Translation Credits: Jetroyz of the RIHQ Discord, Lauli
Specialties: heavy weaponry, positional defense, machinery processing
Quote: "Guys, you are all lucky I was here."
"Rainbow member, codename Tachanka. I'm ready, where will you send me?"
Operator Alexsandr Senaviev, codename Tachanka, Rainbow member. One of the witnesses to the "Watchtower 33" incident, and was registered in Rhodes Island's collaborator list afterward.
Like the other members of Rainbow, Tachanka's personal records are full of blanks. We don't know which country he is from, nor do we know his past employment experiences. But in the operator combat assessment provided by Human Resources, Tachanka displayed combat abilities and tactical acumen with extreme professionalism, and his combat experience demonstrated during the positional warfare and defensive combat assessments was deeply memorable. We presume that Tachanka has served many years in a certain military, and may have participated in large-scale group combat many times.
Talents and Skills
Archetype: Duelstrike Guard
Trait: Normal attacks deal damage twice
Talent: Increase Attack Range, DEF, Redeployment Time
Skill 1: After skill activation, immediately fire an incendiary grenade at the target, creating a burning zone for a certain duration. Enemies within the burning zone will receive a certain amount of Arts damage every second. When Tachanka is attacking targets within the burning zone, ignore a certain amount of DEF
Skill 2: During skill activation, greatly reduce Attack Interval and randomly target enemies within attack range. Every attack has a certain chance to increase ATK.
Note: These are first impressions and based on conjecture since we don’t know the exact details.
Tachanka will be another 5★ addition to the Dualstrike Guard Archetype, along with Bibeak. The extended range of his normal attacks will set him apart from the others in his Archetype, though perhaps not as much as one might think, as Duelstrike Guards tend to have Skills with extended ranges. High DEF enemies tend to give this Archetype trouble because of their low ATK stats, so the DEF ignore and Arts damage on S1 may help mitigate that. S2 looks to be a straight-forward nuke, that targets random enemies. Although RNG abilities can be troublesome at times, it seems rather low-impact in this case.
Since Dualstrike Guards are not exactly widely used for blocking, and he doesn't have any Skills that benefit from re-deployment, it seems unlikely his other Talent perks will make a significant different in his usage.
Overall, Tachanka seems like he will be a serviceable Operator, especially if the extended range of his attacks can be used effectively. As always, the final details will tell the final tale!