So, I have been playing conq since about launch, on and off. I have loved his design and playstile all the way. However, I do feel like he started to dry up in the past year for sure, and he was always annoying to fight. However, this rework is disgusting, and honestly hurts me to see my old main get chopped up.
I want to give my suggestions, but first off I want to say that conq is not supposed to be a spammy, fast mid chain bash character. Instead, he has is neutral bash pressure, mixed with very strong defense. WE CAN NOT NEGATE HIS IDENTITY! WE CAN NOT REMOVE CORE ITEMS SUCH AS HIS SUPERIOR BLOCK AND NOT BEING ABLE TO FEINT
So anyway, here is what I like about the rework:
He feels better to fight against - the no stamina pause is niceThe original mid chain charge heavy was a GREAT addition to his previously boring offenseThe deflect (again, from the first testing ground)
What I did not like (long list incoming):
The rework negated his identity and removed core itemsConqueror does not need to be able to feint. This may be controversial, but this is key to his identity and makes him feel special. Yes, it may be a weakness, but in my eyes it is a strength when viewed from a different perspectiveThe removal of shield uppercut ---- why?????The removal of superior block ------ why?????Removal of infinite chain + addition of same side lights - I feel like the same side lights are not part of who conq is, and he has always had a solid infinite chain. It may be a bit of a nuisance for new players, but it wouldn't be the only move. FAST CHAIN BASH - the live version of the chain bash is slow, but OG players will know it works decently when used right. Again, it may not be a strong move, but nobody wants to fight a bash spammy monkey! Keep the wallsplat too - it makes for an OK move if used right, but not annoying either.
These are my main points - I feel like the rework stripped conq bare, and made him feel like a canister on legs. His first testing grounds was fun, but stripped him of his identity... I believe if we take the live conq and add some things such as the mid chain charge, and take out aspects such as the all guard zone (I love it but it has to go), and the stamina drain, while leaving the rest of his kit as is, we will have a healthier and more enjoyable tin can.