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EGC and the opportunity it offers to creative builds
So, I've been experimenting with a new build, for fun. It's made of:
- Urban Evasion
- Calm Spirit
- And a fourth perk, can be (surprise!) Wake Up, or just pick Iron Will, Bond, Alert, Premonition, or basically anything that either helps you with stealth, or gives you info on killer's location.
Now, since EGC was introduced, it's possible to get the Hatch even if not a single gen is done. So I went ahead and started with basically two rules: don't ever touch a gen, and stay as far away from the killer as possible. When someone is hooked, I only save if the killer is miles away, or MAYBE if he proved himself a devoted tunneler, in which case I can risk an unsafe rescue, as it speeds up the dying process of my fellow survivor friends, and I have a chance to hide away while he's busy with rehooking them.
I use Distortion to find out early whether they have BBQ; ideally, the other aura reading perks have little chance of triggering against me, since I'm unlikely to get injured, and stay away from gens: no Nurse's or Bitter Murmur. I do totems sometimes, but only dull ones: if one is lit, I only cleanse it if I'm 1000% sure the killer is in the other end of the map. One exception: I cleanse, if I suspect Haunted Grounds while an uninjured friend is being chased.
Unfortunately, Whispers can screw me over, but it's rarely used. Also, at some point my teammates may feel inclined to point the killer to my direction. Have to keep Bond in mind: best if at the lobby I ask them if they use it. ("Bond is such a great perk! Do you use it? Yes? No? Ok, gg & gl!) Luckily, lockers protect me from Bond too.
The main goal is to get out without any contact with the killer, and preferrably with 0 Objectives score. The latter is not possible if killer manages to close the Hatch, but even then, only Exit Gate Opening points allowed.
And one final point: unfortunately, sometimes other survivors tend to lay low and wait for me to die, especially if there's only two of us left, and/or my stupid fellow survivors threegenned us. That's when I have to risk making some noise, bodyblock, or any other move to let the killer find the other one. Not always easy to pull off, but I like challenges.
Anyway, what do you think? I feel it's such a unique, beautiful build, and thanks to the EGC changes, it can work like a charm, provided your team does what they're supposed to do (do gens and die).