let us do the age long debate of which OB is best OB
need 20 characters
The cluster OB, clearly. It just stomps a that big area over time.
HE is best, no i will not elaborate
depends, but since marines can’t laze a good coords for inced/HE OB to be effective, cluster is an easy choice from me
in Caves (attacking/retreat) Cluster creates a large area of denial / makes it anything flat and weedless for a push
in open (attacking) HE large quick fuck you and easy to push in after
in open (defensive / retreat) Incendiary, large area of denial that buys a whole lot of time for support actions; building, flanking, healing
(*VERY rarely useful in caves for a flank / block Xeno retreat OR when Mariens have a mass casualty event where you have a chance to recover if time is bought)
@EOD-501 I think you have video and body count of the Best OB. As for Type it is HE. Go big or go Extinct.
Nothing gibs marines quite like an HE. On that note I really miss when we would see a lot more custom mortars. Always made for the best FF.
I have such a video but I’m in a remote mountain location so posting videos takes hours apologies. I personally believe each OB is specialized for a different function so comparing apples and oranges is poor advice
I personally like incend since it gives marines a lot of space, besides when some private steps into the fire.
Cluster is generally most useful, I think.
Indeed. That was a funny one.
I find the damage is negated if you are a T3 with armor or even T2s. It’s laughable.
HE >>>>> Incindiary >>>>> Cluster
Highe Explosive: Pretty much immediate death if you are in the fire zone unless you are a Queen or T3 with high armor like a Charger, Ravager, Pratorian Vanguard.
Incindiary: DEADLY for most cast except the Queen and Ravager. Better hope you were hit on the outside radius of the bomb or you will just burn to death.
Cluster: More so a weed clearing bomb. also allows marines to push ahead and gain ground unlike the incindiary. Will kill T1s fairly regularly as well as injured boilers. Lurkers and runners can also just runn around the incoming blast denoted by a green flashing dot. Not bad but no real hitting power against the higher tier xenomorphs.
HE is the best. It clears a large area with its blast (open areas are OBJECTIVELY the ideal fighting space for Marines, so even if Marines cannot push and the fighting continues in the newly OB’d location, Marines now have a huge advantage and wide firing arcs. Beyond that, HE obliterates pretty much every T1/T2 and can kill T3s instantly if hit close to the center. It’s objectively the only OB that can kill the Queen, as well.
Incen is next because it creates breathing space between the two sides and allows Marines to rally and prepare for a push, or pull back wounded to recover and stabilise. That aside, the fire is hyper deadly and every T1 will die from it no questions asked. T2s might live on the outer ends if they are patted out and near weeds. T3s will almost always survive it, unless they’re a Boiler.
Cluster is poopoo. It’s a big HEDP for clearing fucking weeds. It has its usage, but then again, why not just use HE and maybe get a kill or two instead…?
Big bombs attract hot moms.
I’ve actually had a HE land directly on me as Ancient Queen on Corsat and it did nothing but that was like 3.5 years ago. Not sure about now.
Incendiary OB will always do an 100% kill confirmed unless theres an acid or its someone immune to fire.
An incendiary OB is as deadly direct on the border as it is to be hit dead on because funny white fire has no damage fall off.
incendiary reigns supreme without a doubt.