I’m ok with being out-tanked, losing to a cooler build or smarter tactics. It’s all fine. I can even deal with the frustration of the enemy team all having 4 movement and pathfinder on top of it, it’s great, I can still put up a fight
But what the hell am I expected to do against shit like lethality Yuri. Seriously. Deadeye pathfinder appearing in your face sucks enough, but what do you do about lethality Yuri. Why is the cooldown not 6 or something, I don’t get it. He’s ranged, has cavalry movement as an infantry, and Canto 2 on top of it all. There is fundamentally no way for my infantry team to reach him without losing at least 2 units to just Yuri. It’s the lamest character in the game with the lamest build, and the loser thinks he’s “honorable.” how are you gonna have a weapon called honorable blade when your assist skill is called “foul play?” He’s like the embodiment of the kid on the playground who always says “nonononono I hit you with my lethal death blow which I always have that instantly kills you and I dodged everything too and oh yeah I can teleport over here too”
Seriously, I’ve never wanted IS to straight up remove a character before. Even Fallen edel-- before I knew how to deal with her. I was fine cause it felt like an intimidating battle that I had to really consider to beat, even if a bit unfair at times. I would only be happy to see Yuri gone. Everybody uses this same kit on him and there’s no workaround. What’s the point of building a character you love when you can build meta units with a personality of hypocrite false honor thief or four oversized flying new years boobs who can kill you in one shot on the first turn?
My team is otherwise really damn good, my main gimmick is damage reduction so you can see why lethality would be upsetting. Maybe Yuri would’ve been fine if volke never came by. Unfortunately nearly every math I’ve played today I’ve lost because everybody has the same cheap Yuri build. It’s so lame. No other character has the sheer amount of bullshit he has, it’s just so many gimmicks and a turn one, one shot move on top of it all.
How do I deal. How do I cope. I was having a lot of fun with this mode, even losing before every match started to have him. Riev doesn’t help, btw. They all expect him already and place Yuri accordingly. And even if it hits they have pathfinder or a dancer, as always. IS either needs to release a seal that negates… Damage reduction negation, or a assist skill cardinal super-stall that punishes the hell out of movement, and drops special charges by 2. That wouldn’t even be unfair, it would just make the battle playable again. It would take something that extreme, or more, to make it fair.
And if you use him like this, justify how this is fair. Not your use of it, justify how this can reasonably be countered by even a decent percentage of other players. Try to. Just try to.