So about those assassins....

#1 Posted by JustTheThreeOfUs (7 posts) -

Whenever I play, the enemy's assassin will eventually find me all alone for one reason or another. When they do, what am I supposed to do to try and escape them? It seems like no matter who I play as, I can never get away from an assassin once they get close to me. I have stunned them, thrown them, used my slow skills, but they always just run back up to me and hit me to death. I can never kill or escape them before they can kill me.

I don't mean just the assassin but all the commandos.

Anyone have any suggestions because this is starting to be the most annoying part of the game.

#2 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

1v1 they will usually kill you, hence its good to stay grouped

#3 Posted by salomdi (46 posts) -

commandos are currently the weakest class type in the game, smack them around a bit and theyll run off or die outright. other than that, stick with your team, since the commandos cant do much to a large group of people.

#4 Posted by TobbRobb (4553 posts) -

Stop being alone.
 
Before you even say anything: No, you never HAVE to go by yourself, don't say that your bad positioning is unaviodable.

#5 Posted by rolanthas (242 posts) -

Yeah assassin's, and commando classes' in general, best kill scenario is to catch someone alone. Just be sure you have a back up in reach. In the events this is not possible, make sure you're not overreaching without checking your flanks.

But yes, it's not always possible to have perfect positioning in every match, and enemy commandos will use every opportunity they can get. If you can, being knowledgeable about their skills - weapons - tactics helps greatly.

#6 Posted by owack6 (213 posts) -

The role of commandos is to pick of all the stragglers and Pros who are low on hp so death is unavoidable by them once in a while but if you stick to the advice already given in this thread they are no more threat then anyone else.

#7 Posted by HelicopterSpy (128 posts) -

If you do get caught all alone by a commando, and it happens, just get out of there as quickly as possible. Most pros have a dash move or a pushback that they can use to get out of sticky situations. Try using these if you get flashed/stunned by one of them. It'll buy you a little bit of time to get your wits about you and try to fight back or regroup.

#8 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Bunnyhop like a CS player off of their Adderall and run like the wind. If you're in midair, they can't grapple you.

#9 Posted by joeq1159 (111 posts) -

The main thing you want to do is to get them to back off. Grabbing them will take a bunch of their health, but they will get another hit on you right after you exit the grapple if it doesnt kill them and they think they can take you down. Vet can basically destory and commando because he has a lot of options. If you're trying to finish an assassin before she can escape then you need to slow her so that her jump is cut down. If you're just trying to survive you need to make your teammates aware so that they can help you. The grab might give you a few extra seconds for help to arrive. When she sees the other team on her, she'll back off if she's smart or dying trying to chase the kill. Stay next to Turrets when making your way somewhere alone, that way she she unclokes to attack shes done for.

#10 Posted by Juvarial (305 posts) -

Use hot hands. they have a low heath pool and it will put a huge hurt on them. Joe is correct but if you have hot hands and they grapple you-a second grapple will generally kill them.

#11 Posted by RichieJohn (525 posts) -

It is annoying but it's the class's job to do that.

If you were in a game with me as assassin you'd manage to kill me I suck.

Good support and megabeth but terrible assassin or cpt spark.

#12 Posted by DethandRez (26 posts) -

Yea, I haven't been doing well against commandos either in 1v1. As Beth, I would try to have Shoot the Moon ready for a quick get away but most of the time Sin or Spark knows to put down bomb or blind and then slowed = death. So now I just try to stick in lanes and get up in level first. I also try to stick with people as much as possible which has been stated.

#13 Posted by onimonkii (2429 posts) -

@DethandRez said:

Yea, I haven't been doing well against commandos either in 1v1. As Beth, I would try to have Shoot the Moon ready for a quick get away but most of the time Sin or Spark knows to put down bomb or blind and then slowed = death. So now I just try to stick in lanes and get up in level first. I also try to stick with people as much as possible which has been stated.

get can't slow/stun this products as soon as you can as beth imo, helps greatly against commandos/karl

#14 Posted by DethandRez (26 posts) -

@onimonkii: Should I get both? I'm currently using Money Magnet and I wanna get Bot Buster for her. Was thinking for my products it would be Money Magnet, Bot Buster, and one of those two.

#15 Posted by McBradders (150 posts) -

Get the Product that negates a slow effect every 30 seconds. You instantly become way more survivable against Assassins.

#16 Posted by onimonkii (2429 posts) -

@DethandRez said:

@onimonkii: Should I get both? I'm currently using Money Magnet and I wanna get Bot Buster for her. Was thinking for my products it would be Money Magnet, Bot Buster, and one of those two.

i'd get slow first, and stun later. less people have stuns, but stuns are deadlier. you can just have 2 product sets if you want and do one with each, if karl/spark, use stun, if anyone else, use slow.

#17 Posted by DethandRez (26 posts) -

Thanks guys. I'll pick those up and have sets for both situations.

#18 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

It's an assassination class getting you alone by surprise; that's how it goes.

You'd find the Spy in TF2 even more frustrating I'd say.

#19 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1021 posts) -

@DethandRez: As an assassin I find it really hard to kill someone who has an ally next to him!

Pro GB tip

#20 Posted by DethandRez (26 posts) -

@ItBeStefYo: Yea, I've been trying to just be with the group as much as possible recently. It's worked out rather well for the most part. Just depends on the people you're grouped with.

#21 Posted by McBradders (150 posts) -

I have had the worst team-mates of late, just ignoring me getting jacked by the Assassin... disgusting T___T

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