Skirmisher

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The Skirmisher

Also known as: Skirmisher Pirate

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General Info
Introduced in Beta 1.0
Health: 100
Armor: 90
Speed: 260
Damage required for special: 165

The scurvy-infested dogs of any pirate crew. Don't let the powderkeg strapped to his back fool you - this guy's quick!

Overview

Because of their low health and armor, these guys aren't famous for fighting fair. Skirmishers rely on speed; the freedom to flee with ease is theirs alone, and with it, the chance to corner a foe at their weakest moment, or surprise them with a sneak attack!

If a situation becomes too hot to handle with the cutlass, give it a shot from a safe distance with your flintlock pistols. Skilled Skirmishers use their speed to their advantage, and cut their enemies down with finesse. For less graceful Skirmishers, there's always the keg: an explosive barrel of black powder that sends enemies flying, and if they survive the fall, leaves them limping.

Voiced by: Joseph "Bingo Bango" Bracken

Arsenal

Weapons

Cutlass

Flintlock Pistols

Powderkeg

SkirmisherCutlass.png
SkirmisherFlintlocks.png
SkirmisherKeg.png

Average pirate cutlass. A must-have for any self-respecting Skirmisher. It swings and charges quickly, but not powerfully. This is your main weapon, and once you get the hang of its speed, you'll slice through unsuspecting enemies in no time! Take care though, this weapon is only a one-handed weapon and will be parried easily.

The Skirmisher uses black powder flintlock pistols (six of them) but they are slow to reload. The shots may not be very accurate, but they are a quick and effective way to deal moderate damage from short-medium range. The Skirmisher carries no back up ammo initially, so be sure to grab some! Accuracy decreases significantly while moving, so stand still or you'll probably miss shots you need to hit.

The infamous keg: full of gunpowder that explodes when the ignited wick reaches the barrel. When equipped, the Skirmisher takes it from his back and holds it with both hands, greatly reducing his movement speed. Pressing the attack button once ignites the wick, and pressing it a second time tosses the keg (which lightly damages enemies it collides with). Stuns nearby teammates and deals massive damage to enemies, though most of it can be blocked by a shield.

Damage

56 (charged), 42 (not charged)

Damage

32-40 (varying range)

Damage

175

Forward/Side Interval

15

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Blast Radius

Aprox. 600 units

String

10

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Damage Decrease

1/6 of the full damage per 100 units

Special Damage

25x5

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Respawn Time

75 seconds*

Special attack: Lunge

It only works with the player holding the cutlass

When your special bar is full, press the special button to execute a powerful Lunge. This Lunge will propel you through the air in a straight line at high speed. You can use this to escape prickly situations where you may be unable to simply run away, such as when somebody blocks your escape route. If you're higher or lower than your target, you'll probably hit them less, or even miss them completely.

*on Last Team Standing maps the keg is only used once per round.

Achievements

Achievements
"Skirmisher"
Pvk2 skirm play.jpg "Play a full round lasting at least five minutes as a Skirmisher"
"Why Did I Bother Lighting That?"
Pvk2 skirm kill withkegtoss 1x.jpg "Kill an enemy with a tossed keg"
"Keg Stand!"
Pvk2 skirm kegkill 2x.jpg "Kill 2 enemies with a single keg"
"Holy Hand Grenade Of Antioch"
Pvk2 skirm kegkill 4x.jpg "Kill 4 enemies with a single keg"
"Keg Whore"
Pvk2 skirm kegkill 500.jpg "Kill 500 enemies with the keg" The Powder Monkey
"Did I Do That?"
Pvk2 skirm kill special 2x.jpg "Kill 2 enemies with a single cutlass lunge special"
"Dinah"
Pvk2 skirm dinah.jpg "Failed to realize the usefulness of the cutlass" The Coward
"Ye Scurvy Dog"
Scurvydog.png "Kill an enraged berserker with your pistol" The Scurvy Infested
"Sword At a Gunfight"
Sword@Gunfight.png "Kill 10 enemies with your pistol who have recently damaged you with a melee weapon" The Gunslinger

Trivia

  • Skirmisher's signature cutlass juggling can only be seen in first person. The same thing happens with said class in Pirates, Vikings and Knights;
  • Despite claiming that the Skirmisher uses a set of flintlock pistols, up to six of them, the class still uses a reloading animation with him filling a single pistol's clip. An authorized creator, Lord Blundernaut, made custom animations which fix that inconsistency.[1]
  • On earlier versions of the mod, the Skirmisher would spawn holding the flintlock pistol. Sometime after Beta 2.0 it was switched by the class' primary weapon, the cutlass;
  • The Skirmisher is notable for having the least amount of model and/or texture updates throughout the mod's history. While almost every character released prior to Beta 2.3 got its textures updated that matched the teams colors, Skirmisher remains almost intact ever since its first render, back in 2005;
  • Skirmisher's model is, out of the nine available classes, the one that resembles its GoldSrc counterpart the most, despite the latter having a bulkier, comic look and always carrying a cutlass in his mouth;
  • It's also notable that the Skirmisher is the only class with no official concept art (at least outside the development team's archives);

Gallery

  • Official Skirmisher avatar
  • Early model prototype from 2004.
  • The earliest known render of the class' model.

See also

Pirates

Skirmisher Strategy

How to get Skirmisher Achievements

Classes

Pirates

Vikings

Knights

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