Buff the Reaper

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the reaper can't do crap against an early stalker, and its to hard to kill a zealot, and zerglings on creep + speed make them worthless! two marines are more cost effective than two reapers.

My suggestion to blizzard.
1, Increase your security, of topic I know.
2, Increase reaper life to 55 or 60, and or add armor.
3, Increase normal damage. Their tinny pistols do crap against anything with armor.

DO IT! REAPERS SUCK RIGHT NOW, SO BUFF EM OR REPLACE EM!

Also, did I mention ghosts....
Edited by Duke on 8/10/2012 9:58 AM PDT
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well i agree in most ways but heart of the swarm is getting a new reaper upgrade and you just micro vs zealots to win
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Reapers are losing both d8 charge and speed on Hots. I agree with the op
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Yep, they do lose that, and only gain a slow life regen when not attacked.
They lose more than its worth in HotS.
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I think that the reaper should be like a kamikaze meat shield sorta like a zergling.
They NEED MORE LIFE!
The Terran need a cheap meat shield, marines don't cut it.
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You know I'll agree to that
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Reapers should be a pure harass unit. Let them do around the same or less damage, but when they die, their packs blow up (or can be upgraded to do so) and damage all surrounding units.
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I think that the reaper should be like a kamikaze meat shield sorta like a zergling.
They NEED MORE LIFE!
The Terran need a cheap meat shield, marines don't cut it.


the reaper isn't meant to be that at all, and if used as such will understandably be terrible.

the reaper is a finesse/harassment unit, they're not meant to kill things in fair combat, they're meant to hit and run and not take damage. more range would be infinitely better than more life.

and terran's meat shield unit is the marauder.
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lolno.

Reapers are so insanely OP.
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Bronze ^^^^^^^^^^ lol
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What does Bronze have to do with anything? For their role as light unit harassers they do too much damage to structures with their charges. After the HOTS change they will be more balanced.
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08/10/2012 03:03 PMPosted by KBLOB
What does Bronze have to do with anything? For their role as light unit harassers they do too much damage to structures with their charges. After the HOTS change they will be more balanced.


Lol... you're a retard...

Ok, moving on, the reaper in HotS currently will have its damaged reduced, lose its D8 Charge, and its speed upgrade. In exchange it will get a range increase to 7, and a upgrade for fast health regen when away from combat for a period of time.

Personally, I think its all BS, they should just reduce its build speed. After the depot patch, the Barracks build time patch, and overall increases to zerg and protoss since it was nerfed, the reaper could easily have its build time reduced and be applicable. 45 seconds for a 1 supply 50 hit point unit... The ghost takes 40 seconds to build.
Edited by TinMan on 8/11/2012 1:12 PM PDT
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You mean "you're" as in "you are".
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reaper expo in tvt is gonna be retarded cuz marines cant heal early game and reapers will be able to heal
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they could start by lowering production time between reapers... or making it possible with a reactor.
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Don't use reapers against P then?
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On the plus side, the reaper will have a range of 7 in HotS. But, there is one more think I would like to see...
08/11/2012 05:48 AMPosted by kavinh
they could start by lowering production time between reapers... or making it possible with a reactor.
Yea, that's it. Ever since the nerf to make barracks require a supply depot, the production time on the reaper has kind of been unnecessary. They can easily be denied by stalkers/marauders/queens, so I don't really see the reason why we can't have them build in 30 seconds like a marauder.
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They're nerfing the repear again in HotS.

They're taking away nitro packs and D-8 charges.

They somehow think that a slower reaper, with no good building attack, and !@#$ty regen will be better than the current reaper.

The whole cool thing about the reaper is that it can snipe a building and be gone. It is a cool late game hit and run unit.

Now it's just some lame unit that in the late game (despite every zerg having a ton of resources -- 5k+ each) is just a unit to kill workers. Its insanely stupid, and it kills everything the reaper was worth getting for.

There will be no purpose for the reaper since you will be able to accomplish the same with marines/medivacs, plus marines/medivacs are much more versatile in what they can do in a real fight.

Reaper = dead unit in HotS.
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At least with 7 range you can actually beat marines with reapers
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poor Reapers..
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