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KAOS, The Commando Kaos character icon
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Class Role

Ranged DPS

Attack Damage Type

Physical

Ability Damage Type

Physical

Offensive Capability

High

Defensive Capability

Low

Difficulty

Intermediate

Overview

Kaos is an energy based range character who excels at dealing constant damage from a relatively safe distance with his skills. Once the teams are fully committed to combat Kaos sneaks in during the havoc to deal tremendous damage.

Background

"I was running. But I wasn't scared. Me and my boys, we were prepared. Hell - we're an elite tactical insertion unit, proud to be among the best in all the damn world. I don't know what happened. There was a blinding light... a loud noise... I thought it was a flash grenade, but when I came to... I don't know where my men are. Hell, I don't even know where I am.

What I do know, this sure as hell ain't Kansas. Nothing in my training, in my experience, can explain what I've seen in the last few hours. Or has it been days? Time doesn't seem to be passin' by like it should.

But I am a US marine. Trained to survive. And I'm sure as hell far from helpless. Blood and sand, I will overcome this, I will find my men, and I will get us home. So help me god." - John Kachanski, a.k.a - KAOS

Abilities

ROI Ability Icon Walk Softly Kaos goes invisible for up to 3 seconds, increasing his movement speed by 8%. The next weapon attack while stealthed will be melee, regenerating 25 energy while dealing 20% bonus attack damage and stunning the target for 0.5 seconds.
Walk Softly
ROI Ability Icon Big Bullets Kaos aims his rifle in the targeted direction before firing a Big Bullet, dealing 70 physical damage to all targets in the trajectory path. Enemies within melee range will take significantly. Damage is reduced by 50% on non-immortals.
Big Bullets
ROI Ability Icon Adrenaline Passive/Active Ability
  • Passive: While the ability is not on cooldown, Kaos gains Adrenaline charges from nearby enemies: 5 charge(s) from enemy immortals and 1 charge(s) from other enemy types (excluding buildings.) Charges cap at 20. Each charge increases attack speed by 0.3%.
  • Activation: Kaos gets a surge of adrenaline, restoring 25 energy.
Adrenaline Overload
ROI Ability Icon Big Bertha Fires one of three grenades at the target location:
  • Incendiary Grenades: Deals 100 physical damage in the blast radius on impact and an additional 10 damage per second over 5 seconds.
  • Acid Grendades: Sprays acid into the targeted area, dealing 30 physical damage per second to all enemies that remain in the AoE and reduces all target's armor by -6. The acid lasts for 6 seconds.
  • Nanite Shell: Reduces affected enemies' movement speed by -30% and attack speed by -20%. If the target is a tower, reduces damage by -30% and attack speed by -30%. Lasts 4 seconds.
Big Bertha
ROI Ability Icon Ionic Plasma Strike Signature Ability. Marks the target area for an Ionic Plasma Strike. After a 2 second build-up, all enemy units in the area will loose 10% of their max health every 0.8 seconds AoE effect lasts 4 seconds.
Ionic Plasma Strike

Champion Tree

Kaos Champion Tree








Trivia

  • Kaos may be partially based on Command & Conquer: Renegade's protagonist Havoc. Their names are synonymous and both are commandos. Some Petroglyph employees previously worked on the Command & Conquer series.
  • He's also a partial shout-out to the original Command and Conquer commando, complete with the iconic 'I've got a present for ya!' line. They also share the same voice actor.
  • Kaos is also a shout back to Colonel Burton from C&C Generals - Like Burton he can knife people while stealthed, and they dress almost the same. The mechanics of his signature are also similar to a blend of the GDI Ion Cannon from C&C and the American Particle Cannon from Generals.
  • The skill names for Walk Softly and Big Bullets are from the famous line of President Teddy Roosevelt, “Walk softly and carry a big stick, you shall go far”. WH40K: Dawn of War has a variation of the quote for the Space Marines Force Commander, "Walk softly, and carry a big gun".
  • Big Bertha was a nickname for several "big guns" in history.
  • The line "This sure as hell ain't Kansas." from his lore and sneak peak is a reference to the Wizard of Oz, where Dorothy was also trapped into another world.
  • The Desert Rat skin might be a reference to the Desert Rats which is also a name of the 7th Armoured Division of the United Kingdom.
  • The Starship skin might be a reference to the Starship Troopers.
  • His dance is a reference to a famous YouTube video.
  • He had a bug for a while after release that had his story appear on Ukkonen's lore page, while KAOS's was replaced by the sentence "Thats no commando, KAOS is a commando"
  • While not part of his spotlight, KAOS was the last character to voice act his characters story. Which was in a sneak peak before his release.
  • Atomic Kaos is a visual pun and reference to Duke Nukem.

Spotlight

Rise of Immortals - KAOS Spotlight

Rise of Immortals - KAOS Spotlight