Hound has great versatility with his two ammo types, allowing him to cause Burn damage or ignore Evade abilities. His toolbox of abilities allows him to change things up depending on your opponent, but it could end up feeling like Hound was not as strong as a less versatile Bot.
We also want to encourage players to use Hound as a ranged bot, but many players felt like there wasn’t enough reward for landing ranged combos.
Finally, we wanted to give expert players a chance to really shine with Hound in longer fights, so we’ve modified his Special Attack 3 in a way that should allow skilled players to maximize Hound’s damage.
With these changes, we hope players will make Hound feel more like a heavy weapon, dealing damage from a distance.
(NEW) Inferno Ammo:
(NEW) Precision Ammo:
(ADJUSTED) Special Attack 3:
BUG FIX: 5-Star Hound was not gaining his Armor Buff when performing a Heavy Attack. This has been fixed.
Kickback is overall a strong bot, but he gets outshined by the other Scouts. He is particularly strong against opponents who Shock or apply Power Debuffs, but he was limited more than we like.
These changes may seem small, but they lean heavily into the benefits that Kickback gets from Power Leaks. Increasing the number of Power Leaks affects his Heavy Attack, Special attack 1 and Special attack 3.
(ADJUSTED) Critical Hits
(NEW) Opponent Heavy Attack Transforms