Ref has a priority no delay 1x5 move that can stun, bleed, distract 100%, remove dodge, a 2x move, a counter distract, a swap in distract, higher health and higher attack. Ref also has more/better resistances.
Haast has a delayed 2x priority move which only removes dodge/cloak, and a 1x move that causes distraction 50% and dodge, 2 more speed points plus an On Escape move which doesn’t prevent any damage.
Exactly what is the purpose of Haast? Is there anything Haast can be used for that Ref can’t do 3x more effectively?
My feathered team does quite well but I understand what you mean with being a little underwhelming. What I do like about my feathered team is they tend to handle Thors that my opponents tend to pull as starters at my level. So I never throw out the feathered flocks on the first move, instead, one of the others with fearless flap.
The other main creatures my opponents throw out the first move is Skoona which my feathered team doesn’t handle well… paper, scissors, rock thing.
My Poukaidei is boosted a bit as I use it in an Apex raid so it is about as good as Maximus.
I think what haast needs is a better counter… maybe something similar to Poukan. Everything is either resilient and can get through dodge, or has a ton of armor and shields. There are only 2 viable fierce in the whole game (IndoT and Mortem), so I wouldn’t say that being a counter to only 2 creatures makes Haast a threat to anything. It’s not even great for raids, which is a shame. I LOVE Haast - it’s such a cool design, and I think it needs a buff to keep up with the other Apexes and Uniques.
I used haast max ever since unlock and these are the main issues i see with him.
Piercing screech needs the mortem roar change (completely change the move).
On escape also needs a buff, people should get punished for swapping out with swap prevention
Stats wise i think hes fine.
Haast is definitely one of the worst apexes. The worst apexes right now are between haast and magnus. I am not sure what makes haast so bad other than it’s pretty terrible versatility compared to something like ref and Gorgo. I guess it just hp and versatility compared to the others and has an overall less defensive/offensive kit. Gorgo has cautious impact turn 1 and can basically spam it every other turn while dealing decent damage with nullifying rampage. Ref however I would say is a bit more offensive with super distraction and cunning rampage but is a lot more versatile than haast with having a chance to stun and having access to bleed. Right now haas just seems like a basic cunning creature without really anything unique about its kit