Hello fellow Tenno, I thought I might as well start this discussion up about my boi, Atlas. From all the time I've spent playing him, I learned one main thing - Before his prime barely anyone played him or gave him a chance. It got me thinking as to why this was the case. If there was a checklist of things that generally made a frame strong, Atlas (For the most part) ticks all boxes. Amazing AoE crowd control with the use of petrify, phenomenal tanking potential with armour stacking and health return using his passive, and arguably one of the highest single/group damage abilities in the game given that he can utilize a stat-stick for his landslide (which has impressive damage scaling)... I would mention his rumblers and tectonics ability, but honestly their kinda a meme. Although its always fun to block off doorways and have them YEETing rocks about - their have no real scaling and tend not to be used as much. I want to know from the community, why you think hes not played as much as other frames. And if anyone else is confused as to why most people consider him MR fodder. Thanks for listening to my Ted talk. EDIT: I got my answer - The general consensus is a coin toss between 2 different factors: 1. People simply dont enjoy his play style - Very valid reason, the variety of frames in this game allows players to adopt an each to their own play style so that's a fairly good response. And understandably, maximizing his kit is high maintenance (Partially plays into reason 2) which is a turn off for some in terms of play-ability. 2. As mention by a few, his kit is outdated for an earlier meta of Warframe. Agreeably, Atlas' 2 and 4 have no real practical use in game. Although his 4 can sometimes be a fun gimmick - it has no real impact nor is it something that can be optimized for (Cause lets be honest, the augment is a tragic filler). And as mentioned mostly in the threads second page, tectonics has poor damage/doesn't cover enough space to be an efficient path blocker on most maps. Additionally, energy cost issues with his 3 are present making it a struggle to build up his passive - a passive of which, although is strong, is too short lived to have major sustainability unless you're paying attention constantly. Sure there have been a few responses where you can tell the player has picked him up and tossed him away without trying out his maximum potential, but ill forgive y'all 😉 Hopefully, DE can find the time to work through some of these issues but as mentioned in my original post - Atlas is one of the least played frames so the chances of a rework are about as likely as me finding a flying pig. Its good to see the opinions of other on this topic as I love my Atlas (And will continue to play him forever and ever). Hope to see those who read this post in Kuva Survival where you'll see me playing yours truly, -Atlas-
P.s DE, please fix his 2 or delete it lol.