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Power bars are kinda getting out of hand..

GonzolaxGonzolax Member Posts: 41

I mean I love what behaviour does but, jeez louis did we have a heck ton of power bar killers released, such as spirit, legion, plague, and now were gonna get a ghostface and a new freddy that both have power bars.

Behaviour listen, I really do love you and all, but can we have some non power bar killers?



  • zaozaoxxzaozaoxx Member Posts: 194

    the power bar is great.

    not new one need the power bar. Some old work needs power bar reforgement too. Like the nurse.

    power bar can get rid of power abusement.

    gen repair also need power bar that been left for a perticular time long then it goes to lose progress rather than keep it untill the killer gives it a kick.

    survivors' curing also need a power bar that they should be cured before the power bar goes finished if they got injured, or it will be a permanent injury. Then there wont be that much gen rush.

  • NightmareRebornNightmareReborn Member Posts: 810

    I think the amount of power bars we have now is a little much, but as long as the next killer (other than Ghostface) doesn't have a power bar, then it should be fine. Plus, we have no clue what freddy's power bar even means.

  • ReikoMoriReikoMori Member Posts: 1,327

    Ghostface's power bar only moves if he is seen by someone while using stealth. We sort of do need some less power dependent killers. Unless their power requires reloads of trap pickups. If we could have another character like the Pig it could be cool. Someone tossed around the Collector in a thread. Would be interesting to see someone who could booby trap palettes and windows.

    Though in the collector's movie he's sort of insanely powerful. He shows up, booby traps you entire home in like a minute and then spends his time stealth attacking people till their dead. Or you're his chosen one and he puts you in his traveler's trunk to be tortured later.

  • GrootDudeGrootDude Member Posts: 14,112

    Have we seen new Freddy yet?

  • NMCKENMCKE Member Posts: 7,529

    Power bars are great in my opinion because they allow for even more balance. For example, strong powers are usually nerfed directly, but a power bar can add counter play while keeping the power itself strong. If Spirit didn't have a power bar, BHVR would have to nerf her Phase and make her unfun to play as. However, since she has one, she can keep her strong power while providing counter play.

  • NoShinyPonyNoShinyPony Member Posts: 4,570

    @TreemanXD @DudeDelicious

    In the trailer for the anniversary stream at 0:41 you can see a screen with Freddy gameplay. There, Freddy has a power bar so that's what he is going to get for the rework.

  • NoShinyPonyNoShinyPony Member Posts: 4,570

    @DudeDelicious I can't imagine that the power bar is for putting people into the dream world as long as Freddy can only hit survivors in the dream world. There must be additional changes.

  • MemeMeme Member Posts: 275

    Lmao I'm a Freddy main and I am excited about the power bar. While power bars usually have a downside, there is usually a upside to them. I am just so excited to see the New Freddy cause playing it currently is stressful without Class Photo.

  • Tru3LemonTru3Lemon Member Posts: 1,358
    edited May 2019

    Billy chainsaw should have a power bar also so that ppl dont abuse it alot

  • Tru3LemonTru3Lemon Member Posts: 1,358
    edited May 2019

    Theres addons that make hes cooldown goes down quick i think but hes a killer that abuse alot of hes chainsaw the problem its thst he goes gen to gen survivors runs cuz if they hide near a gen they will be in trouble later using the chainsaw near survivor and insta down like if you dont think that billy dont abuse hes chainsaw then i dont know what to say

  • BlackMercuryBlackMercury Member Posts: 168

    I don't get how a power bar could be an issue, it's literally just a gui element of a power, it's not like they all work the same. Ghostface's power bar is literally just an indicator of the 5 seconds it takes for his cloak to fade after someone sees him, would he be better if it didn't tell you and you just counted for yourself?

  • RaptorrotasRaptorrotas Member Posts: 2,235

    Power bar? Ohhh

    You mean that cooldown indicator for spirit and legion. Well better have a visible cooldown if the devs force such heftly cd's on your ability.

    Its funny that in dbd, the Killers get the 'stamina'-system

  • mcNuggetsmcNuggets Member Posts: 767
    edited May 2019

    They released 2 good killers, billy and nurse.

    Since then all survivors do is whining about strong killers, then they started releasing killers with limited power.

    And now all new killers are rodeo clowns :D

  • Bravo0413Bravo0413 Member Posts: 3,504
    edited May 2019

    Its restriction on the player that's already pretty restricted... spirit does need the power bar.. since shes completely invisible and moves fast an can attack right out of invisibility etc... spirit is also the killer that's perfectly designed for the power bar since she almost completely unpredictable... but legion doesn't need a power bar with a 4second cooldown coming out of FF and the inability of downing someone while in FF, plague doesn't need a power bar either... with a timer for her corrupt purge there isnt a need for the power bar... again spirit needs it.... but power bars cant get out of hand what's next? A 15 second cooldown preventing hag from laying down a trap after she teleports?

    Added more to my comment about spirit....

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  • TheBeanTheBean Member Posts: 2,320

    Well i guess it seems about right... there was a bit of a tease yesterday... so...

  • Alther_PrimusAlther_Primus Member Posts: 129

    Frankly the fact that Freddy's getting a power bare is pretty much just confirmation that he's not going to be the same at all, which is a shame considering he's my favorite killer to play as.

    As long as he's not a soulless chase killer like Clown I might be able to pull through though.

  • LordGlintLordGlint Member Posts: 6,350

    Just throwing this idea out there... Maybe more powerbars isnt that bad of an idea. I dont understand the idea of "it cant kill them" being the reason behind your argument for why Legion shouldnt have one. Him being able to endlessly sprint to all gens til he can spot someone working on one would be abit much, although admittedly pretty cool. Ive been using Legion quite abit after his rework, and I think a big part of him is using his power when its appropriate. Yes, you can use it as simple mobility like Billy to cross the map, but maybe end it early to give it time to recharge if you feel like youll need it soon.

    That being the case though, what do you think of a similar Power bar on Nurse? One that starts to regen after not using her power for afew seconds but takes a chunk of the total bar for each blink. Doing this could also add more use for her addons. Ive heard alot of people claim its her addons thats a big reason why shes "OP". If her extra range addons used up more powerbar for example... Could also have addons that either make her have a larger powerbar, aka more blinks per full bar, or recharge faster. Just a thought.

  • BongbingbingBongbingbing Member Posts: 1,423

    Have to agree, I hate power bars to be honest, It's so limiting.

    All I want is a Killer with a simple M2 power like a lot of the older killers but all we've been getting lately is overly complex powers with limitations and rules.

  • PoweasPoweas Member Posts: 5,873

    Power bars work pretty well tbh. Spirit worked out. Legion too. Freddy is probably going to be S tier considering the time they've spent on him. Ghostface will probably be top tier.

    Nurse needs one for 5 seconds after blinking.

  • FreudentraumaFreudentrauma Member Posts: 1,000

    @LordGlint I agree it makes sense on Legion and basicly all killers which have a power bar so far, but that doesn't mean that every killer needs one. I can't see Nurse using a power bar, because blinking is really the only way she can move around the map. And increasing her base movement speed, would really be a bad idea. Her AddOns need some rethought/rework, but I kinda like the straight forward design of killers like her. But base Nurse and game feel is fine. AddOns are the problem right now.


    Yes, we are getting a lot power bars right now, but currently they fit to each killer that has one. It kinda is a sideeffect that devs are designing more complex killer powers with a less straightforward design like Clown has e.g.

    On the other hand I understand, having so many after another makes you think, that this might be the design philosophy devs are going with right now. And I hope they aren't limiting themselfs. There are other options like ammo, token based powers. Or they find a way to make something as straight forward as the classic ones. I just hope so.

  • pemberleypemberley Member Posts: 1,510

    The thing is the last 3 killers including Spirit have power bars

    And Spirit is the only one that’s actually decent.

    Legion is controversial and Plague is plagued with weaknesses and drawbacks where literally no one plays her and it’s like Legion is considered more the new killer rather than Plague (who never even got a skin collection to celebrate her arrival.)

  • IhatelifeIhatelife Member Posts: 5,069

    Well Legion also has a power bar, and they're nothing compared to the Spirit.

  • HavelmomDaS1HavelmomDaS1 Member Posts: 1,948

    Spirit is already top tier, what do you want more? Lol

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