Victoria Sterling – Counselor Overview
The mean girl. Inspired by Melissa from Friday the 13th Part VII, the snobby bitch of your dreams brings another dimension to F13 the Game.
Vicky rocks some of the best Luck in the game. This stat grants numerous small bonuses and will allow her to make better use of melee weapons. A respectable Stamina and Stealth of 7, each, will offer a bit of breathing room early in a match to avoid detection and/or get away if she does come under Jason’s scrutiny. Late in the match, a massive Stamina pool is always welcome if you can keep her composed.
Vicky comes with an nasty mix of bad Composure, Repair, Speed, and Strength. Her Speed and Stealth are aligned more with the design of a fixer, but she lacks severely in that regard. She is absent of real hitting power for the purpose of de-masking. Her most effective play style will likely be very niche – watching people’s back.
Your best bet will be to perform in a roll similar to Chad. She has the Luck to make a weapon last and the Stamina to run like hell if need be (albeit more like a turtle than a rabbit). Vicky is suited for those who want to engage Jason for short duration and be a guardian. She can fight, but her bad Composure means she’ll gain Fear quickly. This is horrible for her great Stamina pool. Losing Stamina regeneration speed could be crippling. Keep your engagements with Jason brief. Hit and run. Make use of hiding spots to top your Stamina off when your Fear is high and mitigate its effects.
Protect fixers while they make repairs. Ambush Jason to prevent him from making a kill. Melissa is designed in a way that she makes an excellent escort. She is quiet enough, and potentially scrappy enough, to be a harasser/bodyguard for other slow and more vulnerable counselors. While she can kite decently enough while her Composure is low, don’t make the mistake of thinking she’ll work like Vanessa. Run to save your butt, but avoid taking Jason on a Tour de Crystal Lake. If he persistently dogs you, that Composure will cause a cascade of problems for your well-being. Also don’t forget that Vicky can wear the sweater AND fight. Not a bad choice for a sweater girl.
1. Manage your Fear. It is the enemy of one of your greatest attributes (Stamina).
2. Protect and flee. Vicky is built to guard. She can serve other roles, of course, but don’t lose sight of what she is tailored for.
3. Pick weapons with a high stun chance. There really is no point in using her to try to de-mask Jason even though she can fight. Her Strength works against you in this regard. Use her to knock the chevrons off his mask and leave him staggered. Then get the hell out of there.
4. Window hop for Stamina bumps. Drop into hiding spots for Stamina top offs. Use stun n’ run tactics on Jason to keep yourself ready to move.
Top 10 Suggested Perk Choices (no particular order of significance):
1. Thick Skin
2. My Dad’s a Cop
6. Sucker Punch
8. Man at Arms
9. Night Owl
10. Man at Arms
**This is by no means a definitive way to play Victoria, but it can get you started on an effective set-up and allow you to figure out your own playstyle. Thanks for stopping by and best of luck as always.