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Some might call him a well-aged boy scout, but Ernest’s sense of honor and duty brings a new means of support and defense previously absent from the Peacekeepers – this is no small part thanks to his grenade launcher. The various explosive charges help Ernest lean on the offensive or provide a mean line of defense for his team.[x]
Like his Aviant contemporaries Toby and Benedict, Ernest enjoys blowing stuff up – but unlike his contemporaries, he’s not in it for glory or vengeance, but for honor and duty. As one of Menneck B’s premiere demolitions experts, the veteran Ernest is a brilliant tactician, known for his “outside the box” perspective on decimating his foes, and for identifying and exploiting weaknesses with well-placed, well-timed explosive ordnance.
Grenades that directly hit an enemy deal 15% additional damage.
Deploys a beacon that imparts bonuses to allies in range. Attack Mode boosts attack speed by 25%, while Defense Mode reduces damage taken by 15%.
UPR-G73 Grenade Launcher
Ernest’s trademark UPR Grenade Launcher launches explosive canisters that detonate on impact with an enemy or after a short delay.
Heave an explosive charge that sticks to the world and enemies. Detonates upon activation of Ernest’s Detonator, dealing 200 damage to enemies in range.
Ernest’s Detonator can be used to detonate deployed Explosive Charges or switch between Power Egg modes.
Deploys a grid of mines that explode on contact with an enemy, dealing 100 damage each.
|Team Defender||Mutators||Offensive Coordinator|
|Level 1||Eggcelerator||Concussive Charge|
|While in Attack Mode, Power Egg grants a movement speed boost to allies in range. +30% Movement Speed.||Explosive Charges push enemies and Ernest away from the blast when detonated.|
|Level 2||Eggslowerator||Never Stop Shooting||The Most Important Meal|
|While in Defense Mode, Power Egg slows enemies in range. -30% Movement Speed.||While in Attack Mode, Power Egg grants a reload speed bonus to allies in range. +20% Reload Speed.||While in Attack Mode, Power Egg grants an attack damage boost to allies in range. +10% Damage.|
|Level 3||Drum Mag||Bomb Suit||Trigger Delay|
|Increases Grenade Launcher magazine size. +2 Grenades.||Grants a damage reduction bonus against area-of-effect damage. +35% Damage Reduction.||Direct Hit will now trigger when impacting enemies after a single bounce on the ground.|
|Level 4||Chain Reaction||Bonus Boom|
|Detonating an Explosive Charge will also detonate any other deployed Explosive Charges in range.||Increases the maximum number of Explosive Charges that can be active on the battlefield at once. +2 Active Charges.|
|Level 5||Shellshocker||The Ol’ Razzle-Dazzle||Expedited Explosives|
|Enemies damaged by Direct Hit are wounded for a brief time. +1 Second Wound Duration.||Direct Hit marks enemies. Direct Hit deals increased damage to marked enemies, consuming the mark. +15% Damage.||Direct Hit reduces Explosive Charge’s cooldown by 2 Seconds per Hit.|
|Level 6||Reinforced Shell||Secondary Strike||Proximity Alarm|
|Increases Power Egg’s health. +100% Power Egg Health.||A mortar shell rains down 3 seconds after an Explosive Charge detonates, damaging enemies in range. +200 Damage.||Deployed Explosive Charges reveal nearby enemies and automatically detonate if the target remains within range for 0.5 seconds.|
|Level 7||Rapid Launcher||Greased Canisters|
|Increases Grenade Launcher attack speed. +15% Attack Speed.||Increases Grenade Launcher reload speed. +25% Reload Speed.|
|Level 8||Over Easy||Rotten Egg||Hard-Boiled|
|Adds a defensive shield to Power Egg’s Defense and Attack Mode. +450 Maximum Shield Strength.||While in Attack Mode, Power Egg damages enemies in range every 1.5 seconds. +135 Damage Per Pulse.||Increases the damage reduction boost imparted by Power Egg’s Defense Mode. +10% Damage Reduction.|
|Level 9||Bombastic Blast||Shrapnel Burst|
|Increases Explosive Charge’s blast radius. +25% Area of Effect Radius.||Increases damage dealt by Explosive Charge. +15% Damage.|
|Level 10||Gridlock||Watch Your Step|
|Enemies damaged by Mine Grid mines are slowed for a brief time. +3 Second Slow Duration.||Each Mine Grid mine that damages an enemy increases the damage dealt by subsequent mine explosions. +10% Damage per Mine Hit.|
- Additional Helix options that can be unlocked by leveling the respective character rank.
- A third option added to a pre-defined Helix choice.
- Maximum of 1 additional helix choice for each character Helix level
- They first show up ingame after they are unlocked for the individual character.
- 5 additional helix choices per character
- Ingame selection via:
- F (PC)
- Y (Xbox Controller)
- Triangle (PS4)
|Character Rank 3||Level 2||Never Stop Shooting|
|Requires character rank 3 to unlock = 105 total XP.||While in Attack Mode, Power Egg grants a reload speed bonus to allies in range. +20% Reload Speed.|
|Character Rank 5||Level 5||The Ol’ Razzle-Dazzle|
|Requires character rank 5 to unlock = 250 total XP.||Direct Hit marks enemies. Direct Hit deals increased damage to marked enemies, consuming the mark. +15% Damage.|
|Character Rank ?||Level 3||Bomb Suit|
|Requires character rank ? to unlock = ? total XP.||Grants a damage reduction bonus against area-of-effect damage. +35% Damage Reduction.|
|Character Rank ?||Level 6||Secondary Strike|
|Requires character rank ? to unlock = ? total XP.||A mortar shell rains down 3 seconds after an Explosive Charge detonates, damaging enemies in range. +200 Damage.|
|Character Rank ?||Level 8||Rotten Egg|
|Requires character rank ? to unlock = ? total XP.||While in Attack Mode, Power Egg damages enemies in range every 1.5 seconds. +135 Damage Per Pulse.|
|Wings of Valor||Fire 500 grenades while under the effects of Power Egg's Attack Mode.|
|The Demobird||Deal 10,000 damage to enemies with Ernest's Explosive Charge before it hits the ground.|
|Fellowship of the Flightless||Complete 3 matches while on the same team as Toby.|
|Grenades and You||Score 100 direct hits with Ernest's grenade launcher.|
|RE: Worthless Pukes||Deal 25,000 damage to other Peaceckeepers|
- RE: Worthless Pukes – "At Attention" taunt
- All Challenges:
|Wings of Valor|
(Inscription upon the face of the plaque awarded to Sgt. Ernest Igrin for his actions during the ill-fated evacuation of Menneck-B.)
For his valor in defense of his homeworld against Varelsi assault;
|| UPR LOGBOOK / REPORT, ENTRY #2235904728
The disastrous evacuations at Menneck may have been one of the UPR's greatest failures, but I'll be damned if the system's heroes didn't rise to the occasion. Base in point: Sgt. Ernest Igrin, on of the Menneck-B's premiere demolitions experts, and by far one of the most decorated candidates to cross my desk. This aviant's got a service record a mile long, and unlike Benedict, he's pretty well-regarded by his peers and reports alike.
And best of all, Ernest's a born leader. He spent most of his time prior to the Darkening of Menneck building special weapons teams and training new recruits in explosives handling and bomb defusal, and earned himself a reputation as one of the hardest, most disciplined instructors of his generation. According to his record, he defied his commanding officer's orders to evacuate with his squad just hours before Menneck was darkened, rallied a couple of extra pairs of hands, and blasted his way through a collapsed subway tunnel of free over 300 civilians trapped inside.
Gonna keep an eye on this one. We could use a demolitions expert, and hell, maybe he'll have better luck whipping Benedict into shape than I did - or at least get him to tone it down a notch or two.
|Fellowship of the Flightless|
|Grenades and You|
|RE: Worthless Pukes|
Taunts and Skins do not changes gameplay in any form and are strictly cosmetic.
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