more mobility than him, and are creeping up in terms of power so they do his job better than he can.
- C. He never needed a change to sentry. THATS what broke him into OP territory and THEN nerfed him down into the gutter.
- D. Dive rose to power because Bastion and Hog were gutted. Literally the floodgates were opened when both were nerfed, allowing Dive to reign for 9 months, then end up with a stupid hero designed to counter dive as well as non-mobility heros.
I want Bastion playable, because as it stands a charging Rein wins against a Bastion who isn’t being pocketed. A Hog will win against a Bastion that isn’t being pocketed. A Hanzo will win against a Bastion despite him being pocketed.
Bastion needs to be more independant.
OLD Bastion could be pocketed, yes, but his IC didn’t exist making him extremely fragile, but in return he could kill anything that crossed his sights. THAT promoted skilled Bastion play because good Bastions needed to know the correct positions, and how to position correctly because they would die if they didn’t. In return, he had reliable Sentry damage to kill things with. When you have the highest DPS in the game, what good does Mercy’s damage boost do? Nothing. But it worked in Pirate Ship because Bastion is so god awful by himself, that you need 1 comp, for him to even have a change at being viable. \
It makes me sick, because we’ve also gone 16 months with
response from any dev.
NOW, as for his current buff, where his falloff is reduced… His falloff isn’t the problem, it’s that his spread doesn’t kill anything reliable after 25 meters. I’m hopeful that it will help him, but it’s unlikely since it’s only a problem for other heros (McCree, Soldier, Mei) and will not Benefit Bastion, at all. Recon, maybe, but recon is NOT the focus of his kit.