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Tychus
Tychus

"Hell, it's about damn time!"

Basic Info
Title Notorious Outlaw
Role Assassin Assassin
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Price 500Gem.png / 4,000Money.png
Release Date March 18, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1925
Health Regen 4.0117
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 4.00
Attack Range 4.5
Attack Damage 48
Data Page


Tychus Findlay, the Notorious Outlaw, is a ranged assassin hero from the StarCraft universe.[1] He is a big man with a big ego and even bigger gun. Fortunately enough, his loyalty is easily won. Buy him a whiskey or three and promise him enough credits, and there's no job in the whole universe too dangerous for this outlaw.

Tychus is a Assassin who shreds High Health enemies.

History[edit | edit source]

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The truth about Tychus Findlay is hard to come by. Stories about him are common enough, but distilling fact from fiction is another matter entirely. Some tales describe Findlay as a scoundrel who would sell his own mother to Kimeran Pirates for the right sum, while others portray him as a loyal soldier who risked his life to save his fellow Marines during the Guild Wars. Even the one man who knows him best, Jim Raynor, isn’t sure if all of the stories are true. He can only attest to what he saw with his own eyes after he and Findlay became friends in the Terran Confederacy's military.

As the war progressed, Findlay became a member of the 321st Colonial Rangers Battalion, an elite fighting force tasked with high-priority missions on Turaxis II. Tychus was an exceptional soldier with a lousy discipline record, and his unit—nicknamed the “Heaven’s Devils”—quickly earned a reputation as a daring and effective military asset. However, soon the corruption of the commanding officer of the Rangers, Colonel Javier Vanderspool, caused both Findlay and Raynor to turn against him after he had planned for their demises, and the two put a bullet in Vanderspool before going AWOL from the Confederacy, a train full of stolen minerals in tow.

Findlay and Raynor spent the next few years on the run as outlaws. Together they stalked the Koprulu sector, pulling off heists and amassing a small fortune. Findlay in particular became the stuff of legend due to his habit of embellishing the details of his exploits to everyone he met. He was well suited to this life of crime, and the credits he obtained allowed him to enjoy what he considered the finer things in life: booze, brothels, and the best cigars in the Koprulu sector. But the good times didn’t last. Vanderspool, who had survived their last confrontation but was trapped in an iron lung, hired a bounty hunter after the duo, forcing them to go deeper and deeper into the criminal underworld to survive. After a bank heist went south, Tychus took the fall to allow Raynor to escape and start a better life for himself.

For years Tychus Findlay was locked away in New Folsom Prison, and put into cryosleep. However, the fall of the Confederacy and the rise of the Terran Dominion, the new emperor Arcturus Mengsk needed an ace in the hole to deal with the now-rebel Raynor and ensure all of his enemies were wiped out. He released Tychus from prison, but made him a deal: if he ensured that Raynor made good on his promise to kill his former lover (and now leader of the zerg) Sarah Kerrigan, he would be free and his past crimes forgiven. Tychus agreed, and was sealed in a suit of marine armor that would shut down his organs if Mengsk saw he was breaking his deal.

Findlay allied with Raynor, coming to him under the guise of an offer from a terran science group named the Moebius Foundation to pay him for the recovery of an alien artifact, and helped him during his attempts to save lives in a second zerg invasion, and even helped him in operations against the Terran Dominion. However, as it was revealed the relic they were trying to get would purify Kerrigan, and Raynor saw this as a chance to bring his lover back, as well as received news that she was key to a prophecy regarding preventing the extinction of the universe, Tychus began to have doubts about his mission, feeling trapped in his "deal with the devil." He tried to dissuade Raynor from attacking Kerrigan's stronghold on Char, but after seeing he would not back down Tychus helped in the operation, purifying Kerrigan with the artifact. As Raynor held the now-human Kerrigan in his arms, Mengsk ordered Tychus to shoot Kerrigan and began to activate his suit's kill switch, which and Tychus remorsefully tried to shoot her. Seeing his old friend's betrayal, Raynor drew his pistol, and used the one bullet he had saved for Arcturus Mengsk to kill Tychus. By this act he saved Kerrigan, but left his former comrade's corpse on the floor of a forgotten Char hive.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Tychus is a sustained damage Assassin who excels at damaging Heroes with large Health pools, because Minigun deals damage to Heroes based on their maximum Health. He is an especially good pick against double Tank compositions, where there are more high Health targets for him to punish. Tychus can hold his own against other types of Heroes, but his relatively low range can make trading with other ranged Assassins dangerous. This defines his niche as an anti-tank Assassin.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • Extremely high sustained damage, especially against Tanks
  • Can kite very effectively
  • Good waveclear

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Overkill and Minigun (Tychus' main sources of damage,) can be interrupted
  • Lacks notable burst damage
  • Relatively low range for a ranged Assassin
  • Dealing meaningful damage with Minigun can be unsafe, as using Basic Attacks means being somewhat immobile.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Minigun Icon.png
Minigun
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Activate to have your Basic Attacks against Heroes deal bonus damage equal to 2.5% of their maximum Health. Lasts 3 seconds.
  • Bonus damage from Minigun is dealt in a separate instance of Spell damage that is flagged to ignore any Armor.
  • Minigun duration starts ath the first Basic Attack after activating the trait. Cooldown starts when the duration ends.
Overkill Icon.png
Q
Overkill
60 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Deal 552 (+4% per level) damage to the target and 276 (+4% per level) damage to nearby targets over 4 seconds. Reactivate to select a new target. Can move and use Abilities while channeling.
  • Deals 46 damage to the primary target and 23 damage to the secondary targets every 0.33 seconds.
Annihilate Icon.png
Q
Annihilate
Cooldown: 7 seconds
Fire the Odin's cannons in a straight line, dealing 196 (+4% per level) damage to everything in the path.
    Only available while Commandeer Odin is active.
Frag Grenade Icon.png
W
Frag Grenade
50 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
Lob a grenade that deals 256 (+4% per level) damage, knocking enemies away.
Ragnarok Missiles Icon.png
W
Ragnarok Missiles
Cooldown: 7 seconds
Launches a volley of missiles at target area, dealing 290 (138 + 4% per level) damage and slowing enemy Movement Speed by 30% for 2 seconds.
    Only available while Commandeer Odin is active.
  • Impact has 1.5 second delay.
Run and Gun Icon.png
E
Run and Gun
50 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
Dash a short distance.
Thrusters Icon.png
E
Thrusters
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Dash in target direction.
    Only available while Commandeer Odin is active.
Drakken Laser Drill Icon.png
R
Drakken Laser Drill
100 Mana Cooldown: 100 seconds
Call down a Laser Drill to attack nearby enemies, dealing 142 (+4% per level) damage every second. Reactivate to assign a new target. Lasts 22 seconds.
  • Drakken Laser Drill is a stationary Summon.
  • Damage is dealt every 0.5 seconds in ticks of 71 damage Spell damage.
  • Drakken Laser Drill takes 2 seconds to set up. This makes its effective duration 20 seconds.
  • Drakken Laser Drill has 1255 (+4% per level) Health.
  • Cooldown starts when the ability is cast.
Commandeer Odin Icon.png
R
Commandeer Odin
100 Mana Cooldown: 100 seconds
Call down an Odin to pilot. The Odin deals increased Damage, has 100% increased Basic Attack range, and uses different Abilities. The Odin has 25 Armor and lasts 23 seconds.
  • It takes Tychus 2.75 seconds to enter the Odin, during which Tychus is Unstoppable. Armor bonus is instant.
  • While piloting Odin, Tychus' Basic attack damage is set to 191 (+4% per level) and Attack Speed to 1.00/s.
  • Tychus cannot use Minigun and Sizzling Attacks while piloting Odin.
  • Odin's attack speed benefits from Master Assassin talent.
  • Odin's Abilities use no mana.
  • Cooldown starts when the ability is cast.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Press the Advantage Icon.png
Press the Advantage
Run and Gun increases Tychus's Basic Attack range by 1.5 for 3 seconds.
Dash Icon.png
Dash
❢ Quest: Run and Gun increases Tychus's Movement Speed by 1% for each Regeneration Globe gathered, up to 25%. Lasts 2 seconds.
❢ Reward: Once 25 Regeneration Globes have been gathered, the range of Run and Gun is increased by 50%.
Combat Tactician Icon.png
Combat Tactician
Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Run and Gun by 0.8 seconds.
4
In the Rhythm Icon.png
In the Rhythm
❢ Quest: While Minigun is active, Basic Attack against Heroes permanently increase future Minigun durations by 0.03 seconds.
The Bigger They Are Icon.png
The Bigger They Are...
Lower the cooldown of Minigun by 2 seconds and increase damage bonus to 4% while enemy Heroes are above 35% Health, but Minigun no longer has any effect on targets below 35%.
Master Assassin Icon.png
Master Assassin
❢ Quest: Hero Takedowns increase Tychus's Attack Speed by 1%, up to 15%.
❢ Reward: After getting 15 Takedowns, Tychus's Attack Speed is increased by an additional 10%.
7
Quarterback Icon.png
Quarterback
Increases the range of Frag Grenade by 50%.
Concussion Grenade Icon.png
Concussion Grenade
Increases Frag Grenade's radius by 25% and the knockback distance by 100%.
Relentless Soldier Icon.png
Relentless Soldier
Being Stunned or Rooted grants 25 Armor for 3 seconds, reducing damage taken by 25%.
10
Commandeer Odin Icon.png
Commandeer Odin
Call down an Odin to pilot. The Odin deals increased Damage, has 100% increased Basic Attack range, and uses different Abilities. The Odin has 25 Armor and lasts 23 seconds.
Drakken Laser Drill Icon.png
Drakken Laser Drill
Call down a Laser Drill to attack nearby enemies, dealing 142 (+4% per level) damage every second. Reactivate to assign a new target. Lasts 22 seconds.
13
That's the Stuff! Icon.png
That's the Stuff!
Minigun heals Tychus for 100% of the bonus damage dealt after it expires.
Neosteel Coating Icon.png
Neosteel Coating
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate to gain 75 Spell Armor for 3 seconds, reducing Ability Damage taken by 75%.
Spray 'n' Pray Icon.png
Spray 'n' Pray
Increases Overkill's range by 25%.
16
Titan Grenade Icon.png
Titan Grenade
Frag Grenade deals bonus damage to Heroes equal to 5% of their maximum Health.
    Bonus damage is dealt in a separate instance of Spell damage that is flagged to ignore any Armor.
Lead Rain Icon.png
Lead Rain
Overkill also Slows enemy movement speed by 20%.
Armor Piercing Rounds Icon.png
Armor Piercing Rounds
Increases Overkill's damage to the primary target by 50%.
20
Big Red Button Icon.png
Big Red Button
Odin lasts 50% longer and Ragnarok Missiles also launches a Nuclear Missile.
  • Deals 319 (+4% per level) damage.
  • Nuke impacts 1.5 seconds after Ragnarok Missiles.
Focusing Diodes Icon.png
Focusing Diodes
Increases the range of the Drakken Laser Drill by 50%. Deals increased damage the longer it remains on a single target, up to 100% extra damage.
  • Damage increases in by 20% every second up to 5 seconds.
Sizzlin Attacks Icon.png
Sizzlin' Attacks
Your Basic Attacks deal bonus damage to Heroes equal to 1% of their maximum Health. Stacks with Minigun.
  • Bonus damage is dealt in a separate instance of Spell damage that is flagged to ignore any Armor.
Bob and Weave Icon.png
Bob and Weave
Run and Gun and Odin's Thrusters gain 2 additional charges and reduces Run and Gun's Mana cost from 50 to 25.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Tychus Skins
 
Rare Tychus
Backstory: Tychus Findlay is a big man with a big ego and even bigger gun. Fortunately, his loyalty is easily won. Buy him a whiskey or three and promise him enough credits, and there's no job in the whole universe too dangerous for this outlaw.
Tychus Notorious Outlaw.jpg
500Gem.png / 4,000Money.png
Notorious Outlaw
Tychus Navy.jpg
Free
Navy
Tychus Slate.jpg
Free
Slate
Rare Custom Rig
Backstory: Sure, that suit may be his prison... But you and I both know that's not going to stop him from sprucing the thing up... Now, is it?
Tychus Custom Rig.jpg
Shard.png 100
Tychus Custom Rig Shock.jpg
Shard.png 100
Shock
Tychus Custom Rig Toxic.jpg
Shard.png 100
Toxic
Rare Prisoner
Backstory: They say no one has ever escaped from New Folsom Prison. Wasn't too long ago that they were still right.
Features: Altered voice-over.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of character's pre-change skins.
Tychus Prisoner.jpg
Shard.png 100
Tychus Prisoner Camo.jpg
Shard.png 100
Camo
Tychus Prisoner Jailbird.jpg
Shard.png 100
Jailbird
Legendary Infested
Backstory: Maybe keeping that visor open on Char wasn't the best idea...
Features: Replaced voice-over, themed abilities, themed animations.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of alternative history skins.
Tychus Infested.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Tychus Infested Dominion.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Dominion
Tychus Infested Abandoned.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Abandoned


Tychus Event Skins
 
Epic Power Drench Sun's Out, Guns Out
Backstory: Hell, it's about summertime.
Features: Themed abilities, animations and replaced voice-over.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Tychus Power Drench.jpg
Shard.png 400
Tychus Power Drench Verdant.jpg
Shard.png 400
Verdant
Tychus Power Drench Dark.jpg
Shard.png 400
Dark
Tychus Power Drench Zergy.jpg
Shard.png 400
Zergy
Tychus Power Drench Arctic.jpg
Shard.png 400
Arctic
Legendary Power Briefs Sun's Out, Guns Out
Backstory: Welcome to the gun show.
Features: Themed abilities, animations and replaced voice-over.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Tychus Power Briefs.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Tychus Power Briefs Onyx.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Onyx
Tychus Power Briefs Tanned.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Tanned
Tychus Power Briefs Azure.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Azure
Tychus Power Briefs Pink.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Pink

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Tychus Portraits
 
Carbot Tychus Portrait.png
Carbot Tychus
Shard.png 100
Custom Rig Tychus Portrait.png
Custom Rig Tychus
Shard.png 40
Power Drench Tychus Portrait.png
Sun's Out, Guns Out Power Drench Tychus
Shard.png 40
Tychus Hero Portrait.png
Tychus Hero
Tychus Mastery Portrait.png
Tychus Mastery
Whistleblower Portrait.png
Sun's Out, Guns Out Whistleblower
Shard.png 40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Tychus Sprays
 
Carbot Tychus Spray.png
Carbot Tychus
Shard.png 100
Cartoon Tychus Spray.png
Cartoon Tychus
Shard.png 40
Convict 626 Spray.png
Convict 626
Shard.png 40
Flex Spray.gif
Sun's Out, Guns Out /flex
Shard.png 100

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Tychus Pack 1 Emoji Tychus Pack 1 Tychus Happy.png Tychus Pack 2 Emoji Tychus Pack 2 Tychus Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Tychus Pack 1 Tychus Happy.png Tychus Happy  :tychushappy:
:tychhappy:
Emoji Tychus Pack 2 Tychus Angry.png Tychus Angry  :tychusangry:
:tychangry:
Emoji Tychus Pack 1 Tychus ROFL.png Tychus ROFL  :tychuslol:
:tychusrofl:
:tychlol:
:tychrofl:
Emoji Tychus Pack 2 Tychus Cool.png Tychus Cool  :tychuscool:
:tychcool:
Emoji Tychus Pack 1 Tychus Sad.png Tychus Sad  :tychussad:
:tychsad:
Emoji Tychus Pack 2 Tychus Oops.png Tychus Embarrassed  :tychusoops:
:tychusembarrassed:
:tychoops:
:tychembarrassed:
Emoji Tychus Pack 1 Tychus Silly.png Tychus Silly  :tychussilly:
:tychsilly:
Emoji Tychus Pack 2 Tychus Love.png Tychus in Love  :tychuslove:
:tychusinlove:
:tychlove:
:tychinlove:
Emoji Tychus Pack 1 Tychus Meh.png Tychus Speechless  :tychusmeh:
:tychusspeechless:
:tychmeh:
:tychspeechless:
Emoji Tychus Pack 2 Tychus Surprised.png Tychus Surprised  :tychuswow:
:tychussurprised:
:tychwow:
:tychsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Tychus/Quotes


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Tychus first appeared in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (July 2010).
  • Tychus is voiced by Neil Kaplan.
  • Tychus was revealed as a assassin hero on March 11, 2014, via Facebook.[2]
  • Coloration is the main thing that distinguishes Tychus's default skin from Raynor's.[3]
  • Tychus used to smoke a cigar, but it was removed from his model because it would have changed the game's rating in certain regions.[4]
  • The Navy and Slate skins feature decals depicting the Overwatch characters Widowmaker and Tracer, respectively.
  • One of Tychus' gag quotes references the use of firearms and the term "spray and pray".
  • Tychus's Minigun and Frag Grenade abilities come from his appearance in the Wings of Liberty mission "Belly of the Beast," though Tychus briefly used the minigun in the mission "Engine of Destruction."
  • Drakken Laser Drill comes in the Wings of Liberty mission "The Dig," where Tychus guided Raynor to one that was used to break open a temple door.
  • The Odin is a prototype Terran Dominion walker that Tychus steals in the Wings of Liberty missions "Engine of Destruction." and "Media Blitz."
  • The level 13 talent "That's the Stuff!" is a reference to the voice line that would play when marines used the stimpack ability in the original StarCraft.
  • The level 13 talent "Neosteel Coating" is a reference to neosteel, the terran metal most of their armor and vehicles are made from.
  • The level 20 talent "Big Red Button" is a reference to Tychus discovering "a little button with a skull on it" during the mission "Engine of Destruction," which would launch a nuke.
  • On the Infested Tychus skin, the Frag Grenade animation is replaced with a baneling.
  • On the Infested Tychus skin, the missiles of the Ragnarok Missiles ability is replaced with scourges, zerg suicide flying units. The impact zone for the Level 20 "Big Red Button" ability is also changed to that of a zerg symbol.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2013-11-09, BlizzCon 2013 – Heroes of the Storm – Concept Art and Screenshots. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2013-11-14
  2. Heroes of the Storm. (2014, November 4). It's Tychus Week!. Facebook. Retrieved on 2014-11-03
  3. Browder, D. (2015, October 1). Will forward to artists.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-06-29.
  4. YES. We know smoking is bad, everybody does. /r/HeroesOfTheStorm. Retrieved on 2017-06-29.

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