Ksenia

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Stats

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Stats
Health: 1250 (2200)
Movement Speed: 8.46
Attack Type: Ranged
Role: Assassin
Mobility: Swift
Ksenia [edit] Difficulty: Hard

Development Name: Crawler

Type of abilities: Invisibility, Knockback, Lifesteal, Silence, Slow Release Date: September 2nd 2015

Skills

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Scissors Throw [edit]
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.
Damage 100 (157)
Bonus damage 4% of max HP
Maximum Scissors 4
Attack Speed 240
Recharge time 3s
Range 11.2
Cooldown 0.33s

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Cut and Trim [edit]
Give your opponents a haircut with a combo of 3 cuts that increase in damage with every hit.
Damage 64 (100.48) | 88 (138.16) | 159 (249.63)
Attack Speed 150
Range 3.8
Combo Timeout 2s

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Vanish [edit]
Roll into stealth for a short time and silence your opponents when you break stealth with an attack.
Stealth Time 4s
Silence Duration 1s
Cooldown 13s

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Acrobatic Double Jump [edit]
Double Jump. Press the button to jump again.
Jump Height 5.6
Additional Jump Height 5.6
Jumps 2

Upgrades

UI Skillbutton Crawler Knives.png Shop icons crawler skill b upgrade d.png Shop icons crawler skill b upgrade b.png Shop icons crawler skill b upgrade c.png Shop icons crawler skill b upgrade a.png Shop icons crawler skill b upgrade e.png Shop icons crawler skill b upgrade f.png
UI Skillbutton Crawler Stealth.png Shop icons crawler skill c upgrade a.png Shop icons crawler skill c upgrade b.png Shop icons crawler skill c upgrade c.png Shop icons crawler skill c upgrade d.png Shop icons crawler skill c upgrade e.png Shop icons crawler skill c upgrade f.png
UI Skillbutton Crawler Attack.png Shop icons crawler skill a upgrade a.png Shop icons crawler skill a upgrade b.png Shop icons crawler skill a upgrade d.png Shop icons crawler skill a upgrade c.png Shop icons crawler skill a upgrade e.png Shop icons crawler skill a upgrade f.png
UI Skillbutton Crawler Jump.png Upgrade Power pills turbo.png Upgrade Med-i'-can.png Upgrade Space air max.png Shop Icons Overall Shield.png Upgrade Piggy bank.png Shop Icons Overall ccReduction.png

Information

Backstory

Ksenia was once the best hair dresser in the galaxy. Year after year she won the renowned Venus hair style tournament with her outrageous hairstyle creations. She enjoyed the great fame that came with the status as master hair dresser, unfortunately her father Vladimir Pewchenko a rich weapons manufacturer on planet Russia (formerly known as the moon) had other plans for her.

With a virtual reality hood dryer showing her a hair cutting simulator, he made her into one of the best assassins in the galaxy. While thinking she was cutting hair, in reality she was cutting down Pewchencko's enemies.

With no competition left her father assigned her to the Awesomenauts, where she still wears the VR hood. Many suspect that Ksenia is actually just watching soap opera's on her hood and perfectly knows what she is doing.

Quotes

Theme Song Lyrics

Straight from my dacha

Now I’m running at 'cha

Coming to the rescue

Thinning out your hairdo


Cutting to the chase

Always ready just in case

The hairdresser in space

And I cut your throat with grace


Come on let me trim ya

Just in time for nastrovje

Till I get them blisters

Like the Scissor Sisters


Got my skill from babushka

Leave you bald like matrushka

Faster than a sputnik

I cut your hair like … quick


Chekhov's pistol, how ‘bout his clippers?

I’ll pistol-whip your do into zippers

It seems to me that cooked is your goose

So I’ll treat you nice, chill ya down with some mousse


If your hairday be bad

I’ll cut you comrade

Let me fix your dead-ends

Trim you with my scissor hands


I’ll be your парикмахер

Also dubbing as a fighter

It’s not your hair I wanna dye

So it’s time to say goodbye


Voice actor: Lani Minella

Taunts

Play"Your hair is freeky!"


Play"You have split ends, dorogaya!"


Play"Is that a toupée you're wearing?" *giggles*


Play"Going bald already?" *laughs*


Play"Flock of seagulls! Haha!"


Help

Play"Pamageetye!"


Play"They're interrupting me!"


Play"Hairdresser in trouble!"


Play"Help me, please!"


Attack

Play"Let's cut them to ribbons!" *giggles*


Play"Rinse and repeat!"


Play"Give them a make-over!"


Play"Dull their edges!"


Play"This haircut is on me!"


Defend

Play"We're being clipped!"


Play"This is a hair salon, not hair saloon!"


Play"Unhappy costumers!"


Play"They're trimming us clean!"


Purchase

Play"The latest VR screen!"


Play"New episodes for sale?"


Play"My scissors are getting dull!"


Play"I need fresh hair clipper!"


Play"My new wax doesn't gel!"


Teleporting

Play"Virtual insanity! Aha!" - A reference to the song Virtual Insanity[1] by Jamiroquai.


Play"Ya skoro vernus!"


Play"Back in a blink of a curl!" *laughs*


Chosen

Play"Relax! Ksenia will do it!"


Play"Time to dress the hair!"


Play"Let's cut them to ribbons!" *giggles*


Drop Pod In

Play"Relax! Ksenia will do it!"


Play"When you want haircut, go to me!" *laughs*


Play"Time to dress the hair!"


Play"Papa Pewchenko will be so proud! Woohoo!"


Play*Gasp* "There's a hair on my screen!"


Play"Isn't the weather crazy right now?"


Play"So what are your holiday plans?"


Play"How is your family? Still good?"


Play"Same haircut as usual?"


Play"I've got all the latest styles!"


Play"I'm a barber, not Barbie!" *laughs*


Play"Cutting hair feels like cutting throats sometimes!"


Killing Blow

Play"Do svidaniya!"


Play"I cut you! Woohoo!"


Play"Ksenia on the top! Yeah!"


Play"That's a close shave!"


Play"Curl up and dye!" *giggles*


Play"Bye, dorogaya!"


Play"Here's a coupon!" *laughs*


Killing Yuri

Play"Ksenia puts monkey back in cage!" *giggles*


Killing Spree

Play"Hair today, gone tomorrow!" *laughs*


Play"I'm getting your team a comb-over" *giggles*


Play"Don't you like my cutting remarks?" *giggles*


Play"I've opened the hairway to heaven!" - A reference to the song Stairway to Heaven[2] by Led Zeppelin[3].


Play"These extensions are to die for!"


Being Hit

Play"Toh!"


Play"Ayah!"


Play"Akya!"


Play"Mohuh!"


Play"Ahugh!"


Play"Ugh!"


Play"Eeh!"


Play"Ooh!"


Play"Auh!"


Play"Drgh!"


Play"Augh!"


Play"Kaah!"


Play"Oi!"


Play"Oi!"


Play"Oi!"


Play"Aie!"


On Death

Play"Clipped..."


Play"A perm!"


Play"I'm borscht!"


Play"It's not real!"


Play"Over and out!"


Using Cut and Trim

Play"Cut!"


Play*Whzzt, whzzt, whzzt*


Play"Curly!"


Play"Perm!"


Play"Perm!"


Play"Dye!"


Play"Dye!"


Play"Extend!"


Play"Wig!"


Play"Wavy!"


Play"Straight!"


Play"Mohawk!"


Play"Mullet!"


Play"Bob!"


Play"Spiky!"


Play"Bald!"


Using Scissors Throw

Play"Cutting Edge!"


Play"A cut above!"


Play"Cut it out!"


Play"Catch!"


Play"Razor sharp!"


Play"Scissors incoming!"


Play"To your face!"


Using Vanish

Play"Roll for initiative!" - A reference to Dungeons & Dragons[4].


Play"You see me not!"


Play"Stealth barber!"


Play"Vosh!"


Play"On a roll!"


Play"Hoopla!"

Dragon Huntress Ksenia Quotes

Taunts

Play"I see a weak spot between your scales!"


Play"Pitiful dragon!"


Play"You're not a dragon, you're a lizard!"


Play"Are you speechless or toothless?" - A reference to Toothless[5] from The How to Train Your Dragon[6] series.


Play"I'll smoke you out!"


Help

Play"Ah! I'm being roasted!"


Play"A reign of fire!" - A reference to the movie Reign of Fire[7].


Play"Blasted!"


Attack

Play"Slay them!"


Play"Attack the nest!"


Play"Hoard! Ahead!"


Play"Evil! Incoming!"


Play"Roast those scaly fiends!"


Defend

Play"Fire everywhere!"


Play"Get bucket of water!"


Play"We need cooling over here!"


Play"They're on our trail!"


Purchase

Play"A huntress has expenses!"


Play"Fine blades for slaying!"


Play"Hunting dragons is costly!"


Play"Hmm... Valerian blades or dragon bone?"


Play"Any fire resistant armor here?"


Teleporting

Play"Time to restock!"


Play"Next time, dragon..."


Play"The trail has gone cold!"


Chosen

Play"Haha!"


Play"Flaying time!"


Drop Pod In

Play"Here be dragon huntresses!" - A reference to the famous phrase: "Here be dragons"[8] commonly found in ancient maps.


Play"Enter the dragon... with my blades!"


Play"Dragons have tattoo of me!"


Play"Fire... Death... Pah! I am Ksenia!" - A reference to Smaug[9] from The Hobbit[10] novel.


Play"This maiden kicks tail!"


Play"I'm the trail of a dragon!"


Play*sniffs* "I smell the scent of burned corpses!"


Play"Knights are weaklings. Huntresses rule"


Play"Bards should stick to singing, not hunting"


Play"Time to make dragon shish kebob!"


Play"Enough potions on me? Da."


Play"Lizards beware! The huntress is there!"


Killing Blow

Play"Like papa taught me!"


Play"Another star in the sky!"


Play"Dragon defanged!"


Play"Haha!"


Play"Haha!"


Play"You've been hunted!"


Play"Another trophy!"


Play"Huntress pride!"


Play"Huntress pride!" *giggles*


Killing Nibbs

Play"One dragon put down, one bag of gold!"


Play"That's the last you've flapped your wings!"


Play"That's the last you've flapped your wings!"


Play"Your skull will make a fine new helmet!"


Killing Spree

Play"Your reign ends here!"


Play"Who's the predator now!"


Play"My huntress instincts never fail me!"


Play"Payback is on you!"


Play"Payback is upon you!"


Being Hit

Play"Owow!"


Play"Why I-"


Play"Augh!"


Play"Gngh!"


Play"Hynng!"


Play"Gah!"


Play*shakes head*


Play"Dough!"


Play"Eugh!"


Play"Neih!"


Play"Ungh!"


Play"Ugh!"


Play"Kh!"


Play"Cagh!"


Play"Ah!"


On Death

Play"Who hunts the huntress?"


Play"The scales were tipped!"


Play"Cut off one blade, two more will grow-oh"


Play"Burned to a cinder"


Play"After all that stalking..."


Using Cut and Trim

Play"Huah!"


Play"Teah!"


Play"Shho!"


Play"Haugh!"


Play"Sho!"


Play*grunt*


Play"Ha!"


Play"Take that!"


Play"That!"


Play"Dragon"


Play"Hunt!"


Play"Hunt!"


Using Scissors Throw

Play"Feel my edge!"


Play"Bone blades!"


Play"Twin blades!"


Play"Dragon death!"


Play"Lizard hide!"


Play"Lizard hide!"


Play"Flaying time!"


Play"Scalp throw!"


Play"Scalp throw!" *giggles*


Using Vanish

Play"Setting trap!"


Play"Undercover!"


Play"Time to disappear!"


Play"Roll away!"


Play"Take cover!"


Play"Take cover!"


Play"Away!"


Nauts In-Game Look

Character

Default skin.
Default skin.
Cosmic Captain Ksenia.
Cosmic Captain Ksenia.
Dragon Huntress Ksenia.
Dragon Huntress Ksenia.

Minimap Icon

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Scoreboard Icon

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Skin Information

Cosmic Captain Ksenia

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While she was a freshman at the Halion VI Hairdresser Academy Ksenia was chosen by a cosmic force along with four fellow students. This cosmic force promised to unlock the hidden potential within each of them, and arranged for brightly-colored spandex suits of armor to be delivered to their student dorms.


They were tasked with fighting evil monsters that threatened the galaxy, and boldly they faced their destiny. Sadly, the 'cosmic force' turned out to be some hacker kid that had been rejected from the academy a year earlier, and Ksenia's fellow chosen-ones were squished when a 20-story tall monster waltzed into town.


Ksenia still managed to defeat the monster on her own, and even though she never heard from the 'cosmic force' again after that, she continued to hunt down giant monsters as a part-time job during her time at the academy.


This DLC contains a custom skin for Ksenia in Awesomenauts! If you have not unlocked the character yet, purchasing this content will do so. - Official Steam Store description.


This skin gives Ksenia a suit based on the Power Rangers[11] franchise, with a similar-looking spandex suit, white boots and gloves and a bird-shaped helmet with a visor and crest. She also wields custom laser daggers. The helmet's crest, her clothes, shoulderpads and dagger hilts all have golden details.

Scissors throw's scissors are shaped like lightning bolts and vanish has different animations as well as special sound effects.

Dragon Huntress Ksenia

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Scorched leaves flew on the wind as she made her approach. She had been stalking her prey for days, though the events that had lead her to this moment spanned decades. Ksenia tightened the grip on her daggers as she entered the cavern, where she was met with a pair of eyes that burned in the shadow. Only one dragon remained in this world, but it would fall to her blades all the same.


She leapt forward and killed her opponent with a single blow. Pieces of armor, weapons, and gold dropped all around her, but she cursed as the ring she had hoped to find was nowhere in sight. "Dammit, now I'll have to grind this part for the seventh time." As the townsfolk entered the cavern to thank her for saving their lives and proclaim her the greatest Hero of all time Ksenia was already browsing through the menu to restart this particular chapter of her favorite game: 'Warrior Princess: Dragon Huntress'.


Ksenia played the game whenever she had a few minutes in between the clients that visited her barber shop, but even when she was cutting their hair she sometimes felt like a fearsome warrior, ready to go toe-to-toe with even the mightiest of foes - she was a Dragon Huntress at heart!


This DLC contains a custom skin for Ksenia in Awesomenauts, and comes with a fully customized voice set! If you have not unlocked the character yet, purchasing this content will do so. - Official Steam Store description.


This skin gives Ksenia the looks of a typical Action RPG character, the likes of the Elder Scrolls[12] or Monster Hunter[13] series, giving her armor made from dragon scales and a dragon skull helmet with glowing eyes, horns and spikes. She wields bone daggers instead of her usual scissors.

Her skin mesh is removed, revealing her actual skin and her hair isn't stylized like in the default, being red and flowing instead.

Scissors throw's scissors are small lizard skulls, Vanish has new animations and sound effects and acrobatic double jump has a dragon wings effect upon using the double jump.


Being premium, this skin comes with its own unique voice acting.

Awesomenaut Showcase

Dragon Huntress Ksenia showcase

Trivia

  • Despite being a human, Ksenia does not originate from Earth like Ted McPain or Raelynn, instead being born on the Moon (called Planet Russia in Awesomenauts' universe).
  • Ksenia's theme song was sung by Nola Klop.
  • Ksenia is the first Awesomenaut since Penny Fox to be released with two skins.
  • Ksenia is the first (and only, to date) Awesomenaut to be released without any Area of Effect abilities or upgrades whatsoever. Cut and Trim was only given its piercing effect in Patch 2.13.

References

Builds

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Tips & Tactics

Playing As:

  • Ksenia is very weak early in the game, but can become very powerful later on. Play defensively at first.
  • Unlike Skølldir, Ksenia must be hitting an enemy unit or structure for her Cut and Trim combo to happen. Try landing the 3rd hit from it frequently, as some upgrades benefit from it.
  • When hitting an enemy Awesomenaut, Scissors Throw will deal additional damage based on a percentage of the target's maximum health, ensuring it remains effective throughout the match.
  • Despite being limited by an ammo count, Scissors Throw has no cooldown: you can unleash all the scissors at once.
  • Since scissors from Scissors Throw can be picked back up if they hit terrain, it might be a good idea to attack your targets from above. This way, if you do miss them, the scissors will be stuck on the ground, ready to be picked up instead of expiring upon reaching maximum range without hitting anything. Scissors will also be regained over time or instantly by returning to the shop.
  • There are several upgrades that can help you regain lost scissors such as Abrasive Hair Blaster or The Gorge and the Beautiful. Experiment with these to find out which ones better suit your playstyle.
  • Remember: In order to use the silencing effect from Vanish, be sure to attack an enemy with Scissors Throw or Cut and Trim before the invisibility effect expires, or it won't work.
  • Try using Vanish away from your enemies and then sneak in while invisible to surprise them.
  • Ksenia can move through enemy units during the rolling animation of Vanish, but not when Invisible, unless she has purchased Virtual Girl.
  • Cut and Trim and Scissors Throw attacks that break the invisibility effect from Vanish will silence the enemy unit hit.

Playing With:

  • Ksenia benefits from having teammates that can trap the enemies in place, allowing her an easier time in landing all her scissors, such as Derpl, Swiggins and Sentry.
  • Coordinate with Ksenia to make the most use of her innate silencing effect, preventing enemies from initiating or fleeing via their abilities.
  • Consider using 'nauts capable of dealing amplify damage to the enemy to increase Ksenia's already high damage output.

Playing Against:

  • If Ksenia misses her scissors, try "guarding" them from her, so she can't recover so easily.
  • Take advantage of Ksenia's weak early game and keep the pressure on her in order to hamper her Solar gain. Harasser and Area Controller type of 'nauts can give her a particularly hard time.
  • Since Scissors Throw deal damage based on a percentage of your maximum (not current) health, upgrades that focus on recovering lost health and damage mitigation might be more effective in countering her than raw health. healing and lifesteal upgrades are good examples.
  • Having very little health, Ksenia is extremely vulnerable to crowd control and burst damage.
  • Avoid walking around alone or with low health if you suspect Ksenia is around. She can deal very high damage with Scissors Throw and might be using Vanish to sneak up on you.