Thread: How to deal with blinding smokebomb spam?

How to deal with blinding smokebomb spam?

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    How to deal with blinding smokebomb spam?

    I know there's a proper name, just isn't coming to mind. But how as a group of humies do you counter or simply deal with reavers tossing smoke bombs intelligently and turning your area of the map into night?

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    Smoke is a pain in the ass, no doubt about it, but...

    As a human your team should be guarding wide-open areas that you can move around in to avoid AoE's, and if needed (completely flooded with smoke, haze, etc.) are able to leave the area together and move to the next best spot.

    Camping the inside of a building as a human is basically suicide in my opinion, any descent vampire team will actually get excited when they notice all the humans packed together in a tiny house. Vampires have abilities to break the humans up and make sure they don't camp small areas like that, and considering that humans are ranged and vampires are the masters of melee, outside is pretty much your only option. You'll get used to the best spots on the maps pretty quick, they are the wide-open ones that usually don't have any buildings right next to you that a vampire can be ready to pounce from, so the vamps usually have to expose themselves to get to you, which is where your ranged weapons really shine.

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    You get out of it as soon as possible, and make sure you have enough room to run around. Don't camp small areas.

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    Originally Posted by 10pack
    You get out of it as soon as possible, and make sure you have enough room to run around. Don't camp small areas.
    ^ this. It's important to stick together, but 'line-of-sight' together and not 'hugging-your-teammates' together.

    The all-important task is to keep damaging vampires at a distance so it's difficult for them to approach & initiate together. For this reason staying outdoors is usually better than indoors, even when Sentinels are around, because playing indoors limits your mobility and LOS (increasing susceptibility to Reaver smoke.)

  5. #5
    Well they've since neutered the range on the smokebombs, so it should be much easier. Why can't a superhuman vampire throw more than a damn building away?