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BOT INTEL REPORT – HOT ROD

Hot Rod joins the fight June 29th at 10AM PDT!

About Hot Rod:

Faction: Autobots

Class: Warrior

Long undercover on Earth with his brother in arms, Bumblebee, Hot Rod is a powerful and agile warrior with a unique Time Bubble Cannon that definitely packs a punch.

Stats and Abilities:

2-Star:

  • Health: 1697
  • Attack: 158
  • Max Rating: 552

3-Star:

  • Health: 4167
  • Attack: 337
  • Max Rating: 1313

4-Star:

  • Health: 10829
  • Attack: 876
  • Max Rating: 3476

Basic Abilities: Deceleration and Critical Buff

Ranged Attacks

  • Hot Rod’s Time Gun has a 60% chance to inflict Deceleration for 3.2 seconds.

Deceleration

  • Prevents the opponent from Evading attacks and reduces the opponent’s Power Flow by 22~37.5% per stack.

Melee Attacks

  • Gains a Critical Rate Buff for 2.8 seconds when the opponent is under the effect of a Deceleration Debuff, increasing Critical Hit Rate by 7.9~18%.

Critical Heavy Attacks

  • 40% chance to Stun for 1.2 seconds.

Signature Ability – Acceleration

  • Special Attacks: Overclocks Hot Rod’s engines, increasing his Power Flow on attacks by 60~120% for 7 seconds. Additionally, while Acceleration is active, Hot Rod has a 30% chance to Evade Ranged Attacks.

Special Attacks:

Special 1 – Punishing Pirouette

A flurry of aerial kicks to knockdown the opponent.

Special 2 – Time Tampering
Series of acrobatic kicks that ends with a taste of the Time Bubble Gun.

  • A powerful blast from his Time Gun inflicts Deceleration for 9 seconds.

Special 3 – Time Bubble Blast
A temporal coup de grâce.

  • Hot Rod’s uses the most powerful setting on his Time Gun, inflicting Deceleration for 20 seconds.

Synergy Bonuses:

Incoming:

  • Code 12: Reckless Driving (Prowl)
    • Hot Rod gets an Attack Buff when Heavy Attacking.
  • Enemies (Barricade)
    • Hot Rod gets +8% Attack
  • Racing Rivals(Mirage)
    • Hot Rod gets +30% Critical Damage
  • Brother in Arms (Bumblebee)
    • Autobots get +8% Armor and +6% Melee Damage in Solo Missions.

Outgoing:

  • Allies
    • Bumblebee gets +8% Armor
  • Enemies
    • Barricade gets +8% Attack
  • Racing Rivals
    • Mirage gets +30% Critical Damage

Strong Match-ups:

  • Bumblebee and Sideswipe
    • Evasive Bots will have a very hard time against Hot Rod, his Decceleration Debuff will completely negate the opponent’s chance to activate their Evade abilities.
  • Bonecrusher
    • Hot Rod relies on his Critical Rate Buffs in order to inflict Critical Hits reliably. Being able to control his Critical Chance gives him a major advantage against Bots like Bonecrusher, who will often activate a Bleed if you Crit against him.

Weak Match-ups:

  • Grindor
    • Hot Rod generates a lot more Power because of his signature ability. Grindor gets stronger the more Power the opponent gets, enabling him to deal a lot of damage.

Recommended Modules for Hot Rod:

  • Laser Guidance Module
    • Hot Rod has a chance to inflict Decceleration on his Ranged Attacks, Laser Guidance will further enhance damage and also make it easier for Hot Rod to hit with those attacks because of the ranged projectile speed increase.
  • Robot Resource
    • Robot Resource reduces the Power generated on attacks and in exchange provides passive Power over time, but Hot Rod’s signature ability will enhance his Power generated in attacks, neutralizing the negative effects of the module and making it extremely powerful.