Reason 4 Legion super nerf "Not enough counterplay". Let's look at some other killer's counterplay.
Quote given during this YouTube video discussing Legion at about 31:00
Ahem, ok let's start:
Trapper: Watch your toes, don't step in traps. Okay. still prevents loops and routes. Counterable.
Wraith: Keep your eyes peeled, dodge first hit, then he's an M1 killer with great map traveling abilities. Okay. Avoid body blocking into corners. Counterable.
Hiillbilly: Dodge the insta-killing, super fast, unlimited use chain saw that breaks pallets...no wonder he is top tier, no real counter play AT ALL. Just dodge. Not really Counterable.
Nurse: Dodge the unlimited, small fatigue (in comparison to Legion) window and pallet nullifying slow lady...no wonder she is top tier no real counter play AT ALL. Just dodge. Not really Counterable.
Doctor: Bait him into wasting time shocking and chasing you so other players can do gens. Otherwise great tracking, slow down and pallet nullifying killer. Not much counter play but there is some. Avoid being tier 3 madness. Gen rushing. Counterable.
Plague: Dodge as much vomit as possible, her ability takes a good amount of time to be effective, cleanse when you escape, but cleansing also gives her tracking and damaging vomit. All takes time, gen rushing plague and minimizing infection is most optimal. Counterable.
Pig: Eyes peeled, ambush notifies and gives players time to react, luck with boxes is counter play? Her crouch slows her down, taking time while searching for survivors while reducing her field of view. Counterable.
Freddy (atm): Snap out before he gets you and stay awake as much as possible. Counterable.
Leatherface: No map traveling abilities, is a more balanced HIllbilly, can be baited into reving chainsaw so you can escape through windows. Windows are Leathface's best weakness even though he often cuts you through them with the chainsaw. But it's something. Counterable.
Meyers: Avoid detection, stalking takes time and has a slow build for momentum, gen rushing works well. Counterable.
Ghost Face: Look at him. Then he is just M1 killer. Easy counter play. Counterable.
Huntress: Slow wind up and travel times give player the ability to react and attempt to dodge or bait her into winding up. Direct counter play. Counterable.
Hag: Crouching to avoid traps, slow speed, traps take time to put down but are still visible and counterable. Counterable.
Clown: M1 killer that can slow you and distort vision. Limited bottles (+refill time)let the survivor have a chance to avoid their ability until they are M1 killer. Clown success based on accuracy in throwing and predicting. Counterable.
Spirit: Her ability stops her from seeing survivor blood or scratches allowing the player to escape via multiple strategies. Not to mention her ability emits a wide range audio notification that puts survivors on alert. Counterable.
Legion: Basically a survivor, so yea absolutely counterable.
So in conclusion, out of all the killers, some of the oldest (Nurse and Hillbilly) have always had counter play issue. That is why they are top tier BUT Legion comes along and now counterplay is important? Now we know why they said "We will look at Nurse after Freddy is done". I understand counterplay is important for the game to be fair BUT what they did to Legion was not fix counter play. They limited Legion so much that a toddler could counter Legion.
In the video we hear
"We didn't like this, or that, or even this or that and this as well as these and those and....we got rid of any chance of Legion doing anything else but injuring people."
Not direct quote but you get the gist of it.
Legion had a cascade of changes that basically made him into a differnt killer. People played, learned, invested in a killer that was dynamic, different , fun and interesting. Not a killer that is only good for opening the exit gates for the survivors.
The point of this post is to show that there are and have been older, much less counterable killers than Legion. AND if the fix was to make him counterable they went about it SO HEAVY HANDED that Legion is no longer even a killer. The worst part is they do not listen to the community. There is a reason why "The Legion" is hte only killer in "Popular Tags" on the forums. Legion is NOT in a good place!
Note: The counter strats are NOT definitive and try not to take in consideration every perk and add-on. These are just basic observations, so don't come at me with the "but but but this build here......." and duh, these go beyond the "Dodge hide do gens don't die" counters. DUH.
Please add and discuss the counters for specific Killers.
TL;DR; Nurse and Billy have far less "counterplay" then Legion ever did, yet they are free to be as top tier as they like.