As the most useless assault, id pick nader, thunder, even rhino over him, ANY DAY.
@$!# Grenade - Cant Kill/Destroy -
Anything worth while
Every Merc in the game
@$!#'s Health -
Lower than his K/D now
Makes picking Nader basically a direct upgrade
How we could fix him
A - Increase BR by a bit (id say 10%)
B - Increase health back to 140
C - Increase frag damage (cuz it sucks)
D - Make him actually useful
Um… you clearly just need to improve with him because I can kill bushwhackers turrets and deployables with one well placed Frag Grenade, without Explodydendron, just fine on his K51 Loadout Card; I also still get 2-3 people per grenade fairly frequently and consistently manage to get a kill with each grenade, assuming it isn’t being expended specifically for deployables at the time as I’m not aiming to land it properly near the players in that instance. I still get anywhere from 3-4+ K.D.R. on Fragger, with the bare minimum being a K.D.R. of 2, consistently as well. He’s a Merc who relies heavily on good aim and tracking, as well as proper usage and cooking of his Ability, to be successful; he is far from useless and his Frag Grenade still does good damage as it has never been nerfed to my recollection, at most he used to have 2 of them but that is besides the point.
On the topic of his Ability, even with only one (1) Frag Grenade now, it still does 170 damage, without Unshakable, over an area; it is still dealing 145 damage with Unshakable. In either case that is still a large chunk of the Health of the only two Mercs with HP higher than that (Rhino and Thunder) gone from one ability, and the remainder is easily gunned down after the fact; with the M4A1 and K-121 only taking two (2) headshots to finish off Rhino’s remaining HP, and only one (1) headshot to finish off Thunder’s remaining 15 HP. Even with an Aura station present it is not complicated to finish off their remaining HP at that point as they have the largest hitboxes and lowest movement speeds of any Merc in the game; if you are missing shots on them it’s not the Merc who needs work it’s your own aim.
This is, overall, more of a personal issue of yours than an actual problem with the Merc itself; he is still viable, and among the top killers in the game, with the right person behind the controls and proper game-sense. Now I don’t usually take issue with individuals on this forum, but you’ve been here barely a month, all the while behaving with an arrogance and clear lack of understanding that puts myself and others off; you are still in no position to be making such grand sweeping statements about the game, you’re still a newbie compared to most of the long-standing players who actually understand the game. This forum has rules about the overuse of profanity in a post which you’ve been skirting the limits of, from my perspective (@Eox, @Kirays if you can weigh in here I’d appreciate it). So I advise you to calm down and get yourself together because you are merely digging yourself a hole here.