Coming next patch (soon)
We will have three new items for captains mostly which you are all well aware of.
Its about these three:
Now I believe that there will be several captains with defensive/hp scaling that will benefit from not building fountain at all.
There is pulseweave that let’s you move phaster (pun intended) and it also offers a reactive speedboost when taking damage while damaging an opponent.
This one sounds great for frontline captains like Ardan Grace Lance and most of all Phinneas.
Rooks decree offers a team wide barrier when attacking an enemy after using a skill. While being a general item I believe our ranged captains especially those with healing capabilities will benefit the most from this item.
Capacitor plate is a defensive monster with stats that will blow you away. The perk of having a mini wartreads for allies upon receiving a barrier/heal is immensely powerful.
Capacitor plate seems to be made for Phinn. Lyra already has a speedboost and doesn’t require much defense same as Ardan who might still benefit from the other effects though.
Adagio can now be single target Lyra through Capacitor plates speedboosting.
When you look at the new hp stats and other perks on these items you can imagine a world without fountain.
CP PW and RD all have a lot more bonus hp than a fountain does. The new items outshine it in many aspects.
Ages ago we were promised captain build diversity. We will make captain fun again they said.
Today is that day, they have fulfilled their promise.
I am greatly looking forward to playing captain.
I predict Phinn and Adagio to be top Meta followed by Ardan Cath and Lorelai.
Here is an indepth explanation by BM: