I was happy to see the mad dread getting a bug survival buff and a new crowd control ability but do you guys think he is viable? in my honest opinion he can work in huge engagements but he does need a big support from other units.
thats why he has tunnel to bring his whole army with him .. I was using him often even before patch, but I am the weird one with two knights so dont mind me
Of course any elite should have support from your army. That should go without saying, simply because any elite without support will get beat by one with support.
Mad Dread is very fun and effective now. Been bringing him as my high elite option for all games (1v1 to 3v3). His dash will lock-down the other 7pt (Venerable dreadnought, wraithlord) elites for the kill while severely hindering a bit 9 or 10pt elite. Seriously, dig right beneath a big elite, dash the mad dread into them with ability, and have your army follow through the hole to wipe those elites off the map quick.
And it his charge regenerates fury pretty fast, so he is harder to kill now. (Although his shield expires roughly after 1 min, and will die if not having full fury)
He is silly good now and superior to the ven dread in every single way imo.
Madd Dredd has always been excellent. Not to mention that his Presence ability is one of the best in the game.
So he's even more excellent with the buffs.