Killer Tweaks and who needs them first.
This post will be covering my personal opinion on tweaks and additions to killers that I think are needed to bring them closer to being "viable" in the current meta, and better to play as overall. Killers are listed in order of who I think needs changes first, to the least important. I'm going to explain what changes I think should be implemented and try to explain why if needed. I will also list killers that I think don't need changes and are perfect in their current position. Feel free to disagree and share ideas, I'd love to hear them.
1: The Cannibal
As far as I can remember The Cannibal has existed in his current state since his incarnation, which is quite unfortunate considering he is from a franchise as big as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. While yes, he has the ability to insta-down, it is incredibly situational and often can not be pulled off without Play With Your Food, or catching a survivor off-guard. The main culprit of this is the base acceleration which is abysmal. My suggestion for tweaking him into "viability" is to drastically increase the base acceleration of the chainsaw. This will not only make him scary to be in close proximity to, but will also allow him to apply map pressure quicker, and make unhooking near him possibly fatal.
2: The Clown
The Clown was very scary upon his initial release, but as players have changed and adapted he has quickly become one of the worst killers in the game. My personal recommendation for tweaking would be to make the "Tattoo's Middle Finger" base kit, this add-on will allow the clown to see the auras of intoxicated survivors for 6 seconds. Another change I have thought about is to force a survivor to preform a slow vault whenever under the affects of "The Afterpiece Tonic". Let me know if you think this would be too strong, I haven't been able to come to a decision.
3: The doctor
The Doctor's main problem is his reliability on add-ons, his base kit lacks the tools needed to be viable. For starters, "Illusionairy Pallets" should be apart of his base kit, this deceptive tool can fool survivors who have wandered into a place of a map they haven't been before, or catch them off guard if they don't pay attention. The Doctors base shock radius is also very small causing most players to rely on the "High Stimulus Electrode" add-on which increases the shock therapy range by 75%, while I don't think this add-on should be base kit, a middle ground should be met at around 40-50% larger than his current radius. With the high reliance survivors have on exhaustion perks in our current meta, I also think afflicting exhaustion on survivors while in Madness III should be base kit, this effect is currently apart of the "Iridescent King" add-on.
4: The legion
Buckle up, this is gonna be a long one. The Legion has been through multiple iterations now and I think it's time we settle on one that works. While others think The Legion needs to be completely reworked like Freddy, I disagree, as I think moderate changes to his base kit will make him much more viable, and I personally think he is a fun killer. A start would be to bring back his old "Feral Frenzy" movement speed which would change his current frenzy speed from 5.0m/s to 5.28m/s. Next, missing an attack while in "Feral Frenzy" should not cancel the power, instead I believe a 25-50% duration deduction should be added as the penalty. The "Franks Mixtape" add-on should be added to his base kit, which would allow Feral Frenzy attacks to "Moderately reduce a survivors deep wound timer". The next problem to address is the "Deep Wound" status effect itself, which is applied to survivors when they are hit during a frenzy. Currently the Deep Wound timer is paused while inside the killers terror radius, this should not be the case, the timer should only ever be paused while in a chase with the killer. Finally his status effect add-ons such as "The Legion Pin" should be reworked so that they apply when initially hitting a survivor during feral frenzy, and not having to return and hit them a second time, cancelling your frenzy.
5: the wraith
As much as I love The Trapper, The Wraith simply needs more love, He is a stealth killer who gives up his position by turnin- *BING BONG*. You get what I mean, for a start this could be fixed by bringing the "Bone Clapper" add-on into his base kit, this makes it so survivors can't discern the Wailing Bell's distance or direction, this will put survivors on edge, and make him a much more surprising killer. Secondly, I think increasing his base movement speed while cloaked slightly would help a lot.
6: the trapper
Two very simple things need to be done with The Trapper. The common "Trapper Sack" add-on needs to be brought into his base kit. This allows The Trapper to start with one extra trap, and be able to hold two traps in total. Secondly, and more importantly the RNG of escaping a trap needs to be fixed, how this will be done I'm honestly not entirely sure of, but stepping in a trap and immediately escaping it should never happen. One fix for this could be to bring the "Wax Brick" add-on into his base kit, which "Moderately reduces the chance to escape a bear trap."
7: The pig
Similar to The Trapper, two changes need to happen. First remove the growling when charging an ambush. Second, the "Reverse Bear Traps" have lost all severity with the addition of the end game collapse, and this needs to be fixed, how I don't know so feel free to tell me any ideas you have on that.
8: The spirit
Just rework the "Prayer Beads Bracelet". And if the devs are feeling extra spicy, then make it so when she is phasing she has no collision with survivors. That's it, no major nerf needed, she is in a good spot at the moment.
9: the ghost face
Just iron out the revealing process, sometimes you will stare directly at him and never reveal him, and other times you will be revealed through walls and barriers. Just fix it, that's all.
10: Killers who don't need change
Nurse, Billy, Myers, Hag, Huntress, Freddy, and Plague are all in perfect positions right now, and don't need any changes in my opinion.
So what I originally thought would take maybe an hour at most to write has taken me around 5. So if you read through all of this your a cool person! I'd love to hear your opinion on my opinion down below. Please keep in mind that my ranking doesn't necessarily mean I think higher killers are worse than lower ones. It's just my personal opinion on who needs change first. Hope you all have a great day, and Ill see you in the fog. (Also I probably made a lot of typo's in this so please forgive me)