I main Caustic a lot, have about 4k kills with him, heirloom, all his skins pretty much. Love him. But.. No character in the game has the ability to kill you by literally doing nothing like he does right now.
In his current state, if you see a room fortified by Caustic you might as well turn around and run away in many cases, because there's a high chance you'll get murdered if you try and play.
In the time it takes you to peak into a room, look around to find the dude you have weak (for about 2-3 seconds), and then try and take 3 steps back outside you're dead. With not a single shot from anyone. That's an experience that legit ruins the game for many people.
If you walk head strong into his gas for anything longer than a 3 count, the slowing effect is so strong, you won't have time to make it back out. It's too OP. And he can just replace those traps, the problem doesn't go away when you start to bust at them.
This game in enjoyable in part because when you see a room fortified by Wattson for example, you have the chance to try and beat her at her own game, get angles to destroy the fences, etc. That's a nice feeling when you're able to get past that. In Caustics current state - if he knows what he's doing (which in my tier of ranked play, they 100% do) - you have ruined your game trying to take on the challenge. You are now stuck fighting other teams on the damn roof while Caustic and his boiiiis watch YouTube videos and munch on some snacks.
Now with that said. Respawn ruined the game for me - when playing Caustic - when the meta dictated that every ******* sweat in the game would just slide into my gas like it was a joke. And here we are, about to take that great journey again. Awesome!
7dmg needs to be the number (that works out to be 14 seconds in his gas), 8dmg/12.5 seconds would be Gucci. 5dmg/20 seconds is ******* laughable, he's ruined right now at 5dmg. The radius of his gas traps needs to be increased by 1.3, and slowly decrease as they dissipate to about .8 of the current radius (combats the crazy Revenant meta among others, but makes it that you have to choose strategic areas to throw traps and where you need to stand) and it needs to be a bit taller; the time to empty a trap could be decreased by about a second or two. He should get 5 total traps placed (not 6), and the timer should be lowered to 20 seconds from 25 in his que.
Or keep it at 5dmg and give Caustic perfect vision through the gas, keep everything the same. Something has to give.ID: gpzpjmz
Another caustic main here. I completely agree with this tbh. I don’t get why APEX Devs end up ruining characters they try to nerf. They need to really watch how these ‘nerfs’ make characters a lot less fun to use. I hope they revert with a more suitable approach....ID: gpzxzy5
They did say they might revise changes if they see his playability drop. Expectingly it will. I too main Caustic, so to show that the Devs made a bad move, I’ll play other legends for a while.ID: gq2wuf7
Fuck Caustic mains, you guys are so fucking annoying. Play Rampart if you want to play a slow character but dont use Caustic. I absolutely hate this character which slows every single game because hes too scared to fight then third party with his fart. Fuck you
They are massacring my boy again and you all are doing nothing