It needs a way to stand out and be used in more conventional manners in Damnation and above difficulties than what other classes can do faster and better. The big problem with this Blitz is the Speed and The time to kill against most Enemies are done better by Staffs, Assail and even most primary weapons too (Exception is smite) and even then, how many times us BB users get our kills stolen too?
It needs a faster and stronger way in dealing damage or in dealing with crowds. The buffs this patch didn’t really help make it better at all since the enemy health also was increased so it felt like the same since pre patch. Other classes still have many ways to kill elite or specials way faster than you can burst em. especially when encountering groups of specials or elites.
BB should either have some form of crowd control when bursting or have a faster default charge speed (without buffs). Or maybe have the speed of brain bursting be proportional to the Weight or Mass of an Enemy target. smaller targets is fastest while bigger targets are slowest?
also this Blitz doesn’t exactly pair well with Warp Charges and even Disrupt Destiny. it can only work effectively with Empowered Psyionics. Since the most important thing that BB needs is CHARGE SPEED with what we currently have in our talents. This hurts alot of the build diversity when using this blitz.
speaking of. I can kinda see where Fatshark is going with BB + Empowered Psyonics. Where you gain stacks per elite kill and when there is a group of elites that you can one shot, you can pretty much BB them all one by one from a safe distance since you gain a stack per kill. However those moments are few and far between and can be beaten FASTER by either another player’s Grenade or it becomes pointless when you encounter a group of elites that you cant one shot with your BB.
speaking lacking the damage…Its Boss Damage is really slow. psykers dont even have a build to deal high damage to a boss, while other classes have builds to be able to deal boss damage effectively. It doesnt seem fair and I feel like BB should be that ability to deal the boss damage. like as I said before, if charge speed is proportional to the weight of an enemy, then if they try to charge BB against a Chaos Spawn, I think it would take 15-30 seconds or so before they deal BIG damage, lets say 50% of total health of that boss!
Neat detail I found is that I also notice that brain bursting smaller targets like those dreg gunners and flamers also give them a little stagger or Interruption before they get bursted. Which is a nice touch but would be nice if that also affects BIGGER targets too. Or even better, if BB can have crowd control abilities then giving it the ability to stagger surrounding enemies when brain bursting would be interesting. an explosive BB could also work, The possibilities of the buffs they can give BB are endless! I dont want BB to be OP, I just want BB to have an equal way of fighting in the same way a Veteran, Zealot or Ogryn can when it comes to fighting groups of elites or specialists or even Bosses. Or even better, even give BB the ability to also be effective against crowd control.
I can see it now that BB can have two paths that you can choose where one goes the route where it can deal with lesser crowds or two it deals the traditional high single target damage.
P.S. i love this blitz but it NEEDS the proper buffs to make it stand out as useful in most situations especially in higher difficulties on hi intensities or aurics where we encounter many patrolling groups of elites or specials.