Nightfall is absolutely pointless now. Rarely does it every do over 350 damage anymore, not to mention 400+ damage that it used to do. Annihilation does almost as much damage but more resistance drain and no costs.
My mech that was based around 2 nightfalls is basically irrelevant; I lose to physical mechs with less health than me that are only using annihilations. I can’t beat some heat mechs now, not because I don’t have good heat, but because they have as much health as me and 100 physical resistance.
Energy mech, 40 phys resistance on 550 HP. 2 nightfall shots left it on 2 health. Those 2 nightfall shots used to be able to do 700-800 damage, before the nerfs and resistance buffs now can barely do 600.
My proposal is to either revert the nerf or nerf all the resistances together. The 40% extra resistance update was the worst, now there’s even torsos that specialize in physical resistance. Combined with a mighty protector (which a lot more people have now) and 40% resistance boost, physical mechs have been driven to extinction.
Even in top ranks, before there was a fair amount of physical mechs, now there’s barely any. Out of the top 10 people, only 1 person has all 3 phys mechs and 3 other people who have a single physical mech. Out of the 30 mechs in top 10, 6 of them are physicals. Only 20% of the current top 30 mechs are phys, which is sad. Hell, even Gorgon switched. He was a loyal physical user and even he quit using phys.
Devs either need to revitalize physicals in some way (add a new e-m phys weapon that’s actually DECENT) or do what I said above (revert NF nerf and resistance buffs).