Obviously the question of which Javelin is superior in Anthem is one that will be based on personal preference.
However, that doesn’t mean I can’t sit here and arrange them in the order I see fit. I have that power. Watch:
From the quick secondary abilities like throwing stars to the enemy-marking abilities that weaken them, the Interceptor is my Javelin of choice right now. The fastest of the bunch with an absolutely gorgeous ultimate ability, it’s an absolute blast to play with this Javelin. Despite how quick and powerful this Javelin is in combat, my favourite part about the Interceptor is probably the ability to chain dodges on both the ground and in the air. If you’re a fan of being a ghost on the battlefield, I highly suggest the Interceptor.
It was not easy deciding between these two, but trust me when I say the Storm Javelin is a very, very, very close second. While few other Javelin abilities focus heavily on elemental power, the Storm lives and breathes destructive elemental power. Gliding just above the ground, floating effortlessly above combat, or raining down lightning from above; no matter the calling, Storm can handle it. In terms of animation and style, Storm definitely takes the cake. Though it was the last Javelin I experienced, it was easily some of the most fun I had.
The Javelin to please everyone, the Ranger is the starting class in the Demo. Preciously towing the line between defence and offence, the Ranger easily fills the necessary slot in a game like this. Without being overly flashy, the Ranger gets the job done. Create shield bubbles, throw grenades, or unleash a hellstorm of missiles on your opponents. It is nice that the middle-ground class in Anthem doesn’t feel wasted or weak.
I’m not much for bulky tank characters in most games, and with the Colossus Javelin, Anthem has failed to sway me in the other direction. The Colossus carries a massive shield rather than a dodge ability, and, for the most part, just bigger and stronger versions of the Ranger Javelin. Out of all the ultimate abilities, I’d say the Colossus has the most underwhelming. That said, however, I understand the benefit of having a hulking mass of metal on your side. No offense to the Colossus mains to be.
Since each Javelin is capable of using any weapon in the game, my ranking of each was built entirely from my time with them and how they fit my playstyle. Guns in Anthem, or at least what I’ve used, are fairly run of the mill. They get the job done, without much pizzazz behind them. I’m excited to see what sort of one-of-a-kind, unique weapons await us in the full game.