Pig Ambush Guide
So, we will see everything that is worth it and what is not, and also realize how kinda useless it currently is.
USING IT AS AN AMBUSH
No. Just no. It has 2 seconds of whiff recovery, if the survivor has Sprint Burst you are going to get screwd. Plus, it is more worth it to just stand up and normally M1, because it deals better with Sprint Burst and you can get a grab.
USING IT TO MINDGAME PALLETS
Question to make to yourself
1) Is it a long loop?
Yes: Not gonna work. It is too short. Normaly M1
No: Go to number 2
2) Is it a medium loop?
Yes: Probably not worth it. Dash is too short. M1 to be safe.
No: Go to number 3
3) Is it a short loop?
Yes: Go to number 4
No: Go to a medic or something. If it isn't a long, medium or short loop what is it? lol
4) Did he pre drop the pallet?
Yes: Break it or mind game with your M1. Nothing more can be done. Not worth it to use Ambush.
No: Crouch and go to number 5
5) Can you still optimally mindgame with normal M1?
Yes: So do that. Less risk and same reward.
No: Go to number 6
Option 1: Bait with roar and stand up
1a) He runs and you get a hit
1b) he stands there and you have too choose an option again.
Option 2: Use ambush. Bait one way and go another.
2a) It works and you get a hit :D
2b) He runs away from the pallet, and because of your 2 seconds whiff recovery he gets to another pallet. Return to question 1 D:
2c) He makes a very good read and throws the pallet. At least you got rid of a pallet.
Option 3: Do ambush and go to him in a straight line like a mad man.
3a) It works and you get a hit :D
3b) He runs away from the pallet, and because of your 2 seconds whiff recovery he gets to another pallet. Return to question 1 D:
3c) He makes a very good read and throws the pallet. At least you got rid of a pallet.
Option 1 is the best once you rarely get punished for it.
Option 2 is risky, but you can find some success with it, specially after spamming option 1.
Option 3 is the one that should be used the least. Only use it if you are 100% confident in your read.
So, as you could see, Ambush is extremely situational, more than it should actually be. Knowing how easy it is to avoid it, they should at least increase the duration to 3.5 (from 2.5) seconds so it could be also used in medium loops.
Am I underestimating Ambush?? Coment below, because I reallt want to be wrong about thinking Ambush is kinda 4ss.