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Why Scorch is no longer even remotely viable
So earlier today I decided that I would goo back to playing my main titan thinking that it would be business a usual playing decently against other titans but found out just how wrong I was
With most players playing as Monarch at the moment it has become extremely obvious that Scorch is simply not viable anymore as Monarch is able to easily counter every one of Scorch's abilities without even breaking a sweat
First when comparing their main guns Monarch is able to beat Scorch hands down no matter the scenario even without any upgrades. When you compare their next ability with Monarch being able to give herself partial shields versus Scorch with the inferno shield Monarch can force the shield into cool down within seconds simply between her siphon and her main gun even more so if Monarch has arc rounds. Monarch can counter Scorch's gas canister easily between her relatively high mobility and the inevitable shield that she has and the firewall may as well be useless for anything other than lighting gas cans as she just takes it on her shield then gets out before it does any permanent damage. When comparing their cores it can hardly be considered a competition; assuming Scorch's connects if Monarch has hers ready the fire only takes off one bar of health which she then covers with her shield siphon.
There have been battles where I have the advantage as Scorch and I land every shot and every ability perfectly yet I still die having only taken barely half of the health of the Monarch before she inevitably executes me replenishing her own shields back to full effectively making Scorch now more useless than Northstar since she can at least use hit and run tactics