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Oni Power, Buff, Nerf, or just right?



  • Pokerface303Pokerface303 Member Posts: 110
    Nerf him a bit, he’s a bit too strong

    These are only first impressions obviously but I do think coming out of dash is too quick. Right now if your dashing towards a survivor and they have good movement and know how to dodge your dash flick combo it doesn't matter because you can come out of dash in half a second and just smack them down. It just feels like you could outplay him but it really doesn't matter in the end because of how fast he gets out of dash. Other than that I think he's perfect but maybe could use a buff that makes lockers not deplete your power cus that's really annoying.

  • Bravo0413Bravo0413 Member Posts: 3,432
    He’s perfect the way he is

    I feel like he should stay as is.... bhvr out did themselves with this one.... locker cancelling is perfect tbh.... think about it.... 1 person is slugged and the onis is about to get you too... you jump in locker hes, forced to leave or cancel his power... I like it because it is counter with payment..

  • JetTheWaffleCatJetTheWaffleCat Member Posts: 255
    Nerf him a bit, he’s a bit too strong

    This is by far one of my favorite killers right now, but I feel like he's a little too strong in some aspects.

    The flick he can do when swinging his Demon Strike is a little nuts.

    I'm not saying it should be completely removed, but it needs toned down a bit.

    He should have some form of cooldown when coming out of the dash since he can just zoom around the map to insta down people with a longer than normal lunge.

    However, he shouldn't lose his Blood Fury when he picks up or pulls someone out of a locker. .

    Other than that I find him really fun to play as and it's an intense but fun experience to go against.

  • edgarpoopedgarpoop Member Posts: 2,210
    He’s perfect the way he is

    I think he's in a great spot as he currently stands. A tier with reasonable counterplay (drop pallets and heal).

  • RezblazeRezblaze Member Posts: 594
    He’s perfect the way he is

    6/15 killers have 1-hit capabilities, not counting the Oni and if you count the Trapper.

    That's a little more than 1/3 of killers able to one-shot you.

    Oni can't use the power at loops well, but can easily run down survivors going from loop to loop. As opposed to the Plague, who just needs to puke on you a bit then can one hit you, or Ghostface, who just has to look at you funny from a distance.

    That's not the mention the various perks that allow you to one-hit survivors. Make Your Choice, for example.

  • JacksonWiseJacksonWise Member Posts: 243
    He’s perfect the way he is

    He seems like a very strong killer, but I don't think he is OP. Having strong killers is healthy for the game and there is no reason to nerf him unless there is consistent data he is over performing. People are still trying to figure him out and counterplay can take weeks to months to develop. I think minor tweaks are fine but please don't jump the gun and give him the old Freddy treatment.

  • ASpazNamedSteveASpazNamedSteve Member Posts: 1,501
    Nerf him a bit, he’s a bit too strong

    Why in god's name has anyone picked 'buff him a bit'.

  • fluffymareepfluffymareep Member Posts: 634

    It's too soon to say for me. The only Oni-chans I faced were rank 20s, so I'm not sure what his actual potential is.

  • ElusivePukkaElusivePukka Member Posts: 680
    Nerf him a lot, he’s way too op

    He's got both chainsaw abilities at his disposal, free tracking on survivors, and a power that takes even an incompetent killer three hits to fill. Something's got to give.

    Two of the four is fine. Not all four. He's balanced at right above Billy - he's both easier overall and equally versatile.

  • AwakeyAwakey Member Posts: 2,943
    He’s perfect the way he is

    Fair, but I think OP just wants early opinions. My opinion won't be set until a couple weeks after he's live.

  • EndstilleEndstille Member Posts: 2,116
    Nerf him a lot, he’s way too op

    Will get nerfed sooner or later.

  • Seiko300Seiko300 Member Posts: 1,272
    He’s perfect the way he is

    I'm liking the bell curve going on here with how the votes are turning out.

    Tbh Oni needs very few if any significant changes, and I'm more worried that they'll change him too much from the current PTB incarnation. I'd honestly rather wait until the mid-chapter patch to make any changes rather than make balance changes based off the PTB just to avoid knee jerk reactions.

    Some people think he shouldn't be slowed down when collecting blood or lose his entire power when picking up a survivor off the ground, but it is these specific mechanics that I think keep him fairly balanced. You take those away and people are liable to start shouting he's OP and cause him to get nerfed even harder

    He's also not the easiest to use in terms of movement, you actually kind of have to learn how to use the demon strike before being able to just one shot someone so I think this also contributes to the idea that he's pretty perfect the way he is right now.

  • softka1234softka1234 Member Posts: 2
    Buff him a bit

    Buff his perks otherwise its good

  • Nyaren_ChanNyaren_Chan Member Posts: 218
    He’s perfect the way he is

    Some of his abilities are hard to master, but he remains easier to play than Hillbilly. So far i would say he is perfect, then again with time perhaps we will find some flaws and ask for a nerf/buff!

  • mistar_zmistar_z Member Posts: 560

    He seems to be in a good place. But who knows with how backwards bhvr can be, everyone thought Plague was gonna be good too then they nerfed the [BAD WORD] out of her on live and people eventually learned how to stomp her. now she's yikes..

    He seems strong in certain things, but he's also weak in certain ways. Seems like he'll be a bit strong on launch but it all depends on how well survivors can adapt to playing against him, if they can't then we're likely going to see more nerfs than the ones we're seeing people suggest right now.

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