What if the vehicle peek a boo? I used all ESRLs during hours and I plays my alts mainly for thoses. If you're a sniper and miss a lock on guys moving very slowly during 3 sec, you should go back to plays wallbreaker. A phoenix can be used at 259m of unaware people with no chance to find back and can even be used from the spawn. If you think that no LOS @ 295m of the target is taking too much risks, what should you thinking when you meet a decimator rambo jumping in middle of ennmies tanks zergs. It had better damage per mag. the rests are even or lower than others lock ons. It had also the longuest exposure time (lock-on time + 3 sec) and the longest fire+reload speed (more or less equal to phoenix depending the phoenix range). i see 20 time more Phoenix/lancer shots than TR/NC max using it's ES ability, or people killed by the inquisitor/rebel. 1) charge is generally better than anything on maxes. 2) NS are best pistols most of times. But i have no issue to see the spiker at the repeteater/desperado level and ZOE at Anchor/Aegis level since i'll be only annoyed by on very rare moments (unless ZoE is overpowered and is spammed as much as it used to be). Oh and the striker is actually worse than the release lancer since it have lower DPM, slower ROF, slower velocity and no charge up mechanics. I even think that it's the worse unbugged item ever released on PS2.