Becoming a Maeve Pro
MaeveLast updated 3 months ago
Take it from me, Maeve is no easy character to play. Yet, a good knowledge of her cool-downs and combos allow her to be the deadliest flank in the right hands. This isn't Talus' point and click adventure, Maeve requires you to keep note of those combos, key map locations to sneak around and cool-downs (and running at 60+ fps doesn't hurt either). I've wasted time that I could have used to get a job or get a girlfriend and built a meaningful relationship but instead I perfected this Maeve build to my play style, so I hope you.
Legendary Choices, One Beats All:
First, lets break down every legendary and why the legendary you use will be Rouge's Gambit regardless.
Rouge's Gambit: Rouge's Gambit is like my father, great at entering, escaping, and kinda damaging. Combined with Patch Up, Maeve's ability to enter and leave fights with minimal to no hand hold is almost insane if you can actually kill things. Plus that 10% additional pounce damage helps with getting those kills.
Artful Dodger: While the crowd control removal may be effective against some comps, there are very few times where Artful Dodger is going to be more helpful than anything else. A well executed pounce can be just as useful as a crowd control cleanse sometimes. Also, the healing on this thing is not even needed due to our build.
Street Justice: I'll be honest, I havnt really tested this legendary out enough to give a proper opinion, but from my minimal experience with it I can say it provides good damage but really lessens the flow of cooldowns, making skilled combos harder to execute, leaving you stranded.
Cat Burglar: Before you choose Cat Burglar, ask yourself two things, why would I bother considering this over Rouge's Gambit and can I aim? Since you said I don't know how to play Maeve and I can't aim in response to those questions, I must offer the idea of not using this legendary. The point is... please use Rouge's Gambit 99.9% of the time.
The Art of Maeve Combos, Sponsored by Rouge's Gambit:
A good Maeve player is more elusive than my family and harder to catch than a greased pig. A true Maeve player has seen both Happy Feet movies, and implements the lessons taught in those movies into their game-play. Keep in mind this is not a 2d fighting game, these combos are absolutely alterable and you have to make sure to be throwing knives in between, these are just basic examples to help newer players understand her kit.
When entering a fight: Prowl --> Pounce --> Nine Lives --> Pounce
from here you can stay in the fight and use prowl to juke, or use Prowl to escape if you are in danger.
Killing (Almost) any damage or flank: Daggers --> Daggers --> Pounce --> Nine Lives --> Pounce
For the last segment of this guide, I want to discuss who you shall fear on the battlefield. As great as Maeve is, there are just some characters that can absolutely ruin her day.
Bomb King: If you get smacked with a grumpy bomb, I promise there is a small chance you'll live. Other than that, his ult. is a sure fire way of removing you from the game. If you survive all this and don't get stuck with bombs, he's killable.
Cassie: Right now Cassie does some solid damage, especially when that damage is going right into a flank. Rule of thumb is never approach head on, and make sure to time your pounces with her evade, keep close and pressure.
Kinessa/Strix: Same as Cassie, take note of their cool-downs and keep your positioning tight. Never approach head on and always move unpredictably when fighting them.
Makoa: Don't get hooked... seriously.
The rest of the match ups rely on you knowing their kit and cool-downs, when to go in and when to run and being able to size up your opponent, never fight a fight you know you can't win.
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