Toby, or in long terms Toby the Destroyer, is a penguin that possesses a mecha suit for combat, despite of his basic looks. He was newly announced at PSX as the 16th Battleborn.
Toby combines some classic mech and railgun gameplay elements to be one of the most powerful defenders. His primary attack is a charged railgun that lets players repel enemies at medium and long range. Additionally, he can zoom in to improve his long range targeting. His arc mines hover in place and damage nearby enemies, helping to control chokepoints and he can deploy an energy shield to protect himself and allies. If he shoots his railgun through the shield, the shots gain speed and damage boosts. His ultimate ability transforms his mech's engines to discharge a powerful heat beam that can vaporize his targets.
He is best paired with Reyna as she can mark targets for bonus damage and Toby can snipe them with a fully charged railgun. She can also apply an overshield as extra defense. A good tactic against Toby is to blind or slow him down with Crowd Control, then take him out with fast melee characters like Rath or Phoebe or a snipe from Marquis .
How to unlock:
- Rank Unlock: Command Rank 24
- Challenge Unlock: Win 5 matches as a Rogue character.
Passed over as a Peacekeeper conscript for "being so cute", Toby turned his significant engineering genius to the Rogue faction, where he built a custom death-machine to wreak revenge on all who oppress him. Although somewhat apologetic for his reign of destruction, Toby rides his mech battletank into the fray as one of the Rogue faction's best brawlers.
On his homeworld of Menneck-B, Toby quietly outfitted his burlier brethren with heavy-duty firepower of his own design. When his home system was claimed by the Varelsi, Toby – alongside fellow refugee Benedict – hoped to sign up for armed combat with the Peacekeepers and extract a little vengeance from the corpses of his enemies. Benedict was shown to the armory; Toby was shown to the door. Something inside Toby snapped. Why does someone like Benedict get all the respect while Toby does all the real work in the background? Why does Toby even need permission to fight?
Rather than arranging his arguments into a neatly-compiled bullet list in a letter to the chain of command – you know, his first instinct – Toby tried something different. He got angry. He cursed. A lot! And it felt pretty great!
If the Peacekeepers wouldn’t let him join – screw ‘em. He’d find someone who would. Now aligned with the Rogues, Toby’s a fearsome, badass brawler, dishing out hurt on the battlefield in “Berg”, his walking battletank. Not nearly as cute as he himself is.
- Role: Defender
- Clifford Chapin, Toby's voice actor, is known for portraying a few Borderlands characters, such as the Lost Legion's Raum-Kampfjet Mark V (RK5). Outside of video games, he is known as the English voice actor for Conny Springer from Attack On Titan.
- Toby will often apologise for killing his foes.
- Toby will often exclaim after firing an Arc Mine; that it is a "cake" for the enemy team.
ReferencesEditOfficial News- Toby
Air-jumping while holding a direction grants Toby a quick boost in that direction. Boosters hold a total of 3 charges that recharge after 8 seconds.
Launches an Arc Mine, which arms after a brief delay, dealing 80 area damage per second for 8 seconds. Afterwards, Arc Mine will explode for 133 damage.
UPR H8-MS Custom Railgun
Toby's powerful Railgun can be charged, dealing increased damage at higher charge levels.
Deploys an energy field that blocks 850 enemy damage. Firing a Railgun shot through the field increases projectile velocity.
Me N My Mech
Clad in his battle mech "Berg", the adorable-yet-fearsome Toby's considerable engineering talent provides for on-the-fly modification to respond to a variety of battlefield conditions
Transform Toby's mech to charge up a powerful laser that deals 325 damage a second for 6 seconds.
- All of Toby's skin names are meant to be patronizing to Toby, who looks much younger than he is.
- Toby's "How Old Is That In People Years?" can be heard from his Lore Challenge "Rejection".
For the Character Lore, see Character Lore.
|Temper, Temper, Ta-Boom||Kill 10 enemies with Berg’s self-destruct mechanism.|
|Pick On Your Own (Shield) Size!||Absorb 20,000 damage with Force Field.|
|Rejection||Hit 250 enemies with Railgun rounds accelerated by Force Field.|
|None Shall Pass||Detonate 50 Arc Mines with Toby’s Custom Railgun.|
|Killing On Rails||Get a double-kill with Core Discharge.|
- Temper, Temper, Ta-Boom - Self-destruct unlocked at Character Rank 9 (Self Destruct Sequence).
|Contingency Plan||Level 1||Me 'N My Magnets|
|Shooting Toby's Arc Mine with a Railgun blast will detonate the mine, dealing extra damage to nearby targets. +200 Damage||Railgun projectiles deal bonus damage when passing through a Force Field. +25% Damage|
|Starting Line||Level 2||Best Offense|
|Allies who pass through Toby’s Force Field are hastened for a brief time. +30% Movement Speed||Allies standing behind Toby’s Force Field are granted bonus health regeneration and attack speeds. +14 Health Per Second, +15% Attack Speed|
|Targeting Overlay||Level 3||Still Alive! Sorry!|
|While zooming Toby’s Railgun, all enemies (including cloaked enemies) are highlighted in the scope.||Increase Toby’s maximum shield strength. +240 Maximum Shield Strength|
|Sorry I Broke Your Legs||Level 4||Sorry I Broke Your Wrists|
|Enemies damaged by Arc Mines are slowed. +3 Seconds Slow Duration||Enemies damaged by Arc Mines are stunned. +2 Second Stun|
|Boosted Boosters||Level 5||Panic Mode|
|Toby’s Boosters gain one additional charge. +1 Charge||Toby gains increased damage resistance while his Boosters are out of charges. +30% Damage Mitigation|
|Beam Splitter||Level 6||Plasma Mine|
|Toby’s Railgun projectiles split into three blasts when fired through a Force Field.||Arc Mines deal increased damage to enemy shields. +150% Shield Damage|
|Riding The Rail||Level 7||Heartpiercer|
|Decreases the time required to fully charge Toby’s Railgun. -20% Charging Time||Fully charged Railgun shots penetrate walls, objects in the world, and enemies.|
|Room For Improvement||Level 8||Room For Mistakes|
|Enlarges Force Field’s effective range. +50% Force Field Radius||Increases Force Field total health. +100% Force Field Health|
|What's Mine Is Yours||Level 9||Primed Catalyzers|
|Increases the range that Arc Mines can deal damage. +50% Area of Effect Radius||Increases Arc Mine base damage. +15% Damage|
|Triple Charge||Level 10||Coldclock|
|Rather than a single focused beam, Core Discharge charges up three blasts firing one after the other, dealing 150 damage per blast.||Enemies damaged by Core Discharge blasts are slowed. +3 Second Slow Duration|
- 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 4||Arc Vortex|
|Requires character rank 3 to unlock = 105 total XP||Arc Mines now suck enemies toward them.|
|Character Rank 5?||Level 5||Upward Boost|
|Requires character rank 5 to unlock = 250 total XP||Toby's Boosters can now propel him upward.|
|Character Rank 7?||Level 6||Overcompensating|
|Requires character rank 7 to unlock = 470? total XP||Increases the size of Toby's Railgun shot when fired through his Force Field. +25% Projectile Size|
|Character Rank 9?||Level 7||Self Destruct Sequence|
|Requires character rank 9 to unlock = 775 total XP||
On death, Toby's mech explodes, dealing damage to nearby enemies. +500 Damage
|Character Rank 12||Level 9||Mines, Mines, Mines!|
|Requires character rank 12 to unlock = 1455 total XP||Reduces the cooldown of Arc Mine. -20% Cooldown Time|