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How to unlock:

  • 47,500 in-game credits
    OR
  • Purchase the Season Pass or Digital Deluxe Edition.

Bio

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.[1]

Character StatsEdit

  • Role: Defender
  • Characteristics:
    • Territorial
    • Pusher
    • Complex

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/battleplan-13-8-4-16/1543073

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Passive

Direct Hit

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Grenades that directly hit an enemy deal 15% additional damage.

Skill 1

Power Egg

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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%.
Default Cooldown: 18s

Weapon

UPR-G73 Grenade Launcher

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Ernest’s trademark UPR Grenade Launcher launches explosive canisters that detonate on impact with an enemy or after a short delay.

Skill 2

Explosive Charge

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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.
Default Cooldown: 12s

Talent

Detonator

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Ernest’s Detonator can be used to detonate deployed Explosive Charges or switch between Power Egg modes.

Ultimate

Mine Grid

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Deploys a grid of mines that explode on contact with an enemy, dealing 100 damage each.
Default Cooldown: 45s

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TauntsEdit

Rally Up Default
Ferocious Fowl Rewarded at Character Rank 15
At Attention Complete the Lore Challenge "RE: Worthless Pukes"
Hot Wings Marketplace purchase for 230 Platinum

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SkinsEdit

The Demobird Default
Blue Jay Rewarded at Character Rank 4
Oriole Rewarded at Character Rank 8
Flamingo Rewarded at Character Rank 11
Parakeet Rewarded at Character Rank 14
Owl Complete Challenge "Master of Ernest"
Eagle Shift Code reward
Devolved Marketplace purchase for 420 Platinum

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For the Character Lore, see Character Lore.

Lore ChallengesEdit

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 Peacekeepers.

RewardEdit

Ernest Legendary

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HelixEdit



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.

Advanced HelixEdit

  • 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.

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