Gigantic is one of those MOBA games that adds an extra element to the game to make it different from other games of the same genre. In Gigantic, this element is the Guardian, a huge creature that each team has, which fights with your team against your enemies. Gigantic is free-to-play, so if you’re looking for a different kind of MOBA, you should try it. But today’s focus is the game’s newest hero called Rutger.
Rutger is a part of the September Update which is bringing lots of brand new features, bug fixes, and other things, but we will be focusing on the new hero.
As you can all see in the video, Rutger is some sort of an animal, an armadillo of some sort with special arms. His abilities mostly focus on earth manipulation, but surprisingly he is also quite mobile. He doesn’t have a lot of health, but his shield is quite massive. His auto-attack, Digging Claws, helps him maintain this shield as it restores shield per hit, and it can be upgraded to either restore more shield per hit, or to gain armor penetration. His first active ability is called Tremors, and it sends out three shockwaves in front of you, the first two slow and the third one makes spikes come out of the ground and pushes enemies back. You can make this ability have a greater slow or make it deal more damage with the third shockwave. Burrow is one of his best abilities when it comes to escaping, as it allows you to dive into the ground but keep moving in any direction you want while restoring shield. This can be upgraded to give you more shield or to teleport you to a targeted location.
His crowd control skill is called Rock Barrier and it allows him to create a stone wall which can stop enemies from passing and also block projectiles. You can upgrade it to either make it last longer, or to make it explode when you destroy it, which is a great way of doing surprise damage in the middle of a team fight. Lastly, we have his Focus ability called Rock and Roll. Besides having an awesome name, this ability is packed with damage, disruption, and mobility, as it allows you to charge up and then roll forward, damaging and knocking back any enemies that you run into.
There’s a lot of ways to play this hero, but considering how much utility he can bring, he is probably better played as a disruptive bruiser than a damage dealer or initiator. The September Update is overall pretty amazing, and we hope the developers keep these updates steady and as good as this one.