What is your favourite Xeno caste?

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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by misterjoper » 12 Oct 2017, 12:54

Nyeshivuu wrote:
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Wait a minute aren't you that dude with the cringey flavor text? Also i had a dream about playing xeno and you were there saying prae cena
Yeah i am...."One day he will famous like "spartan"....Now go ahead and call me a baldie" The begining and the end of my flavor text.
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by misterjoper » 12 Oct 2017, 13:07

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It depends. I typically like to play an upgraded spitter or a prae. I like spitter for harassing the flanks and helping bring in unwilling hosts. I like using the praes pheromones and spits to support pushes but find the lack of speed and the fact that it's a bullet magnet makes my life expectancy short if I don't play conservatively
You don't need to be very fast unless you are in the open ground doudging bullets,you can just use cover,if you have weeds.If you really need speed just emit frenzy.If someone is chasing you,Neuro them,or put some stiky if they are really far away.A pretorian in the open ground without target is vulnurable target,but so is The queen and even Сrusher.Use environment to your advantage,that's how you win,and not just as pretorian,even as marine.
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by Nyeshivuu » 12 Oct 2017, 13:29

I've been maining xeno lately and i think the update is good, no more meta targeting.
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by Sabactus » 12 Oct 2017, 16:34

Nyeshivuu wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 13:29
I've been maining xeno lately and i think the update is good, no more meta targeting.
I have been too, though not entirely intentionally. I got my roles set so smartgunner high, specialist is med, and if I don't get those spots it will 9/10 times spawn me as xeno. Seeing as smartgunner and specialist are limited roles I've been playing a lot of xeno lately. It's all good xeno is fun and I'm looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about the update when I get off work.
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by OTURNIP » 12 Oct 2017, 16:42

Sabactus wrote:
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I'm looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about the update when I get off work.
Too late. It's gone for now.
On topic for the thread: Ravager. I tried crusher a few times but it feels too sluggish and flamethrowers suck. Ravager lets you ignore flames and the hit-and-run playstyle suits me.

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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by Nyeshivuu » 13 Oct 2017, 13:49

Anyways i almost never evolve into a t3 because i usually die, my 2nd favorite xeno caste is probably the crusher. That noise when you charge into people and their sprite turns red and the screams are satisfying.
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by Damarik » 19 Nov 2017, 04:16

I drone main and Sentinel half-time. Love building me sum Nightmare Mode hives, when I have the opportunity. Also leaves me open to Queen if the Queen falls. I do a pretty good leader...but people tend to hate my playstyle, so I just stick to what I do best. Build and fortify, or guard.
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by NicoDeimos » 14 Feb 2018, 22:02

Spitter hands down for sheer versatility.

-Small size for vent crawl and more agile than the sluggish Prae and comparably squishy Boiler
-Neurotoxin for easy captures or melee kills
-Acid spit for ranged damage and suppression
-Moderately strong corrosive acid for melting defenses, equipment, and walls
-Decent pool of health, plasma, and plasma regen to keep abilities ready at a moment's notice and tank some heavier damage at higher upgrade tiers

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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by Cry of Wolves » 15 Feb 2018, 02:29

Drone. Fun to learn with and build mega hives by yourself while the rest go run off to the frontlines and die.

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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by Skysoldier » 15 Feb 2018, 07:00

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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by caleeb101 » 15 Feb 2018, 07:15

elite runner.

not ancient. elite.
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by Simo94 » 15 Feb 2018, 08:10

Crusher, because ramming some lucky ass marine and breaking his bones gives me such pleasure, I almost achieve nirvana, that feeling is so good its illegal in 7 states.

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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by DefinitelyAlone0309 » 15 Feb 2018, 12:12

Drone. Everyone wants to do the fighting, someone's gotta do the dirty work of building and fortifying the hive. It's actually pretty relaxing. Also it's not a thankless job since any queen would appreciate you transfering plasma so they can heal.

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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by AverageSpitter » 16 Feb 2018, 00:45

For when i feel like murdering everyone that gets in my fucking path: Hunter/Rav

For when i feel like playing in a more supportive way, capturing hosts and helping my fellows: Spitter or Prae
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by Sambalu » 16 Feb 2018, 02:51

Ancient hunter, because they can kill marines easily (or capture them if needed).
Aside from that, crushers and spitters are fun to play as too
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by Dumblike » 18 Feb 2018, 00:13

Carrier; trap everything!
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by Slywater » 18 Feb 2018, 04:31

I think the Crusher deserves more love, as it's the backbone for a good frontal assault. It draws fire, pokes a hole in defenses, and takes off a few limbs here and there.
Sure, it's not for everyone, but it's pretty damn helpful.
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by HKO2006 » 18 Feb 2018, 04:50

Sentinel (Spitter if I am not too laggy), I am laggy as hell at times so I can't melee, and I don't want to waste a T2/T3 due to my underperformance.

Why Sentinel (or Spitter)? I like to melt stuff, flares, (unguarded) FOB. Spit gives me a reliable way to calm the marine down when my tackel clicks are not registering due to lag.
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by nicnat » 18 Feb 2018, 06:57

Runner: I've found that playing like a semi suicidal version of sonic the hedgehog is the most fun way of playing xeno. Most of the time I only barely bother to slash marines at all, unless I see one walking around alone like ambush bait. But the feeling of successfully managing to perform a FF inducing dive straight through a horde of marines, and seeing the baldies buckshot decapitate marines you run past is absolutely heavenly. Runners pounce is best used purely for juking and escaping.

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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by Scrubakistan » 19 Feb 2018, 00:57

NicoDeimos wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 22:02
Spitter hands down for sheer versatility.

-Small size for vent crawl and more agile than the sluggish Prae and comparably squishy Boiler
-Neurotoxin for easy captures or melee kills
-Acid spit for ranged damage and suppression
-Moderately strong corrosive acid for melting defenses, equipment, and walls
-Decent pool of health, plasma, and plasma regen to keep abilities ready at a moment's notice and tank some heavier damage at higher upgrade tiers
I've single-handedly held off marine advances at chokepoints as spitter and prae, they're increible for stalling assaults.
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by Mvp777 » 02 Mar 2018, 08:47

I prefer Hunters for their RIP AND TEAR ability, with a secondary preference towards Carriers for the THE FACE RAPE TRAIN HAS NO BREAKS power.
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by AverageSpitter » 02 Mar 2018, 13:35

Scrubakistan wrote:
19 Feb 2018, 00:57
I've single-handedly held off marine advances at chokepoints as spitter and prae, they're increible for stalling assaults.
^ This.

I have kept whole squads back on my own as an Elite Spitter, By using cover and darkness to my advantage.

I also like Prae because the pheromones once you get past mature are REALLY useful, so sacrificing ventcrawl is really worth it. If you feel like prae is really slow, just use frenzy and you will be just as fast as any spitter, even more if you make it elite or ancient
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by BiohazardZERO » 02 Mar 2018, 15:59

Prae or Boiler.
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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by ArrancarX5 » 02 Mar 2018, 19:46

Drone/Hivelord, have yet to try out Beno Carrier, for now, I am just not interested in such a thing.

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Re: What is your favourite Xeno caste?

Post by Mvp777 » 02 Mar 2018, 21:42

After a recent Spitter round i've now got a preference for Spitters.
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