I'm expecting Huntress or Slinger to win this one, though Plague has a chance.
Plague is the best without a doubt. Very versatile power and once she gets her corrupt she becomes unstoppable. She not only has the best power but also is a 115% killer.
Only one of these Killers can 'chase' and down multiple Survivors that are over 20 meters away.
I think that alone makes her the best ranged Killer.
But she has other selling points too.
I concede you might get an as good or better average over many games as Plague or Deathslinger, but Huntress has the greatest potential for success IMO.
I mean, Plague can't down someone across the map, and Deathslinger can't stop three Healthy Survivors from getting an unhook.
Yea, Huntress isn't always going to do those things, but her ability to do them is very real and very dangerous.
And she can do quite a lot of crazy stuff. Sure Plague has her over tall wall Corrupt, and Deathslinger has his tiny hole in shack shot, but Huntress has a ton of clever hits and shots you can make if you can predict the Survivor and know the map.
She also has a really good suite of add-ons; of a calibre to rival Plague's and make Deathslinger and Trickster green with envy.
Iridescent Head is still one of the strongest add-ons in the game, even post nerf.
And to top it off, her 1v1 isn't as oppressive as Deathslinger or Trickster. Huntress allows room for the Survivor she's chasing to play against her if they're paying really close attention.
This is not to say the other Ranged Killers are bad. Just that Huntress is better.
Huntress is just all-around good. Plague is a close second. Slinger excels on smaller maps. Trickster needs more buffs for me to be certain, because as he currently stands he... doesn't stand a chance.
Deathslinger for comp, huntress for pubs.
I love Deathslinger, but I don't care for his lack of lethality. Huntress is strong, effective and simple. She does take a bit of consistent accuracy though.
as much as I slightly resent her, I gotta go with Huntress
Can't blame you, those Earth-sized hatchets tho.
They literally hit everything, even the ground, even when you wind it up
Plague isnt the best because she is Very inconsistent with her play style. Huntress has the best power in terms of effectiveness since it has no range limit. Deathslinger suffers from having low map pressure with a decent chase power when used right and trickster is better but still pretty bad.
You can hit survivors with hatchets across the map with Huntress, So I'm going with her.
there's so many creative shots that can be had with huntress. and holy hell, the satisfaction of getting a shot over 25m away is unmatched by anything in the game for me.
If I would label one of those killers as inconsistent, it would be Huntress. The hitboxes of her hatchets are so big that you have to learn every tile to know if you can use your hatchet or not. Some people say that she having a big hitbox makes her stronger but actually cripples her. For an example, imaging you looping a jungle gym and there is a hole on the wall. In this situation, if you are a Deathslinger and feels like your harpoon can get through the hole, it probably will, as for Huntress, even though the gap may seem to fit her hatchets, it doesn't exactly mean that she can make her hatchets go through. Also, Huntress's hatchets are slow and have a big window to dodge, compared to Deathslinger, which makes her ineffective against good players. Also, idk why you mentioned that Huntress has map pressure compared to Deathslinger, because she does not. Yes, her hatchets can travel the whole map and snipe a survivor but that's more on luck and the survivors lack of awareness rather than her own skill.