Gnaw

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Stats

CharacterRender Gnaw.png

Stats
Health: 1350 (2376)
Movement Speed: 7.76
Attack Type: Melee
Role: Harasser
Mobility: Balanced
Gnaw [edit] Difficulty: Intermediate

Development Name: Maw

Type of abilities: Damage Over Time, Slow, Lifesteal, Amplify Damage, Weaken Release Date: August 22nd, 2012

Skills

UI Skillbutton Maw Spit.png

Item 5 solar.png 135

Acid Spit [edit]
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.
Damage 50 (78.5)
Damage Over Time 300 (471)
Damage Duration 9s
Cooldown 8
Time 4s
Range 6
Heal 20%

UI Skillbutton Maw Attack.png

Bite [edit]
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.
Damage 70 (109.9)
Damage Over Time 100 (157)
Damage Duration 4s
Attack Speed 133.3
Range 2.8

UI Skillbutton Maw Turret.png

Item 5 solar.png 135

Grow Weedling [edit]
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.
Parts 4
Damage 200 (314)
Weedling Damage 75 (117.75)
Attack Speed 74.1
Health 450 (792)
Weedling Starting Health 25%
Health Weedlings 2000 per min.
Life time 30s

UI Skillbutton Maw Jump.png

Skroggle Jump [edit]
Getting fed up with interplanetary mailmen that kept climbing into space-trees to avoid his jaws, Gnaw learned to jump for his meals!
Jump Height 10.4
Jumps 1

Upgrades

UI Skillbutton Maw Spit.png Spit Upgrade D.png Spit Upgrade A.png Spit Upgrade B.png Spit Upgrade F.png Spit Upgrade C.png Spit Upgrade E.png
UI Skillbutton Maw Turret.png Turret Upgrade A.png Turret Upgrade E.png Turret Upgrade F.png Turret Upgrade C.png Turret Upgrade B.png Turret Upgrade D.png
UI Skillbutton Maw Attack.png Base Attack Upgrade E.png Base Attack Upgrade B.png Base Attack Upgrade C.png Base Attack Upgrade F.png Base Attack Upgrade D.png Base Attack Upgrade A.png
UI Skillbutton Maw Jump.png Upgrade Power pills turbo.png Upgrade Med-i'-can.png Upgrade Space air max.png Shop Icons Overall BirdSolarHealth.png Upgrade Piggy bank.png Shop Icons Overall ccReduction.png

Information

Back Story

Skroggle infestations have been reported on over a dozen planets. The highly adaptable Skroggle physiology allows them to thrive in almost any atmosphere. Skroggles are omnivorous and their bizarre metabolism enables them to vomit plant-like creatures that excrete volatile acidic spores.

Gnaw was taken from his home-planet as a Skroggle specimen by Kremzonian scientists. But Gnaw was not a beast that could be caged: his acid-breath melted his holding pen and Gnaw started to rampage through the science facility where he was held. No-one knows exactly what happened, but the facility was found 12 days later, abandoned, and overgrown with some weird, toxic flora.

Gnaw was eventually noticed by a passing band of Amphibian cosmic bikerpirates. Gnaw was in need of some friends, and he was taken in by them, nurtured and trained to fight in black-market exotic-alien arena fights. Occasionally his masters sell Gnaw's "services" to any war general that is desperate enough to set loose the rabid, chitinous menace upon the battlefield.

Quotes

Voice actor: Martijn Thieme


Taunts

Play"I poop on you!"


Play"I poop on you!"


Play"Gnaw eat you!"


Play"Gnaw no like you!"


Play"I spit on you!"


Help

Play"Gnaw in troubles!"


Play"Help help!"


Play"Ow, ow! Hurting!"


Play"I have pain!"


Attack

Play"Attack!"


Play"Attack!"


Play"Attack!"


Defend

Play"Defend!"


Play"Defend!"


Play"Defend, defend!"


Teleporting

Play"Gnaw be back, Hahaha!"


Play"Gnaw belly full, need to poop!"


Play"B-bluhh, Gnaw eat too much."


Purchasing

Play"Cha-ching!"


Play"Gnaw get gizmos! Ma-hahaha."


Play"Gnaw get gizmos! Yum, yum!"


Chosen

Play"Let's go!"


Play"Dinner time!"


Play"Om nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom" - Reference to the Cookie Monster[1] from Sesame Street.[2]


Play"Maw, yummy time!"


Play"Gnaw, ready for battle!"


Play"Yum yum!"


Drop Pod In

Play"Let's go!"


Play"Gnaw, ready for battle!"


Play"Dinner time!"


Play"Maw, yummy time!"


Killing Blow

Play"I eated you, noob."


Play"Yum yum!"


Play*Laughs* "Yum yum!"


Play"Om nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom"


Killing Spree

Play"1, 2, 3, killing spree, ha haha!"


Play"HahaHA! Killing Spree!"


Play"Gnaw is on a roll!"


Play"Gnaw can has killing spree!" A possible reference to the I Can Has Cheezburger[3] weblog.


Being Hit

Play"Ow!"


Play"Ow!"


Play"Ow!"


Play"Ow!"


Play"Ow!"


Play"OOh!"


Play"Uragh!"


On Death

Play"Rawugh, nah!"


Play"Raughaa!"


Play"Owough!"

Gnabot Quotes

Taunts

Play"Gnaw no like meatbags!"


Play"Gnaw no like you!"


Play"Gnaw excrete fluids on you!"


Play"I Sppzzzzzt on you!"


Play"Inferior organisms detected!"


Help

Play"Danger Danger High voltage!" A reference to the Electric Six[4] song Danger! High Voltage[5].


Play"High Voltage! Danger! Danger!"


Play"Gnabot experiencing resistance!"


Play"Involuntary discharge!"


Attack

Play"Attack!"


Play"Attack!"


Play"Take down enemy mainframe!"


Defend

Play"Defend!"


Play"Defend! You have five seconds to comply!" - A reference to RoboCop[6].


Play"Quarantinify!"


Play"Virus detected!"


Teleporting

Play"Signal lost, returning to base!"


Play"Memory full, uploading at base!"


Play"Gnaw battery full, need discharge!"


Purchasing

Play"Upgrading system!"


Play"Upgrading ching!"


Play"Gizmo count +1!"


Chosen

Play"Gnabot ready for demolition!"


Play"Offensive protocols initiated!"


Play"Gnabot systems ready for battle!"


Play"Injecting positive neurons into my processors!"


Drop Pod In

Play"Gnabot ready for demolition!"


Play"Zero zero One one!"


Play"One zero one, killing is a lot of fun!"


Killing Blow

Play"I defeated you, entity of inferior capabilities!"


Play"Injecting positive neurons into my processors!"


Play"Threat eliminated!"


Play"Om nom nom nom two two two!"


Killing Spree

Play"Killing spree!"


Play"Peer to peer domination!"


Play"Gnabot's superior programming!"


Uncatecorized

Play"Gnabot need input!"


Gnariachi Quotes

Taunts

Play"¡Bésame mucho!" - A reference to the song of the same name[7]


Play"¡Gnaw poop on you, burros!"


Play"¡Oy cabrón!"


Play"¡Gnariachi king of the rumba beat!" - A reference to the movie, The Mask.[8]


Play"¡Gnariachi king of the rumba beat!"


Play"¡Chicky-chicky-boom!" - A reference to the movie, The Mask.


Help

Play"¡Policía is here!"


Play"¡Socorro!"


Play"¡No shooty the mariachi player!"


Attack

Play"¡Oy, attack!"


Play"¡Oy, attack!"


Play"¡Twenty pesos on that mark!"


Play"¡Kill that one, two, three!"


Defend

Play"¡Defend hacienda!"


Play"¡Defend!"


Play"¡They eating the violinist!"


Play"¡No touchy my gitarrón!"


Purchase

Play"¡Fill up guitar case!"


Play"¡Lotería!"


Play"¡Oy magnífico!"


Play"¡Guitar case full of gizmos!"


Teleporting

Play"¡Time to split, amigos!"


Play"¡Back to hacienda, heheheheh!"


Play"¡Back to hacienda, heheheheh!"


Play"¡Gnariachi be done!"


Chosen

Play"¡Andale! ¡Andale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!" - A reference to Looney Tunes[9] character, Speedy Gonzales[10].


Play"¡Besame mucho!"


Play"¡Chicky-chicky-boom!"


Drop Pod In

Play"¡Andale! ¡Andale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!"


Play"¡Andale! ¡Andale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!"


Play"¡Buenos días!"


Play"¡Buenos días!"


Play"¡Gnariachi is here!"


Play"¡Start música!"


Play"¡And a-one and a-two!"


Play"¡Livin' la vida loca!" - A reference to a song[11] by Ricky Martin[12]


Play"¡Sombrero ready, yum yum!"


Killing Blow

Play"¡One caballero dead!"


Play"¡One caballero dead!"


Play"¡I eated you, carnal!"


Play"¡Muy muy bien!"


Play"¡Kill by gnariachi!"


Killing Spree

Play"¡All caballeros dead before Gnariachi!"


Play"¡Spicy food, yum!"


Play"¡You all burritos for Gnariachi!"


Play"¡I kill you all... for música!"


Being Hit

Play"¡Ay ay ay!"


Play"¡Whoa!"


Play"¡Ugh!"


Play"¡Ugh!"


Play"¡Ugh!"


Play"¡Argh!"


Play"¡Argh!"


Play"¡Cabrón!"


Play"¡Bailo!"


Play"¡Ay caramba!"


Play"¡Yip!"


Play"¡Yip!"


Play"¡Ay!"


Play"¡Ay!"


Play"¡Ay!"


Play"¡Jepa!"


Play"¡Jepa!"


Play"¡Jepa!"


On Death

Play"¡Arrgh!"


Play"¡Ay ay ay!"


Play"¡Ay caramba!"


Play"¡Gnaw hurting, jefe!"


Play"¡Muchos ouchie time!"


Play"¡Híjole, Gnariachi shot!"


Play"¡Día de los muertos!" - A reference to the holiday of the same name[13].


Play"¡Caca!"


Play"¡Caca!"


Using Acid Spit

Play"¡Come kiss me mucho!"


Play"¡Taste my guacamole!"


Play"¡Extra Jalapeños!"


Play"¡Dip into my salsa!"


Using Grow Weedling

Play"¡Gnariachi start band!"


Play"¡Come play with me!"


Play"¡Come play with me!"


Play"¡Canción Ranchera!"


Play"¡La cucaracha!" - A reference to the song of the same name[14].


Play"¡Spread the música, hahahaha!"


Killing Lonestar's Bull

Play"¡El torro del amor!"


Play"¡El torro del amor!"


Enemy afflicted by lethal damage over time from Gnaw

Play"¡Olé!" - The olé quotes are a reference to a community in-joke that has players saying "olé" once an enemy gets a fatal DoT effect.


Play"¡Olé!"


Play"¡Olé!"


Play"¡Olé!"

Nauts In-Game Look

Character

Default skin.
Default skin.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)
Bumble Gnaw.
Bumble Gnaw.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)
Gnabot (donated by exploder1531).
Gnabot.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)
Gnariachi.
Gnariachi.

Minimap Icon

Ui minimap player maw 0.png

Scoreboard Icon

Classicon Maw.png

Skin Information

Bumble Gnaw

CharacterRender Gnaw Skin Bee redBG.png

"Bzzzzzzz.... Bzzzzz... Jump like an insectoid alien, sting like a bee. Guaranteed success at any costume party: the new Bumble Gnaw skin! Includes flowery seedlings - so cute!" - Official Steam Store description

This skin gives Gnaw a bee costume, complete with antennae and wings. The claws on his back are missing, though. Weedlings have flower petals and are surrounded by bees.

Gnabot

CharacterRender Gnaw Skin Gnabot redBG.png

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(This text is a binary message; when translated via an ASCII decoder, it reads: "It is the future, the distant future! The year 4000! Unless it's a more coloquial situation with a few robofriends, Gnaw no longer says poop. Instead, he says defecate.")

This skin is a silver-colored robotic version of Gnaw. He also has team-colored details. He has an RC-antenna on his head and on the tip of his tail. His collar has a "power" symbol. He only has a single eye on this skin.

His Weedlings are also turned robotic, with one eye and an antenna. Acid Spit is changed to a heap of metal, with new sounds.

Being premium, the skin also comes with unique voice lines. It also costs $5.00 instead of the usual $2.50 for skins.

Gnariachi

Characterrender maw skin gnariachi.png

"A famous man once said that music has charms to soothe a savage beast. The savage beast in question was not a Skroggle though, as when the man tried to use music to calm one he found himself, his music, and his notebook eaten.

However, legend speaks of a Skroggle that once ate an entire mariachi band. Though fulfilled, he never felt the same afterwards. He left his world-eating ways, wandered into the desert, and was never heard from again. One day a stranger walked into the town that had not heard a single song since the fateful day their mariachi band was eaten by a Skroggle. The stranger sat down, placed the weedlings he held in his robes beside him, and together they proceeded to play.

Mariachi never dies. Gnariachi was born.

This DLC contains a custom skin for Gnaw in Awesomenauts. The Gnariachi skin comes with a unique character theme, killing spree theme, a unique voiceover, and special in-game audio effects for weedlings.

If you have not already unlocked the character, purchasing this DLC will do so." - Official Steam Store description.

This skin gives Gnaw a mariachi costume, moustache, and sombrero. He holds a maraca with his tail which shakes and makes noise while he stands still.

Acid Spit is recoloured to look like salsa, and it has nachos and a taco shell sitting in it. His Weedlings have moustaches and wear sombreros and neckties. Each Weedling is holding either a bass, a guitar, a violin, or a trumpet (chosen at random, but only one of each will spawn), and they will play their respective instrument's part of Gnariachi's theme.

Being an ultimate skin, Gnariachi comes with unique voice lines as well as unique music for his theme song and killing spree theme.

Awesomenaut Showcase

Gnabot

Gnariachi

Trivia

  • The "G" in "Gnaw" is not silent: He pronounces it whenever he refers to himself.
  • Gnaw was the first 'naut to be exclusive to a specific version of the game (the PC version in this case). That changed when Awesomenauts was released for the PS4 under the name "Awesomenauts: Assemble!"
  • Gnaw was the first 'naut to be fully animated by Kewn of Ronimo Games, who also redid some animations for all previous Awesomenauts for the PC version as well as every Awesomenaut up to Genji.
  • Gnaw's design closely resembles and is likely a parody of a Zergling from Starcraft, and his mechanics seem to reference the Zerg such as placing living towers and planting goop.
    • He could also be inspired by Venomancer, a character from DotA with a similar skillset (who also happens to be originally based a Zerg, specifically a Hydralisk).
  • Gnariachi is the first skin to come with it's own unique theme song and killing spree music.
  • The Gnabot skin was chosen by the community via a FaceBook voting. It received the most votes, beating the other options (Gnowm and Gnagon). They can be seen below:
Gnabot along with the other vote options.

References

Builds

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Tips & Tactics

Playing As:

  • Tentacle Soup can help Gnaw in chasing his enemies.
  • Use Aggressive Acid on platforms above hide areas to force enemies out of them.
  • There are many spots on several maps that allow for Aggressive Acid to drip a long way down, covering a large area, such as the middle of Ribbit IV's top lane or the corners of the top hide area on Aiguillon.
  • Combining Aggressive Acid with Split Spit can make Acid Spit very hard to avoid.
  • Both Acid Spit and Bite can keep track of invisible enemies.
  • If you plant more weedlings than the current cap, the oldest one will be destroyed.
  • If your enemies are doing a good job at destroying your weedlings, consider investing some Solar into Acid Spit and/or Bite instead for better fighting presence.
    • Alternatively, you can purchase more weedling upgrades to make them more durable and dangerous to approach.
  • When using weedlings in different places, always keep an eye on them via the minimap, so you'll know if they are being attacked or have expired/been destroyed.
  • A popular tactic among Gnaw players consists of hiding weedlings in hide areas, to surprise enemy 'nauts.
  • Placing weedlings nearby neutral creep spawning areas allows Gnaw to have a steady supply of health, but also denies the creeps to every other 'naut on the match (even his own teammates). **Be careful when wandering too far from your team to replant the expired weedlings in the enemy territory, as they may ambush you more easily there.
  • You can plant a weedling on an enemy then use Acid Spit to fertilize the weedling and damage the enemy with spit.

Playing With:

  • It might be worth dealing damage to enemies that are already poisoned by Acid Spit. The Damage Over Time effect might just finish them off.
  • Weedlings are very vulnerable when they first spawn, but can grow to become quite a threat. Be sure to protect and heal them whenever possible.
  • If you can, let Gnaw get creeps and droids to replenish his weedling parts.
  • If Gnaw is using Overcharged Metabolism, you may want to wait for him to spit on his enemies first before attacking them.

Playing Against:

  • Healing and regeneration effects are your best "weapons" against Gnaw's poison attacks.
  • Weedlings cannot see into hide areas unless someone provides vision to them. You can safely shoot at them from a distance if such is the case.
  • Blinding effects will prevent weedlings from attacking, making them harmless for the duration.
  • Keep an eye on the pink bar above the weedlings' heads. If they are nearly empty, it means they will despawn soon, so don't risk yourself trying to destroy them.
  • Burst area of effect abilities are viable for taking out weedlings that are stacked together. Reflecting mechanics can do the trick as well.
  • Weedlings do not start at full health, being more vulnerable at the moment they spawn.
  • If you are having trouble taking out a large group of weedlings, it might be a better idea to chase after and kill Gnaw himself. All weedlings will die shortly after.
  • Healthpacks found around the map and from creeps cancel damage over time effects immediately, however lifestealing effects do not.
  • You can tell if a puddle of Acid Spit has Split Spit or not. The ones that do are larger than the ones that don't.
  • If affected by the Amplify Damage effect from Overcharged Metabolism, it is best to stay away from the enemy team as to avoid higher amounts of damage.
  • Be wary of your side of the jungle. Gnaw might sneak in and leave weedlings there, sustaining himself and denying you health creeps.