Best Scout Bot!

This post is really just to generate discussion about all the best bots, not simply situational, but in general. Because all bots can be used when you have enough skill, but I wanted to see what people would say would be the best bot when max duped and forged, and used in any situation by someone who knows what they're doing.

Best Scout Bot! 70 votes

Sideswipe
1%
Villy_Jahn 1 vote
Kickback
14%
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Windblade
11%
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Cheetor
21%
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Prowl
27%
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Barricade
5%
IgoranThuleJIMMY_SABOptimalOptimus_MV1 4 votes
Bumblebee
8%
TsunamiLouCypherPeasBaRdYaAmNMirageEdwardo76 6 votes
Jazz
10%
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Comments

  • Bntyhntr3232_Bntyhntr3232_ Posts: 2,782
    Kickback
    My answer shall always be the same
  • Hijacker2531Hijacker2531 Posts: 524
    Prowl
    The Scout class is a lot less clear-cut as to which one is the best for me, because like the tech class, there are no niche bots, and all these bots work well as a main scout choice. Having said that, I'm going with Prowl. He was my first 5-star, and the first one I brought to R3, so it's a little biased. He isn't my scout though, but he still shines. He's a reliable power-controller, and his sig allows you to quickly get power, even before you throw the first punch. His melee buffs are great, and his SP2 is notorious for already known reasons. And, maybe the finishing factor is, he's perfect without synergies. Sure, Synergies make a bot better, but if you need to bring a bot only for a synergy, or you can only bring that bot if they have that synergy, then they lose worth in my opinion. Dinobot and Movie Megs are really good examples of bots that are only in the meta because of the synergies.
  • Hijacker2531Hijacker2531 Posts: 524
    Prowl
    My answer shall always be the same

    Eh, at least it's respectable, unlike @Gunz0 who picked Barricade.
  • DrShotgunDrShotgun Posts: 1,987
    Prowl
    KB and Prowl were a close tie for me, but the melee buffs pushed Prowl over the top...but KB is a beast.
  • Hijacker2531Hijacker2531 Posts: 524
    Prowl
    DrShotgun wrote: »
    KB and Prowl were a close tie for me, but the melee buffs pushed Prowl over the top...but KB is a beast.

    Definitely. Ever since that buff, that SP2 is a monster, especially when you hit a SP1 immediately afterward. He's my best bot as a 4*, and I have the 5* version ready to use as well.
  • Barricade
    My answer shall always be the same

    Eh, at least it's respectable, unlike @Gunz0 who picked Barricade.

    Barricade is superior to kickback any day. I love his backfires and damage. Though kickback is better for raids, i like barricade better. I like all scouts besides windblade by the way. If not barricade, then prowl for sure.
  • XRETROXRETRO Posts: 19
    Jazz
    Jazz and his confusion ability pretty much guarantee the opponent to use a special, which makes dogging and baiting them a lot easier
  • Hijacker2531Hijacker2531 Posts: 524
    Prowl
    My answer shall always be the same

    Eh, at least it's respectable, unlike @Gunz0 who picked Barricade.

    Barricade is superior to kickback any day. I love his backfires and damage. Though kickback is better for raids, i like barricade better. I like all scouts besides windblade by the way. If not barricade, then prowl for sure.

    Uhuh. Believe your truth my friend.
  • BrickT1973BrickT1973 Posts: 334
    Prowl
    Prowl to be sure, then Jazz for his utility, and Sideswipe for his damage. Prowls one of the games heavy hitters though. Great utility and high damage, and both are extremely accessible.
  • KittenKitten Posts: 1,695
    Jazz
    Jazz, one of the ultimate damage dealers once ramped up with GS Prime synergy.
  • Barricade
    My answer shall always be the same

    Eh, at least it's respectable, unlike @Gunz0 who picked Barricade.

    Barricade is superior to kickback any day. I love his backfires and damage. Though kickback is better for raids, i like barricade better. I like all scouts besides windblade by the way. If not barricade, then prowl for sure.

    Uhuh. Believe your truth my friend.

    I believe my truths over your lies, sooo...
  • BaRdYaAmNBaRdYaAmN Posts: 1,381
    Bumblebee
    Mine's a 5* rank 4 Sig 11 and I wuv him
  • Gunz0Gunz0 Posts: 2,666
    Lol please stop quoting the messages with my mention. Kept getting so many damn notifications.
    But anyways, Barricade a best and Prowl a worst
  • TechnobotTechnobot Posts: 438
    edited August 25
    Cheetor
    This is a tricky one to rank...

    I love playing Windblade & have her maxed as a 4*. She is a Nanojack Killer. But she is a Glass Cannon. Easily beatable in story & Special Mission modes against good bots.

    Barricade is my 2nd most powerful bot & Backfire is one of his greatest attributes. Plus when you successfully connect on an SP2, you steal enough power to immediately use an SP1. Evades Attacks after getting hit by Heavies or specials. But I get why he is not liked. Like Windblade, he is a bit of a Glass Cannon as well.

    G1 Bumblebee is tailored-made to crush Nanojack. Rapid Power Gains make him a nice attack bot, especially against Techs. But any Bleed or Burn Specialist will wreck him.

    Not sure what to make of the recent Sideswipe boost. It at least elevated him as a Scout. His evades are great & he has a great power gain. I just can’t put in the upper echelon of Scouts.

    Kickback has a nice assortment of debuffs at his disposal. T-Clog Malfunction, Power Leaks, Bleeds... and he is very easy to use. Tech killer. But he is susceptible to bleeds & burns.

    Jazz is a smooth operator. Confusion is a great equalizer, enabling Jazz to evade Specials. The SP3 initiates Permanent Backfire, and the SP2 locks an opponent’s SP3. He is great to use against Warriors.

    Prowl... I get why he is a favorite. Powerful SPs, great Attacks... really an excellent bot to use. I’ve even watched him beat Shockwave when Prowl was on Low Health. He can be countered by Bleed Bots, though, and His Attacks have trouble against NJ’s Shields.

    Cheetor is the Top Scout, even though he is more of a Hybrid Class bot. Nanojack-killer, Block heals, can’t get Power Drained, Feral Strike is his sig... he may be one of the few bots good against any class of bots.
  • SlayerSlayer Posts: 777
    Windblade
    Personal preference is Windbae ♥️
    Utility wise it's Definitely Prowl and Cheetor.
  • Decimus234Decimus234 Posts: 401
    Cheetor
    I hate myself for selecting this bot. But he’s too good fighter not to.
  • RocsolidRocsolid Posts: 268
    Where is an 'all of the above' button
  • m00nshinem00nshine Posts: 122
    Struggling to decide who to R5 first...I prefer Windblade in almost all situations, but Prowl just has more utility.

    Not bringing either to AM, so it doesn't really matter I suppose?
  • SynthwaveSynthwave Posts: 980
    If the bots were severely unbalanced, I'd say polls like this would have some merit, but because the dev team (to their credit) does such a great job of balancing the bots within a class (especially Scouts), you can't really have a poll like this.

    Any of these bots would serve as great workhorses in any of the existing game modes. In fact I can think of a player in every top alliance who uses at least one of these bots with during Alliance Missions (except Sideswipe, who is still too newly rebalanced that nobody has him max forged or ranked yet).

    Now if we're talking about a popularity contest, I would probably say that Prowl is probably the most popular choice, simply due to his accessibility in 5 star crystals early on, but that doesn't make him the best. He's got a wide-range of utility for sure, but he also doesn't have any DoT effects either, so he doesn't really finish fights as quick as someone like a Windblade who will bleed a bot out faster than probably anyone. Then there's synergies to consider, which can definitely elevate one bot over another (Cheetor, Jazz, Prowl, and Windblade definitely get a boost there, while Barricade doesn't really get much of anything).

    So it will always be a matter of finding the right bot for the right job and that's the way it should be.

    With that said, maybe some better (and more specific) polls in the future could be ones like, "who is the best scout bot against Cyclonus in AM?" "Which scout would you use to take on AM Megatron?" etc.

    I think having polls that address specific situations would definitely be more fruitful.

  • Hijacker2531Hijacker2531 Posts: 524
    Prowl
    Synthwave wrote: »
    If the bots were severely unbalanced, I'd say polls like this would have some merit, but because the dev team (to their credit) does such a great job of balancing the bots within a class (especially Scouts), you can't really have a poll like this.

    Any of these bots would serve as great workhorses in any of the existing game modes. In fact I can think of a player in every top alliance who uses at least one of these bots with during Alliance Missions (except Sideswipe, who is still too newly rebalanced that nobody has him max forged or ranked yet).

    Now if we're talking about a popularity contest, I would probably say that Prowl is probably the most popular choice, simply due to his accessibility in 5 star crystals early on, but that doesn't make him the best. He's got a wide-range of utility for sure, but he also doesn't have any DoT effects either, so he doesn't really finish fights as quick as someone like a Windblade who will bleed a bot out faster than probably anyone. Then there's synergies to consider, which can definitely elevate one bot over another (Cheetor, Jazz, Prowl, and Windblade definitely get a boost there, while Barricade doesn't really get much of anything).

    So it will always be a matter of finding the right bot for the right job and that's the way it should be.

    With that said, maybe some better (and more specific) polls in the future could be ones like, "who is the best scout bot against Cyclonus in AM?" "Which scout would you use to take on AM Megatron?" etc.

    I think having polls that address specific situations would definitely be more fruitful.

    I-I... I guess you're right...
  • HalloweendmHalloweendm Posts: 376
    Windblade
    Windblade. Because I use her and she works great. Doesn't need her sig, in fact works perfectly well without it. Doesn't need synergy with anyone but her swordmaster synergy makes her a hundred times more dangerous. AI controlled Windblade is pretty crap, whether its enemy AI or running her on auto-pilot (pun intended). There isn't a tech that can stand up to her and she is probably the best for taking out Wheeljack and bypassing his shields with her bleeds like they weren't even there. And ranged bots are at a distinct disadvantage since her heavy avoids all ranged attacks and she's one of the few scouts that won't get shut down by Thundercracker and with her SP2 cuts through Grindor's armor like it was made of paper. And one of the most important points of all, her Stormfall Blast makes her one of the best to use against Megatronus whether he's on an RR or not.

    Another cool thing about her synergy is the team it makes. Matched with Bludgeon and Dinobot (subbing in Tantrum when needed), the three of them can take just about any raid set up. Bludgeon literally can tank just about anyone, especially good also for Megatronus and melts all the scouts too. Dinobot can shred every brawler and most warriors--I use Tantrum for shutting down Bonecrusher. The other scouts have synergies for specific things, like Cheetor's Beast Wars synergy for negating debuffs, but her swordmaster is a massive boost to every attack she makes, and the benefit is doubled when paired with two swordmasters like Bludgeon and Dinobot. Being able to regularly put out 4-8k basic and heavy hits is cool but those SP1s and SP2s that dish out 15k+ almost every time, for me at least, puts her way ahead of Prowl's SP2 for damage output.
  • Jazz
    I picked Jazz due to his Confusion and PERMANENT backfire on his Special 3, I feel those are good in a hard af battle, especially the Legends of Cybertron.
  • BeastdadBeastdad Posts: 885
    Cheetor
    Best all around fighter, Cheetah, best power, Prowl.
  • Mufc14Mufc14 Posts: 587
    Jazz
    This little guy:
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    No other bot can take down ROK Mixmaster faster than him, even maxed out Tronus.

  • KittenKitten Posts: 1,695
    Jazz
    Mufc14 wrote: »
    This little guy:
    ifdlryonof4t.jpeg
    No other bot can take down ROK Mixmaster faster than him, even maxed out Tronus.


    Dude you rock you're the best salute to you man
  • Barricade
    Mufc14 wrote: »
    This little guy:
    ifdlryonof4t.jpeg
    No other bot can take down ROK Mixmaster faster than him, even maxed out Tronus.


    I don't think so. Perhaps a rank 5 star prowl could beat mixdaddy faster? But that jazz is awesome.
  • Mufc14Mufc14 Posts: 587
    edited August 27
    Jazz
    Thanks mate @Kitten.

    @OptimalOptimus_MV1
    118 hits
  • Windblade
    Windblade’s playstyle is amazing, her bleeds just shred through everyone with it, out her in swordmasters then boom, a bunch of bleeds on the way.
  • Barricade
    Windblade’s playstyle is amazing, her bleeds just shred through everyone with it, out her in swordmasters then boom, a bunch of bleeds on the way.

    Barricades Backfires are no joke, even stronger than Scorponoks i believe. Barricade is really underpowered hence why i suggest a buff that makes him a bit better and more notable, but not Overpowered.
    Love barricades power steal too, really comes in handy in tricky situations.
    Crits are also nice.
    Prowl, cheetor, and jazz are the next scouts who i consider fantastic.
  • BaRdYaAmNBaRdYaAmN Posts: 1,381
    Bumblebee
    Mufc14 wrote: »
    This little guy:
    ifdlryonof4t.jpeg
    No other bot can take down ROK Mixmaster faster than him, even maxed out Tronus.


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