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Vauban's Tesla Grenades Need A Buff In Proc Chance.


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Vauban is the CC frame. Pre Damage 2.0 this was the main draw of his teslas. Chain stunning oncoming hordes long enough to shoot them from one direction while his 3 other abilities took care of several other directions is how they were used. 

 

Ever since D2.0 though? Their main utility is picking off low level/low health fodder with the occasional yet inconsistent lightning proc.

 

C'mon DE, Vauban's almost perfect! His 1 just needs heightened stun utility and he'll be set!

 

Just because I know some of you are going to post this:

 

No, No we do NOT need to remove Bounce Pad from his kid. It's a fantastic on the fly mobility tool that's helped me get some fantastic kills or saved a life or two thanks to an invaluable snap height advantage. Heck, even chucking it at a Heavy's feet...

 

Point of this thread: DE, please buff Tesla Grenades to consistently stun enemies to make them worth deploying at higher levels. 

 

*Edit* Suggestion 1: Give the Teslas a combined ramp up (every zap each individual Tesla does adds to the proc chance of /all/ the teslas until they accumulate enough proc chance to subdue a large number of enemies consistently

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I couldn't agree more.

 

...and if Bounce did need a change, all I'd say is to make it so you have to press 'jump' in order to use it (if you're a player; it'd still automatically launch enemies).  That way teammates could still make use of it and it'd pretty much eliminate its trolling potential.

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Tesla's have a guaranteed Electric Effect on the first instance of Attacking... and then either have a uselessly low Status Chance or just don't have any.

 

 

it is a 25E Power, but it should still be useful without needing to throw down a dozen every time an Enemy appears.

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Teslas should: Have 100% initial status on cast.

Begin chaining with the status effect increasing by x% per enemy hit. Have it low, but have the chaining ability make up for it.

 

See, that there could make spamming them at a doorway or along a hallway worthwhile. They just need to stack quicker and perhaps draw off a combined pool of 'zaps' so that the entire chain builds up a high enough proc chance to keep enemies effectively subdued.

 

I added this idea to the OP.

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better idea for teslas: keep their low proc chance but make them function like Vor's rapid fire void nades............ am i right?

 

Vauban is a utility frame, not a damage frame. Plus if they worked like that, I'm not sure the ah, the anonymous guy *wink* in charge of making these decisions would make the damage scale. 

 

It's not that I don't have faith in his ability to buff things, it's been pretty good work so far, but Vauban's kit is CC, not damage. 

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