AND HE'S A GOOD BOI
Rex here, will be the newest addition to the RoR2 survivor team with a ton of new and interesting abilities. When made available, Hopoo stated that he will require a specific quest to be completed in order to be unlocked. What quest? That remains to be seen.
A plant-robot hybrid, his kit actively reflects that with 2 of his abilities being plant based and the other 2 reflecting his other metalic side.
~His autos (M1) fire off 3 darts at a time, with the third dart HEALING you for a small amount when hitting an enemy. This will make Rex the FIRST and ONLY survivor with inate healing! This is quite an important mechanic as we look at his second ability.
~His M2 is akin to a mortar, dealing aeo damage shortly after fired. As far as I've seen, this ability seems to have a 1 second cooldown.
"What, that's insane!" you say? Well no it's not, because this ablity costs HP to use, so don't spam it! This creates a unique dynamic forcing you to choose to balance your HP and damage output.
~His 3rd ability is a simple one. A small knockback allowing you to put distance between yourself and enemies. (It may be hard to see, but it's there, I promise) This may mean this is a mobility lacking character, but I'm sure this boy's going to be able to control the field well enough to keep himself from too much danger.
~The 4th ability, and personally my favorite looking one, isa small seed shot out that creates a bud on the ground. The bud quickly blooms and begins dragging enemies to it's center and healing Rex for each enemy caught!
Basically, he's got a dunestrider seed built into his kit.
And that's his whole kit! So at a first galnce, I feel items like Backup Mag are useless on him. His M2 has a VERY short cooldown and is not something you particularly want spammed. Soldier's syringe looks like a very nice item for him since it'll let him heal off his M1 more. His Shift is great for crowd control and will couple nicely with other character's abilities such as Huntress' glaive and Commando's phase round. One thing I should mention also that the developers brought up is that the self harming abilities will proc item effects, making items like medkit and stealth kit much more appealing for Rex.
Let me know what you guys think and if I missed anything about this character! And do you want to see little breakdowns like this in the future? Or should I just stick to the memes?
I'm not particularly good at writing, and I'm pretty much regurgitaing what the devs said in the interviews, so I'll let you decide if you want it or not.
Memes or more?
Just stick to the memes.
I enjoy content like this! Do more periodically!