For a while now I have been thinking of this merc idea that I personally think could be a nice edition to the game. The idea came to me during one of splash damages streams when a lot of people said they wanted a merc that used a bow and I felt I could come up with something. And with that little backstory I introduce to you, Peirce
(Whenever i type // it means its a comment to explain something that might be unclear)
Remember to write what you think of this merc idea and come with suggestions on what you think needs changing.
Peirce is a recon merc that specializes in giving his a team a tactical advantage by revealing his enemies with the help of science and his trusty bow.
Health points: 100
Movement speed: 420
Primary Weapon: Compund bow
Damage body and head: 50
Magazine size: 1
Ammo supply: 7
reload time: 1,5 seconds
Peirces main weapon is his compund bow. Whats special about this weapon is how its rate of fire works. When you press left click Peirce starts charging up the shot. After charging it for 2 second the shot will deal a maximum of a 100 damage, but if the shot is charged for longer then that the damage will decay until it only does 30 damage. Remember that you can still shoot without charging. If you do, the arrow will deal 50 damage. Also something very important to remember is that the arrow travels in an arch and not straight like bullet from guns. The charging mechanic will be indicated by a bar under the crosshair.
// When thinking of a primary weapon for Peirce I first thought of using a shotgun or an SMG ( small one like sparks) and making the bow a ability. But then I scraped the idea since I felt that giving a character that focuses on long range a weapon that makes him good a close range would just make him somewhat overpowered.
As a secondary Perice can equip the following weapons:
The Selbstadt .40
the Simeon .357
and the Tølen MP
// My reason for picking these secondaries for Peirce are that with these weapons you have a good way to defend against players that coming to close to comfort and so that each player can pick a secondary depending on there preference in aim. Want to spray some fools, pick the Tølen. Want to be precise, pick the selbstadt. Need heavy damage at really close range, pick the Simeon. Something for everyone.
And for melee wepons Perice can equip the following melee weapons
Beckhill Combat Knife
and Stilnotto Stiletto
His base loadout will be the following:
Primary: Compound bow
Secondary: The Selbstadt .40
Melee: Beckhill Combat Knife
Cooldown: 25 seconds
Duration: 20 seconds
Radius: same as a Nader grenade
Perice’s answer to a recon ability is his shrapnel arrow. The arrow itself can not deal any damage but when the arrow hit any surface the arrow will explode and launch pieces of radioactive shrapnel that stick onto his enemies and will stay there for 20 seconds. These tiny pieces of metal won’t do anything by them selfs but when they are paired up with Perice’s second ability the are really dangerous for the enemy team.
By pressing E Peirce picks up his radiation tracker. When this is equipped all enemies that has been hit with a radioactive shrapnel explosion will be marked for as long as the duration is still up and if the tracker is still equipped.
When the tracker is equipped you can not shoot with any of your weapons.
// When I first thought of an ability for Peirce I had an idea that he could increase his health and make his arrows travel straight as I thought of it it would make more scene to have a ability that had some real use for a recon merc. So I decided of making a new way of tracking that is more helpful for the team more then it is helpful for Perice himself. I made it this way since I see way to many players playing Vasili or Redeye just trying to rack up as many kills as they can instead of being helpful to the team and for instance placing heartbeat sensor somewhere useful or covering with smoke grenade.
Perice can equip these augments with loadout cards:
// These are only suggestions, suggest any augments you would like to switch out or add.
Story: Peirce used to be an Irish scientist studying the effects of radiation poisoning on humans. But his experiments got shut down when the Irish government thought his experiments were to dangerous to research after Peirce manged to kill most of his colleges when he by mistake detonate a shrapnel grenade made with an extremely radioactive material. But when there was talk of that London had most of its streets covered in radiation gas Perice decide to become a mercenary so he could hopefully get a chance to study the streets of London and what had occurred there.
Introduction quote: “Names Perice. First class scientist and madman”
Special taunt nr 1: “Whistles to sound like a falling bomb Simulates sounds like bomb explodes”
Special taunt nr 2: “Thank you for helping me fund my latest project.”
When getting a kill with melee weapon: “Making a small incision here… Oops.”
Launching Shrapnel arrow nr 1: “Watch out, shrapnel!”
Launching Shrapnel arrow nr 2: “This will sting… a lot!”
Launching Shrapnel arrow nr 3: “Side effects of radiation may include feeling like your body has been stung by a thousand bees and and a sore throat.”
Equipping radiation tracker nr 1: “You can’t hide from science.”
Equipping radiation tracker nr 2: “Science to the rescue!”
Equipping radiation tracker nr 3: " This devise tracks the radiation level in the air and uses it to track your location. In other words, Science."
And that’s Perice for you. As I said in the beginning feel free to leave feedback on my idea and suggest changes you think would be good on this merc idea.
Thank you for your time and patience