It's in the top section:
Killers can't afford to waste an entire perk slot to simply break a boon. This needed to be fixed in the base kit of the game.
ahhh... i guess i didnt pay much attention.
why nerf COH if you're adding this anyway?
Acting like boons don't have an effect because the TOTEM they are on can be permanently snuffed, you still have 4 totems AND the killer had to give up a perk slot for something that should have become basekit instead
It does, can confirm. You may want to second guess blessing a totem if they're running those two together.
Nice perk for new players. Won't see any use at high ranks really.
I don't see why this couldn't just be a basekit effect, tap the button to snuff the totem, hold the button to break the totem, then have this perk that also allows you to prebreak totems instead and see survivors in range when you snuff boons
Thanks for the reply. That combo seems pretty solid then.
Being basekit would be dumb because it would make NOED users penalize themselves against their will.
Losing a perk slot just in case somebody brings a boon? What an embarrassing band-aid.
That perk isn't even particularly good at what it's supposed to do. How about adding an 16m aura reading for the boon when the killer gets close to it? How about getting a speed boost after snuffing one? How about being able to destroy dull totems for the effect as if they were Boons (so it's not a complete waste of a slot on the distant chance nobody in the survivor team brought a boon)?
I know, isn't that completely stupid. CoH isn't really being used anymore anyway, after the nerf. They should have left CoH as is, so there "might" be a reason to bring that perk. LOL.
Heck, maybe they'll buff the boon totems so people might actually bring them now. That would be the only reason to even introduce a perk like that for killer.
So many weird, weird decisions by the developers
This is basically a perk on the level of lightborn. But at least with lightborn you can tell a lot of the time from the lobby if you’ll get value from it. With this you’re wasting a perk slot on the chance survivors set up boons.
An explanation on why this is not just base kit would be great.
That really should not be a thing.
inb4 no killers run it and continue to complain about boons anyway.
Wait so the perk is useless if no one has boons? That sounds really bad tbh.
Yeah in my opinion it should affect Dulls too. If anyone struggles against Pentimento because of the two perks combo'ing they were going to lose anyway.
Like imagine - The killer used two perk slots for Pentimento and Shattered Hope - Manages to roam around the map finding the Dull's without the aura because they're not broken yet and breaks them to rekindle them - While wasting time in the early game with no hooks while the survivors can still cleanse the hex totems. Let's say they get away with this - The survivors likely have 3-4 generators done by now and there's zero sense of urgency on the survivors when finally getting to the gates because no hooks. It's a losing strategy.
Not directing this at you per say but oh my god people are actually worried about pentimento. If people are losing to that perk they deserved the loss.
Letting killers destroy totems as a basekit feature doesn't have to override snuffing. I simply do not feel like adding a perk to address something people have been complaining about really fixes the issue.
Snuffing is just kind of weak unless you are already winning. The killer is a singular player so going out of their way to snuff a boon that can just replaced is often not worth it when you are already struggling against current gen speed. And things are even worse when you have maps like RPD or totem spawns like 2nd floor on Ironworks that involve a lot of travel to deal with while the boon area's ignores the level so survivors gain the benefits without needing to go out of their way.
Tbh, I would suggest making the perk the other way around. Make bones break on snuffing basekit and then make the perk not destroy the totem. It would still give people a choice but keep the most popular alternative basekit.
Let me see.
Killers got one perk that counter all boon perks.
But they want it base kit?
Did I got it right?
Glad they gave us something because snuffing totems feels like nothing. They can remove a killer hex and it goes away forever, but they just keep doing CoH with no penalty. I doubt I will run this but its something but we should have this basekit tbh. If hexes can be snuffed so can boons.
I like it. Like many other perks, running it will be a gamble as to whether or not you get much or any utility from it, and survs will have to think really hard about whether or not to spam those CoH boons.
boons should also be map wide and have a quieter ringing sound, yes?
You still have 4 other totems on the map to light. If the killers actually wasting time traversing the map to snuff 5 totems you've lit he's got other issues to worry about, like throwing the game.
Plaything works better than it.
four hex totems, people would waste more time blessing it and you can´t cleanse someone elses hex totem for a few minutes. It´s activation is attached to the killer´s main objective.
I might use Shatter if it also prevents the booner from booning another totem for 60s or so.
Terrible bandaid fix for a flawed mechanic.
Why not tie it to an input rather than having a niche perk tied to it? Press Space to snuff, or Hold Space to break? That kinda thing.
If they don't bring Boon Totems, this perk does nothing.
As an input it would feel a lot better, because I dont have to worry about making the "wrong decision" before the match even started.
Plus, if the Meta shifts away from the Boon Totems, this perk just dies off as it wouldn't be worth the risk of taking, as stated above, because if the survivors don't bring boons, then you have no perk. It already feels like it has a short shelf life.
I don't see the issue with this? being able to break should be more of a base thing, because perks make or break games for killer, but ill take anything over nothing.