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Highwayman (Butcher's Circus)

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Disambig.png This article is about the Butcher's Circus version of the Highwayman. For the regular character, see Highwayman.
Disambig.png This article is about a hero in the Butcher's Circus. For the DLC, see The Butcher's Circus.
Highwayman
Highwaymanportrait butcher.png
Base Stats & Resistences
MAX HP 36 Poptext stun.png Stun 20%
DODGE 15 Poptext move.png Move 25%
PROT 0% Poptext poison.png Blight 30%
ACC MOD +0 Poptext bleed.png Bleed 30%
CRIT 9.0% Poptext debuff.png Debuff 30%
DMG 7-14 Deathsdoor.png Death Blow 75%
Other information
Movement 2 forwards, 2 backwards.
Crit Buff Bonus +10 ACC (2 rds)
Religious No


Combat Skills[edit | edit source]

The DODGE debuff inflicted by Vendetta cannot be removed with "Remove Debuff" abilities.

(All buffs and debuffs last for 3 rounds unless otherwise specified.)

Wicked Slice
Wicked Slice.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Melee
Grey dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
+15% 90 9% +20% Death Blow Chance
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Sound
None
Pistol Shot
Pistol Shot.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.png
Grey dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
-15% 90 11.5% +70% DMG vs Marked
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Sound
None
Point Blank Shot
Point Blank Shot.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Grey dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
+50% 110 9% Knockback 1 (100% base)
+30% Death Blow Chance
Back 1
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Sound
None
Grapeshot Blast
Grapeshot Blast.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Grey dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.png
Red dotr.pngRed dotlr.pngRed dotl.pngGrey dot.png
-50% 80 -5%
Stress Stress +15
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Sound
None
Vendetta
Tracking Shot.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
-80% 125 1% Bypass Stealth
-20 DODGE (130% base)
(1 Battle)
+10 ACC
+8% CRIT
+30% DMG
Ignores Stealth
(1 Battle)
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Sound
None
Limit: 1 Use per Battle
Duelist's Advance
Duelist's Advance.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Melee
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngGrey dot.png
-20% 100 9% Forward 1
Activates Riposte* (3 rds)
Riposte: -15% DMG, +5% CRIT
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Sound
None
Open Vein
Open Vein.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Melee
Grey dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
-15% 100 4% Bleed (100% base) 4 pts/rd for 3 rds
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Sound
None

* Highwayman's Riposte has a base ACC of 85, and a CRIT mod of +5%.

Tactical Analysis[edit | edit source]

Using a Highwayman[edit | edit source]

Like the main game, the Highwayman is a flexible DPS class who can attack from nearly any position and is difficult to shut down. Duelist's Advance gives access to one of the strongest Ripostes in the game, Point Blank Shot synergizes with it to produce damage that can maul the enemy front lines, and Pistol Shot lets him gun down the enemy back ranks. The last skill is up to the player's preference - Wicked Slice lets him secure some kills with its raised Deathblow chance; Open Vein lets him apply Bleeds to grind past PROT; Grapeshot Blast is his AoE skill that can apply Stress to a wide range of targets. Vendetta can be a powerful opener, giving the Highwayman a long-lasting buff to his combat ability and inflicting a permanent DODGE debuff to make an evasive target much more vulnerable.

Trinkets to use for him are simple - either ones that raise his damage or improve his survivability. The Parrying Dagger improves his Riposte ability, and the Sturdy Buckle makes him tougher and more resistant to Stuns which would otherwise neuter his Riposte. Highwaymen spamming Grapeshot Blast will find use of his Grim Bandana to raise his Stress output. The Duelist's Pistol is great for builds with a Ranged focus and can turn his Point Blank Shot into a powerful blow. Try to avoid use of the Powder Flask as it completely erases his Stun resistance.

Fighting a Highwayman[edit | edit source]

The Highwayman puts out a lot of raw damage, but that's generally all he's specialized to. He has relatively low HP which makes him an easy target, but his Riposte makes him dangerous to attack. Fortunately, Stunning him disables the Riposte so that the rest of your team can wail on him easily. You can also apply PROT buffs and DMG debuffs to greatly reduce his overall damage, including his Ripostes. Unless he has Grapeshot Blast he has no ability to hit multiple people at a time or bypass Guards, so you can Guard your units under threat and he will have to contend with someone else.

DLC Exclusive Trinkets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Class
Restriction
Prestige Level Unlocked Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket grim bandana.png
Grim Bandana Ringmaster Highwayman Prestige Level 28
  • +10% DMG
  • +3% CRIT
  • +20% Stress Dealt
  • +10% Stress


Inv trinket parrying dagger.png
Parrying Dagger Ringmaster Highwayman Prestige Level 33
  • +10% DMG Melee Skills
  • +5 ACC Melee Skills
  • +30% Bleed Skill Chance
  • Riposte: +10% DMG
  • Riposte: +3% CRIT


Inv trinket powder flask.png
Powder Flask Ringmaster Highwayman Prestige Level 42
  • +20% DMG Ranged Skills
  • +15 ACC Ranged Skills
  • -20% Stun Resist


Inv trinket sturdy buckle.png
Sturdy Buckle Ringmaster Highwayman Prestige Level 64
  • +4 DODGE
  • +15% MAX HP
  • -10% Stress
  • +30% Stun Resist


Inv trinket duelist pistol.png
Duelist's Pistol Ringmaster Highwayman Prestige Level 68
  • +10% DMG Ranged Skills
  • +5% CRIT
  • +30% Move Resist
  • +10 ACC if in position 1



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