Interesting match happened right after I wrote the above post. Went up against a full 5 man stack who went DPS heavy setup.
They had the Leviathan primary. Paired it up with another heavy assault support tank. Furion (best DPS ship) led the charge backed up by the third best DPS ship as their secondary attack craft. Supported finally by a meh hybrid combat medic. Looking at the draft page, the setup was a nightmare team to face off against. Especially considering our picks which were:
- Colossus first pick (strong presence but no pew pew)
- Beginner medic (neither here nor there but ain't terrible)
- Flanked by 2 niche picks the same hybrid combat medic the enemy has and a capture specialist that's obsolete during the holiday event.
Kine held the final pick....
My initial reaction was to choose either Furion or Leviathan coz it's obvious enemy has an obscene amount of damage potential whilst we had absolutely none. But whether I went with Furion or Leviathan our team would still have only one of those whilst the enemy has both Furion AND Leviathan plus the others.
So I wondered what the matchup would be like if I paired my defensive low dmg Colossus with the Aegis, a shielding support tank.
Aegis works like Zarya from Overwatch but has the Hanzo ult. She can shield herself and an ally that increases her energy if that shield takes damage. Once you collect enough energy Aegis can then spit out a Hanzo AoE ult.
## The whole Primary tank + Support tank beats all stuff I made up in the above post is purely hypothetical at this point. This match takes theory out onto the field and see how well my shit holds up. Fact that this is a randoms vs full stack premade makes it even better. My team mate wanting to surrender at minute one simply coz of team compositions made it even sweeter. ##
-spoiler- 13 and 0 Takedowns MVP as Aegis support tank lol.