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So I just read the Spirit nerf and uh..... what's the big deal?

Like really. What are all these people crying and being dramatic about?

Her basekit was not touched. She should've never had collision to begin with. MAYBE, you can argue that the window vault changes were unnecessary because mind games are a part of her character.

And then all of the add on nerfs were either very small, or in the case of prayer beads MUCH needed and justified. Literally everyone, survivor or killer main knew those were OP.

So like, what is this HUGE overkill nerf people are crying about?



  • RakimSockemRakimSockem Member Posts: 1,692

    Agreed about people crying over everything but I disagree about knowing whether she's phasing or not when she stands still. That's part of the fun of the character as her whole gimmick is mindgames. If you remove that from her, she'll be boring to play against. I don't think there should be a clue besides the wind rushing sound to tell you when she's phasing

  • immortalls96immortalls96 Member Posts: 4,652

    I'm glad they took it no farther than necessary..the nurse was giving everyone bad vibes..however the collision change is bigger than many know..now good spirits didnt rely on bumping and itll make spirits need to learn phasing times so that way spirits have to give survivors a moment to react..seems they finally realized they were going too far

  • NurseMainBTWNurseMainBTW Member Posts: 531

    People want to be able to bully other people because they're very sad human beings. That's it

  • BlueberryBlueberry Member Posts: 9,719

    I think you're vastly underestimating how big all 3 base kit nerfs she received are.

  • QuolQuol Member Posts: 694
    edited November 2019

    Nerfs are unpleasant in general even if its a slight nerf there will be people that are rubbed the wrong way (this goes for killers and survivors). That being said from what i see most killers and strong Spirit supporters are fine with this and even the ones that dislike only kinda dislike it.

    Im just wondering if there will be more nerfs in the future. Im skeptical that this is it.

  • KabuKabu Member Posts: 926

    Calling it now. People will still complain about Spirit and say she needs more nerfs.

  • RakimSockemRakimSockem Member Posts: 1,692

    If we're gonna complain about nerfs over the last year, I can open up a can of "survivors have received two-three times more nerfs in the past year than killers".

    But that's a different argument for a different day XD

    I do think a few killers could use some buffs, but they're all playable and I have fun (and get 3ks and 4ks) playing with the killers people consider trash (Trapper, Wraith, Bubba)

  • CaptainCastleCaptainCastle Member Posts: 537

    This response misses the point so hard i don't know what to say lol

  • LucamaLucama Member Posts: 461

    It's almost like killer and survivor balance was in a completely different place a year ago, with survivors being vastly overtuned.

  • CaptainCastleCaptainCastle Member Posts: 537

    Its weird that the nerfs come swiftly, while reworks take years.

    Remember the wraith cube? I do. Garbage. Freddy is the first decent rework and it took literally years.

    oh i guess hag is better now.

  • Atrushan88Atrushan88 Member Posts: 2,083
    edited November 2019

    Knowing whether she is phasing or not will nerf her into oblivion in chases in addition to the collision removal. The collision removal was the only REAL thing she needed aside from addon changes. With no collision, you can now manipulate your scratch marks as to where she will not know where you are. You can run in a straight line, and run backwards, and it's a guessing game for the Spirit now where you are. Previously you couldn't do this because she would bump into you. It adds a survivor sided guessing game vs the Spirit that was much needed. Knowing whether she's phasing or not removes her ability to mind game you. Besides, there actually are ways to know if she's phasing or not, even if they're subtle.

    Add Iron Will into the mix with the bump changes and it'll be extremely hard for a Spirit to find you if you mind game her.

  • NinoV1NinoV1 Member Posts: 382

    What exactly did they nerf?

  • LucamaLucama Member Posts: 461

    Standing still is mindgames, now that survs can do it. lul

  • terumisanterumisan Member Posts: 1,285

    Sounds are terrible right now so the collision nerf on top of that is kinda dumb

  • MrPenguinMrPenguin Member Posts: 1,476

    Not really, she still moves at 176% speed at base, add sounds and scratch marks into the mix and you're still not likely to get away. Lets not forget you have to walk unless you want to run into her (for a free hit) so you don't leave scratch marks, so you're only at 56% speed. So in total she has 120% speed on you (that's almost default Billy speed advantage with chainsaw while she can go in any direction freely), while she can hear your footsteps, breathing, and if you're injured you're screwed. No we don't "throw iron will into the mix" because

    A) perks aren't counterplay against killers. We shouldn't have to run perks good against 1 or 2 of 17 killers because they're unbalanced.

    B) Stridor says hi

    C) You still hear footsteps even in the worse case scenario

    D) Scratch marks and moving grass lead her near you, into sound range. At the worst back onto the survivor.

    Knowing she's phasing alone won't do too much, we also need something else. She either needs omnisound so she can't tell direction, loss of scratch marks, an indication of where she's at for the survivors, or something else. The community has given plenty of alternatives. She won't be garbage, she will be fairer. Spirit problems, in the simplest terms, is she gives the survivors no info while she gets a boatload and a speed boost, on a low cooldown, with no downsides besides losing the body of the survivor in a game where sound and scratch marks matters more.

    Her clues are too subtle. Tiny shards glowing on her body is not good enough when skins, lighting, LOS, and the survivor looking where they're going for 2 seconds can get in the way. Footsteps are not good enough if they're so light you need to be on a rainy map and without chase music to hear them. She needs changes.

  • MrPenguinMrPenguin Member Posts: 1,476

    "on a low cooldown"

    Don't respond if you didn't read the post please.

  • Atrushan88Atrushan88 Member Posts: 2,083

    You can't tell exactly where a survivor is if you hear footsteps. If you're running from Spirit, she phases, and you walk in the opposite direction for a bit, she might know you're in the general area, but without collision she could attack with you behind her, with you a decent distance away from her, or she could keep going thinking you're running in the other direction. She has a specific time limit she's invisible, she doesn't usually have enough time to determine precise location before her phasing wears off. Even better, you also have the option of running, stop running, and then walk in the direction you were running, leading her to think that you turned around, which will make her lose even more distance. This gives survivors a way to mind game the Spirit back imo.

  • StarMoralStarMoral Member Posts: 819

    So far, I've definitely seen a majority of people agree/comply with the changes. I personally didn't really want Spirit touched, but was willing to meet in the middle for changes.

    For me, these changes were the middle.

    Honestly, the only people who are complaining are those who vehemently wanted no Spirit changes OR those who just want her gone. IE, edge cases.

  • StarMoralStarMoral Member Posts: 819

    Sadly, that's just negligence. But really has no tie between Spirit and her changes.

  • MrPenguinMrPenguin Member Posts: 1,476

    She hears your footsteps, turns in that general direction, unphases, sees you,and uses the speed boost after she can see you to hit you. You can tell where a survivor is well enough. I've chased survivors from the other side of walls and floors because of footsteps.

    If you walk she hears you and catches up anyway to hit you since you're slowed by 44% and she gets a 66% speed boost. If you run she sees scratch marks and hears you, catches up to hit you since she's moving at 176% (without add-ons). She has enough time to find you otherwise collision would not have been an issue at all. It's a lose lose for the survivors. She does not give survivors enough ways to mind game, the player behind her can if they are bad or can't afford headphones, but the Spirit herself does not.

    You're assuming the Spirit is deaf in these scenarios where you double back, she's not. If I hear survivors turn around, so do I. The survivors also move grass while Spirit doesn't, so she can follow that if its around. Decent spirit, or killers in general, can hear where survivors are well enough to hit them around corners, let alone running or walking around them.

    I also don't see how if she can hear you, you are a "decent distance away". If she can hear you she's close, that's part of the problem.

  • terumisanterumisan Member Posts: 1,285

    If sounds remain terrible and the chase music being so loud unless you live and breathe spirit it'll affect spirit not to mention we have no idea if they'll stealth nerf the spirit to make it completely obvious to tell when she's phasing which will destroy her on top of these nerfs but that all depends if the devs decide to do it

  • Unnecessary nerf on the Spirit.

    Adding animation for window vault:

    This was a high skill strategy for Spirit users. You force a mind game with the survivor and make them guess if you're vaulting or not. If they guessed wrongly, they are punished for it. By adding animation for the Survivors, the high skill ceiling for Spirit is removed.

    No longer silent prayer beads:

    Another nerf to the high skill ceiling of the Spirit. By making the sound global, now everyone will know when to start hiding. The silent prayer beads is a skill-expressive add-on. Only good Spirit users know when to use it to yionk surivors off generators and use it to hunt on the map. This just completely removes another skill-based aspect of Spirit.

    Overall the changes just dumb down the Spirit from a high-skill, high-reward killer to a random nobody. A good Spirit player could get 4k in around 70% of matches. With this gutting of the killer, there is no more distinction between a good and bad Spirit player

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