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Interceptor melee should become a primer while under the combo aura

by cake404
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Interceptor melee should become a primer while under the combo aura

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Having it always be a detonator is less than ideal, because a melee Interceptor can basically prevent anyone else from detonating anything on a particular target, even when the Interceptor combo is not the best effect for that particular target.

 

Right now Interceptor combo is basically a damage-over-time aura that really works best when you’re in the middle of a bunch of weaker enemies – except in that situation you’re competing with the Colossus for the crowd control/cleanup role, and the Colossus combo is arguably better suited for that purpose (a Colossus is also likely to be working in tandem with a Storm, which also has an area combo).

 

It would make sense for the Interceptor to pair off with a Ranger to take down individual elite enemies – except it doesn’t, because the Ranger is going to have trouble applying that single target, high damage detonator before the Interceptor’s melee strikes (and as such, Rangers are likely to avoid the targets picked by the Interceptor altogether, which does not promote teamwork).

 

As an aside, I think it would be cool for the Interceptor aura to provide a different effect – damaging the enemies affected by the acid aura could steal health, lightning could have the same effect for the shields, being within the ice aura could reduce ability cooldowns, while the fire aura could help recharge the ultimate faster or something.

 

The damage over time effect is kinda hard to make good use of when you spend half of your time trying to dodge enemy fire – and the Interceptor really needs a reliable way to recharge the shields. Especially since the Interceptor components seem to be built around trading health for shields, meaning it’s not really viable to rely on repair kits for survival.

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Re: Interceptor melee should become a primer while under the combo aura

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Imagine Interceptor with melee primer like you suggest paired with a Colossus... melee clean up isle 3 haha

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Re: Interceptor melee should become a primer while under the combo aura

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That would be just broken... Imagine interceptor goes in mid of spawn  perma prime everything just with ninja style melee, and everyone else can just constantly detonate... Heck, you would just need Interceptor and Colossus to wreck havoc trough GM3...

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Re: Interceptor melee should become a primer while under the combo aura

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Yeah, I see the points about the Interceptor hogging the detonations, but you'd end up with a hugely overpowered crowd control monster if it switched.

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Re: Interceptor melee should become a primer while under the combo aura

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except Colossus voltaic dome essentially already does this now
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