Ayla/Tips & Tactics
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- Boots will increase movement speed as well as jump height, allowing Ayla to reach some platforms that were previously too high in a single jump.
- Evil Eye becomes more powerful as Ayla's health drops. This ability's icon will change to reflect this at the corresponding damage thresholds, as seen below:
- Evil Eye damages turrets. If no enemies are nearby, it might be a good idea to use it against them.
- Be careful of enemies that may try and ambush you when you are low on health before you can use your Evil Eye.
- Evil Eye has some versatility: you can use its slowing effect as an opener to trap enemies within Rage or as a finisher, when you are typically low on health after a battle.
- Activating Rage disables Chain Whack. It'll reactivate once Rage is deactivated.
- It is possible to kill yourself using Rage. Be careful and keep an eye on your health bar!
- Activating Rage isn't enough! You must press the jump button to fly.
- Rage will increase in damage and shield if you have more targets within its area. Try to get as many enemies as possible!
- Save Rage for when the enemies' high burst and dangerous crowd control abilities are on cooldown.
- Rage goes through terrain. Use this to kill unsuspecting enemies at low health, to kill creeps, and to damage enemies from a safe distance.
- Blue Three-Wheeler and Fiery Jawbreakers can help you if you are having trouble keeping your enemies within your Rage.
- Use Chain Whack to recover health lost while Rage was active. Hit multiple enemies for increased effectiveness. Hungry Zurian makes this tactic even stronger.
- Ayla can use Sonic Listening Device, attack a creep without killing it and allowing an ally to deal the killing blow, so he gets increased health. Be careful, however, as an enemy may steal the creep and get the health bonus instead!
- Ayla's particularly vulnerable to knockback effects. Consider purchasing Baby Kuri Mammoth to counter opponents who rely heavily on this, such as Coco or Skølldir.
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- Use whatever Crowd Control effects you have available to help Ayla keep her Rage on enemies.
- Targets hit by Evil Eye are more vulnerable: try and finish them off if it's safe to do so.
- If Ayla is low on health, let her attack droids, so that she can recover health via Chain Whack.
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- Try and poke at Ayla when she goes after droids to heal. Damage over time is also an option.
- Ayla excels at dueling. A one on one fight against her will likely end in her favor. Go as a team instead, but don't stick too close to each other: Ayla's Rage damage and shield will become more powerful if she has more targets within its area.
- Similarly to Coco, Ayla has some inertia when moving around, specially during rage. Watch where she's going and go the opposite way. You may spend a few seconds into her bubble, but she'll have a harder time adjusting her movement and resuming her chase, giving you an opportunity to flee.
- Ayla is extremely vulnerable to knockback when Rage is active, flying further than the average 'naut. Use this to push her away from you or into dangerous situations, such as near your turrets. Particularly effective upgrades include Axethrowing Trophy, Ted's Power Briefs and Thunder Striker.
- Amplify Damage can help you counter Rage's innate shield.
- Ayla may have no collision when Rage is active, but she can still be hit by bull, mines, tongue and other projectiles normally.
- Be very careful when approaching a low health Ayla, specially if she has purchased Toothbrush Shank and/or Dummy Prisoner. Evil Eye deals high damage, slows the target and is a fast-moving projectile.
- Silence is a very powerful tool against Ayla. Many of them will try to get low on health to finish you off with a more powerful Evil Eye. Silence prevents that.
- Save your burst damage to kill Ayla instead of damaging her. If she has enough health to survive your abilities, she'll likely be low enough for a powerful Evil Eye.