IC Rework: Gunner

Discussion in 'Class Discussion' started by Kith, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Kith
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    Kith NOTD Staff: Anti-Fun Wizard Skeleton

    IC Rework:
    Gunner
    This is where the DPS tree for the Assault lives now. Now that he doesn't share a room with a tank anymore, the Gunner's armor has been knocked down to 2, but he's getting some interesting new toys like better Critical Strike effects and Mag Link.

    STATS
    Class Name:
    Gunner
    Class Biography: Gunners are heavy weapon specialists, using Critical Strikes to deal damage and featuring enormous ammunition pools.
    Hitpoints: 220
    Hitpoint regen: 0.55
    Shields: 50
    Shield regen: 1
    Energy: 100
    Energy regen: 1
    Armor: 2
    Shield Armor: 1
    Movespeed: 2.0
    Weight Class: Heavy
    Soundset: Viking
    Default Color: Dark Red


    ABILITIES
    Ability Name:
    Burst Fire
    Ability Button Description:
    Increases Attack Speed by 100% for 4 seconds.
    Ability Cost: 10 Energy
    Ability Cooldown: 5 Seconds (on cast)
    Ability Filters: Self
    Effect:
    See Description.
    Visuals:
    Alarak_DeadlyCharge_Trail.m3 on Weapon. Swoopy trails should go along the length of the weapon, moving towards the barrel. May require some resizing.
    Transient: Yes
    Hotkey: F

    Talent Name: Extended Burst
    Talent Description:
    Increases Burst Fire's duration by 50%.
    Effect:
    Increases Burst Fire's duration from 4 to 6 seconds.

    Talent Name: Full Auto
    Talent Description:
    Increases Burst Fire's Attack Speed bonus by 50%.
    Effect:
    Increases Burst Fire's Attack Speed bonus from 100% to 150%.

    Talent Name: Lay Waste
    Talent Description:
    Burst Fire also doubles the Gunner's Critical Strike rate while active.
    Effect:
    See Description. Counts for all Critical Strike effects that the Gunner has, including weapon mods such as Flechette Rounds and medal sources.


    Ability Name: Mag Link
    Ability Button Description:
    After 2 seconds, adds a single Magazine's worth of rounds to the currently loaded ammunition.
    Ability Cost: 20 Energy
    Ability Cooldown: 8 Seconds (on cast)
    Ability Filters: Self
    Effect:
    See Description. Casting time is 2 seconds, and disables attack while active.
    Visuals:
    Duration bar.
    Transient: Yes
    Hotkey: V

    Talent Name: Swift Hook
    Talent Description:
    Decreases casting time of Mag Link by 50%.
    Effect:
    Reduces the casting time of Mag Link from 2 seconds to 1 second.

    Talent Name: Multitasking
    Talent Description:
    The Gunner is no longer restricted from attacking while using Mag Link.
    Effect:
    See Description.

    Talent Name: Ready Up
    Talent Description:
    Reduces Mag Link's cooldown by 50%.
    Effect:
    Reduces Mag Link's cooldown from 8 seconds to 4 seconds.


    Ability Name: Ammunition Feed [Passive]
    Ability Button Description:
    The Gunner can load two Magazines into their weapon at once.
    Effect:
    See Description. Default Gunner ammunition pool is 60, reloading takes two Magazines.
    Visuals:
    None.

    Talent Name: Extra Rounds
    Talent Description:
    Increases the base size of all Magazines by 33%.
    Effect:
    Increases Magazine size from 30 to 40. Default Gunner ammunition pool would increase from 60 to 80 as a result.

    Talent Name: Three's A Party
    Talent Description:
    The Gunner can load an additional Magazine into their weapon.
    Effect:
    Increases Magazines loaded from 2 to 3, result in 90 rounds (base) or 120 rounds (with Extra Rounds).

    Talent Name: Tuning Kit
    Talent Description:
    Doubles the effectiveness of Standard Ammo Mods.
    Effect:
    See Description and this thread. HE, AP, Flechette, and Plasma Core mods have their damages doubled. Expanding Rounds have their slow values doubled.


    Ability Name: Critical Strike [Passive]
    Ability Button Description:
    The Gunner has a 20% chance to deal additional damage based on their weapon.
    Effect:
    See Description.
    Visuals:
    Standard spooky red Critical Strike numbers.

    Talent Name: Lucky Shot
    Talent Description:
    Adds 10% to the Gunner's Critical Strike chance.
    Effect:
    See Description.

    Talent Name: Exploding Knees
    Talent Description:
    Critical Strikes reduce enemy Movement Speed by 20% for 1 second.
    Effect:
    See Description.

    Talent Name: Smash 'Em
    Talent Description:
    Increases the Armor Penetration of Critical Strikes by 50%.
    Effect:
    See Description.


    ULTIMATES
    Ability Name:
    Lockdown
    Ability Description:
    The Gunner entrenches themselves, increasing their Weapon Range by 5 and their Weapon Damage by 50%. Lockdown automatically deploys and packs up the Heavy Machine Gun when used.

    “I am the tower, the defender of all I survey. I will lay waste to my enemies so that those I watch over may be safe. I will be vigilant so those that I defend may live without worry, for I am the tower, and they are protected.”
    Ability Button Description:
    (Toggle ON)
    Increases Weapon Damage by 50% and Range by 5, but immobilizes the Gunner.

    (Toggle OFF)
    End Lockdown, allowing the Gunner to move again.
    Ability Cost: 20 Energy
    Ability Cooldown: 5 Seconds
    Effect:
    See Button Description. Engaging and disengaging the ability both have a 1 second casting time.
    Transient: No
    Hotkey: G


    Ability Name: Gemini
    Ability Description:
    Gain an additional Weapon slot. Weapons draw from the same ammunition pool and must be reloaded at the same time.

    “I figure; if a problem can be solved by shooting it, why not solve it twice as fast by shooting it with two guns?”
    Ability Button Description:
    (Activate)
    Equip the target weapon to your secondary weapon slot.

    (Deactivate)
    Drop the currently equipped secondary weapon. Weapon will be placed in your inventory, or on the ground if there is no room.
    Ability Cost: 10 Energy
    Ability Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
    Effect:
    Adds the Gemini Weapon Slot to the Assault's Equipment Bar, the Secondary Weapon Button to the Assault's command card, and unlocks the Gemini ability. Gemini Weapon Slot cannot be normally interacted with, and the only method of placing/removing weapons in it is through the Gemini ability. Reloading uses the longer duration between the two weapons.
    Transient: No
    Hotkey: G

    Ability Name: Secondary Weapon
    Ability Button Description:
    [Insert Weapon Information Here]
    Effect:
    A button that displays the Item tooltip of the weapon that the Assault is currently using for Gemini.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2016
  2. squish

    squish Well-Known Member

    Overall, Gunner looks pretty neat. I'm a stickler about the default color, though I suppose it's fitting. Dark Red to signify the blood of his enemies.

    How does Gemini work with something ranged and something melee, like shotgun crowbar? (Hearkening to Ogilvy)

    [Stamp of Approval]
  3. Kith
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    Kith NOTD Staff: Anti-Fun Wizard Skeleton

    I appreciate pointing out the formatting error.

    It was originally going to be Light Gray, but I felt that was a color better reserved for one of the Technicians. I'm hesitant to make him outright red because that color is used by the Rifleman.

    As far as I'm aware, it works just fine. You'll acquire targets based on the ranged weapon you're using though, so it'll take some micro to pull off properly.
  4. squish

    squish Well-Known Member

    Neat. And yeah, Light Gray would be a techy kind of color. And you're not worried about the work you're putting on AP to re-do all of this?

    And no problem.
  5. Kith
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    Kith NOTD Staff: Anti-Fun Wizard Skeleton

    AP won't be the only one working on it - ideally, I will be shouldering a significant portion of the load myself, and only be asking him for help when there's something I cannot do (such as Weird Editor Bullshit™). For instance, assuming I'm not vastly overestimating the results of my learning, I could do the majority of the abilities/talents on this list.

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