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"Rattlesnake on the job."

- Tychus Findlay on Kev West(src)

Kev "Rattlesnake" West is a terran mercenary marauder.

Biography[edit | edit source]

West was one of the few mercenaries to be honorably discharged from the Dominion Armed Forces, and is a man who lives by his own code. Though he refuses to take jobs that have the possibility of harming innocent people, West still works steadily. His war days might be behind him, but he did not lose his bite.

In a theoretical timeline where Tychus survived the Second Great War, West was recruited into Tychus's new Heaven's Devils to fight in the End War against Amon's Forces.[1]

Game Unit[edit | edit source]

Rattlesnake serves as one of the "muscle" for Tychus in Co-op Missions. He can deploy a revitalizer which heals allies in a small area, and does very well against heavy armored ground targets such as most hybrid. While not as powerful of a healer as Lt. Nikara, Rattlesnake allows for sustained healing in a small area while still providing damage to Tychus's crew.

Rattlesnake benefits greatly from upgrades, though can serve as both a buff to the Tychus's damage as well as a strong healer. While his healing starts at 2%, the Signal Modulator upgrade gives Rattlesnake further sustain in combat. His Moebius Aggression Blend gives him utility in combat, buffing both Tychus and his ally's forces through buffed damage. Combined, this little tool buffs the health and damage of any army significantly.

Compared to the other Muscle, he offers inferior tanking in and of himself, but makes up for it in his healing abilities. Combined with medivac platforms, he alleviates the need for Lt. Nikara in most normal situations, as with upgrades he can sustain his forces through most firefights.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Places a structure on the ground that heals all friendly units in an area around the structure for 2% of their life every second. Can store up to 3 charges.

Technical Recruiter: Reduces the Deploy Revitalizer cooldown by 35%.

Usage
Hotkey Varies (W, E, R or T)
Range 8
Duration 30 seconds
Cooldown 30 seconds
20 (with Technical Recruiter) seconds
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Secret Stash Stimpack

Heals Rattlesnake for 2 life per second and increases his attack and movement speed by 50% for 15 seconds. Can be set to autocast.

Technical Recruiter: Reduces the Secret Stash Stimpack cooldown by 35%.

Lone Wolf: Increases the Secret Stash Stimpack cost by 25%.

Usage
Duration 15 seconds
Cooldown 15 seconds
10 (with Technical Recruiter) seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 4.
Acquisition
Purchased from Muscle armory
Hotkey Z
Basic
Cost 700 Minerals
875 (with Lone Wolf) Minerals
250 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png
312 (with Lone Wolf) Vespene gas
Required Recruit Rattlesnake.
Effect Movement Speed: 4.43
Attack Speed: 1
Cost 600 Minerals
750 (with Lone Wolf) Minerals
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187 (with Lone Wolf) Vespene gas
Required Recruit Rattlesnake.
Effect Movement Speed: 4.43
Attack Speed: 1
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Better Off Alone

When Rattlesnake is beyond the vision range of all other Outlaws, he deals 30% more damage for each Outlaw recruited and takes 50% less damage.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Lone Wolf prestige.
Acquisition
Two Outlaws (60% Damage)
Effect K13 "Rattler" Grenade Launcher
Weapon Upgrade: +6.4 (+6.4 vs Armored)
Basic: 64 (+64 vs Armored)
Level 1: 70.4 (+70.4 vs Armored)
Level 2: 76.8 (+76.8 vs Armored)
Level 3: 83.2 (+83.2 vs Armored)
Level 4: 89.6 (+89.6 vs Armored)
Level 5: 96 (+96 vs Armored)
Three Outlaws (90% Damage)
Effect K13 "Rattler" Grenade Launcher
Weapon Upgrade: +7.6 (+7.6 vs Armored)
Basic: 76 (+76 vs Armored)
Level 1: 83.6 (+83.6 vs Armored)
Level 2: 91.2 (+91.2 vs Armored)
Level 3: 98.8 (+98.8 vs Armored)
Level 4: 106.4 (+106.4 vs Armored)
Level 5: 114 (+114 vs Armored)
Four Outlaws (120% Damage)
Effect K13 "Rattler" Grenade Launcher
Weapon Upgrade: +8.8 (+8.8 vs Armored)
Basic: 88 (+88 vs Armored)
Level 1: 96.8 (+96.8 vs Armored)
Level 2: 105.6 (+105.6 vs Armored)
Level 3: 114.4 (+114.4 vs Armored)
Level 4: 123.2 (+123.2 vs Armored)
Level 5: 132 (+132 vs Armored)
Five Outlaws (150% Damage)
Effect K13 "Rattler" Grenade Launcher
Weapon Upgrade: +10 (+10 vs Armored)
Basic: 100 (+100 vs Armored)
Level 1: 110 (+110 vs Armored)
Level 2: 120 (+120 vs Armored)
Level 3: 130 (+130 vs Armored)
Level 4: 140 (+140 vs Armored)
Level 5: 150 (+150 vs Armored)
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Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Umojan Signal Modulator

Improves the healing rate of Rattlesnake's Revitalizers by 100%.

Lone Wolf: Increases the Umojan Signal Modulator cost by 25%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 4.
Acquisition
Purchased from Muscle armory
Hotkey Z
Basic
Cost 700 Minerals
875 (with Lone Wolf) Minerals
250 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png
312 (with Lone Wolf) Vespene gas
Required Recruit Rattlesnake.
Cost 600 Minerals
750 (with Lone Wolf) Minerals
150 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png
187 (with Lone Wolf) Vespene gas
Required Recruit Rattlesnake.
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Moebius Aggression Blend

Units in range of a Revitalizer gain 15% additional attack speed.

Lone Wolf: Increases the Moebius Aggression Blend cost by 25%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 4.
Acquisition
Purchased from Muscle armory
Hotkey X
Basic
Cost 700 Minerals
875 (with Lone Wolf) Minerals
250 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png
312 (with Lone Wolf) Vespene gas
Required Recruit Rattlesnake.
Cost 600 Minerals
750 (with Lone Wolf) Minerals
150 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png
187 (with Lone Wolf) Vespene gas
Required Recruit Rattlesnake.
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Hammer Munitions

Rattlesnake's attacks slow movement speed by 50% and deal 50% of their damage within a radius of 2.

Lone Wolf: Hammer Munitions is unavailable.

Usage
Passive
Duration 1.5 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 14.
Acquisition
Purchased from Muscle armory
Hotkey V
Cost 1200 Minerals 400 Vespene gas
Required Buy all previous Gears for Rattlesnake.
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Endurance Supplements

Increases the life of Blaze, Cannonball and Rattlesnake by 25%.

Usage
Notes

Mastery: +0.5% life per Tri-Outlaw Research Improvement mastery point. Up to a maximum 40% life

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 5.
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey G
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 90seconds
Effect Hit points: 781
Mastery: +3.13 hit points per Tri-Outlaw Research Improvement mastery point. Up to a maximum 875
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Outlaw Weapons

Increases the attack damage of Tychus and his Outlaws.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Level 1-3 – Initially available.
Level 4-5 – Reach Tychus Level 13.
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey E
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 120seconds
Effect Damage: 44 (+44 vs Armored)
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 140seconds
Effect Damage: 48 (+48 vs Armored)
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Damage: 52 (+52 vs Armored)
Level 4
Cost 325 Minerals 325 Vespene gas 180seconds
Effect Damage: 56 (+56 vs Armored)
Level 5
Cost 400 Minerals 400 Vespene gas 200seconds
Effect Damage: 60 (+60 vs Armored)
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Outlaw Life and Armor

Increases the armor of Tychus and his Outlaws and increases their life by 10%.

(Affects SCVs)

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Level 1-3 – Initially available.
Level 4-5 – Reach Tychus Level 13.
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 120seconds
Effect Hit points: 688
844 (with Endurance Supplement)
Mastery: +3.13 hit points per Tri-Outlaw Research Improvement mastery point. Up to a maximum 938
Armor: 2
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 140seconds
Effect Hit points: 751
907 (with Endurance Supplement)
Mastery: +3.13 hit points per Tri-Outlaw Research Improvement mastery point. Up to a maximum 1001
Armor: 3
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Hit points: 814
970 (with Endurance Supplement)
Mastery: +3.13 hit points per Tri-Outlaw Research Improvement mastery point. Up to a maximum 1064
Armor: 4
Level 4
Cost 325 Minerals 325 Vespene gas 180seconds
Effect Hit points: 877
1033 (with Endurance Supplement)
Mastery: +3.13 hit points per Tri-Outlaw Research Improvement mastery point. Up to a maximum 1127
Armor: 5
Level 5
Cost 400 Minerals 400 Vespene gas 200seconds
Effect Hit points: 940
1096 (with Endurance Supplement)
Mastery: +3.13 hit points per Tri-Outlaw Research Improvement mastery point. Up to a maximum 1190
Armor: 6
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Development[edit | edit source]

In early builds of Tychus's Outlaws in Co-op Missions, Rattlesnake was based around the paladin class from World of Warcraft, being high health with the ability to heal. This was eventually streamlined into a more marauder-focused hero.[2]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

His armor and portrait is similar to an Umojan marauder.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. Co-op Missions. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Tychus Findlay (in English). 2018.
  2. 2018-26-08, StarCraft 2: THE FUTURE OF CO-OP! (Developer Interview). YouTube, accessed on 2018-26-08
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