You'd think the splash would be enough, but I kid you not, the last time I used my Dawnblade, I threw 4 times at 2 enemies that must've been about 3 metres away from me at the most, and they didn't take ANY damage. Hammers do what Daybreak should.
But you're right, that Arcstrider should've died. Probably had a full set of Masterwork armour or something.
Yeah, Hunter Exotics are kind of underwhelming at the moment. Maybe give the FR0ST-EE5 a try though? You get your grenades back super fast when sprinting, and with the amount of sprinting you do you should have a pretty constant stream of ability energy.
And while I would agree that the Warlock is the best class at the moment (#WEARETHEMASTERRACE ), that doesn't mean it doesn't have its shortcomings. Exhibit A: Dawnblade.
I think you're having the same issue with latency as I am. The arcstrider was point blank range and I know I hit all 4 shots. At most it takes two. I have a full set of masterwork armor and it does diddly squat in keeping me alive in my super.
This is my frustration with the golden gun.
Both trees of the golden have the timing of the super equalized to ~8 sseconds.
I see a group of enemies and pop my super and they team shoot me in .00000023 seconds. (yes, I counted )
So, to counter this, when I see a group, I back up, pop my super, come around the corner and they've all scattered like cockroaches when you turn the light on. So then I go hunting and before I take two steps my golden gun is gone.
The Dawnblade and the Striker Titan's super last about 15 seconds. I've been killed by the super, 7 seconds later I respawn and they've traveled enough that they're on top of me and I'm dead again.
I understand that when the golden gun is fired, the affect is instant, but as I said, it doesn't have splash damage. Also, I usually need two hits to take many of the supers down, whereas dawnblade and striker can take the golden gun out in one hit.
I am still trying to get the FR0ST-EE5. I've gotten three exotic engrams in the wild this week and they've all been exotics that I have, cold heart, orpheus rig and something else. I'm hoping the fated engram this weekend will give me what I want.
And on top of that, the Titan get's the Armamatarium back with double nades and the Hunter can't get double nades. *sub-vocal cussing*
All that said though. There have been many games where I have high score using the golden gun. So, am I just a grumpy old man or do I have some valid points?