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This article or section contains information derived from Co-op Missions, and should not be considered part of the official StarCraft storyline.

"Well, well, well. Ol' Cannonball finally rolled outta bed."

- Tychus Findlay on Rob Boswell(src)

Rob "Cannonball" Boswell is a terran mercenary HERC.

BiographyEdit

Cannonball's never met a problem he couldn't blast, drill, or shoot his way out of, and it shows. He's mastered the strangest weaponry he can get his hands on, and his latest find is a pile of HERC gear straight out of Umoja, which he enjoys immensely. During his time as a mercenary, he became close friends with James "Sirius" Sykes, and the two rely on one another for their bigger jobs.

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

Game UnitEdit

Cannonball is a heroic HERC outlaw available for Tychus Findlay in Co-op Missions. He is a beefy part of Tychus's "muscle" that can use Heavy Impact to close ground, and has upgradable gear that allows him to stay in the fight and soak enemy fire for long periods of time.

Co-op MissionsEdit

AbilitiesEdit
HeavyImpact Coop Game1
Heavy Impact

Cannonball pulls himself to the target location, dealing 20 damage and stunning enemy units on impact.

Usage
Hotkey Varies
Range 10
Cooldown 15Time SC2 Game1
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UpgradesEdit
X-71ImpactBoots Coop Game1
X-71 Impact Boots

Increases the stun duration and radius of Cannonball's Heavy Impact by 100%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 8.
Acquisition
Purchased from Muscle armory
Hotkey A
Cost 750 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 0Time SC2 Game1
ve
CriticalResponseSystem Coop Game1
Critical Response System

Allows Cannonball to become immune to damage for 5 seconds and restores all his life when he takes fatal damage. Cannot occur more than once every 60 seconds.

Usage
Duration 5Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 60Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 8.
Acquisition
Purchased from Muscle armory
Hotkey S
Cost 750 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 0Time SC2 Game1
ve
Redline Coop Game1
Redline Power Cells

Increases Cannonball's attack speed by 3% with each attack, up to a maximum of 60%. Increases his attack damage by 3 with each attack, up to a maximum of 60.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 8.
Acquisition
Purchased from Muscle armory
Hotkey D
Cost 750 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 0Time SC2 Game1
ve
MALICEAmmunition Coop Game1
M.A.L.I.C.E. Ammunition

Provides a 30% chance that Cannonball will deal 4 times more damage with his attacks.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 14.
Acquisition
Purchased from Muscle armory
Hotkey F
Cost 1200 Minerals Terran SC1 400 Gas Terran SC1 0Time SC2 Game1
Required Research all previous gear for Cannonball.
ve
EnduranceSupplements Coop Game1
Endurance Suppliemnts

Increases the life of Blaze, Cannonball and Rattlesnake by 25%. (40% with full Tri-Outlaw Research Improvement mastery)

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 5.
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey G
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
TychusOutlawWeapons Coop Game1
Outlaw Weapons

Upgrades the damage dealt by Tychus and his Outlaws.

Usage
Passive
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey E
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 120Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 140Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 4
Cost 325 Minerals Terran SC1 325 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 180Time SC2 Game1
Required Reach Tychus Level 13
Level 5
Cost 400 Minerals Terran SC1 400 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 200Time SC2 Game1
Required Reach Tychus Level 13
ve
TychusOutlawArmor Coop Game1
Outlaw Life and Armor

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

Usage
Passive
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 120Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 140Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 4
Cost 325 Minerals Terran SC1 325 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 180Time SC2 Game1
Required Reach Tychus Level 13
Level 5
Cost 400 Minerals Terran SC1 400 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 200Time SC2 Game1
Required Reach Tychus Level 13
ve

DevelopmentEdit

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Cannonball among his crew

In early builds of Tychus's Outlaws in Co-op Missions, Cannonball was based around the warrior class from World of Warcraft. He uses the remnants of a cut mechanic for Tychus named "coldheart," where all of Tychus's units would gain attack power and speed the longer they were in combat.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  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