Hero Spotlight: Yeager


#1

Icon_ElementEnergy Yeager

Faction_TheWatch_Color General
“Woods” Yeager, the Guardian Angel, is a cybernetically advanced warrior whose lust for power and perfection consumed him mentally and physically. A capable Mid-Line marksman, Yeagar’s personal shield and transforming gun make him a constant threat on the battlefield.

SKILLS

Sound Barrier

Bronze Ability
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Yeager Shields himself, absorbing damage. While Sound Barrier is active, Yeager gains bonus Movement Speed and Cooldown Reduction.

Archangel

Silver Ability
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Yeager equips a powerful beam laser which replaces his primary weapon, boosting his Attack Damage for a time.

Sonic Boom

Gold Ability - Passive
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Whenever Sound Barrier is destroyed, Yeager deals damage to all enemies on the field with a chance to Stun each target

Mach Ten

Platinum Ability - Passive
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Whenever Sound Barrier is used while the Shield is already active, Yeager gains charges of Mach Ten, boosting his Weapon Damage. Mach Ten can stack to a maximum of 10 charges.


Where can I get Yeager!?

Yeager_Fragment_Raid Yeager_Fragment_Crate Yeager will be available from the PvP Crates & Co-op Raid!



What do you think of Yeager?


March 2019 Update Notes
#2

BWOMP

:joy:

Looking forward to giving him a try; cool design and a subdued but interesting kit loadout. Looks like a good addition to the game!


#3

Change his name to Yeeter and I’ll be okay.


#4

Guardian Angel
Doesn’t guard anyone except himself

Hmmm


#5

He seems lame. Scuffed Steele + Hideo’s gold skill. Doesn’t sound too interesting.

However.

That’s just my first impression of him “on paper”. I could easily be wrong and he might end up being a fantastic hero. Heroes that sounded like crap ended up being great, and others that sounded good on paper ended up being crap. We’ll see.


#6

I think he seems cool.
Being in his own little bubble, gaining speed and skill recharge rate, boosting his DPS. I think he’ll be really fun and good.


#7

When it says “the Shield” is that any shield or only the shield he gets from his Bronze?


#8

If you use Sound Barrier while the shield specifically from Sound Barrier is still active, you trigger the bonus. That specific shield.


#9

My one complaint is that midline basically seems to only get various flavors of DPS, whereas frontline and rear line get a lot more variety. And if we want to, for instance, use a rear line DPS (Dogface, Artemis), or a frontline DPS (Steele, Savage), it means that we need to either roll with a 2 DPS team, or stick a non-midline character in at the midline. I’m excited to unlock Yeager and sonic boom some people, but if the midline could get some love in the variety department, it’d be cool to see.


#10

A new patrol guy lol


#11

Ya know, he almost kinda looks like a Forged Fantasy character


#12

maybe they couldn’t call battle angel


#13

Can’t wait to trial him in pvp. Real Question is he just a cash grab


#14

Can’t wait to see how his skills scale.

Bronze - increased movespeed means he might be a lightning speed roller! If he has low health this might prove invaluable.

Silver - the value of this skill all depends on the extent of the attack buff and how long the duration is. Looks like we have to wait for release to find out.

Gold - unavoidable damage to every enemy plus chance to stun? Sign me up! But realistically I don’t think the damage dealt by his Gold is going to be high, because designing it like that would be OP. It seems likely that Yaeger’s Gold damage is going to be in the medium or low range.

Plat - I am slightly doubtful about Yaeger’s plat skill. It is double conditional (shield has to be UP and bronze cast has to be timed while shield is UP). Furthermore, 10 charges to achieve maximum damage output might well be too long and we could see another situation like Cinder’s plat which kicks in too late when the match is already decided. His Bronze has increased cooldown reduction but still, 10 charges is ALOT of time that is needed.

Other things to look out for - it will be interesting to see Yaeger’s base damage and his health pool. He looks so skinny I reckon he’s gonna be squishy.

In terms of his base damage, unless Ronin is nerfed (this does not seem to be the case, since there are no Role Warfare balance adjustments) I see Yaeger as maybe having less value than Ronin, solely for the fact that PVP matches place high value on upfront heavy DPS within the first 30 seconds of a match. In this regard if Yaeger needs his plat charged up and cannot take out a standard Ronin Drake Flatline lineup because his DPS takes too long to hit critical poundage he may see limited use and effectiveness.


#15

A shielder that can actually still recharge his shield gauge while having one already active?

He does not have to actually use it to activate his Plat charges but could hold it till he immediately drops his shield for an endless shield combo. Could be very annoying except he seems a better damage dealer but worse shielder than vanguard.


#16

So we have 3 Razorbacks so far: Ronin, Yeager, and Razorback.


#17

His gold at level 85, 8 stars does 90K to all enemies. It’s good.


#18

Oh sweet, so if we keep his shield active, every time we trigger the bronze skill will boost damage up to 10x… pretty cool, hopefully it’s possible to stack a few times with the right team comp. Anyway, nice hero! I wonder where he falls on the dps-health spectrum


#19

34.000 DPS (8 star, platinum, level 85).
His Archangel skill adds a lot to his DPS but it’s slow to charge the skill, most matches you will not even have time to use it.


#20

Thanks Ulfpam.

Aside from your input on his gold and his silver, I’ve heard preliminary indications are that Yeager is a poorer than average pvp hero, can anyone else confirm?

Areas of weakness:

  1. Long charging times for his bronze and his silver
  2. Squishy, low health pool (like I predicted). This itself wouldn’t be so bad if his bronze shield came up quicker to give him more survivability, but alas, see point 1 above.
  3. Not enough upfront damage, has to rely on a slow charging silver to make burst dps.
  4. Plat stacks too slow.

Nice things about Yeager

  1. Looks cool and has a decently cool hero name too. This is subjective but please don’t release another hero which looks as shit as Bucket and has as non-inspiring a name as Bucket. Really, don’t expect people to pay for a hero like Bucket anymore.
  2. His neutral-element damage is 58%-42% (approx), which is decent. Since he is not heavy elemental energy damage, he suffers less elemental penalty when used against Mechs and Electrics as compared with heavy elemental heroes.
  3. New hero for the Watch and it currently looks like if you can keep his shields up and stack his plat skill unhindered he might be more of a bounty based hero where he might excel in Wave 2. Does anyone know if his plat stacks improves his silver damage output?

Any other preliminary thoughts on Yeager?