Attacks and Abilities

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Attacks and Abilities are how Awesomenauts interact with each other in combat. Autoattacks are weaker than abilities, and operate on Attack Speed. They have little if any downtime between uses. Abilities are higher impact than autoattacks, and go on Cooldown when used.

Every Awesomenaut has two abilities and an autoattack (with a handful of exceptions, such as Ted's ability to switch weapons which grants him an additional autoattack).

Some attacks and abilities may become unavailable altogether until certain conditions are met. For instance: Ayla's Rage will disable her Chain Whack until turned off, Ksenia cannot use Scissors Throw if she has no scissors left, and Swiggins' Anchor Hook and Anchor Swing (the latter being replaced by Ink Spray) will not be available if he's not holding his anchor. No abilities can be used (even stance switches) if you are currently Silenced.

Attacks and Abilities by 'Naut[edit | edit source]

Admiral Swiggins[edit | edit source]

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Anchor Swing/Ink Spray
Admiral Swiggins carries his trustworthy anchor Homboldt anywhere. Quite handy for smacking people on the head with! Especially when they fail to pay a highborn squid admiral his properly earned respect!

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Anchor Hook
Swiggins hurls Homboldt forward, and grapples towards whatever he hits. If you thought getting hit by an anchor is bad, wait for the iron-clad squid that's coming after it!

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Drop Anchor
Swiggins throws Homboldt in an arch. If it hits an enemy Awesomenaut, it will be chained to homboldt for a couple of seconds. The anchor can be destroyed. Now that's anchor management!

Ayla[edit | edit source]

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Chain Whack
Ayla swings the lock on her chain.

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Evil Eye
Unleash your third eye. The evil eye is more effective the less health you have.

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Rage
Toggle rage mode on/off making Ayla float, and deal heavy damage

Chucho Krokk[edit | edit source]

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Double Pistol/Bike Blaster
Shoot two successive shots which deal damage. When on the bike, this becomes bike blaster, a directional shot.

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Sticky Bomb/Nitro Boost
Throw a sticky bomb that attaches to enemies and walls and detonates after a few seconds. While on your bike, this skill becomes nitro boost, which grants a movement speed boost for a brief period of time.

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Hyper Bike/Turret
Step on your bike to drive into combat with increased speed and a directional shot. Use the skill again to deploy your bike as a rapid shooting turret. Hold the skill button to either remote destroy your turret or mount it again when close. While on the bike your other skill becomes nitro boost.

Clunk[edit | edit source]

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Missiles
Slow-loading but very powerful: Clunks' missiles are very useful to get rid of obstructions when he just wants to blow up in someone's face.

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Vacuum Bite
Being a giant robot requires a lot of energy. Luckily, Clunk has a powerful set of metal jaws that allow him to take a bite out of almost everything. His iron stomach takes whatever comes in, and quickly converts it to raw health.

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Explode
Clunk was designed to be a suicide attacker, later fitted with armor powerful enough to survive his own explosion. Clunk now happily takes a bit of damage to blow away his enemies!

Coco Nebulon[edit | edit source]

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Shock
Coco channels her psycho-electric powers through her unfortunate enemies, frying anything foolish enough to stand in front of her. Machine or mammal, they are all in for a nasty shock.

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Ball Lightning
Coco shoots an actual ball of lightning from her hands, which she can detonate at any time while it's traveling through the air. This little bundle of bolts is able to pass through any solid object.

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Blaze
Leaving a trail of lightning, Blaze will damage anyone who is foolish enough to step into it. Helpful to get rid of “the man” when he’s persuing you about those unpaid bills.

Commander Rocket[edit | edit source]

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Charged Salvo
Load up missiles automatically and fire them as a salvo. For each missile added, the salvo deals more damage.

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Rocket Launch
Fire a huge rocket that deals damage knocks enemies back. Watch out for recoil.

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Laser Trap
Places a rotating trap that deals damage to enemies in its path.

Deadlift[edit | edit source]

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Iron Slam
Swing Deadlift's muscular arms to slam your enemies and deal damage. Even a cowboy cannot wrangle these babies.

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Power Lunge
In true Bovinian fashion, lunge into enemies and cause an explosive burst that deals damage.

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Protective Pose
Strike a pose to summon holo-tech's newest protective shield and soak up damage for you and your allies. Starts decaying over time. Use again to cancel.

Derpl Zork[edit | edit source]

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Cat Shot \ Gatling
Mew enemies into oblivion by shooting explosive holocats. Derpl’s love of felines should be shared with everyone. When in Siege Mode, the cats take a break and the machine gun takes over.

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Grid Trap / Nuke
Deploy traps that will ensnare enemies, locking them in place. When in Siege Mode, this ability will fire a homing Nuke which can obliterate pretty much anything. Also good for toasting marshmallows.

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Siege Mode
When the going gets tough, the tough get tougher! Transform the combat walker into a stationary siege turret of doom, brandishing a free rotating machine gun in the process. Siege mode also provides debuff immunity.

Dizzy[edit | edit source]

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Bubble Shot
Fire a fast-moving bubble that deals damage.

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Multi Dash
Save multiple dashes to unleash unto your enemies. Deals damage per dash.

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Explosive Clone
Leave a water clone at your location that explodes after a delay.

Froggy G[edit | edit source]

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Bolt .45 Fish-gun
The Ribitian Spitfish (Spittious Maximus) is known for its ability to shoot jets of water near the speed of sound. Coaxed correctly, it makes for one lethal ally!

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Splash Dash
Harnessing his aquatic payload, Froggy launches himself with incredible velocity towards his foes. Dashing straight through multiple targets he leaves them stunned!

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Tornado
Froggy G can transform himself into a whirling waterspout of pain! While spinning madly, he damages everyone foolish enough to come near him!

Genji the Pollen Prophet[edit | edit source]

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Butterfly Shot
Carrying the staff of the Popae office, Genji can shoot ethereal butterflies from its tip, sending them out in a flurry and making them return to cause another hit on their way back!

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Cocoon
Entin silk is not only very fashionble in some parts of the galaxy, but it's also one of the most sturdy materials around! Gurgling and spitting out a ball of the webbed silk, Genji can envelop his enemies in a cocoon, making them unable to attack or be attack for a short period of time.

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Monarch Blessing
Offering a prayer to the great and allmighty Space-Butterfly, Genji receives such a powerful blessing that it spills from his body to every nearby ally, wrapping them in a glowing blanket of protective goodness!

Gnaw[edit | edit source]

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Bite
A Skroggle’s jaws are not to be trifled with. Able to bite through Toughasnailium in a single chomp, you’d better stay out of Gnaw’s yard if you value your limbs.

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Acid Spit
Regurgitating leftovers from the trashcan at the local Nalconian Take-Away, Gnaw is able to barf up puddles of acidic goo that will burn unwary pedestrians for quite some time.

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Grow Weedling
Gnaw has a special gland that is able to produce Weedlings - weird, sentient, plant-like creatures. Once nurtured, they are deposited on the ground from where they procede to shoot Gnaw’s enemies.

Ix the Interloper[edit | edit source]

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Radiate
Shoot a crystalline bolt and short ranged scattering crystals.

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Psionic Bond / Displace
Throw a crystal against another naut to create a bond, healing allies or damaging enemies upon connection. While bonded, use the skill again to switch places with the naut. The bond breaks when the line reaches its limit, when it collides with a turret/team wall or when it expires.

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Refract
Disperse into energized crystals to become impervious to any damage and crowd control effects.

Jimmy And The Lux5000[edit | edit source]

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Rattle Smash
Jimmy smashes the LUX5000's rattle arms for damage. Each third smash unleashes a rattle area effect that deals an initial burst and three after bursts.

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LUX Charge
Start charging into one direction to knock enemies back and deal damage per hit. Your movement speed increases and you receive a damage absorbing shield. Press the button again to cancel the charge.

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Missile Barrage
Go into the missile barrage mode and unleash long-ranged rockets unto your enemies, dealing damage. Press the button again to cancel the barrage.

Ksenia[edit | edit source]

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Cut and Trim
Give your opponents a haircut with a combo of 3 cuts that increase in damage with every hit.

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Scissors Throw
Thow fast flying scissors that deal bonus damage on enemy Awesomenauts based on their maximum health. Scissors can also be picked up if they hit terrain.

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Vanish
Roll into stealth for a short time and silence your opponents when you break stealth with an attack.

Leon Chameleon[edit | edit source]

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Slash
Our tailed rogue loves to stab people in the back, and there is one thing you need for that, a razorsharp lasersword. Also a great tool for making ratatouille.

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Tongue Snatch
Leon takes French kissing a bit too serious, slapping his tongue in your face, grabbing you by the throat and pulling you towards him in one flying swing. Chicks go wild for it!

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Cloaking Skin
As a great tactician, Leon knows the element of surprise can be very useful in combat. Using his natural stealth ability in combination with robotic dummies, he can fool anyone on the battlefield.

Max Focus[edit | edit source]

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Flood Light
Briefly overexpose your scene with a nuclear powered floodlight.

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Scene Illumination
Light up the scene with a deadly stream of lights, that also deal damage.

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Slow-mo Shot
Nail those slow-motion shots by launching an area that slows time itself.

Nibbs[edit | edit source]

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Dragon Frenzy
Strike with your claws. Each hit will give a stack of frenzy, increasing your attack speed.

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Orb Of Omicron
Send out an orb to which you can teleport with a second press.

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Fire Breath
Hold your position and unleash your fiery breath on your foes.

Penny Fox[edit | edit source]

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Claw
Penny strikes with her claw awarding a charge when hitting an enemy. Max 4 charges.

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Pounce
Consume up to 4 charges to charge forward, knocking back enemies you come in contact with. Each charge increases the range and damage.

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Energy Pulse
Consume up to 4 charges to shoot a piercing energy pulse that amplifies damage. Each charge increases the damage.

Professor Milton Yoolip[edit | edit source]

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Wrench Smack
Professor Yoolip whacks his trusty wrench on the head of enemies. On top of that, it heals allied droids.

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Gripping Gaze
Throw out a third eye that will stun you and the targeted enemy Awesomenaut as well as deal damage to them while it is active.

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Summon Robo Dinos
Create robo dinos that will walk forward and attack enemies.

Qi'Tara[edit | edit source]

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Poisonous Blade
Slash and inflict a stacking poison onto your enemies.

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Chakram Shift
Throw out a chakram that deals damage and sticks to enemy nauts. You can warp to an attached chakram with a second press, dealing area damage and leaving another chakram behind, which you can then teleport back to with a third press, dealing damage upon returning.

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Seven Star Strike
Temporarily increase your movement and attack speed and make your poisonous blade attacks affect targets in an area. Also increases the damage and duration of the damage over time effect.

Raelynn[edit | edit source]

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Protoblaster
Cuddles all folded up into a widdle gun makes most go “d’awwww” upon seeing it. This reaction usually transitions smoothly into a highpitched scream as they find out what “cuddling” really means.

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Timerift
An expandable wall held within a nifty grenade! With this gadget, Raelynn can create some cover out of just about any terrain. Also great for blocking off annoying ex-es.

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Snipe
Cuddles folds out to form a supercute variable Sniper-Pulserifle! Able to zap any target over great distances, the resulting beam will take out most of the surroundings along with the target. If you see a laser-point, best run!

Rocco[edit | edit source]

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Rapid Arrows
Fire rapid arrows that will change into slowing arrows while vengeance is active.

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Precision Shot
Draw your bow and fire an arrow that will fly through terrain and hits enemy Awesomenauts.

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Vengeance
Removes the movement penalty while shooting and adds a slow effect to your arrows for a set amount of time. Hitting enemies with your rapid arrows increases the duration of vengeance.

Scoop of Justice[edit | edit source]

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Sword Strike
Scoop alternates between a direct slash and a sweeping cleave attack that heals you.

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Frozen Hammer
Throw out a hammer of ice that snares multiple enemies. The longer it flies, the more damage you deal and the longer the snare lasts.

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Binding Of Justice
Wrap yourself in healing bindings which heal you and damage your enemies.

Sentry X-58[edit | edit source]

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Photon Mine Launcher
Warbots from the X-58 line come with a high powered photon mine launcher.

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Black Hole Sun
Enables a damage collecting black hole that can be placed with a second press, pulling enemies toward it and dealing the collected damage. Collected damage will decay after 10s.

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Teleport Beacon
Sentry deploys a beacon to which he can teleport. Sentry deals a damage dealing pulse at arrival.

Sheriff Lonestar[edit | edit source]

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Blaster
Even though it's a bit modern for his tastes, Lonestar has shot his way out of many a tight situation using his deadly and accurate space blaster!

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Dynamite Throw
Lonestar is a great fan of shooting things, but sometimes bullets just won't cut it. So to make sure it stays down, Lonestar will chuck cigar-lit sticks of dynamite at his foes!

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Summon Hyper Bull
To keep himself sharp, Lonestar trains with powerful holo-Bulls that knock anyone away. New fangled portable holo-tech allows him to turn his training program on his enemies!

Skølldir[edit | edit source]

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Bash
No man should ever come within reach of Skølldir’s best friends, Lefty ‘n Righty. Better known as his Fists of Fury, he is able to pummel enemies with a devastating 3-hit combo that’ll leave their ears ringing!

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Mighty Throw
Always up for a Bear Hug, Skølldir never knew how to handle that awkward pause in the middle. His solution? Throw ‘m away! He ended up liking the throwing better than the hugging, so he stuck with that.

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Earthquake
Putting on some weight made his buns of steel a force to be reckoned with. Planting them firmly on the ground after a daring leap shatters earth and enemies alike!

Skree[edit | edit source]

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Lightning Rod
Shoot lightning from your mechanical rod. Deals half damage to secondary targets.

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Saw Blade
Shoot a spinning blade that stays in one position for a limited time. You can place it and pull it towards you by pressing the button again.

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Totem Of Power
Place a totem that has collision for enemies and can be stand on by friendly units.

Smiles[edit | edit source]

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Bush Fire
Fire your flamethrower and set everything ablaze.

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Trapper's Hook
Throw out a hook that will connect with enemy Awesomenauts and lets you drag them around the map for a short duration.

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Tail Whip
Smack your foes with your reinforced tail, knocking them back.

Snork Gunk[edit | edit source]

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Sticky Snail
Shoot out a sticky snail which pulls you towards walls or enemy Nauts with such force that enemies in the area take damage and are slowed.

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Shell Bombs
Summon holographic shells that will spin around you and deal damage per second. When a shell hits an enemy naut, it will explode for damage.

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Conch Dunk
Hit your enemies for damage.

Ted McPain[edit | edit source]

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Shotgun and Machine Gun
Ted can alternate between his shotgun and machine gun.

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Airstrike
Shoot a flare that marks the location for a powerful airstrike. Only available when holding the machinegun.

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Stimpack
Receive a temporary burst of attack speed. Only available when holding the shotgun.

Vinnie & Spike[edit | edit source]

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Bubble Gun
The small difference between the bubbles shot from Spike’s mouth, and the gently tumbling soapy dreams we all adore from our childhood, is that Spike’s bubbles will take your arm off if you try to pop ‘m!

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Spike Dive
In many a mad dash to escape them flat-flooted coppers, Spike has specialized in a Dive that lets him torpedo through just about any roadblock. It delivers a lethal dose of spikes shot from his spine to add to the mayhem!

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Smoke Screen
Whenever Spike gets cornered, he squirts out a misty cloud that leaves everyone blinded in its wake. Vinnie has long since learned to use this nervous tick in his trusty pal to beat a hasty retreat when things get nasty!

Voltar the Omniscient[edit | edit source]

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Techno Synaptic Wave
Voltar can shoot healing blasts at his allies. The longer the distance, the more the blast heals. Additionally these blasts deal damage to enemies.

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Suicide Drones
Fire drones that get summoned by Voltar.

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Healbot
Thinking is quite hard and exhausting. Voltar can construct a hightech healbot at his current location to assist him heal his allies, and to make life a little bit more easy.

Yuri[edit | edit source]

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Laser
Affixed on top of the jetpack is a deadly laser that is able to fire in a full circle with pinpoint precision. It is able to slice through multiple enemies and even bounce off walls to hit people around a corner!

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Mine Deploying
What’s the use of a jetpack if all it can do is fly and warp space and time? Exactly, it needs explosions!

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Time Warp
After his brain got zapped in the anomaly, Yuri managed to recreate parts of it inside his new fancy jetpack, allowing him to alter the flow of time in an area around himself.