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Benedict is a Battleborn of the United Peacekeeping Republics faction.

He is a Base Game Battleborn, which available:

  • after completing "The Prologue" in Full Game version
  • for Credits 35,000 in Marketplace in Free Trial version
  • during free character rotation in Free Trial version

DescriptionEdit

Brash and arrogant Benedict loves three things: himself, rockets, and himself. Though his left wing was crippled during the evacuation of his homeworld, Benedict is still capable of limited flight, raining down rockets from a high vantage point.[1]

BiographyEdit

PersonalityEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Sonny Strait, the voice actor of Benedict, is well known for voicing Krillin from the Dragonball series, and Maes Hughes in the Fullmetal Alchemist series.
  • Despite his very pronounced 'Southern' accent and supposed egocentrism, Benedict is a very eloquent writer.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Benedict - Battleborn

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StatsEdit

  • Role: Attacker
  • Characteristics:
Agile
Agile
Pusher
Pusher
Advanced
Advanced
  • Base stats (Level 1):
Max Health: 831 Health Regeneration: 0
Max Shield: 300 Shield Recharge Delay: 5 s Shield Recharge Rate: 60
Primary Attack: 210 Secondary Attack: -

AbilitiesEdit

Passive

Flyboy

Flyboy

Jumping again in the air allows Benedict to double-jump. Holding secondary attack while in the air causes Benedict to Glide for a limited time.
Default Cooldown: 8s

Skill 1

Hawkeye

Hawkeye

Fires a rocket that deals 141 damage and targets enemies for 3 seconds. Subsequent rockets home in on targeted enemies.
Default Cooldown: 19s

Weapon

UPR-SM23 Rocket Launcher

UPR-SM23 Rocket Launcher

Benedict's trademark Rocket Launcher deals heavy damage in a wide explosive radius.

Skill 2

Liftoff

Liftoff

Launches Benedict skyward for a strategic advantage or a hasty withdrawal from combat.
Default Cooldown: 15s

Talent

Aviant Exosuit

Aviant Exosuit

Benedict's battle armor is heavily augmentable to support combat mobility and damage output.

Ultimate

Boomsday

Boomsday

Launches a player-guided missile that deals 525 damage. Reactivating the skill in-flight triggers early detonation.
Default Cooldown: 85s

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Helix

Benedict's basic Helix options are grouped in two lines – Hawk 'n Awe and Bird of Prey.

Additional Helix options can be unlocked by leveling up Character Rank and show up in-game after they are unlocked.

Lvl Hawk 'n Awe Mutation Bird of Prey Lvl
1 Evasive Pattern Benedict Rejiggered Ordinance
Character Rank 5
Presistent Projectiles 1
Liftoff now launches up and backwards. Hawkeye rockets deal increased damage to shields.
+50% Bonus Damage to Shield
Hawkeye’s target effect lasts longer.
+1 Second Homing Duration
2 Make Some Room Wind Chill 2
On activation, Liftoff pushes nearby enemies away. On activation, Liftoff slows nearby enemies.
+1 Second Slow
3 Ready Rockets Speed Delivery 3
Increases Rocket Launcher’s reload speed.
+30% Reload Speed
Increases rocket propulsion speed.
+25% Rocket Speed
4 Rapid Reload A Murder Of Rockets 4
Activating Hawkeye instantly reloads Benedict’s Rocket Launcher. Hawkeye now launches three rockets in rapid succession.
+2 Rockets
5 Glide-iator Divebomb
Character Rank 7
Tailwind 5
Grants a second air jump. While gliding, press the off-hand melee button to divebomb enemies, dealing damage and pushing them back. This can be used every 8 seconds. Increases Benedict’s in-air gliding speed.
+25% Flight Speed
6 BLASTOFF Heavy Bombardment 6
On activation, Liftoff damages nearby enemies.
+133 Damage
Homing Rockets deal increased damage to enemies.
+20% Damage
7 Danger Zone Multiloader
Character Rank 9
Surgical Strike 7
Increases Rocket Launcher’s blast radius.
+45% Area of Effect Radius
Allows the Rocket Launcher to charge and fire multiple rockets simultaneously. Hold the attack to charge Rocket Launcher. Increases Rocket Launcher’s damage while reducing its area of effect.
+18% Damage, -20% Area of Effect Radius
8 Frequent Flyer First Class 8
Reduces Liftoff’s cooldown, allowing more frequent use.
-25% Cooldown Time
Shields begin to recharge immediately after activating Liftoff.
9 Less Talk, More Hawk Eyes On You
Character Rank 3
Party Starter 9
Reduces Hawkeye’s cooldown.
-25% Cooldown Time
Increase Hawkeye’s blast radius.
+50% Area of Effect Radius
Increases Hawkeye’s rocket damage.
+15% Damage
10 Hawkpocalypse Phoenix Protocol
Character Rank 12
Rockets Launchin' Rockets 10
Increases Boomsday’s explosion radius.
+100% Area of Effect Radius
Boomsday scorches the earth at its detonation site, dealing damage over time to nearby enemies.
+480 Damage over 8 Seconds.
While Boomsday’s guided missile is in flight, reactivating the skill fires smaller rockets.
Lvl Hawk 'n Awe Mutation Bird of Prey Lvl


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Lore ChallengesEdit

Rocket Jump Professional Glide for one hour (3,600 seconds).
Help for a Grounded Recruit? Kill 10 Battleborn while in the air.
The Tour Complete 3 matches on a team with at least three other Peacekeepers.
So Many Rockets Fire 300 rockets in a single match, 5 times.
The Bird's Last Word Get 100 kills with Boomsday.

RewardEdit

Benedict-Air-Mail-AGM-Loader


Note: completing all Lore Challenges is a part of "Master of Benedict" challenge which rewards player with "Blackhawk " skin and "Master of Benedict" title.

ContentEdit

Rocket Jump Professional
Help for a Grounded Recruit?
The Tour
So Many Rockets
The Bird's Last Word


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Render Benedict

This strategy guide was created to help players determine the best Gear and Helix choices for this Hero based on Game Mode type and Role. Contributors are encouraged to share their knowledge so that others may benefit from it.

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SkillsEdit

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BuildsEdit

PVP BuildsEdit

Homing-HavocEdit

Choose following Helix Upgrades:

1: Presistent Projectiles (R)

3: Ready Rockets (L)

4: Rapid Reload (L)

6: Heavy Bombardment (R)

8: First Class (R)

9: Party Starter (R)

With this Build, you can easily shoot an enemy, target him with your Q and empty your magazine on him again for more damage. Is your enemy running away low-Health? No Problem: Finish him off with your Ultimate, simply following him and blowing up his back. With your Rocket Damage, your also able to survive while your Q is on cooldown. The Upgrade Surgical Strike is important in order to survive and hold out longer during fights.

PVE BuildsEdit

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TauntsEdit

SkinsEdit

BaseEdit

Story OperationsEdit

MarketplaceEdit

NotesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Benedict's dance taunts are references to the show Arrested Development where numerous characters used these dances.
    • One of Benedict's quotes while performing "The Dance, II" taunt: "I saw this on TV once."


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Hot FixesEdit

  • Increased the initial reload speed of Benedict's UPR-SM23 Rocket Launcher.[1]
  • Fixed an issue that caused Benedict's L3 "Ready Rockets" augment to reduce reload speed by 45% rather than 30%.

  • Reduced the damage of Benedict's UPR-SM23 Rocket Launcher by 10% (from 211 to 190 at level 1).[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/battleplan-16-8-25-16/1544993
  2. https://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/battleplan-15-8-18-16/1544397

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