Console/Derpl Zork/Tips & Tactics
Tapping the jump button slowly instead of holding it down allows Derpl to remain airborne for a longer period of time.
It is possible for you to go below glass platforms, even when you are in
Siege Mode. The
Longcat upgrade for Derpl's cats allows Derpl to outrange Turrets with ease. Try to use your
Grid Traps to block your enemies' paths or place them in areas they may go through, such as jump pad paths and hide areas.
Placing your Grid Traps high up is also helpful, as enemy 'Nauts can accidentally jump into them, due to their simple jump. Staying near your
Grid Traps is usually a good idea: if an enemy is caught on one of them, Siege up and fire a nuke at them while firing your bullets for massive amounts of damage.
Getting the Empowered Grid upgrade makes this tactic even more effective, allowing you to deal more damage, enough to kill most 'Nauts. Derpl can't be pushed while in
Siege Mode. It is possible to
Siege up and charge your Nuke mid-air. This can give your enemies less time to escape the explosion. Combining multiple defensive upgrades such as the Shields from Siege Mode or Med-i'-can and Power Pills Turbo can make Derpl extremely hard to kill.
Derpl can be very difficult to approach while in
siege mode. Consider waiting until he fires his Nuke before doing so. If you must approach Derpl while he's
sieged, try to get your team to help and approach him from different sides, so that his nuke hits less people. With the exception of Nuke's manual detonation, Derpl has no way of dealing damage to enemies that are using
Reflection or Deflection effects.
Nuke has a very clear charge-up animation before launch. Run away from Derpl if you see it!
Grid Traps make a beeping sound while active. Use that sound to know if a trap is hidden inside a hide area before entering it. Poke Derpl while he's
sieged and save your crowd control effects when he unsieges and tries to flee. Think twice before chasing a Derpl, specially into a hide area or with a jump pad. You might be walking into a literal trap, followed by a nuke.