Special Abilities

Cain
Cain Member Posts: 24
Hi there, so I've run across a few people that didn't realize each class has a special ability that can be used. When one of my Faction mates mentioned this in Line chat I ended up doing a write-up. I thought I would go ahead and share the write up here as well and if it ends up helping people that'll be awesome. So without further ado my Special Ability breakdown.

There are dots below each characters picture when you're in a mission.
Each dot corresponds to a kill so 2 dots mean you need 2 kills.
When you have that many kills done that section is replaced by an ability that you click on then use by attacking.

The Scout requires 2 kills for "Brain Stab" which seems to be a high damage single target attack.

The Bruiser requires 2 kills for "Smash" which does an aoe 3x3 square attack centered around your target. So it could effect up to 8 targets since you will be filling one square and it will stun all targets it hits.

The Hunter requires 3 kills for "Critical Attack" which as far as I can tell guarantees a critical hit on all targets hit by the shot.

The Shooter requires 2 kills for "Free Attack" which let's you take a free shot which does normal damage but functions like an overwatch attack in that I don't believe it alerts enemies(need to confirm) and won't generate additional zombies on the counter at the bottom.

The Warrior requires 3 kills for "Bonus Attack" which let's you do a free attack. The other bonus to it is if you used both AP to move and attack with the free attack first it actually gives you a 3rd ap to make another move and attack with.

I currently cannot provide any info on assault as I have not unlocked it so if someone could I'll edit this post to add it in.

If there are any mistakes or typos please let me know so I can correct it.

Once again hope this is able to help make someone's adventure smoother.

Cain.

Comments

  • GreenEggs
    GreenEggs Member Posts: 24
    Wow! Great explanation Cain! I've been playing for 3 weeks and hadn't realized the power of my survivors. This is a game changer. Wtg Cain!!
  • TK-421
    TK-421 Member Posts: 406 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great explanation, thanks Cain!
  • stanley0508
    stanley0508 Member Posts: 9
    You get miilion LIKEs from me Cain... just start for around 1 weeks also din notice on it....
  • Cain
    Cain Member Posts: 24
    Stanley, really glad to hear I could help.
  • jureforjustice
    jureforjustice Member Posts: 241 ✭✭✭
    edited November 2015
    TY for posting this and not keeping it within your group only =D, I'm sure a lot of people don't know this.

    BTW:
    Assault class requires 3 kills. Their attack is a 45 degree cone with a range of 4 spaces. Their charge gives them a 1-turn stun to the attack. It's NOT an additional attack.
  • stanley0508
    stanley0508 Member Posts: 9
    My hero Cain, this really make me easily get 3 stars from certain weekly challenge missions and can farm 1-2 more higher level walkers in the deadly missions. Currently my survivors level 4 and this post make me can farm till level 9/10 walkers in most of the deadly mission in episode 2... previously I keep farming till see level 9 walkers shown then i must go to the exit to complete mission.
  • Woomama
    Woomama Member Posts: 1
    Geesh how many of us didn't know any of this! So many people just play a game and never think to look at the instructions. Thank you Cain, I stumbled upon this site and your answer is just what I needed.
  • Amiga
    Amiga Member Posts: 3,735 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I found out about SP after few days of playing ;)))
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  • Ball_de_Sac
    Ball_de_Sac Member Posts: 8
    When using the shooter free attack power up, I seem to always get a critical hit on the first target, but only a regular hit or body hit on the second attack.
  • Cain
    Cain Member Posts: 24
    @Woomama Hey really glad I could help.

    For whatever reason I have issues copying and pasting on my phone but when I get a chance later on my laptop I'll add the info for assault to my original post with credit given of course though I finally unlocked them. :smiley:
  • Ceszar
    Ceszar Member Posts: 81

    When using the shooter free attack power up, I seem to always get a critical hit on the first target, but only a regular hit or body hit on the second attack.

    My question is whether the critical damage of Shooter 's ability benefits from the trait that increases critical damage
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  • Cain
    Cain Member Posts: 24
    It definitely should if working as intended but I could not say for sure.
  • Azrul
    Azrul Member Posts: 42
    The smash ability of bruiser is actually very handy. I try to share a slice of the slaughter in the early rounds of the fight between all my survivors so they can activate their special skills button as early as possible. Just covering all the options, specially for the mêlée weapons.
  • jureforjustice
    jureforjustice Member Posts: 241 ✭✭✭
    edited November 2015
    Ceszar said:

    When using the shooter free attack power up, I seem to always get a critical hit on the first target, but only a regular hit or body hit on the second attack.

    My question is whether the critical damage of Shooter 's ability benefits from the trait that increases critical damage
    I just read a load screen hint saying that the shooter's ability will always land a critical. It should benefit from crit dmg, since it is a critical. That'd be sad if it didn't ='C
  • zoson
    zoson Member Posts: 1,987 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @jureforjustice
    I can test this. I happen to have two legendary pistols that are the same level and have the same damage. One of them has the +60% crit damage bonus and the other does not(but has +10% overall weapon damage). Should be able to easily show a difference. I would fully expect it to receive the extra damage since a crit is a crit, and I have been using the one with the crit bonus under the assumption that it did.

    Won't be able to test it until tonight when I get home from work though.
  • Cain
    Cain Member Posts: 24
    @jureforjustice Are you sure that comment wasn't regarding hunters and not shooters?
  • jureforjustice
    jureforjustice Member Posts: 241 ✭✭✭
    zoson said:

    @jureforjustice
    I can test this. I happen to have two legendary pistols that are the same level and have the same damage. One of them has the +60% crit damage bonus and the other does not(but has +10% overall weapon damage). Should be able to easily show a difference. I would fully expect it to receive the extra damage since a crit is a crit, and I have been using the one with the crit bonus under the assumption that it did.

    Won't be able to test it until tonight when I get home from work though.

    Thanks! That'd be awesome to know!
    Cain said:

    @jureforjustice Are you sure that comment wasn't regarding hunters and not shooters?

    Yes I am =D I just went and double checked it. http://forums.nextgames.com/walkingdead/discussion/193/load-screen-tips#latest
  • Cain
    Cain Member Posts: 24
    Oh cool, I'd never noticed that it would always crit. I'll have to tuck away that info for the future unless I find evidence it's wrong.
  • Ceszar
    Ceszar Member Posts: 81
    Cain said:

    Oh cool, I'd never noticed that it would always crit. I'll have to tuck away that info for the future unless I find evidence it's wrong.

    But you can see a pop up of when you shoot with the ability (first shot)
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  • Cain
    Cain Member Posts: 24
    Yeah I'd seen it crit but had not realized that it would every time sure to the ability.
  • zoson
    zoson Member Posts: 1,987 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I know the sample size is tiny, but a pattern is clearly emerging. I've done two runs with each gun.

    +60% Crit Damage Pistol 1:11 - 1:22
    464
    492
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOqWEgJ-3tY

    No Extra Crit Damage Pistol 1:21 - 1:32
    362
    391
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cA9A0ZSzK4
  • jureforjustice
    jureforjustice Member Posts: 241 ✭✭✭
    @zoson
    Wow! That's amazing!!!! Thank you for the vids, that DEFINITELY confirms it! Ok, crit dmg is very strong on classes with on call crit like that lol!
  • zoson
    zoson Member Posts: 1,987 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2015

    @zoson
    Wow! That's amazing!!!! Thank you for the vids, that DEFINITELY confirms it! Ok, crit dmg is very strong on classes with on call crit like that lol!

    Yep, just did a third run with the +60% crit gun and it hit for 468 that time.

    Edit: Third run with the gun that has no extra crit damage hit for 405.
  • SAL
    SAL Member Posts: 1
    I feel really lame, I have been playing for months and had no clue.
    Thank you
  • AysatyoPet
    AysatyoPet Member Posts: 1,118 ✭✭✭
    "The shooter charge ability is a CRITICAL extra attack that causes no threat"

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Member Posts: 1,496 ✭✭✭
    @SAL I went a couple of months also without knowing, even though I read it everyday on the loading screen.
  • Fatty
    Fatty Member Posts: 24
    Warrior has an ability on some of their weapons that widens to the cone to include at least one more hit (maybe even two more). makes a huge difference
  • gabriel_lwh
    gabriel_lwh Member Posts: 447 ✭✭✭
    @Fatty
    Fatty said:

    Warrior has an ability on some of their weapons that widens to the cone to include at least one more hit (maybe even two more). makes a huge difference

    The charge ability of a warrior allows an additional attack/move.

    Some weapons have the wide arc trait which widens the area of attack for a warrior.


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  • Hurradifax
    Hurradifax Member Posts: 15
    edited March 2016

    "The shooter charge ability is a CRITICAL extra attack that causes no threat"

    I know this comes from NG, but its not correct. Since I read this thread I watched the extra shots and its not always a crit. My shooter has over 800 attack and a 10% bonus and he did 909 on a extra shot, which seems to be right for a normal shot. And there was no "crit" sign after the shot.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Member Posts: 1,496 ✭✭✭
    Also my shooters extra shot has added an additional walker.
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