So i’ve played (more than a few games) 4 ranged classes and 2 melee ones and my highest rating was achieved with a melee class.
What’s the point of playing a ranged class if every melee class has a bazillion dashes but on top of that they cast much faster, have more range and have more superarmor because “we’re melee”
Most of the melee abilities actually outrange actual ranged chars, e.g. soulfist/reaper/deathblade/shadowhunter whatever they each have an ability with higher range than ur average range for a ranged char like sorc or summoner or bard
Melees all have much faster cast on average than ranged
Melees are riddled with SA while most ranged classes literally have 1 superarmor with 1-2 paralysis armor at best.
Even destroyer which is supposed to be “the slow class” can do 30k+ dmg with perfect swing which is insta cast and also has multiple dashes (running crash, jump, the other dash with stun) also destroyer can have ranged skills with earth wave, all that stuff is insta cast and does more dmg and is superarmor
As a ranged ur supposed to be able to control/zone the map and stuff but in reality you can’t do shit against a melee cus they’re faster, tankier and outrange you?
Summoner literally has no mobility skills, zero, none. If a destroyer walks up to you and uses identity then you’re pretty much dead, they don’t have to aim or anything so your only mistake is for letting them get close but how can you not let them get close when they have 3+ dashes and you have none?
Meanwhile shadow hunter has multiple ranged abilities and like 4 dashes with super low cooldowns like what? ? ? ??
This game is just badly designed;. Since i started in top 20 there’s been 15+ melees consistently. There’s never been a mage in top 10 for as long as i remember/i’ve checked as more than just a fluke, few times gunslingers but those aren’t really a ‘ranged class’ as they’re pretty much a melee one (their combos,dmg, everything is melee + their skills are designed as those of a melee)
Also fisters and deathblade are still broken beyond reason
why is nobody talking about this ?