|Deadlift ||Difficulty: Intermediate |
Development Name: Crumple
|Type of abilities: Area of Effect, Knockback, Shield, Healing, Weaken, Empower, Slow, Stun||Release Date: March 8th 2017|
Backstory[edit | edit source]
Samuel "Deadlift" Gains was a young calf during "The Great Bovinion Wrangling" and escaped aboard a dairy transport bound for the Flexon, where all inhabitants are incredibly muscular! A Kremzon took him in and put him on a rough training regiment, to prepare for his revenge on Sheriff Lonestar.
Samuel grew stronger as the years passed, and one day, when Lonestar visited the planet, tried to ambush him at the spaceport. The cowboy saw through his plan and made Samuel lose his balance while he was preparing to throw a spaceship. Samuel woke up in a hospital with one of his arms and horns replaced by mechanical versions, and a note saying that they were a gift for "Pursuing a common goal." Lonestar and the inhabitants of Flexon thought he was dead, so his "revival" earned him the nickname: "Deadlift".
Back on his quest to avenge the Bovinions, Deadlift joined the Awesomenauts after telling Blabl Zork that he could pull out solar drills with his bare hands. He's secretly planning his final strike to put the cowboy out of business for good.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
Theme song lyrics[edit | edit source]
For he's the mighty, mighty Deadlift
Always hard and strong, fast and swift
Double routines both day and night shift
And if you don't then you will get biffed
Doing his daily 100 crunches
And after that 200 punches
Finish it off with 80 lunges
He's the baddest of the bunches
Throwing the dumbbells, raising the bar
This cow is udder udder muscular
Robbing that loner of his shining star
Making sure that he won't get far
Now his heart is pumping in his throat
Biceps and triceps in the overload
Only protein, he don't eat no oat
This naut is always in the fighting mode
Voice actor: Andrew Montesi
Taunts[edit | edit source]
Play"Do you even lift?"
Play"I'll order you a protein shake. Or two!"
Play"You put the dumb in dumbbell!"
Play"You mess with the biceps, you get the horns!"
Play"I'll flex you into oblivion!"
Play"You 'miring my aesthetics?"
Help[edit | edit source]
Play"This is udder nonsense!"
Play"I could use a spot!"
Play"Help a gymnast out!"
Play"I can't cope with this!"
Attack[edit | edit source]
Play"Pro tip: Attack!"
Play"Focus your efforts!"
Defend[edit | edit source]
Play"We have to defend our gym!"
Play"Pro tip: Defend!"
Play"We're under attack!"
Purchase[edit | edit source]
Play"More ways to beat that Lonestar fool!"
Play"Getting all kinds of gains!"
Play"One day I'll get those universe-class dumbbells!"
Play"Gotta get the right gear!"
Play"Does this come with a free protein shake?"
Teleporting[edit | edit source]
Play"Going back for some dumbbell flyes!"
Play"I'm scheduled for some serious benchpresses!"
Play"Almost went an hour without training!"
Play"Going back for some barbell curls!"
Play"Yeah, I'm skipping leg day!"
Play"Going back for some T-bar rows!"
Chosen[edit | edit source]
Play"No pains, no gains!"
Drop Pod In[edit | edit source]
Play"We eat tiny people like you for breakfast on Flexon!"
Play"Pumping iron! The best feeling in the world!"
Play"Sixpacks are for calves! I have a fourteenpack!"
Play"Never forget the Great Bovinian Wrangling!"
Play"I once tried to lift a warship. Cost me an arm and a horn!"
Play"I always carry a set of galaxy-class dumbbells with me!"
Play"Lonestar may have wrangled the Bovinian race, but he's not getting me!"
Play"Someone call the Space Olympics. Tell'em it's cancelled: I already won!" - A reference to BroScienceLife.
Play"Eat at least twice your bodyweight in protein. Every day!"
Play"35 eggs: my go-to pick-me-up!"
Killing Blow[edit | edit source]
Play"No pains, no gains!"
Play"Do you compete? Naaah, you don't compete."
Play"Don't sweat it!"
Play"And I'm not even flexing!"
Play"Reps for victory!"
Killing Spree[edit | edit source]
Play"That's raw power, people!"
Play"Setting a benchmark for sprees here!"
Play"That's what I call a superset!"
Play"Built under the iron!"
Being Hit[edit | edit source]
On Death[edit | edit source]
Play"Sprung a muscle!"
Play"Low... blood sugar!"
Play"Out to pasture..."
Play"This is bull!"
Play"Sprained my ankle!"
Using Iron Slam[edit | edit source]
Using Power Lunge[edit | edit source]
Using Protective Pose[edit | edit source]
Play"I'll steer us safe!"
Meeting an allied Lonestar[edit | edit source]
Play"Just because we're in the same team, Lonestar, doesn't make us even!"
Play"Watch your back, rodeo clown!"
Meeting an enemy Lonestar[edit | edit source]
Play"Lonestar! I'll flatten you!"
Play"I've been training my whole life to crunch you, wrangler!"
Nauts In-Game Look[edit | edit source]
Character[edit | edit source]
Minimap Icon[edit | edit source]
Scoreboard Icon[edit | edit source]
Skin Information[edit | edit source]
Awesomenaut Showcase[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Deadlift's theme song and killing spree theme are sung by Gianni Noten.
- Deadlift is the first Awesomenaut to be released without any skins ever since skins were first introduced in the game in Patch 1.5.
References[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
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- 2013-09-24 16:02:30 Yuri
Tips & Tactics[edit source]
Playing As:[edit | edit source]
- Iron Slam alternates between a medium damage non-piercing swing and a high damage piercing swing. You can "throw away" the weaker swing by intentionally wasting it.
- This is especially useful if you've bought Sweat-Wow-Band.
- Power Lunge is Deadlift's main source of damage, but it's also his only means of escape. Consider which is going to be more important before engaging.
- Power Lunge's unique curved aiming can allow for some creative dodging and movement. Try dipping below a platform before suddenly leaping atop it, performing short upward lunges, or other unpredictable moves to throw enemies off.
- Pay close attention, though. The aiming line isn't perfect and Deadlift will still fall a short ways before lunging. Planning a complex line can be useful, but short, simple dashes are just as important, especially in a pinch.
- Protective Pose is extremely powerful, but it won't last long in a large teamfight. Choosing the right time to activate it is important.
- You don't need to keep your allies within Protective Pose for the full duration (in fact, that would be very difficult in combat), but make sure you can always position yourself to catch powerful attacks from your enemies.
- Protective Pose can be canceled with a second press. Doing this can save some cooldown time when the shield isn't needed.
- Deadlift can't teleport during Protective Pose, but he won't stop your allies from doing it. You can keep a low health ally safe while they teleport out.
- Consider purchasing Sweat-Wow-Band or Poeflume Fly-Swatter first. As a support/tank/fighter hybrid, Deadlift benefits greatly from the ability to heal himself early on.
Playing With:[edit | edit source]
- Deadlift is more independent than other supports, so you don't need to protect him as closely as other 'Nauts.
- Dive-heavy characters should stay near Deadlift when engaging. His Protective Pose can make any attack far safer.
- Deadlift's Power Lunge can easily put him in a dangerous position should it miss. Be ready to help him if he gets stuck in the middle of the enemy team without his only means of escape.
- Protective Pose can only shield you if you stay within its borders. Be aware of this when Deadlift activates it.
Playing Against:[edit | edit source]
- Deadlift doesn't have much health for a character of his speed and size once his Protective Pose is on cooldown. Bait it out, and attack him once he's open.
- When Deadlift activates his Protective Pose, whittle it down with DPS abilities and auto-attacks, and save your heavy burst for when it's destroyed.
- However, be aware that Deadlift's upgrade Bovinion and Chicken Comic will slow you if you're within his shield. Make sure you know what upgrades he has before engaging him with his shield up.
- Deadlift's shield protects him and his team from damage, but not Crowd Control. Use snares, slows, and stuns to lock his team down until the shield expires.
- Alternatively, use those things on exposed enemies, to prevent them from reaching Deadlift.
- Power Lunge moves in a predictable path. Dodge it, and Deadlift will not only have wasted his best damage and escape ability, but he will also likely be out of position.
- Power Lunge knocks enemies back, but it also knocks Deadlift back a short distance. This can be annoying, since it allows him to quickly deal damage and then escape, but it can also be used against him.