Gizogin Posted November 9, 2014 Share Posted November 9, 2014 Contagion, Saryn's 3-ability, is bad. It costs the same as Speed Boost, but while Speed Boost offers a dramatic, well, speed boost to the entire team, Contagion grants a moderate increase to one weapon of one team member, namely Saryn herself. It now costs 50 energy; it used to cost 75, making it cost the same as Roar and Warcry. Both of these abilities help the entire team, and their benefits are flat-out better. Contagion is bad. So, if you'll bear with me a moment, I just finished building Banshee. I gather she's intended as a support/mezzer, what with the Sonar and the lack of real direct-damage abilities and such. Funnily enough, I found her to be tons of fun as a melee and mid-range closer (what Saryn seems to be geared towards), and playing her has given me yet more insight as to why Contagion is so bad. Silence does everything I'd hoped Contagion would do, allowing Banshee (far from tanky enough to close to melee range normally) to rush in to close range and deal phenomenal damage with melee. It does this by briefly stunning any enemy who enters its radius, while said radius moves with Banshee. Furthermore, it is immediately obvious that Silence is active, that certain enemies are affected by it, and that it muffles sounds. Unlike Contagion, I never have to consciously remember to use it, because there is a very obvious difference between having it on and not. Furthermore, I have reason to use it, because it fundamentally improves Banshee's viability in melee in a way that does not rely at all on damage. The change directly affects the way that I play, while my strategy for melee is exactly the same whether or not I have Contagion active. So, to that end, I am more sure than ever that Contagion must be scrapped altogether. "Allure", as defined in Archwizard's wonderful thread (https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/198866-retune-all-the-frames-112-welcome-limbo), would be much, much better. I had originally posted this idea there as well, but I think it's worthy of some discussion of its own. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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