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Where did all the Spirits go?

Feels like not that long ago everyone was crying that Spirit was so overpowered and now after the update, I have maybe seen one since November. What's going on? Also is Billy the killer people are crying about now?



  • ClickyClickyClickyClicky Member Posts: 3,537

    I think it's a combination of the post-phase lunge bug and the fact that people saw Freddy higher in the kill rate stats and via word of mouth it feels like everyone has moved onto him.

    See if Spirit recovers once the update is out which fixes the bug. If not then I'd expect Freddy to be the most picked killer next time the stats are out.

  • xChrisxxChrisx Member Posts: 917

    After the addons balance noone wanna play her anymore

  • Dr_LoomisDr_Loomis Member Posts: 2,677

    They got put in the Ghostbusters' containment unit.

  • ALostPuppyALostPuppy Member Posts: 1,676

    Her phasing sounds are kind of bad right now, but ultimately it's the same thing that happened with Nurse: as soon as they lost their strongest abilities and add-ons they jumped ship because they realised they relied on those add-ons to do well and you need to actually kind of try with her now. We might see a few more spirits in the next update when her bugs get ironed out but I doubt it because she doesn't have broken add-ons anymore, which obviously makes her the worst killer in the game now.

  • BlueberryBlueberry Member Posts: 7,179
    edited January 19

    The main reason is that the sounds are still god awful and months after they still haven't even acknowledged the problem. Until the sounds get fixed her tracking is just trash right now. She doesn't function properly.

    They also way over nerfed a lot of her things that didn't need nerfing.

    I've probably seen more of every other killer than her since that patch as well.

  • BabyBubbaMainBabyBubbaMain Member Posts: 91
    edited January 19

    We’re still here, we are just phasing around the community ;)

    If I’m being completely honest, the sound issue has really overstayed it’s welcome but it also has made me better at tracking with grass, blood, corn stalks brushing aside, and figuring out how scratch marks work (when survivors try to muddy their tracks)

    I played a lot of spirit before the nerfs and I still do from time to time. I never really used the busted addons because I didn’t need to, my favorites were the activation time and movement speed so I could keep up with survivors.

    The Lunge speed bug has really hurt her as you could get cheesy hits at survivors who camped pallets but it’s laughably bad now and hopefully when the hot fixes come it will be restored.

    So, you don’t see a lot of spirits anymore because those spirits were usually the spirits who only relied on headphones and busted addons to succeed.

    She is easy to play but difficult to master, nobody realizes that anymore. She still holds her own VS strong teams if you know what you’re doing.

  • TooKoolFoUTooKoolFoU Member Posts: 378

    No, she’s fine. However, I have noticed the lack of spirits myself. If someone hurts my precious billy I will bring hell fire down upon the world

  • Every1poopsEvery1poops Member Posts: 61

    She is still top tier. I play spirit more than other killers.

    But i havn't played much killer last couple of months because of the wonky sounds. On top of that i believe her new prayer beads are bugged. Survivors can hear the phasing sounds while still in her terror radius.

    If the devs fix the sound issues next patch I might start haunting around again though. I think she is very fun to play and against good survivors it can be a challenge :)

  • ZtarShotZtarShot Member Posts: 621

    Take Spanish, now watch it vanish.

    That's where Spirit went.

  • 28_stabs28_stabs Member Posts: 1,474
    edited January 19

    She is ok, I played her some time ago after the nerf. I 4k-ed multiple challenging games. I stopped, because I become bored, but, to note, she must have Stridor to be consistent. Without Stridor she is worse than Nurse. It mean that before someone can show a good Spirit play they must grind Nurses perks. My guess is- players are sick of grind. I appreciate that devs decreased the grind, but it still take months to unlock it all.

    EDIT: I play less the game at all, becouse for both sides there is too much forced noise pollution. My ears need a break from it. xD

  • rd_dexrd_dex Member Posts: 249

    Lmao so post-phase lunge and sounds are still bugged? Looks like I ain't coming back to this game anytime soon.

  • csandman1977csandman1977 Member Posts: 1,726

    Maybe many of them got tired of all the auto dcs that occurred at first sight regardless of loadout.

  • BigTimeGamerBigTimeGamer Member Posts: 1,612
    edited January 19

    Most of the Spirits people complained about were the ones who just ran Yakuyoke, Beads, Wakizashi, etc.

    Now that those were nerfed as well as the collision, many people dropped her, even though shes still perfectly fine, though sounds are still somehow broken

    Devs didnt address why people dont like Spirit but it looks like they dont have to anymore lol

  • brokedownpalacebrokedownpalace Member Posts: 5,469

    This is why it's so hard to take many killer mains' complaints seriously. Spirit is still a top tier killer. She's just bugged atm.

  • AjritokaAjritoka Member Posts: 599

    People who truly main The Spirit are still here. All the people who dropped her are just try-hards who only play whatever the meta tells them to.

    They were turned off by the idea of her getting nerfs though. I never used her overpowered add-ons before, so I didn’t get used to relying on them as a crutch. I love playing her without add-ons and she’s still really good. Almost god tier. The collision and vaulting nerf didn’t really affect her that much. As The Spirit you wouldn’t really be vaulting that much, and the collision nerf just saves Survivors from accidentally being found.

    But I guess try-hards would drop any Killer as soon as they get any nerf. Same thing happened to The Nurse, despite the fact that she’s still top tier. It just became harder to play her, yet try-hards ran away from her because they are scared of the thought of even touching a Killer they think is unviable.

  • Dwight_FairfieldDwight_Fairfield Member Posts: 3,482

    No idea but I can honestly say I do not miss them, especially the old prayer beads variety.

  • tortradertortrader Member Posts: 327

    "On top of that i believe her new prayer beads are bugged. Survivors can hear the phasing sounds while still in her terror radius."

    That's by design. It's not a bug.

  • tortradertortrader Member Posts: 327

    Try hards are important to the ecology if a small game like this. Once they are gone the game will die out. They need to be happy too.

  • gantesgantes Member Posts: 1,611

    Playing a killer that relies as much as her on sound in this specific patch is a pain.

    When sounds get fixed I`m sure we'll unfortunately be seeing her a lot again.

  • adsads123123123123adsads123123123123 Member Posts: 303

    Funny how there were people saying she was barely touched from the nerf.

  • MegMain98MegMain98 Member Posts: 2,575

    She heavily relies on sound which is bugged and broken. I run Stridor on Spirit and sometimes survivors randomly gain Iron Will and I hear nothing. No injured moans. No footsteps. Nothing.

    She also has no post phase lunge (which I believe is getting reverted back to normal next patch). She’s still a very good killer, easily top tier. She’s just not as viable as she can be with sounds being broken and her power not working properly.

    Her add-ons are the least of any good Spirit’s concern. If you relied on double purple add-ons every match then you weren’t good at Spirit. The Amulet now still is pretty strong. That duration is SUPER long.

  • Polychrome_BakuPolychrome_Baku Member Posts: 404

    Petition to delete Quentin from the game. Freddy should have been a standalone killer chapter since nobody likes that sleep deprived goblin anyways.

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