5 days ago
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Patch 3.3
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Free Agent - NA

Strix is a low mobility, high dps and burst backliner. Strix is not easy to play mechanically, requiring precise aim at all ranges with his main weapon. However, his positioning is simple; find angles to shoot people, and just as every other backliner try to output as much damage as you can while trying to confirm kills when you can. As Strix, once the enemies buy haven it is very difficult for you to confirm kill without hitting headshots. You should look to pick Strix on maps with either long sightlines or where it is simple for you to farm damage on point. His strong maps are mostly Splitstone Quarry, Serpent Beach, Frog Isle, Fish Market, Bazaar, Warders Gate, Frozen Guard, Timber Mill, Stone Keep, Ascension Peak, Ice Mines and Shattered Desert. The maps where Strix is not good and where you can find better value in another backliner is are Brightmarsh and Jaguar Falls.

Main Build
Build Section
Notes

The 3 items you need almost 100% of the time are Cauterize, Nimble and Liferip in that order. This is mostly to make up for his lack of mobility and sustain that many other backlines have. The last item is a flex, such as resilience or haven due to an enemy sniper. Sometimes, you don't buy liferip if there's another item that is more important. Your deck usually wants to be around nocturnal and Tactical Retreat stealth to reposition or stall fights with flanks until you get help. A good level of relentless makes Strix feel better to play as well, allowing you to peek faster.

Main Loadout
Cauterize

Cauterize

Weapon

Your weapon shots reduce the effect of healing on your target by 25% for 1.5s.

Level 1

Nimble

Nimble

Armor

Gain 7% Movement Speed.

Level 1

Life Rip

Life Rip

Weapon

Your weapon shots gain +10% Lifesteal.

Level 1

Haven

Haven

Armor

Reduce the Damage you take from Direct attacks by 7%.

Level 1

Tactical Retreat

Tactical Retreat

Stealth

Increase your Movement Speed by 40% for 2s after entering Stealth.

Level 4

Relentless

Relentless

Weapon

Reduce the Movement Speed penalty of Scope by 40%.

Level 2

Infused Crystals

Infused Crystals

Weapon

Increase the maximum Ammo count of both your weapons by 3.

Level 3

Guerrilla Tactics

Guerrilla Tactics

Stealth

Generate 45 Energy after getting an Elimination.

Level 3

Grizzled

Grizzled

Armor

Increase your maximum Health by 100.

Level 2

Nocturnal

Nocturnal

Stealth

Reduce the rate of Stealth Energy consumption by 50%.

Level 2

Matchups
Champion Section
Strong Against
Sha LinSkyeVivianViktorYingTiberiusTyraWilloMojiPipLexKogaDredgeDrogozBomb King
Notes

Strix is strong against characters which he can either 2 shot or that he outranges. Strix easily can outrange most blasters, and most other backlines get outpoked by Strix. Certain matchups that are important to keep in mind are that a good Viktor will barrage you out so you have to play around it. In addition, getting in close range with many of the flanks such as koga and lex make it really hard for you. Skye is one of Strix's best matchups due to flare reveal.

Weak Against
AndroxusBuckAshEvieInaraRaumRuckusTerminusZhinMaeve
Notes

Strix is weak against dive and offtanks due to his lack of mobility. Some of his worst watchups are raum and buck due to his lack of ability to run away from them. Some specific matchups like Androxus and Maeve are good for Strix early game due to being able to 2 shot them easily but once they buy haven the matchup becomes difficult for strix to win. If a Strix does not have to deal with a flank or offtank, they should be easily able to farm the tanks at mid.

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