Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

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Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by AverageSpitter » 07 Feb 2018, 13:36

There is nothing more entertaining than being a salt generator and fight another one that generates way more salt

I want to see your strats with every class when it comes to fight the headhunters, And which class do you think gets the job done better

Of course, im taking into account 1v1 scenarios, but if you want to mention a specific combo useful for fighting them (and winning) go ahead
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Post by TehSpoderman » 07 Feb 2018, 13:45

i think sailor dave robusted many preds with hunter by chopping off their feet
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by JennerH » 07 Feb 2018, 13:49

Elite or ancient boiler
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by Symbiosis » 07 Feb 2018, 13:55

In this order -

Boiler Acid.
Ravs.
Crusher.
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by Renomaki » 07 Feb 2018, 14:14

As an experienced predator, if there is one thing I know that is best at fighting preds, it is Ravagers.

Nothing makes me more salty then being cornered by one and having my arm RNGed off, which completely cripples the pred and also dooms them to a life of slavery, since cripples are unable to hunt without an arm. It is the reason why I always fuck off whenever I see a ravager near my prey, because it isn't worth the risk of getting one-slash crippled. I don't even hunt them.

I can handle hunters, crushers, and praes, but ravagers are a rare trophy and one I care little to hunt simply for the above stated reasons.
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by oprayx73 » 07 Feb 2018, 14:20

bigboy crushers in tight quarters. they have such a high tacklechance and their stomp can break off arms or legs denying them much use of their various tools.
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by Heckenshutze » 07 Feb 2018, 15:03

Dave caused a lot of trouble to Predators as hunter, At least when I fought him he was close many many times but the alien mines, alien harpoons and the stun resist of the combistick helped me a lot to survive the encounters with him and many other xenos; But, from a xeno point of view, Hunter is the better choice if you're not that robust playing as Alien. Ravager has obviously good damage enough to slice limbs, do that and the pred is 2/3 fucked, crushers are a big no predators can easily block or dodge you and scimitar your head open, same with spitters, sentinels and praetorians.

I see people said Boiler... I'm not sure maybe the acid update made them formidable but as long as I recall, they were more a nuisance than a threat, just dodge the acid and slay it.

So I'd say, Hunter in a general sense is the better choice for most players.
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by Symbiosis » 07 Feb 2018, 15:06

New update causes Elite+ Boiler Acid spit to do scary damage it sounds like.
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by ghostdex » 07 Feb 2018, 15:15

If you can’t evolve or such, ancient runners are a decent choice, more so if you have low ping. The tackle chance, speed and hit rate are what makes them deadly
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by Butlerblock » 07 Feb 2018, 16:26

Atleast from my experiences, I've got my own opinionated order of best to least best at fighting preds (excluding boiler, as I haven't been playing much recently)
Rav
Crusher
Prae(Spit does stupid amounts of damage to preds and also gets rid of their cloak.)(Not young)
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by Nick123q23 » 07 Feb 2018, 16:52

Carriers are pretty useful, most predators will stay away from them, because if they get a lucky hit on their mask and then throw a hugger on them it's all over.
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Post by Sir Lordington » 07 Feb 2018, 18:13

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Oh, this is The Hive... ehh, Rav can make a Pred have a very bad day.
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by GoliathTheDespoiler » 13 Feb 2018, 07:54

2 ravs, any age.

They will at the very least scare them off. If not outright kill them/capture them
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by Mvp777 » 02 Mar 2018, 08:48

Ravagers and Carriers tend to give predators aneuryisms. Ravager and Matured Hunters and above/Ancient Runners are pretty good for taking one down.
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by Symbiosis » 02 Mar 2018, 08:57

Don't fight them as a Hunter. You can't tackle like before - 3 hits and you're dead.

Fight them solely as Rav or with a mob of Xenos.
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Post by Mvp777 » 02 Mar 2018, 09:47

I should've clarified, what i meant is that an ANCIENT Hunter can have a good go at offing a Predator, until the hunting traps come into play...

But uh, yeah. Xeno dogpile works best.
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by AverageSpitter » 02 Mar 2018, 13:39

Spitter can be a good adition to a xeno mob lynching a predator, Even in small groups, Extra points if you are behind a table or a cade and you spit at the predo from there, i have done it couple of times and they either have to plasma caster or fuck off before my spits start doing serious damage to them
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by JoeyJoey » 10 Mar 2018, 17:29

Honestly, I think Ancient Runner is pretty good. I almost took on a Pred myself. The speed is very nice. You have to be very patient and pounce, hit twice, rinse and repeat.

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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by zoboomafoo » 10 Mar 2018, 19:15

Pouncing preds nowadays isn't a good idea, you can get stunned from it. Really bad if you are a runner and made of tissue paper.
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by Lokiki_01 » 11 Mar 2018, 04:52

Right now predators got pretty big buff to tackle chance. So, there's only slashes now and you need to remeber that traiding hits with predator is always a bad idea, since they have more armor and stronger hits than most benos.
I would try ravager, but it's pure random(Can you or can't cut off his arm), and ravager is too slow to just fight predator 1v1 since tackle nerf. You will trade 4-5 hits and woop - dead, plus rav have a huge sprite which is easy to click on.
Elite-Ancient runner can be a good idea, with head slashes to try and knock that mask off. Speed allows you to be extra robust and make hits without taking too many hits.
Elite+ hunter. I noticed that Mature Hunter can't do shit to predator 10+ slashes vs 3 hits to me. He wasn't even slowed down a bit from pain and I was on the edge of death, so eh.
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by Sambalu » 14 Mar 2018, 11:30

It's been said multiple times, but Ravagers are great at killing predators. capturing is difficult, but if you manage to cut off their legs too, they can't do shit. Good luck getting the mask and three limbs off without killing the predator, though. Arms and face are a priority if you want a predalien.
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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by Heckenshutze » 14 Mar 2018, 13:50

All of these don't mean shit if you encounter a very smart pred that knows how to properly use the art of Bait&Trap

No caste will save you from the sword in that case (only if literally you attack with a gang of Benos)

EDIT: Code of honor prevent predators from killing worthy prey with traps.

Oh well, YET, remember, not everyone is 'worthy'. If you come and slash a pred out of nowhere and you get trapped, nothing stops him from shoving the wristblade up your rear.

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Re: Which class is the best for fighting preds and why?

Post by MattAtlas » 14 Mar 2018, 15:44

Sambalu wrote:
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It's been said multiple times, but Ravagers are great at killing predators. capturing is difficult, but if you manage to cut off their legs too, they can't do shit. Good luck getting the mask and three limbs off without killing the predator, though. Arms and face are a priority if you want a predalien.
I'm pretty sure preds with one leg or no legs can still walk.

But yes, ravager is your best shot to kill a pred, aim for the arms and go to town with a xeno gang. Seems like 1v1ing a predator is nearly impossible now due to the tackle chance nerf. If you really want a predalien, gang up on the predator with an ancient runner smashing the pred's face in to get the mask off.
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