Buff ideas for Clown
Clown’s chase potential definitely isn’t weak. But his bottles can still be of little use at certain loops, with survivors being able to loop him long enough. Problem is, his chase potential is all he has got going for him. Nurse and Spirit are both better at chases for sure, yet at the same time they have very good map pressure. Clown has even less map pressure than a normal M1 killer, since he has to waste time reloading bottles. So I personally would love to see a small buff to his chase potential to become more deadly, and also some small buffs so his map pressure doesn’t suffer as much. I don’t think he needs to many buffs, because of the upcoming map reworks, but these few buffs I think would make him a well balanced killer.
· Increase the hindered penalty of Clowns flask bottles from 15% to 20%, so make his Flask of Bleach add on base line and rework the add on.
However, I feel like this buff could also be replaced with some kind of new ability for him to apply more map pressure. Maybe add a secondary ability, that makes him throw a bottle at a generator which then explodes and regresses the gen by maybe 10% or 12% (gen would still have to be kicked to further regress it), having a cool-down of 30 or 40 seconds or so. I would love to either see his map pressure go up, or his chase potential. Both are not needed in my opinion. However just making Flask of Bleach baseline would be the easier thing to do, but I feel like giving him some kind of map pressure would be more interesting and fun.
· Decrease his reload time by 30%, and maybe increase the amount of bottles he can hold from 4 to 5
· Whenever Clown downs or hooks a survivor, his bottles get refilled automatically
I really hope to see these kinds of buffs to Clown. He is one of my favorite killers to play, but he just feels pretty weak as of now and can be quite frustrating to play, simply because he has so little map pressure, with his chase potential definitely not making up for that. And I really hope to see more red rank viable killers. Right now though there isn't really any reason to pick him over new freddy.