I'm currently being held nothing short of hostage. I'm an only witness and pretty sure both parents are full blow aspd npd or bpd.. pick one and pick again for the other..
29 this started... Cosmos cat died. we got Cosmos in the year jet fuel and steal beams met. he was a stray and I made sure he got to go outside. taking him on a harnus at first. by the time I left for college they put in a cat door(2006)
01 they also finished the basement and put vapor barrier carpet pad over sealed cement slab.
in 04 my dad probably would have died had I not been let off my normal for age job 3 hrs early. my mom lacked a cellphone and we beat her to the ER by 3 hrs. aortic anyurism
also started doing it support for a CPA office so soon after turning 16 my mom had to drive me. got liscense 3 mo in. 50 first hr 25 after. on hs Grad I had CPA office, print and engraving shop, car dealership and law office pluse 2 dozen homes and my normal for age job was 11an hr doing telemarketing for mortgage company. hit quota u got percent of profit company expected on loan. hs Grad 06
flash forward 2017 I'm driving from apt to their house sleeping on basemt floor to spend nights next to my old bud Cosmos. night sky not the magazine.
l may he died in my lap at the vet. waiting for the vet to come and put him down.
3 mo later I'm bleeding from the everywhere feeling like shits swarming me in my apt.
move back in after slum loard pulled some slummy shit. hadent lived at parents since 06. my mom says I'm your landlord now till u can aford every cent of moving out again. then the house is found by pro to have mold and parents start 2 on one gas lighting it instead trying to reinvent my life to suit the image they pushed. was 29 0 police record 0 mental health issues or records. well adhd related saw shrink in college for Adderall but... not really relevant figured out at about 24 I probably have math dislexia.. should have known that in 1st grade. I had a Para once a week instead of recess.. read clocks with hands and tie shoes.. which is classic how that mabafests early child hood. my mom's a fucking cnp but instead chooses to belive I'm just lazy and then even when I had life set up on a really good track with fail safes and ways to turn.. this shit
really good is I had a friend at a company where starting is 100k a year and he told me they prefer to hire from internal suggestion. I was making a pen testing product and 3 others. one was a tool to make the battery packs for the other 2 all 3 needed packs the first 2 required large packs which are either $$$ or risk going note 7 aka boom. I have most of a CS degree but taught myself fucking cad then designed my own tools to do UV lithography and Etch PCBs.. the pen testing product was for someone who offered to pay hrly as well as for the parts. I held off taking hrly cause I didn't want to leave him out more than parts if soemthing went wrong. he was also pretty sure he could get me 60 to 100k a year at his company on completion and other friend would use his word and finished product if not. the 100k a year friend was hired wirh only a ged and a impressive portfolio. I hadent seen him since he dropped out of hs but I did visit him on California on that companies private campus so I'm right sure he's not blowing smoke up my ass and he had nothing to gain from saying it.
all of the above working before the bleeding started.. when I move back in mg mom is literaly throwing stuff not mine and mine away hiding it every time I turn around screaming I need to be medicated for delusions of mold.. despite professionally confirmed.. then I know nothing and made all abilities up never worked ed
starts false police reports. Inbetween I have no abilities and make it all up I'm also demanded to answer their computer questions in a drop everything cause I say so fashion. that first client I had... 10 year relation and one of my profs who became a bos and advisor was also PhD in cs and Masters in is had said I'm one of the brightest coders he's ever met. a final project in the class I had met him on taking.. well group assignment I had already written a php cms to teach myself php at like 17 then summer before that class I did 3 small biz sites on it. assignment was like make a date planner. in like 2 weeks I wrote a date picker completely oo but js oo(prototypal) to extent u tell it select or display define the date range or selected dates in a month and year then give it an html element and it with js creates all the rest as many cals as u want. to the extent that Infront of his comment about brightest first came "if u actually wrote this" , then I had to walk him through the code and ended up with an internship. my part was the only part of the group assignment that worked at all and 4 other people got As
but no my mom knows I don't know anything and according to her I needed to pick a major at a community College... while she's trashing my things life and reinventing my past. yelling if I leave the house and if I hold my ground it's get out but all your stuff stays. including Bonnie and Clyde. rabbits I got in 2007. this is 2018 fun fact... most rabbits as pets don't live past 7. they were both at least a year old I think Bonnie closer to 2 when I got her Clyde 1.
so according to biz law class, allowing work someone is known to do professionally done for you equals invoice u will have to pay.
I'm not a judge but I'd say untill u can afford every dime of moving out on your own was a time frame while she flat out declared landlord Tennant.
but what happened was jully 2018 she tries to push me over railing to basement. when she's keeps pushing and I'm barefoot on wet tile back to it can't go right or left... foot slips.. I eye a corner catch both wrists slowly walk us away to corner let go duck around other side. moment I catch her wrists she screams "you bastard I brought you into this world I can take you out". then for my dad to call police.
they 2 on one report I for no reason got aggressive and shoved her across the room. but oh so graciously didn't press charges.
month later my mom has a cancer surgery and if i leave the 10x10 room I'm getting attacked with out saying anything or making eye contact. I say to my dad hey maybe she will recover better if I'm in a hotel for a week or 2.
they changed garage code, police start assisting with you just don't live here anymore
take car from hotel lot use words over stranding me to get a medical hold. only reason the contact went down. I had switched to setting up a web server for a small biz client figuring mom can't trash files on server in another state. one hotel actualy became 5 with short bookings and only what I left for a week with while im responsible for Geting this site over to new server and fixing gaping liabilities on how they accepted cc payments. I shit u not all I had done was work all day at a hotel I got to the day before after a night in the car. woke up at 10 got sucked onto what I was doing the found 530pm no car. no food no water pop w/e.
made a threat that if car wasn't back somehow the cab driver takes me hotel lot hardware store then yo Holmes to Belair with sledge hammer for 6pm demolition. car comes back and 4 hrs later after food, nap more work I go to gas station for smokes come back and squad blocks me in.
unknown to me is that as I was geting a diagnosis for delusions of mold and bugs they had even hired the pro to do the remediation. I got out then got texted a picture of the 9mo late job.. what more says look what I can do to u than that?
asshole doc ignores sir I have email with mold pro and docs from extermination on my phone.
patients arnt allowed phones on the ward he says... who's fucking delusional at that point. fact bleeding only stopped at hotel. mold found moving out of one place confirmed by pro at the other.. all signs indicate it was the mold.
I'll tell u what says more than that .. my dad starts claiming to own me. Bonnie died. allowed to get so skinny vet says again I'm hearing I own u. they have at this point opened mail signed over check from mail in my name.. using having all my stuff and police enforcing the sotuation force me into apt they chose but not before snow blows through vents of the car.
car was in their attached garage/my mom's for 9 years..
50ft of wall 1500sq of carpet and pad came out during remediation. problem was the vapor barrier carpet pad on sealed cement.. water was trapped between and a leak down one wall. ie mostly linked to decisions they made when I was 14
add water to a car collecting spores for 9 years.. and controll of all of someone's earned let alone given assets..
9mo of clean mold car and starve 3 nose bleeds a day.
landlord did not approve and if not for covid I would be homeless as lease ended March. March 13th they filed ofp restraining orders in a court an hr and a half from where they picked for me to live. my credit was good from 18 to 29 now I can't pass credit or background check and they are still in controll of all my assets
police in there town were told they literaly claim to own me. about the check and mail and I have phone calls recorded indicating dv was other way around. I had called state bar desire was at least stop the reports as weapons. they said tell police parents AR e unreliable witnesses
all same meeting "not check fraud not mail fraud they can open and do what they want with it cause it went to their address, why can't u manage your finances , not illegal to say you own someone and we might be liable if we put that on record"
I'm sitting here once again hungry waiting to be homeless or dead in an apt with 3 folding tables and Clyde rabbit dead in freezer
both parents say things like: i get what I want when I want, were the same person
play deflect deny, don't understand sky is blue, feign not understanding small detail purposely push every button even while enforcing deadly conditions them if it's even remotely eased voice I can't hear u while u yell and heaven forbid fight or flight makes a verbal threat.. they get like nasty happy
shit kicker is my dad who primarily claims to own me... 25 year elected vp of his Seiu local aka labor union.
also I was working 2 jobs sometimes 100hrs a week a year and a half before till I dropped.
he offered to finance a repair and consulting shop is why I was dependent going into it.
on top of it 2 weeks before that deal I was running out the door at one job. from what? a mini jihad.. see crossroads mall attack st cloud mn
so when their lies to police have police telling me they own me nothing and I have to lean to make it on my own.. it's not theft because I gave them my stuff moving out...
yet suicide is illegal... fuck this
the ofps passed in my absence. I didn't have a car and it was an hr and a half drive.
but due to covid didn't go active yet parents tell me otherwise then for week after drive up and sit in my apt lot and 2x try to call in welfair checks.. aka have police open door.
I'm not anti cop.. I am really greatful that it was the same officer and he was one of the upstanding because second time he didn't even make me open the door and through it mentioned my dad hung up on him when he put up resistance.
but I'm up shit creek and their rage and their decisions starting when I was 14 directly caused this yet the laws in this State...
their house is almost half a mill and paid off I realize some places that isn't much but we are talking subarbs of Minneapolis.
the realization that there's no need for med employees to fear any consiquenses for even full on conspiracy to detain or rx for profit.. not easy to swallow either.
I'm not sure that's involved here but it's possible that doc was a friend of my mother's.
also possible just a empathetic burn out or seen one seen em all syndrome. aka why antibiotics are perscribed.
on sat at noon Nov 2018 he told me I'd be there till Tuesday at earliest and 4 hrs later I was free.
I think it had to do with fact I picked up what hipaa law was via medical mom... also had to do her PowerPoint slides when she taught nursing at st Kate's and the overhead was on way out.. like 2001..
so earlier on sat 4x I overheard patient info in common areas by staff.. laughed loud enough to catch their attention and asked patient next to me if they heard the knee slapper called HIPAA.. "
3 blank stares and one devious grin from fellow patients. staff seemed to find it more serious than funny😂 even the emts on the ride there said they would note they couldn't see why I was here/had been entirely normal and was asking about them shooting the breeze. kind of humulating because one had been in a college class with me a few years before.
the night before (I got transfered) I had my phone but figured lots of ways it gets worse and this is pretty authoritarian.. might not have phone.. made a list of med law offices on paper. ward had land-line.. I had also left 5vm as it was sat. otherwise attended optional "coping skills class"
I'm thinking someone went... oh shit let's get him out of here and hope this doesn't bite us. unlikely it was a test.. nurse telling me they mistook what type of hold also wanted to know where to forward the med.
answer was the pharmacy I picked up adhd meds at... in another state 200 miles away😂 www.paulmarwuethrich.com
is where more of the story lives. Google domains cost usually around 12 a year and Blogger attaches for free. I figured if I end up dead from covid or the elements... least those involved will maybe fear some liability or at least shame.. or rather my story from my side is told for a while. little less than 5 years if I never touch the internet again tomorrow
for the first year I got intermittent reports my parents has called various people and tried to convince them I'm sick in the head. like starting before the 9 mo into confirmed mold the doctor ignored hard evidence and the ehr with the derm who thought I had a possibly fungal scalp condition.
I'm really not sure what I'm going to do. I also had a baby tooth 20 years dead but wedged with no adult tooth under it. picked Jan 2018 to bail. dentist said insurance doesn't cover it untill it's more damage.. it's superficial till its not. don't wait more than 6 mo dental implant is best bet.
so 2 dv restraining orders, when covid ends this place will evict me so fast my head might snap. ruined credit and rotten jaw coming up
at 32 when at 29 I had no evictions good credit still haven't laid hands on anyone in anger. neither parent can actually say that's true of them to me
also blowing out black stringy shit lost my sense of smell and losing hair... aka highly likely bad things are in my head.. but not the way the med record suggests.
the first 3 mo of cleaning mold car.. I couldn't even get the full face respirator I bought 2.5 years before to mix acid and then protect my eyes while using acid (pcb etching)... just so happened though that a full face respirator is kinda what would have been ideal
yet some how my words are the only apparently legally actionable part of all of this..
somethings seriously fucked when it's not a red flag to police "they claim to own me" infact about 4 mo after that meeting a diff officer who went inside before yelling at 3 day hungry me sitting on public road... not having gone on their property and 0 restraining order at that point..
well he insists I'm living the life off them.
I pull up pics of the other side of headliner in that car.
"I DIDN'T SEE THAT PUT THE PHONE AWAY"
they had (if sold for mid price but quickly) at least 20g of things I paid for with money I earned.
people don't seem to get the brutal and fucked aspects like they are giving money but from start of clean our car or else I had laid a budget and prereqs to make that possible... they will say double what was required was given ever month when usually I got enough to eat last year and if I tried to do the car went hungry up to 4 days at a time. while my mom's telling me I should just go to a food shelf... yeah and transport ingredients I have not kitchen shit to cook back to this cell in a moldy car?
then 9 mo in I realize biz ethics class might apply. I had pulled a journal article about hospitals concerned over patients visitors transporting fungus into the building via clothing. so I reasoned yeah the hospital has insurance but ethicily and to satisfy it they would probably have to act the moment they became aware of a threat.
for 9mo I had begged even for the fucking title.. I'll sell or scrap it and take a beater this is not healthy or a good use of my time.
heard things like "HA you think you could figure out buying or selling a car?"
and it's logical moot/fucked cause if u're sitting on that much money I have in assets I could liquidate... u are kind of forcing the situation.
at one point I hear "if we give him his stuff back he will just waste his time"
well I reasoned the above about my mom might get fired.. car was gone and scrapped almost over night
but they had to pick the next one and again it's mine I should be greatful despite they won't transfer the title. then cut what they are giving me to below eating while sti sitting on even my kitchen.
meanwhile the landlords occupied a good deal of the rest of the time. they tried to evict the garage about 6mo in.
then since I already had agreed to expenses on contract they let the late fees hit use my ssn to high ack the accounts claiming I cant handle it. I've fucking paid bills mostly on time since 2006. the summer b4 college I paid for 45days backpacking Europe and only called home once. not for money. I had a dream Cosmos cat was sick. they told me when I got back he actually almost died from a kidney issue.
moving in here I had also said this is insane I need basics like a desk, place to file documents, my kitchen stuff (I used to cook most meals and can even do Indian chicken curry authentic and from scratch) a place to store clean clothes preferably a printer as well
at first they wanted to make it half liveable but only if I gave them a key.
my mom has a sister who depending on the day is the one with the best memory or bat shit crazy. her main claim is people break in and steal or move stuff when she's at work... hmmm
maybe 2000 or 7th grade I first got a house key. in 2006 to 2018 despite not living there... key and or garage code come and go as I please.
take all my things enforce it with police acting probably in our ass over his desire aka ... destroyed or dead poor dude less likely to cause legal fus than middle class retired husband and still part time nurse practitioner wife. both still wirh money from their parents in savings.
as for printer though.
CPA office I mentioned.. when owner half retired and started working from home.. I was gifted a fucking Rico work group laser printer. so it's not like I'm saying buy me buy me give me give me. it's more like... give back things I earned
worse... when house was getting remedatied they took most of my stuff out into 3rd garage stall. aka let's make sure it keeps growing mold
I didn't just like take a virus off a computer once.. I was building workstations with hardware raid cards and six ssds in 2008. that particular one was delivered 09 and burst rw rate 1.5gb/s sustained 1gb/s a drive could fail and everything acted normal while back up drive externally protected against computer frys/encrypting virus.
it would take untill about 2015 for consumer hardware to beat that system and that was the Samsung 950 nvme ssd.. but it wouldn't have the drive fails computer chugs along feature.
guy hated waiting and was willing to pay for fast as long as it was fast to his work flow aka I wasn't pushing top end graphics cards for an accountant but ssds on other hand wees eextreamly relevant and huge improvements.
I stopped counting computers built around 30 at age 22. that's only like 3 that wernt for a paying customer. that particular client used to see the invoice and what my time was billed as and write the check out 1k over total.
their claim I didn't ever work is fucking horseshit even the computer they demanded support on while I was trapped back at their house... one was assembled from spare parts after I upgraded. the other was built in a surround recover media center case. it featured a adapter to allow Samsung TV remote power vol and channels to pass through to pc via hdmi cable and a HD cable card 4 ch receiver.
which the accountant wanted too. around the time I convinced him to try a second monitor... side by side (its one of the biggest productivity boost there is because it's like being able to put two papers side by side on a desk or not have to re open a book then set it aside to write on a dheet) his old monitor had pip and a Ota tuner so I mentioned this card... and he would be zipping along recording 3 ch watching one with peach tree on one monitor excel on the other and drag the TV window where it fit best.
another key should have been the two record floods college town had.. I was right there filling sand bags when they canceled class. next time I went to their house after the first time bagging "we didn't think u would do something like that"
late 90s when I was in elementary school granforks was flooding, I was begging my parents to drive up and help maybe cause building sandbag forts looked fun... idk but point was.. who the hell do u see when u look at me?
4 years in a row I road a ms charity bike ride, 150 miles in 2 days in Jr high to start of Sr.
also right after sandy hit NY I did a spring break volunteering trip ( if u do the math yeah I had been in college a while, had also changed majors and not continuously been enrolled)
as for the hardware projects.. to make matters worse they kept telling me different but hopeful plans on the beginning. aka let him communicate time lines we then make un meetable... ensure he looks like a flake and or incompetent
I don't want to fully discuss them anywhere not because they are ground breaking but percisecly the opposite. they likely still would be profitable though and watching someone else run with the work I did while I can't touch tools or supplies for things I did the work on... that said some videos can be found on wuety06 and vengeance technologies YouTube channels. vengeance tech. biz is hosted on my dsl modem but despite telling me how greatful I should be... and having taken that account over... the dsl that is.. despite needing to look for a place but being unable to sign... well we took over ur dsl account and then didn't pay it.. but told u we did even a few days ago.
when that mold car went my garage door opener went with it. building they picked is so old the opener lacks even optical sensors.. if the prick from maintence to sprang open the door one day as I yelled stop and no attempt to notify. if he wants to test how well the pressure sensor in the motor works... I might even watch if another staff member wants to press the button.
point I wanted to make was in having to buy a universal the age of the opener showed. there are not enough codes for the remotes. ie a neighbors is opening mine unless I unplug it. I then had to take back the first remote to eat. epic waste. cycled the code 3x on buying remote 2 and 3 weeks ago came down to find open door my desk top workstation computer, compound miter saw and mig welder gone. computer would have been in unit if it wasn't covered in crap from their basement, saw was as well. welder wasn't. it was a questionable purchase but I had watched this power level to price for 8 years it went as high as 600 as low as 400 and still is between the two. I just happened to get v1 on clearance as v2 came out for 150 bucks. the saw I had bought 10 years ago with money I earned but again this situation is pretty fucked to apply strict judgements to
also, clothes washer broke 5 months ago and I know what's wrogn/can easily fix it but things needed were in car taken.
so it's like yeah.. even once I had wheels that didn't make me bleed, applying for even min wage is pretty unlikely or hard to maintain interviewing 3 days hungey in week old clothes.
my dad can't see why I can't cook here.. it had a kitchen when be picked it and "we supplied you with all the Bibbs you need"
dad whens the last time u cooked in a kitchen with the only non apliance in it being your rabbit friend of over a decade in the freezer?
no answer. they have Bonnies ashes and pretended to lose them to terrorize. another us mail package they opened and kept.
I digress I just didn't want to sound like an entitled brat as they call me I don't think I'm perfect but I'm not that either. I will likely be dead disabled and or disfigured soon.
"No dying on my watch."
Baptiste is OW's 30th hero, and the most recently added healer as of this writing. Boasting an impressive array of abilities, potent and easy to use healing, and the most powerful form of damage boost in the game, Baptiste is extremely fun and impactful to play, and can slot well into plenty of compositions, primarily as a main healer.
This guide will break down the hero into easy to understand chunks, clarify any questions people might have about him, as well as give you a basic starterpoint to continue learning.
Section 1 - Basic Stats and Baptiste's Gun
Baptiste has the stock-standard 200 HP, 3 abilities, a gun, an ult, and is a member of the support lineup.
Baptiste's gun has two fire modes and two pools of ammo that reload together, but can be discharged separately. The primary fire mode fires 25 damage hitscan bullets, in a 3 round burst, with straight upward returning recoil. If the recoil is controlled by pulling down slightly, his gun will place all 3 bullets in the same spot. The magazine has 45 bullets, and 3 are discharged per click, leading to 15 "shots" before he has to reload. If all 3 bullets of the burst land, he deals 75 damage, 150 with all three being a headshot (recoil control is crucial for this). This means that is is able to "1-tap" tracepilot d.va, so long as all 3 bullets of the rifle burst land as headshots. Through amplification matrix, he can "1-tap" everyone who isn't a tank with headshots. Dealing damage is a vital part of playing Baptiste, just like Zenyatta. He is a Damage/Support hybrid like him, too.
The weapon's alternate fire instead lobs healing grenades. These do absolutely nothing
to enemies or Baptiste himself, but heal allies caught in the explosion (or hit directly) for 60 HP. The explosion itself is fairly decently sized, slightly smaller than Ana's Biotic Grenade. These healing grenades are Baptiste's primary form of healing, and much of his gameplay will be spent spamming these. He can fire 12 before he has to reload. Of course, as said earlier, exhausting either ammo pool will cause both to reload. Essentially, your bullet ammo will reload itself whenever you go on an extended healing spree. If you'd like to actually be able to run out of ammo in one pool without reloading, you can change the "automatic reload" hero option in Baptiste's control settings, this means you have to specifically hit reload if you only exhaust 1/2 ammo pools. I'm not sure why one would want that behavior, considering it doesn't make reload any longer to reload both from either pool being exhausted and you run the risk of not having a type of ammo you need, but it's there if you find it more natural.
The grenades themselves fly decently fast, and have a pretty gentle arc, meaning you can use them to heal from decently far away. My biggest tip for landing them reliably is to use more than just the floor to detonate them. Aim for walls, ceilings, poles, players themselves, (keep in mind nades will pass through full health allies) enemy shields, etc, all these count as valid surfaces to explode nades on, and heal. This is especially valuable for healing "midair" characters like Pharah, Genji, etc.
As for DPS and HPS, Baptiste deals 72 HPS to all targets hit repeatedly with his AOE grenades, closely comparable to Moira's healing, and deals about 101 DPS with bodyshots.
Section 2 - Baptiste's Abilities
Baptiste possesses 3 abilities, and an ult.
Ability 1 - Exo Boots
By holding crouch, Baptiste builds up power in his boots, and upon jump will jump significantly higher than normal. At full charge, he can jump about 9m straight up, which is enough to reach most highgrounds. The charge persists for about 1 second after releasing crouch, and takes about a second to charge.
This serves as Baptiste's primary mobility, as well as his escape. As it has no cooldown, it's vital to understand when and where to use this ability. Generally, you want to stick to high ground as much as possible as Baptiste, due to the way his healing works (it's easier to land grenades from higher up) as well as providing safety from mobility-less enemies.
A few tips for making the most out of it:
- Try to keep a jump charged as much as possible. Position yourself safely so crouching won't get you immediately shot.
- If a hero that doesn't have vertical mobility comes for you, you can switch altitudes in order to prevent them from getting to you. Either jump up to highground, or fall off, wait for them to follow, then jump back up.
- I recommend using toggle crouch instead of hold crouch when playing Baptiste. You can switch this only for him by switching to him on the controls menu, then binding your normal crouch key to toggle crouch. This makes it easier to charge jumps, as you don't have to hold the button, just tap it. (He can jump while crouching, unlike other heroes, and it will automatically uncrouch him)
- Sombra's hack disables this ability, so be aware of that if you try to escape while hacked.
- It is possible to jump over Reinhardt's shatter, and Doomfist's ultimate if timed correctly. For doomfist, you'll still take some damage, but not as much.
- When dueling slow projectile heroes, (eg pharah, genji, torbjorn, etc) stay in the air as much as possible, as it's hard to airshot you. When dueling fast projectile or hitscan (Hanzo, Zenyatta, McCree, etc) stay on the ground as much as possible, as it's easy to track you.
Ability 2 - Regenerative Burst
Baptiste's sole way of healing himself, this is a vital ability to use correctly, as it has a 15 second cooldown. When used, it applies a heal that deals 30 HPS (same as Zen's orb) over 5 seconds, healing 150 HP total. As long as an ally is in the area when pulsed, they will continue receiving healing even if they leave it or go out of LOS. Generally, I recommend positioning safely so you don't have to use this ability to keep yourself alive, and can instead use it to peel for other long range heroes near you. I generally stand next to my snipers/long range heroes and use it to heal them when they get dived, while I blast the diver.
A few tips for making the most out of it:
- As mentioned earlier, it can be a peeling tool. Pop it to heal your allies while you attack the diver.
- Try to avoid using it purely to heal yourself. Enlist your second healer's healing instead.
- The ability itself can't be cancelled by anything once it's active. Getting stunned, hacked, the Baptiste dying, etc won't stop the healing. The only way is to get antihealed, but even that doesn't technically remove the heal.
- The ability needs LOS for the initial pulse.
Ability 3 - Immortality Field
Quite possibly one of the most potent abilities possessed as a non-ult, this ability is the cornerstone of Bap's kit, and it's extremely important to use correctly. (Otherwise you might as well play Moira/Ana)
The ability has a 20 second cooldown, and when used throws out a drone that lands, then flies a couple meters into the air and hovers, emitting a field. Anyone inside that field can't go beneath 20% HP, and thus cannot die. (If they have less than 20% health when entering the field, they'll get healed up to it) This means that for 200 health heroes, they'll be minimum-capped to 40 HP, 400 HP tanks will be left with 80 HP, etc. A little indicator is shown on the healthbar showing the minimum health you can reach. Additionally, scrolling beams of light will be shown on the edges of your hud, and to enemies you'll appear tinted gold. As long as you stay inside that field, you can take infinite damage and never die, for as long as the drone remains, emitting the field.
Now, the drone does have a time limit, as well as a healthpool, and enemies can kill it to remove it early, so it's not a free immortality card. The field will disappear, leaving anyone in it at the 20% HP they were held at, when the timer expires (8 seconds) or the 250 HP drone is shot down.
In order to receive the immortality status effect, you have to be in LOS of the drone, so it doesn't work through walls. However, it can be placed around corners to hide the drone, making it harder to destroy, while still giving the effect so long as you keep LOS of the drone. This is pretty vital to keep the drone up for longer durations, in order to save a tank being bursted down.
A few tips for making the most out of it:
- Don't throw it willy-nilly. It's your trump card, you need to save it for when it's actually needed, otherwise you won't have it when using it would've saved someone's life.
- The drone often takes multiple shots to kill, this can buy you time to win a 1v1 with a DPS trying to kill you.
- As said earlier, try to place the drone so it can't be seen by enemies in order to keep it around for longer.
- Don't throw the drone until right before you have to, to minimize the time enemies have to kill it. For example, when blocking a D.va ult, throw it right before the mech explodes, onto anyone who can't make it to cover. This gives enemies no time to kill it before the explosion goes off (which kills the drone, but saves the life). This also applies to Sigma's ult. Since the drone has a limited vertical area, don't throw it while you're lifted into the air (as it'll just land, do nothing, and be destroyed), throw it straight down shortly before you get slammed.
- If throwing down the drone while in a grav, don't throw it straight down. This puts it right in the center of the group of people, meaning that it's both A) easy to point out of the crowd, and B) Easier to focus down while also killing your team (eg genji slashes can hit both) Instead, throw it off to the side.
- The projectile is immune to all projectile-stopping things (shields, defense matrix, deflect, etc) so don't be scared to throw it where you want it. However, if thrown at a wall (map or Mei's) it'll bounce off and land somewhere near the wall.
- The projectile will impact the skybox, and not go any higher, as opposed to normal projectiles. If this happens it'll fall straight down and deploy.
- The immortality effect doesn't apply to built structures like turrets, but will apply to BOB, Ashe's ult. This can be very powerful if the drone is placed around the corner from where BOB is, as he then becomes an immortal turret.
- Immortality can be used as a more durable bubble, to protect people from predictable instakills, such as getting roadhog hooked. This can be useful if such a kill would open the fight for the enemy.
Ultimate - Amplification Matrix
Baptiste's ult, Amplification Matrix (henceforth called Amp) is a quick charging and powerful ultimate. It is the most powerful form of damage boost in the game, and can result in instant victories if popped in the right spot at the right time.
How it works: Upon using the ult (pressing Q and placing it somewhere) a wall will materialize, and any shots fired through that wall will be amplified. This effect adds the base damage of the shot to the shot, and sends it on its way. Tons of people like to say that it "doubles damage", but that's not quite accurate. Why? Well, let's do an example. Get ready for math.
You have a Reinhardt that launches a firestrike at a target. It does 100 damage, normal. That Rein then gets boosted by a Mercy, who provides +30% damage. He throws another firestrike, and this time it deals 130 damage. Make sense so far? Okay, now the Mercy goes away, and an Amp is placed in front of the Rein, who throws another firestrike, dealing 200 damage. And now, for the finale, the mercy comes back, and the Rein throws another firestrike through the Amp, and deals....230 damage. Wait. "Shouldn't that be 260 damage, Gangsir? Because Amp doubles damage?"
Ah, but here's where the confusion is. Amp doesn't double damage, it adds the base damage of the shot to the shot
. This means the rein is doing 130 damage from the firestrike, plus the 100 damage that gets added to the firestrike as it passes through the matrix. This means that the more boosts the initial shot has, the less the effect that the amp matrix has.
Take that same rein, except now, Nanoboost him, Mercy boost him, and Supercharger boost him. Then, his firestrike does 230 damage, as damage boosts are additive. Put that same 230 damage firestrike through an Amp, and what do you get? Well, if it doubles damage, then the final damage would be 460, however, it doesn't, so the final damage actually comes out to only 330. It just added a measly 100 damage to it.
To also answer a common question, no, 2 genjis deflecting a shot back and forth through amp matrices would not result in infinitely climbing damage. Genji resets all damage boosts to any shots he deflects, then adds his own. A shot would fly through the Amp, get amped, then deflected and reset back to base damage, fly back through the amp, get amped, get deflected and reset to base damage, etc. Even if both Genjis (Genjis? Genjii? Genju?) had a friendly amp in front of them, the damage would never get higher than base+base.
Anyway, here's some tips for making good use out of it:
- Since the ult charges fast, it's totally fine to use it only for yourself during heated teamfights. You become Widowtiste/Bapmaker when firing through it (because you can kill squishies with a single burst), and your healing nades deal 120 healing per, raising your HPS to ~144, which exceeds Moira's ultimate.
- I recommend placing it slightly diagonally to your team's frontline, rather than perpendicular, as that opens up the greatest amount of angles without too much movement, making it harder for the enemy team to just break LOS.
- You can also use it to pocket certain people, for example a Bastion or a Widow, as both delete dudes when amped. You haven't lived until you've seen a rein shield get nearly instakilled by an amped bastion.
- The ult amps healing as mentioned earlier, but only Ana's and Bap's healing. The other healers have AOE or beam healing, which don't interact with Amp, sadly.
- The ult can also amp abilities, as well as primary fire. This works on any projectile/hitscan ability, you can even amp sleep dart to do a whole 10 damage. However, it only seems to work on some projectile ults, (and sometimes only partially, like Hanzo's) and turret projectiles don't work either.
- If there's a brawl on a square point, place it diagonally in the middle of the point. Somebody's gonna end up shooting through it.
- Amp matrix is destroyed by EMP, but otherwise cannot be ended early. Just so you know.
- Amp matrix doesn't provide any protection from enemy fire (it just passes through it like it's not there), so make sure you don't get blasted while trying to shoot through it.
Balancing Damage and Healing
Of course, being a Damage/Support hybrid like Zen, Bap should be doing some amount of damage. Too many new Baptistes try to sit there and only spam nades, and while that is the right move in some scenarios, you're missing out on value you could be getting.
But, how do you know when you should be looking to deal damage vs heal? Well, it's fairly simple. Deal damage whenever you don't have someone to heal. Since Baptiste's two fire modes are on independent fire cooldowns, you can seamlessly switch between them, even alternating them, or firing both at the same time.
If you can practice quickly flicking your aim between what you're actively shooting at, and the ally you're healing, you can multitask. Contribute damage onto the enemy shield, or look to pick off mispositioned people (if you're around the middle ranks, look for supports far from cover), and then when you notice someone needs healing, flick over and lob a nade. Be efficient, only bother lobbing a grenade if most of the healing from the nade will apply (eg don't bother with people missing 10 health, unless they're grouped and you can 1-nade them).
If what you're shooting at is lined up with what you're healing, you can even hold both mouse buttons and fire both at once.
Since both of your ammo pools reload together, you don't need to worry about tracking both. If you run out of nades and reload, know that you're back to full bullets too. If you're emptying your bullets clip, know that you'll have healing nades when you need them.
Things to Practice and Get a Feel For
- Learn how much exo boot charge leads to how much vertical jump. Only charge jumps as much as is necessary, so you aren't hanging in the air as easy widow food.
- Get used to the arc of your healing grenades and immortality field. They both have the same arc.
- Get used to placing Amp where you need it. It has the same placing schema as Mei's wall, and like her's, you can rotate it by pressing Q again.
- Get used to compensating for the recoil of his gun. It's important to be able to accurately land bullets.
Hero Matchups in a 1v1 Scenario
I like to include this section in all my hero guides, as it can provide help for players struggling to stay alive and win duels. A disclaimer: This is assuming low-mid-Diamond skill, as that's the level I play against. Things change as you get higher or lower on ladder, but this gives you a baseline. Next to each hero I'll place a "difficulty rating" of how hard it would be to win a pure 1v1 against that hero.
She can be farmed for ult from a distance, but if she gets within her effective range to where she can start eating your healing grenades and bullets, you'll start to struggle. I recommend using highground, when she boosts up to you fall off the highground, wait for her to follow, then jump back up. This'll get her out of your hair until her boosters come back up. Use that time to enlist help. As her DM can eat infinite damage, she also slightly counters Amp matrix. Remember that you can use immortality to survive her ult or buy time when fighting her.
Kinda tricky due to her barriers to kill her, but she shouldn't really kill you either, as her damage isn't super high or reliable. Just focus on damaging her shield with your team, and go for headshots if she's exposed. If fighting her up close, use slightly charged jumps to jump over her head, making it harder to track you.
As he has no range, as long as you stay out of hammer range, he can't really hurt you. Pepper him down while backpedaling until he eventually
dies. In a teamfight setting, just work on his shield, and use immortality to save pinned people. Jump over his charges/shatters.
Stay out of shot/hook range, and just pepper him for ult charge. If he hooks you out of immortality, you're dead. It's theoretically possible to save yourself by throwing immortality at him just before he hooks you so you get hooked into
it, but I've not had much success predicting it to where he doesn't just look up and kill it. It'll be really hard to kill him too, due to his heal, and how hogs tend to get pocketed.
In a 1v1, he really destroys you. Plant shield in front of you, walk casually up to you, and combo primary fire with accretion. You'll never be able to hammer through his shield and health before he just kills you with orbs/rock. Immortality can take him a bit to kill, but even with that you can't outlast him.
In a teamfight setting, stay out of his range, pepper him for ult charge, work on his shield, and throw immortality to save people from his ult's slam.
Baptiste is pretty divable if he isn't protected by his team, meaning that often if you have success on Bap you'll see the winstons start coming out. However, all hope is not lost. I recommend positioning next to a similarly divable long range character, and assist them in killing him. As I mentioned earlier, you can pop regen to heal yourself and them while you both blast him. If you need to throw immortality, try to throw it behind him, so he can't hit both you and the drone with the cleave damage.
Similar to D.va, you can also abuse your exo boots and highground in order to buy time for your team to save you.
While you can't really kill him due to his mobility and health, he shouldn't really kill you either due to how long it takes. Someone is bound to come and assist you. In a true 1v1, Hammond would eventually win if his aim and ability usage is proper. Stay aware of his location, and pepper him for ult charge. Be careful to not get knocked out of immortality. Speaking of immortality, the mines can damage the drone, so it's possible to still die to them if they're placed close enough together to destroy the drone and you.
You can abuse exo boots and highground just like with the other dive tanks, and it's even more effective against him, since he can't easily go straight up.
Stay out of her range, and pepper her down. One of the easiest tanks to kill if she's mispositioned, as she has no long term shielding, and no armor. Like mentioned earlier, throw immortality off to the side of her gravs, not directly in the center.
One of the most potent DPS to run into a Bap, she's gonna make your life hard if she's paying attention. As you can't easily heal yourself, just landing a dynamite on you can mean automatic death unless your other healer is paying attention, or you play near a healthpack. She also outranges you, making it hard in some cases to fire back.
However, as you get closer, things get more even. Since it takes her 3 shots to kill your immortality drone, a viable strat is to drop the drone and focus on blasting her while she kills it. Problem is, that's a burned cooldown, and the regen burst after to regain the lost health is another lost cooldown. She doesn't exactly nullify you, but she'll pull so many cooldowns out of you for relatively free that it's not wise to interact with her.
Generally he's not your job, but if you must take a 1v1, two words: Immortality, corner. Put drone out of line of sight of Bastion. Stand still. Pepper bastion to death as he helplessly fires into your 40 HP self. He'll either be forced to move to cover, or die. Note that this only works in a 1v1, not a team setting where the bastion is going to be healed.
In that case, just let someone else use the immortality that has a higher DPS that can kill through the healing, like a Hanzo. But, using that ability, you can basically kill him for free unless he's heavily shielded.
Extreme hard counter. You're only slightly less fucked than Zenyatta. What I would recommend is to hug the inside of a corner, throw immortality down, and do your best to gun him down and stay in immortality until someone can rescue you. You want to hug the corner so the distance his uppercut hits you is lessened, as normally he can knock you above your immortality drone. If you're out in the open, try to keep a jump charged so you can dodge his initial slam/punch and mess up his combo.
Very easy kill unless you have potato aim. Pop regen burst, move evasively (try jumping over their head with short charge jumps to confuse them), and gun him down. Shouldn't take more than like 2-3 bursts. If you must, throw immortality, it takes him so long to kill that outside of blade you should definitely win.
I would recommend just staying out of line of sight since he's a sniper, but if you must fight him, pop immortality if he's a good shot, and don't jump. Should take you 2-3 bursts to kill him unless he's far away.
As long as you stay out of his effective range and stay in the air as much as possible, you can more or less gun him down for free. Note that his mines can knock you out of immortality.
You have similar range and damage per click, but he has much easier to apply damage. Generally unless he has potato aim, he'll kill you before you kill him. If you must fight him, don't jump, and throw immortality, as it takes him 4 shots to kill it.
Stay out of her range, no matter what. If you do, you should be able to pepper her down from afar, just watch the icicles. If she gets close to you, you must throw immortality and hope you have good enough aim to kill her before the drone dies, or have someone rescue you.
- Pharah (Alone: Easy, W/ Mercy: Extreme hard)
If she's alone, just jump into the air and kill her. If she's being pocketed by a mercy, you'll need other people also shooting at her.
- Reaper (easy-hard, depending on range)
If he's far away, just pepper him to death. Use highground and exo boots to stay away from him. If he does get close, pop immortality and hope someone rescues you, as it'll only take him 2 shots to kill the drone, and one to finish you. Immortality only buys time against his ult, as it gets damaged too. Do note, however, that people that aren't taking damage due to immortality also don't feed his lifesteal, so he becomes really easy to kill if the drone is the only thing taking damage.
He's basically you, but Damage-er. Thus, he's generally going to duel you better than you can duel him. His healing and damage is hard to deal with, and immortality only buys you a few seconds, which is meaningless if he's also being healed up by his field.
As soon as you hear yourself getting hacked, pop regen and duel her. You should generally be able to kill hemake her teleport before she can kill you. In my experience, landing a couple headshots and a body is enough to make them scared enough to teleport away.
However, since she counters most of your abilities (destroys your ult, negates your immortality, etc), she counters you more in a non-1v1 scenario.
Just don't have potato aim. Don't let her close distance, make use of those exo boots and highground. As long as you don't have ass aim, you should be able to just pepper her down as she runs at you.
In a teamfight, kill her turrets, they take you a couple bullets (effectively one burst) each, and you can multitask as described earlier while doing it. The only real time she messes with you significantly is when she pops ult, this blocks all your healing.
Torb deals a lot of high, sustained damage, and is also very tanky against small packet guns, making it hard to fight him. Even if you pop immortality, it takes him 3-4 shots to kill, and you'll take a long time to kill him if he pops overload.
Additionally, immortality does nothing against molten core, since the lava destroys it. His turret can also target the drone, as far as I'm aware. In a teamfight setting, try to keep killing his turret when you see him place it.
Again, this is a "don't have potato aim" matchup. You can kill her with 3 headshots, or 2 headshots, a body and a melee, etc. Even landing two headshots (100 dmg) is enough to make most tracers burn recall and/or screw off. If she bombs you or someone else, use immortality to save them.
You can also use exo boots and highground against her pretty effectively.
Stay out of line of sight, and whatever you do don't go for big jumps in her LOS. If you must fight her, put drone out of sight, and pepper her, but honestly just stay out of LOS and ignore her.
In a raw 1v1, you should win, provided you don't have aim that would make some killer hashbrowns. Wait to pop regen until after she either nades you, or hits you twice. If she's the aggressive type of ana that throws nade and tries to 2 tap you, I would recommend fighting until you're about to get shot again, then pop immortality, stand still, and kill her (it takes her a whopping 4 shots to kill the drone). If she's the type that nades herself to keep herself alive, just keep fighting with regen until you're in danger of dying to her next shot, then use immortality to finish her. But honestly, given okay-ish aim, you should kill her before needing to use immortality.
In the mirror matchup, the bap that throws immortality first loses. Hold off on throwing it until you absolutely must (use regen) or some time has passed since he threw his, then throw it, stand still, and kill him. It takes him 4 bursts to kill the drone.
Don't let her close distance. Use exo boots and highground to stay away, and pepper her down from a distance. Since her shield nerf, it should take you about 3 bursts to break it, from there you can kill her. Generally, though, with her armor it's going to be hard to kill her quickly, so it's kind of a no-interaction scenario normally.
Don't have aim that resembles that of a tubular starchy root, and you should be fine. Pop regen to negate his minor damage, and gun him down. If you must place immortality, try to do it in a corner so he can't boop you out of it.
You can pretty much gun her down at your leisure. She has to avoid you like she would a soldier 76. If for whatever reason it's a true 1v1 and she starts pistoling you, just pop regen and jump a lot.
Unless your aim is fairly good, you'll struggle somewhat with this, especially if she's really gunning for you with damage orb and everything. If she fully engages on you like that, drop immortality and stand still, focus on hitting shots. If she focuses the drone, it'll take her so long to kill it that you should be able to kill her. You can always also use exo boots to highground to escape her.
The farther away you are from him, the easier the kill for you. Gun him down if he's mispositioned. Given proper distance, regen should negate any random shots he hits on you. If close though, avoid jumping, as his projectiles are fast enough to pluck you out of the air as you arc. It takes him 6 orbs to kill your drone, if you must use it.
Thanks for reading! If you found this guide helpful, don't hesitate to show it to your friends. If you have any further questions, comments, or otherwise, go ahead and drop em below. Cheers!