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    vivian guide to make her some what viable

    so i have been playing vivian a lot in casuals and i have fond her useful and fun to play with the right deck and strategies.

    firstoff gona get this one out of the way as it inpacts a lot how vivian plays out.
    for the talents, use booby trap- it is her best legendary in my opinion, as it turns sensor drone from quite a useless ability to a strong weapon in her kit,it doese 500 damage and it doese enought damage to take off a quarter of a flanks or damages health.
    it gives vivian quite a good burst option allowing her to do a lot of damage in a small time using the lmg and the bomb.

    the other legendaries just dont give enought good effects
    suspect everyone- gives you a bit more suvivability, unless you want to play tank vivian (wich wont go well) i dont sugest to use it, and also there will always be someone who will just destroy the drone.
    sapper rounds- just wreker 2 its not too hard to get anyway, and there arent many tanks against wich you need wreker.
    opportunity in chaos-i think that this is the most overrated legendary in the game, when you use it if you unpress lmb for 1 milisecond it will not give you the damage buff anymore, also it makes you shoot slowing you a lot and you will have to use 15 shots before the effect takes place, and with those 15 shots you can already do 2550 damage wich will kill any damage flank or support.

    and the cards you want to have in your deck are

    lvl 5 one step ahead-this card basicly gives you a free nimble 3 and it helps a lot with vivians slow movmentspeed. it kinda giver you a weaker hustle when not using your weapon.

    nowhere to hide-this card should be in your deck as it allows the booby traped sensor drone to reveal enemies, it makes you extremeley powrful against any stealth tarhets as after you have bombed them they cant use stealth, also it can help you deal with finding flanks or suports who you got with the bomb to finish them off. thy to put as high of an lvl you can on this card after the others.

    lvl 5 crack the whip-this gives you 30% lifesteal against enemies you have bombed and if you want to use this card you must use nowhere to hide, it gives you more advantages in a fight as not only the enemie has 500 less health but you also get a free lvl 3 life rip for a moment.

    controlling nature-this one is not one that i use now but it helps get the cooldown off your bomb if you are using precision sights, wich i sugest not using a lot, but if you want to play long ranged it cold work greatly.

    and then fill your deck with these cards based on your prfference-contingrency,numbed heart,plans within plans,runic ammunition,scapegoat,unchecked ambition and unfair advantage

    the cards i didnt list you should not use as they are just useless while using booby trap or they are a precision sights card withch is not worth it.


    generaly-with this vivian build you want to be in medum range to your enemies, not too long so it is hard to hit them without scoping and not too close so they can kill you quickley, sometimes you can do a lot of damage on the enemies by getting a good flank.
    but she excels at one vs ones as with her bomb and shield she has more advantages,
    and vivian wont do well if a lot of enemies focus on her.

    using her weapon and precision sights- generaly by using your weapon and precision sights you lose movement speed and sugestivley dont use precision sihgts except if the enemies are far away or you dont need a lot of movement now, using your weapon is much more effective without precision sights as it still is decently accurate and you have a lot more moovment speed.
    and also when there is nothing in your sights or you need to relocate dont continue shooting just move without shooting and using the card that gives you a free nimble 3. it fells like that it is a bit slower than vistor using hustle.

    deflector shield-delector shield is a good suvival ability, best is to use it while enemies are shooting at you, as they wont expect the shield and hit it instead of shooting you at your feet.
    also beeing at the bottom of stairs is an advantage for vivian as when the shield is active its hard for the enemies to hit you. and using the shield skile you are at windows also makes it imposible to get hit by enemies.
    and if you are runnig from enemies and they are shooting at you sometimes it could be better to look at them with the shield and walk backwards as it will give you a higher chance to suvive.

    sensor drone(booby traped)-you want to use the sensor drone with this legendary as an agressive weapon not as a door trap as it does quite decent amount of damage.
    you usualy want to use the bomb before a fight begins or to throw it behind a wall where an enemie is or just throw it in a field of enemies, just use it in combat with enemies its an effective burst damage weapon.
    if the enemies are not around, you can set it on some wall witch will distrupt them to dismount or to weaken them when they go near you.

    sentinels-you should better use it as an ultimate not a passive, use it as a quick way to quickley kill anyone in theyre team or presshure them out with a lot of damage. dont expect to have this ultimate for long as it is quite easy to kill the sentinels, or the enemies will just focus you becouse you have the op ult

    you want to firstly focus on wreker or caut depending on the situation
    then you want to get morale boost,life rip, and a defencive item of your choice.


    mostly the blast characters are your biggest threats
    evie- she is the hardest counter to vivian as its hard to get a bomb on her and generaly hard to hit her, also escaping her is imposible, the only way to stop an evie (if she is atleast somewhat good) is by having help from your team
    drogoz- if he has a thrust or a salvo ready against you, you are not going to suvive but if you have a shield active and he doesent hade those abilities you might be able to defeat the lizard.
    bomb king- he can easly get bombs behind you and blow you up, but you can use the shield to block his grumpy bomb.
    willo- whe is quite powerful against you as she can use deadzone to block aout all of your lifesteal and willo doesent have a high damage dropoff and can shoot behind the shield.
    maeve- the same as evie she is hard to hit, but she will have a harder time to hit you with the shield but she can pouce and go throught.

    but mostly flanks arent her highest treats if they dont have a lot of fast movement and tanks are easy to shoot down with vivians high dps.
    makoa-he will hve both a harder time hitting you with his weapon and his hook, but if he hooks you if you have the shield he will have a hard time killing you and you will be able to escape.
    skye, strix and sha lin-if you get them with a bomb they are easy prey as they have nowhere to hide
    talus, lex and andro-becouse of theyre spam weapons they will have a harder time hitting you not the shield, and most of the time you can melt them quicker
    Last edited by engi40; 07-12-2018 at 06:25 AM.

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