Hello, I haven’t read the whole thing but it looks like a ideas and issues list for the basilisk.
Depending on the situation, I either find basilisk useful or useless.
Useless: Basilisks are useless in groups of humans simply due to it only being able to attack 1 human. Another problem with the basilisk is how weak it’s bite is. I get that basilisks are supposed to be sneaky and for 1 on 1 combat, but when it takes 5 seconds to kill a human, loads of stuff happens in 5 seconds such as another human running around the corner and instantly killing you. Another problem I have is the health regeneration aura. Ever since the (major nerf) health decay system, what is the point of healing regularly? I find it a lot better to run back, devolve into the next least expensive thing, and evolve back into whatever it is I want to. It’s a process that takes around 20 seconds, which is a 20 seconds used wisely considering you regenerate max health instead of part of it.
Useful: While there are many flaws with the Basilisk, there are a few useful things it has. Let’s say you are for whatever reason unable to devolve and evolve somewhere, and you need health fast. Basilisk helps with that a lot, the only problem is most Basilisks don’t care about the health aura and run from you. Another useful thing a basilisk can do is (overpowered teaming) prevent humans from turning and running while you (beat the shit out of a human who is unable to do anything, basically idle) bite the human with little chance of dying.
Problems: I don’t have many problems with the Basilisk in it’s current state, but there are a few. The Basilisk can practically walk into the middle of a human base, evolve, and destroy the entire base with no risk due to the fact that (humans didn’t place a turret in every single pathway and corner in the room) it can bypass at least half of the defenses the humans built. Another problem I have is the health. I find the health a little bit low in most situations. (Previously stating that a human can instantly kill). But my biggest problem with the Basilisk is the time it takes to cloak after it’s been shot. The basilisk will cloak fast enough to where if the human misses 1 bullet, it’s back to hunt the stalker. Fire at a basilisk, no longer hit it for around half a second, it’s gone and you are left checking your back every few seconds to see if it’s there.