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Raelynn newsplash.png

Health: 1300 (2288)
Movement Speed: 7.8
Attack Type: Long Range
Role: Harasser
Mobility: Balanced
Raelynn [edit] Difficulty: Easy

Development Name: Hunter

Type of abilities: Area of Effect, Blind, Long-ranged, Time Modifier, Shield Release Date: November 1st, 2012


UI Skillbutton Hunter Timerift.png

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Timerift [edit]
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.
Damage/s 57 (89.49)
Attack Speed 250
Slowing Power 65%
Cooldown 11s
Height 5
Width 2
Duration 4s

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Protoblaster [edit]
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.
Damage 75 (117.75)
Attackspeed 150
Range 8

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Snipe [edit]
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!
Damage 460 (722.2)
Cooldown 10s
Range 18.36
Arming Time 0.65s (+0.55s Animation)
Max Aiming Time 1.8s
Knockback 0.7

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Six Million Solar Human Jump [edit]
Six Million Solar human jump.
Jump Height 7.6
Jumps 1


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UI Skillbutton Hunter Snipe.png Shop Icons Hunter Snipe Upgrade C.png Shop Icons Hunter Snipe Upgrade D.png Shop Icons Hunter Snipe Upgrade E.png Shop Icons Hunter Snipe Upgrade F.png Shop Icons Hunter Snipe Upgrade B.png Shop Icons Hunter Snipe Upgrade A.png
UI Skillbutton Hunter Attack.png Shop Icons Hunter Base Attack Upgrade A.png Shop Icons Hunter Base Attack Upgrade F.png Shop Icons Hunter Base Attack Upgrade D.png Shop Icons Hunter Base Attack Upgrade E.png Shop Icons Hunter Base Attack Upgrade C.png Shop Icons Hunter Base Attack Upgrade B.png
UI Skillbutton Hunter Jump.png Upgrade Power pills turbo.png Upgrade Med-i'-can.png Shop Icons Overall HunterSpeed.png Shop Icons Overall Shield.png Upgrade Piggy bank.png Shop Icons Overall ccReduction.png


Back Story

Raelynn loves big guns. After highschool she went straight into the E.L.F. army to fight against the invading robots, just before the first AI war.

She was trained by the best and excelled in long range weaponary. Within a year she was given the honor of joining an elite squad called the SkyHawks, where she met the love of her life: her Pulserifle "Cuddles".

For years they did covert missions together as a team to disrupt robot production and steal robot technologies. They were feared by all robots (well...the ones with emo-chips).

Until that one deep space mission to AI station 404 in the year 3009, where she ran into a robot ambush, and "Cuddles" was brutally taken away from her. Raelynn was put into cryostasis. Decades passed until a small mercenary team found her hidden on the planet. There she was rejoined with "Cuddles" and many warm 'hugs' were given that day to all robots on 404.


Voice actress: Somayeh Foroushani


Play"I got a bullet with your name on it!" - Reference to Nonpoint's[1] "Bullet With A Name".

Play"Imma chargin' mah lazah!" - Reference to the popular Shoop Da Whoop[2] internet meme.

Play"Lets make this fun! Run as fast as you can."

Play"I see you!"

Play"I'll scrape you off my boots!"

Play"Not even worth my time."

Play"You boys ain't ready for this." - Possibly a reference to Back to the Future.[3]

Play"Cuddles is so cute. Awww..."

Play"I'll light you like a firecracker!"


Play"Where is the air support?!"

Play"Uhhh... call for help?"

Play"Uhhh... call for help?"



Play"Strike at these coordinates!"

Play"Fire at will!"

Play"Light 'em up boys!"




Play"Enemy at the gates!"


Play"The LZ is hot!" - LZ is an military acronym for "Landing Zone".


Play"The eagle has left the nest!"

Play"Requesting evac!" - "Evac" is a military abbreviation for "evacuation".

Play"Oh no, broke a nail! Be right back!"


Play"Cuddles needs a small nap."


Play"I got a coupon for that."

Play"Look at all these shiny toys!"

Play"Supply drop!"

Play"Hmm... glad the bullets are free..."

Play"Shopping spree!"


Play"Do you feel lucky, punk?" - Reference to Dirty Harry.[4]

Play"Reporting for duty!"

Play"Lock and load, baby!"

Play"Imma chargin' mah lazah!"

Play"I see you!"

Drop Pod In

Play"What do I feel when I shoot an enemy? Recoil..." - Based on a quote from Simo Heyha[5], a famous Finnish sniper.

Play"Somebody give me a sitrep!" - Sitrep is a military acronym for "situation report".

Play"I'm a professional."

Play"This is my rifle. There are many like it, but I call it Cuddles." - A reference to Rifleman's Creed.[6] and the TV Show "Firefly" Jaynes Cobb's Quote "I Call it Vera"[7]

Play"35 solar a hit, no questions asked."

Play"Lock and load, baby!"

Play"Reporting for duty!"

Play"Heat it up!"

Killing Blow

Play"Another one bites the dust!" - Reference to the popular song "Another one bites the dust" by Queen.[8]

Play"Thanks for standing still, idiot." - Reference to the Sniper[9] from Team Fortress[10] series.

Play"They never knew what hit 'em..."

Play"Tango's down..." - In the NATO phonetic alphabet[11], letters are replaced with english words beggining with said letter and that are universally easy to understand, regardless of native language. "Tango", in this case stands for T, representing "Target" or "Terrorist".

Play"Shot through the heart and I'm to blame." - Reference to the lyrics of Bon Jovi's[12] You Give Love a Bad Name.[13]

Play"Pew, pew, pew!" - A reference to the pew-pew[14] meme.

Play"I told you she bites...'"

Play"An eye for an eye!" - A reference to the Law of talion.[15]

Killing Spree

Play"It's lonely at the top."

Play"Boom! Headshot." - A reference to the Boom headshot[16] meme.

Play"One shot, one kill."

Being Hit

Play"Son of a..."


PlayWaugh, ooh!










Play"I'm hit!"

On Death

Play"Nothing wrong with... d-dying young..."

Play"It's a... good day to die..."

Play"Nobody... lives forever..."

Play"A heroic death..."

Using Snipe

Play"Three, Two, One!"

Play"Who wants to cuddle?"

Play"Say hello to my little friend!" - Reference to Scarface[17]

Play"Frying time!"

Play"It's set to stun! Honest!" - Reference to a stormtrooper right before capturing princess Leia in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.[18]

Play"Do you feel lucky, punk?!"

Using Timerift

Play"Timerift: deployed"

Nauts In-Game Look


Default skin.
Default skin.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)
Ravishing Raelynn.
Ravishing Raelynn.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)
Bionic Raelynn.
Bionic Raelynn.(donated by Catti and Bowserslave)

Minimap Icon

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Scoreboard Icon

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Skin Information

Ravishing Raelynn

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"Who needs practical body armor anyway when you're carrying a retractable sniper cannon? You might as well dress up and look fabulous as you lay down a hail of sniper fire upon your enemies!" - Official Steam Store description.

This Raelynn skin replaces her clothes and visor with an elegant party dress, high heels, and a holster strapped to her thigh. She also uses lipstick, make-up, and a scarf around her neck.

There is also a beauty mark close to her eye.

Bionic Raelynn

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"Raelynn has been recruited by a supersecret bionic spec ops team. The new and improved Bionic Raelynn has augmented her already impressive battlefield performance with bionics, cybernetics, a worn cloak and shiny lights." - Official Steam Store description.

Bionic Raelynn adds a "greyish" hue to her natural armor coloration and covers her arms as well instead of having them exposed like in the default look. Her cape is team-colored and she wears a helmet and a hood.

New digital hexagon particle effects are added to Snipe and Timerift.

Awesomenaut Showcase


  • According to her backstory, Raelynn is over 578 years old. She spent that time in cryo-stasis, before being brought back to life.
  • The Killer Koala icon was added to Bionic Raelynn's official artwork during the Awesomenauts: Starstorm Expansion Kickstarter Campaign.[19]
    • This would make Bionic Raelynn the first character to have her splash artwork altered after release.
  • Raelynn is one of the three 'nauts that originate from Earth (the others being Ted McPain and Yuri).
  • "E.L.F." in Raelynn's backstory stands for Earth's Liberation Front.
  • Raelynn is the first character to have their splash art remade.
  • Raelynn can be obtained for free as a reward for using the recruitment system.




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Tips & Tactics

Playing As:

  • Most of Raelynn's playstyles involves keeping her enemies at a safe distance. Denny's Boots, Gryc Lubricator and most of Timerift's upgrades will help her accomplish that.
  • Remember: the laser sight for Raelynn's Snipe becomes yellow when you are targetting an enemy Awesomenaut. This is specially useful when using the Gryc Lubricator upgrade for offscreen kills. Watching the minimap also helps in these cases.
  • When charging up Snipe, it is possible to press the Snipe button a second time after hearing the beep to fire the beam earlier.
  • Aiming Snipe away from your enemy or at the ground can prevent them from seeing the laser sight right away. Quickly direct it to your enemies and fire, surprising them.
    • Alternatively, you can begin charging Snipe while Raelynn is mid-air. Jump from a high place and activate it. By the time you hit the ground, Snipe will likely be ready to fire, giving less reaction time to your enemies.
  • The shield effect from Iron Rifle can prevent many crowd control effects from interrupting your Snipe.
  • When using Laserpointer, sweeping the area in front of you in a fan-like motion may help you in blinding more enemies with it.
  • Timerift is a very effective tool against sieged Derpls as it affects the unsiege animation, making it way longer. Some players may notice this and will start sieging on glass platforms so they can drop down and escape, however.
  • Despite what it may look like, Timerift isn't a slow, but a Slowdown and, as such, isn't affected by CC reduction or CC immunity.
  • With the T-800 Dome upgrade for Timerift, it is possible to solo turrets very effectively if they are left unguarded by your enemy
  • Without the Higgs Grenade upgrade, Timerift is best used to block chokepoints.
  • If taking HC-Bomb, it's best to attempt to trap enemies in Timerift and use your HC-shots to whittle them down until you're able to finish them off with Snipe. Using Gryc Lubricator helps to finish off fleeing enemies very well.

Playing With:

  • Raelynn is very effect at long range. Try and protect her from the enemy team so that she can damage them from a safe distance.
  • Use displacement and knockback effects to throw enemies into Timerift.
  • Aid Raelynn in pushing enemy turrets if she's using T-800 Dome.

Playing Against:

  • Denny's Boots, Timerift and Snipe (especially with Gryc Lubricator) can make Raelynn incredibly hard to approach. Try to use hide areas or Jump Pads to sneak up on her.
  • Don't stay lined up with your teammates. It'll make it harder for Raelynn to Snipe multiple members of your team all at once.
  • Consider timing your jump(s) irregularly to confuse the enemy Raelynn and make it harder for her to aim Snipe properly.
  • Snipe can be interrupted by most crowd control effects, and will go on cooldown if this happens.
  • Snipe can't go through terrain. Stay out of Raelynn's direct line of sight to discourage her from firing it.
  • Before engaging an enemy Raelynn, make sure you will be able to kill her quickly. She may get you low enough on health so that her Snipe will finish you off.
  • Saving abilities that are harder to land for when Raelynn uses Snipe might be a good idea, as she can't move until the she fires the beam or is interrupted.
  • The cooldown on Timerift exceeds its duration. This is true even with the 1.21 Gigawatt Battery upgrade. You can use that window of opportunity to approach a Raelynn, but be mindful of Snipe as well.
  • Raelynn's Protoblaster can deal high dps with proper upgrades. Don't underestimate her ability to engage in close combat.
  • Be extra careful and play more defensively if the Enemy Raelynn is using Monkey Hand. She'll typically buy this early game, giving herself a small Solar disadvantage in order to get a larger bonus later on. Don't let it happen.