So, Felix the ‘Tank’.
I have a bad habit of trying to push heroes that seem useless to the point where they can actually get thrown in a fight and do something.
I failed at Felix. I failed even harder because of the amount of time I;ve spent on him, as his friendship disk with Frozone is the highest I’ve ever reached - 4 stars (!), which gives him a 3,5 second freeze every 3 basic attacks.
First of all, he is the hero that barely ever does any damage - that’s especially important BECAUSE IT’S NOT STATED ANYWHERE. His attacks aren’t actually attacks, he instead heals himself. If you’re a new player, you probably won’t know that right away. Anyway, healing he gets from that is actually pretty bad. Level 95, P4, 4 outta 6 badges, 3 maxed, heals himself for 4k with each hit. Ouch. If you think ‘that’s not so bad, many attacks deal that kind of damage!’, well maybe, but usually we’re talking about enemies with higher resistances than Felix… which isn’t hard to achieve. But I’ll come back to this later.
Felix’s white skill is the only source of damage you’ll see from him. Good thing - in theory it’s spammable! Thanks to his fast attack speed, he gains a fair amount of energy in quick succession (yay), on the other hand - he’s so awful at tanking, he gets additional energy from gettin his flat arse kicked (nay). But when that happens, that skill will not save him.
Because his white skill, although a short stun could interrupt a potential mayhem an enemy is busy unleashing, comes with a delay. And sadly, this skill doesn’t work with what I call ‘ult pausing’. Basically, when you ult, the game pauses, but many of the friendlies’ ults will continue to act despite the paused game, giving you a vast advantage. But Felix ult is not applicable here.
Going onward, green skill. In my case, that was my first single target heal. Aaand, it’s of course just mediocre. I think it’s the worst of all that currently exist, Genie, Kevin and Mickey. Except for Genie, I have them all on P4, so I can see that Felix heals for 10k, Kevin for 17k and Mickey for 19k, all with ~11 seconds cooldown. Definitely a difference.
Blue skill, the 4 seconds blind. Well, I guess this is alright, but it’s still one of the worst crowd controls available. Ironically, it is not clearly described what it does, so just in case - blinded enemies will miss all of their basic attacks. It does counter few heroes who are specifically designed around their basic attacks, but apart from that, blind is not all that useful, and always lasts pretty short time.
Purple skill, allies gain bonus skill power. Fixes all of the above /s
It IS nice, but it’s a boring talent that I don’t really like, because it doesn’t bring anything for Felix himself and isn’t necessary for your team to succeed. Still, 1000 more sp is nothing to sneeze at I guess.
So, we have a very mediocre kit. But we have one more thing to continue on - his stats.
Oh my God.
He has very low basic damage, so his self heal is low. His HP is abysmal, only slightly better than Rex (who’s also on P4). And cherry on top - 1900 armor, 2000 reality. AND ZERO TENACITY.
This, this is just so bad, inexcusable for a tank to have stats like that. ANY crowd control will literally be his demise, because he is not able to stand up to any sort of damage on his own. It is entirely possible for him to die within first few seconds of a fight because he gets hit with some basic attacks at the same time. That 4k self heal? Don’t make me laugh. With the amount of damage Felix receives, he’s just gonna get staggered and he won’t even get that much.
And if you want to know something funny, he already is in his buffed state as it stands lol