34 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2013 1:26 AM by whiteknight1902 RSS

Worst Scorestreak?

Hey what do you guys think is the worst scorestreak? I'm not saying one that is abused *Cough* UAV*Cough*, just one you find usless, on your epic adventures to dominate the map.

 

So the one I find completly usless is....................................The Death Machine. I find this more usless then the VTOL gunship. The amount of bullets you have to put in someome from this, is just outragous. If I ever feel like going Carepackaging, and get one of these useless things, I either let my teammate take it, or decide to spray down UAVs. The thing itself is so inaccurate. They should have brought back the one from BO1, and instant kill when struck by it. For such a high score, it's defintly usless and either should get a major buff, or lowered score.

  • Re: Worst Scorestreak?
    nicedrewishfela

    I am finding them all to be pretty effective thus far. The one I have issues with is the Dragonfire. Fun to use, but seems ridiculously easy to shoot down. I have rarely been able to muster more than one kill with it.

     

    As for the Death Machine, I find it highly effective. Even in HC without crosshairs... I can nail people with it.

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      I don't use the Dragonfire due to that reason stated above. It's far to easy to shoot down....I think this Scorestreak should be right after the Gaurdian scorestreak. I can get more kills with the Hellstorm and Lightning strike then I can with the Dragonfire, hell I can even get more points with the Gaurdian then what I can with the Dragon fire. That one is defiently the next most un-usefull in my opinion.

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    TreezNSteez

    death machine doesnt take long to kill people, its like an insta kill

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    The dragonfire is garbage.  It's too difficult to move and is shot down way to easily.  The CUAV is also a waste of space.  It takes too many points to get and then it is shot down for 100 points.  Shooting down a CUAV is the same as killing a player.  It's essentially running a free kill for the other team. 

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    vims1990

    Definitely the Dragonfire

     

    I don't mind the Death Machine in BO2 but it's not as good as the BO Death Machine

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    Merlodinho10

    Dragonfire by far! get all that score for a scorestreak that gets taken down within seconds.. so pointless.

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    BenzDreams

    the dragonfire is a great one and is well placed , i admit they are a bit tricky to navigate but if you can get it down itll bring many easy kills .

    • Re: Worst Scorestreak?
      snorubit

      I also don't love the Dragonfire but certainly don't hate it. I have found that if you treat it as a support streak to your other teammates you can easily rack up 6 or more kills. Don't put it on the front line but allow the enemy to have to pick: shoot at players or shoot at the Dragonfire. 9 out of 10 times I have found they choose the former.

       

      Also, don't launch it straight up in the air like a balloon where they have silhouette to help target. Keep it lower to the ground and get busy. Don't be shy about going in and through buildings either.

       

      It is VERY easy to take out but I have found these adjustments can make it worthwhile.

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    matt94

    Probably a guardian or sentry, it seems everyone is running engineer and a black hatt or emps whenever I get one so I rarely get kills.

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    dtuchpunk

    dragon

  • Re: Worst Scorestreak?
    radio05ou

    Those hating on the Dragonfire clearly don't play HC. In HC, the Dragonfire is vertically mobile festival of ownage.

     

    And I am a hayuuuge fan of the CUAV. Running UAV-Care Package-CUAV is highly effective in HC: rack up all 3, drop the UAV to see if there are any enemies nearby to your drop zone, black out enemy radar with the CUAV then call in the CP. Kelly Kapowski.

     

    As for useless kill streaks, it doesn't get worse than the Death Machine, though anymore I'd take a DM over a Guardian, even in HC.

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    SitRepPro

    Dogs.  So easy to kill so someone who's half decent should be getting a free 50 points every time they kill one.  They cost 1700 points and the dogs don't jump over stuff.

    • Re: Worst Scorestreak?
      TL_Bare_B_V2

      I run K9 Unit and they can be really effective but to be honest the mid tier KS are a lot more cost effective.

       

      In answer to the OP: Dragonfire

      • Re: Worst Scorestreak?
        SitRepPro

        True.  I would have said Dragonfire but it has been buffed last month or something.  I used to deselect it when I just prestiged because it was a liability so I'd run UAV and what ever the default second scorestreak is.  You could fly it chest height through the map.  I've no idea why the RC-XD was nerfed from BO1.  It had a great counter in Flak Jacket but oh well.  Ghost Pro users moaned about it I guess.

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    NoLifeKing29

    The Dragonfire got better when it was buffed, so its usuable now..but its still bad compared to the streaks close to it. I still think the EMP is the worst. Even tho the VSAT-EMP combo can get you assist points towards your last streak, you shouldn't need the EMP points with a VSAT up.

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    jhaedin

    WTF no one said the RC car? That thing is a total piece of crap. Easily shot before getting kills. Takes you out of the action for a long time while you drive this hunk of junk around looking for someone to kill. Someone with Flak Jacket can just stand there and take it and you won't even get the kill.

    • Re: Worst Scorestreak?
      Noob_Lyncher

      I'm good with the Tonka Toy and it rarely gets shot, unless I have moron teammates who keep blocking it. But the Dragonfire sucks due to me and others who frequently use EMP grenades. They even go down in HC with like 5 bullets.

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    QwertyBoredom

    Dragon Fire

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    CurliestRogue0

    It's unfortunate b/c the dragonfire is a realliy cool concept.  The one time I got it, I couldn't even figure out the controls exactly before it got shot down.  Couldn't get the damn thing off the ground!  haha

     

    I'll also second the death machine, though it became much more effective one I realized that the aim trigger pre-spins the barrels, allowing for a much better reaction time to an enemy's appearance.

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    Drummin

    Rc car and war/death machine.

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    codchamp

    There are some really bad streaks in this game. I think the dragon fire is a absolute joke. But so is the RCXD, Hunter killer and war machine.

     

    Should have just left all of them out.

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    banned-again

    dragonfire

    rc car

     

    both are far to easy to take out

  • Re: Worst Scorestreak?
    PandasRpeople2

    I'll agree with RC-XD and Death Machine being crap.  The former: why make yourself vulnerable just to drive around a little car that will almost never get you more than one kill?  The latter: why replace your primary weapon with another weapon that makes it no easier to kill people and sometimes makes it more difficult?

     

    Dragonfire is weak but not quite as useless.  Problem is that if you're going to go for a streak that costs 975 points, why not go an extra 25 and get the far superior A.G.R.?  Dragonfire needs to either be significantly cheaper or else get a significant buff, like being invisible on the enemy minimap.

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      yup. AGR's are pretty nice, but like Guardians and Sent. Guns, those Emp grenades are so freakin powerfull, they can end their life real quick.

       

      would be cool to add a Pair  of low powered FLash bangs to the Dragon Fire  to give it a defense mechanism ( some what like support mini chopper  when you target and the enemy is stunned for a quick sec. )

       

      Best bang for the buck for me -   Lightning strike   and Escort drones.    nasty little devils

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    devidog_kyle

    I think half the lower scorestreaks are actually a bit over priced, namely the UAV,CUAV,stealth helicopter, guardian, and sentry. I just find them to easy to kill and just to costly to run effectively with very small benifit to the team.

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    I only play HC. So the warthog for sure it kills your own team and usually gets you booted!!! needs to be fixed.

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    I only play HC. So the warthog for sure it kills your own team and usually gets you booted!!! needs to be fixed.

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    I only play HC. So the warthog for sure it kills your own team and usually gets you booted!!! needs to be fixed.

    • Re: Worst Scorestreak?
      whiteknight1902

      You don't get booted using the warthog............

       

      I use it to troll my random teammates, best I got was 12 kills and 17 teamkills off 2 of them.

       

       

      The rcxd is the by far the worst streak in this game.