But in clan wars at least you have communication (or I at least hope). That kind of luxury does not exist in pubs because the nature of pubs is casual. The only reason water bombs are nice in pubs is because the other 9-15 people on your team likely aren't communicating to the degree you would in a competitive match. I'll leave this thread too, but I think Swine made some very good points. And in regards to defense, at the very minimum you can at least move back from a water bomb so if you do get hit, the kick of a water bomb (when jumping in the air), the force will negate some of the stun time. I could go ahead and say the exact same thing about water arrows, but I guess those are okay because archers are a support class and water should be put into a totally different category for them (some sarcasm intended). Whether an archer is shooting me with water, or a knight hits me with a water bomb, I'm helpless either way, which is why I find it silly that people want the total removal of one item and/or serious nerfs, but are still willing to promote the use of another very similar item (with very minor nerfs), just because two classes have different duties in a competitive match.