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Most of the recent ultra rare addons are weak and feel uninspired, why?

emodeshortemodeshort Member Posts: 174

Why do recent ultra rares are so boring, weak, situational and generally useless? The old iridescent photocard was weird and confusing, but man, you could tell that the team had fun coming up with that, instead of the current mediocre and useless effect. Sadako's ultra rare addons are weak and situational, same with artist, deathslinger, oni, nemesis, trickster, ghostface, twins and many others. In recent years I realize that only cenobite and blight have some fun, interesting and actually strong red addons.


  • GoodBoyKaruGoodBoyKaru Member Posts: 20,556

    The one that turns off TVs is actually very good I'm ngl

  • ManyAchievablesManyAchievables Member Posts: 657

    Oni actually has quite a decent iridescent addon now in the form of Iridescent Family Crest. Deathslinger's Iridescent Coin is good after the buff too.

    Trickster's Iridescent Photocard is lowkey very underrated.

    Ghostface is pretty old lmao, feels unfair to say that he's recent.

    Gotta agree on Sadako, Artist and Twins, though.

  • sizzlingmario4sizzlingmario4 Member Posts: 3,287

    Iridescent videotape is actually pretty good. Remote control is bad though.

    Iri photocard is underrated. Death throes is ok but shouldn’t be an ultra rare.

    Agree on artist and twins. The undetectable one on twins isn’t horrible but it’s not interesting. Garden of rot is just sad.

    Ghostface isn’t exactly recent but yeah his ultra rares aren’t good either.

    Yeah blight’s and pinhead’s are more interesting but compound 33 lowkey needs a nerf.

    Iri coin on slinger is decent after the buff, hellshire iron is an absolute joke though. Don’t ask me how they thought that was going to be any good.

    The zombie speed one on nemesis is actually kinda crazy now even if it’s not his best addon. The exposed one is ok but not great.

  • RivynRivyn Member Posts: 2,974

    They're probably afraid of making another Iri Head. Or maybe they see things from their comment about Twins, 'in high ranks they're absolute monsters.' My guess is they apply that to iri addons.

  • emodeshortemodeshort Member Posts: 174

    Iridescent family thingy is okay i guess, but really nothing amazing to be a iri addon, and quite redundant, since every oni uses infectious fright by default

  • anarchy753anarchy753 Member Posts: 4,043

    Because back when they used to try to make them strong nad game-changing, they were flat out broken.

    They've had to adjust enough of them that they just fell back on making them mediocre.

  • Dream_WhisperDream_Whisper Member Posts: 281

    I have no idea why not alot of Ultre Red addons are not gameplay changing or unique which offers something strong or fun to the table for that specific killer. If only they are giving enough significance buffs/reworks to make them significance and unique for a specific playstyle.

    One example: Huntress's Solider Puttee.... Having Increased Movement Speed while hatchet less is not that significant enough in every chase and it would be nice if it instead make that base kit for Huntress, considering how difficult it is in some maps where locker spawns are difficult or distance to find. But Proposal Rework, would be to give Huntress with no Hachet having no Lullaby Terror Radius, in a way, creating a Stealth Huntress and can be used for specific builds.

    Another bad addon, Waterlogged Shoe... Slight Increase Movement Speed and applying the Hindered status on Survivors Triggering your traps, at the cost of no teleporting; it is quite worthless. If only, the Movement Speed is quite significant, the Hag can apply a exposed status effect for a short duration on any Survivor whom Triggers the traps, pr something else significant to her lack of teleporting, would be quite significant. Heck, instead of Exposed, why not make the Hag be completely Undetectable status effect when using this addon.

    There are some more like it, that offer no significant value and benefits to be worthy of a Ultre Red addon; considering how rare the addons are to spawn in the bloodweb. They need to be significant powerful or interesting new mechanics for the killer using it.

  • ChadkuChadku Member Posts: 415

    I find Trickster's old Iri DeathThroes better than his current one.

  • lauraalauraa Member Posts: 3,082

    We justgot Engineer's Feng not that long ago.

  • danielmaster87danielmaster87 Member Posts: 7,257

    "That's how they should be, bro! Pink add-ons need drawbacks or they're OP! There should be counterplay at all times!"

  • ManyAchievablesManyAchievables Member Posts: 657

    It was very justly nerfed. It was stupid how an addon turned him into better Nurse for the first hit and barely affected him for the second hit.

    Pinhead's M2 is very good already, in particular because it neuters exhaustion Perks. If you could do that as consistently as normal while also instantly injuring anyone, Pinhead would be broken with that, especially since he also has no change to his slowdown.

    Considering your profile picture is Blight, I think you'd know quite a bit about broken addons.

  • danielmaster87danielmaster87 Member Posts: 7,257

    It was not a just nerf. You know what Pinhead becomes with that add-on? A slower Legion, not a better Nurse. I don't know what you're on about with him having an amazing ability. It's hard for him to land hits with it depending on the map, and even when he does, the chains can just touch a wall and instantly break. Engineer's Fang could be basekit and he'd still lose all the time.

    Yes, I do know things about "broken" add-ons. People don't think pinks and purple add-ons have acceptable power levels even though they're literally pinks and purples. "They need drawbacks!" aka "There must be counterplay AT ALL TIMES." All-Seeing Blood unjustly nerfed when it was literally just aura reading. Pinky Finger unjustly nerfed because it gave the possibility of instadowns while survivors are out in the open. Now people want Compound 33, Alchemist's Ring, Blighted Rat/Crow (why?), Adrenaline Vial (why?) nerfed.

    I guess killers having decent add-ons is something we've taken for granted, and we should just nerf all of them in the name of "progress".

  • ManyAchievablesManyAchievables Member Posts: 657

    Damn, didn't know Legion had a 16-meter range with their attack and could go through walls and then still nullify Dead Hard from pretty much existing half of the time and has passive slowdown constantly without needing to do anything. How curious.

  • danielmaster87danielmaster87 Member Posts: 7,257

    You massively overrate Pinhead's power. He's still an M1 killer, which makes him Wraith level.

  • emodeshortemodeshort Member Posts: 174

    Oh yes, because there are only two types of ultra rare addons, useless or broken. the iridescent stone does not exist, the silent bell does not exist, iridescent lamment configuration does not exist

  • ManyAchievablesManyAchievables Member Posts: 657

    You pretend he doesn't have one, which I argue is worse than possibly overrating the power that he does have (which, by the way, no I am not overrating it lmao)

  • emodeshortemodeshort Member Posts: 174

    I never said there aren't any good ultra rares, Literally the first sentence in my post is "most ultra rare addons"

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