Warrior survivor choices

I have one non-hero warrior (legendary, all traits on 5 and ready for promotion to pink) that I've been happy with. This weekend, a 40 hero-call dropped a legendary non-hero survivor with mostly similar traits...



... so my options are:
  1. Keep Sara, scrap Ivan and use his tokens to help promote her.
  2. Keep Ivan and level him up, eventually scrapping Sara and buffing him with the xp/tokens I get for her.
  3. Keep both and form some kick-ass 3-warrior teams.
What would you do?

Scrap Ivan?
  • Even with the XP/Tokens for scrapping Sara, buffing Ivan is going to be expensive.(1250 tokens, of which she can donate 553).
  • After that expenditure, Ivan isn't radically different.
  • Strong means she does more damage than him in most situations and Lucky gives her the chance to add even more.
  • Power Strike is only useful in situations you're typically trying to avoid.
  • Significantly shortens the wait for what will only be my second pink.
  • He looks like Fidel Castro.
Scrap Sara?
  • Lucky isn't as good for warriors as it is for other melee classes.
  • Ivan's traits are more coherent, particularly for a playing style that I happen to favour and in which Power Strike is an advantage.
  • He looks like Fidel Castro. Jesus looks like Che Guevara. Revolutionary Communist Zombie Killers. "Warriors of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your brains!"
Ivan's traits combine to make him a great warrior to hold the line, meet an oncoming attack and hit back, something which can be significantly enhanced by putting a bruiser beside him and/or finding him Interruptor gear. I frequently deploy pure-melee teams in challenge missions, right up to the hardest difficulty level my toons can reach, so Ivan potentially has a place there.

Keep both?
Reasons not to keep both:
  • Twice the maintenance expense for two not-hugely-different toons.
  • Longer wait for my second pink.
Reasons to keep both:
  • They can tag team during the challenges, saving time/gold in the case of injury.
  • Put them together in a team led by any one of the warrior heroes to form a mobile chainsaw that can form a solid defensive line when needed.
  • Indecision.
Thoughts welcome.

Comments

  • WellyLugaWellyLuga Member Posts: 1,404
    If I was to pick one it would be Sara but I guess it depends on your play style. Vigilant and powerstrike pair well together with interrupt but Ivan misses strong and luck. Sara has 4 solid traits but I just don't think warriors benefit much from vigilant as I wouldn't put mine in overwatch too often.

    If it was me I would scrap Ivan and hoard tokens for a little while, I can't see how many tokens you have now but you'll need 1750 for 1 pink so you could afford to wait to see if something else came along in that time :smile:
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  • BoukephalosBoukephalos Member Posts: 263
    edited February 2018
    WellyLuga said:

    If I was to pick one it would be Sara but I guess it depends on your play style. Vigilant and powerstrike pair well together with interrupt but Ivan misses strong and luck. Sara has 4 solid traits but I just don't think warriors benefit much from vigilant as I wouldn't put mine in overwatch too often.

    I do, though. Two challenges back (Alexandria), for instance, I used full melee teams in Big Boss Man and Yard Work. Retreating from a group and using overwatch works very well there in the crowded early part of the mission, whenever a group has a tank nearby or just when you're at your upper round limit, particularly since neither mission has interval-repeating spawns. Warrior/bruiser/scout, standing side by side, can deal with an oncoming stream of walkers and is good for farming XP at the end of the misson. This last challenge, bruiser/warrior/scout got me through the high levels in Out in the Open, which often ends with waiting on overwatch after the initial running around.

    Both of them have overwatch, which doesn't fit typical warrior style. But given they both have it, Ivan makes significantly better use of it. He's better suited to defensive play than she is - though less useful for other things. He would be better with defensive stance instead of iron skin, though.

    If it was me I would scrap Ivan and hoard tokens for a little while, I can't see how many tokens you have now but you'll need 1750 for 1 pink so you could afford to wait to see if something else came along in that time :smile:
    All her traits are maxed and I have 20 of the 500 needed for promotion. Ivan can give me 256 of those, so it would dramatically shorten the wait.

    Sara is good but not great. He's a specialist but not the best specialist he could be.
  • capibaracapibara Member Posts: 5,445
    Trash. Keep Sara. Grow Jesus
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  • BoukephalosBoukephalos Member Posts: 263
    Reader, I deleted him.
  • BurmeliinisBurmeliinis Member Posts: 79


    Lucky isn't as good for warriors as it is for other melee classes.
    Why do you say that? I would have thought the opposite?

    Personally I require Ruthless for my keeper warriors so wouldn't invest in either of your guys, but I see your playing style is quite different from mine.

  • BoukephalosBoukephalos Member Posts: 263


    Lucky isn't as good for warriors as it is for other melee classes.
    Why do you say that? I would have thought the opposite?
    The other classes have more traits (survivor and/or gear) that Lucky interacts with, so the cumulative effect of Lucky can be much greater. Warriors have no class-specific traits that are effected by Lucky; bruisers have Concussion, scouts have Swift Strike and Threat Reduction, both of them get Charging.. Warriors only get the benefits common to all classes; *all* the other classes can get more from Lucky. Warriors are unloved by Lucky.

    Personally I require Ruthless for my keeper warriors so wouldn't invest in either of your guys, but I see your playing style is quite different from mine.
    I would like Ruthless. It hasn't turned up on a decent Warrior survivor for me. So I make the best of what I have.

  • FirekidFirekid Member Posts: 1,129
    I'd go neither and if your overwatching with melee def stance is a much better trait. Strong, power strike, retaliate, def stance and either dodge or iron skin for the last. (Or ruthless but not too fussed.) but to answer your question keep Ivan and trash Sara. Promote Ivan to pink then start saving tokens until you get another warrior.
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