A while ago, I proposed a buff to the Sturm Offizier, but since discussing it with others, I believe I have a better solution to make the Offizier a unit that is much more rewarding to use. Thanks to @SkysTheLimit and @Vipper for some suggestions!
The Sturm Offizier is too passive of a unit, and has abilities that while useful, are very circumstantial and promotes blobbing/passive play.
Remove the aura buff of the Sturm Offizier and force retreat. The aura encourages blobbing and passive play, and retreating an enemy squad is almost never useful as its better to kill a squad. Add a directed ability to temporarily buff a single squad for a small number of munitions, similar to the Commisar's ability. Tie the cooldown to the ability that targets an enemy squad do avoid being too powerful vs a squad. To better let the Offizier deal with a variety of situations, he should also get a calldown of 105mm artillery for a decent amount of munitions. This is similar to the Majors ability. Finally, his tier 3 veterancy should be changed as he no longer has the aura, to unlocking a smoke mortar barrage.
I believe these changes will make the Sturm Offizier much more valuable and useful of a unit, giving players an actual skill ceiling with useful abilities to his use rather than a passive buff to throw behind your army and forget about.
Relic, please consider my suggestion to bring this unit to its full glory.
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