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Mag is, to put it lightly, a hot mess.


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39 minutes ago, YagoXiten said:

Overshields are pretty mediocre.

She's ineffective at higher levels without equipping specific weapons. Wanting to use something other than a Lanka doesn't mean I'm playing her wrong.

But that goes for a lot of frames where some weapons are more optimal than others. If you play Ivara at high levels, you CAN go with a dual sword...or you can be sensible and use a CL dagger. Mag works just fine with most levels, some are simply more effective than others. 

You don't have to use a Lanka, there are a ton of weapons just as effective...hell, even more on certain maps. Mara Detron, Supra Vandal, Drakoon, Zarr etc all work just fine. 

Does she have effective CC keeping her safe at high levels? Definitely yes.

Does she have amazing damage to slaughter high-level content? Definitely yes.

Does she have a tank keeping her safe at high levels? No, at least not until shield gating. Her tank is mediocre, but that's balanced imo given how effective her CC and damage output are. You can use a healing spectre if you want her tank to be better.

Imo she's pretty well balanced. 

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12 minutes ago, (PS4)Radehx said:

But that goes for a lot of frames where some weapons are more optimal than others. If you play Ivara at high levels, you CAN go with a dual sword...or you can be sensible and use a CL dagger. Mag works just fine with most levels, some are simply more effective than others. 

You don't have to use a Lanka, there are a ton of weapons just as effective...hell, even more on certain maps. Mara Detron, Supra Vandal, Drakoon, Zarr etc all work just fine. 

Does she have effective CC keeping her safe at high levels? Definitely yes.

Does she have amazing damage to slaughter high-level content? Definitely yes.

Does she have a tank keeping her safe at high levels? No, at least not until shield gating. Her tank is mediocre, but that's balanced imo given how effective her CC and damage output are. 

Imo she's pretty well balanced. 

There's a difference between having weapons that are better on certain frames than others and having frames be reliant on those weapons. Her damage is actually pretty awful without abusing projectile punchthrough weapons. Those weapons charge Magnetize exponentially faster and do somewhere around > 10x more damage than other weapons. Without using those the main way to charge Magnetize is to force enemies to be tickled by its DoT, as that adds to the detonation quite considerably. Sadly, that still ends up reduced by armor and is drastically slower than simply killing them with a weapon.

She does not have effective CC without an augment. Even with the augment, many other frames have far more effective CC. And, quite frankly, no frame should be totally reliant upon CC to avoid damage, especially when Nullifiers, Ancient Disruptors, and Comba/Scrambus exist.

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