Hero Rebalance – Skirmisher

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Author: chrdr52723
Last revision: 5 Nov at 16:33 2018 UTC

Description:

Reworks almost all of Skirmisher’s perks, and add new perks to Skirmisher’s arsenal. Skirmisher now get great mobility from pakour, as well as powerful AP adventage skills like Interrupt and Wrath. Also, Overwatch tree is empowered.

Skirmisher can destroy multiple enemys with his cost-free Ripjack skills. The combo of Wrath-Whiplash-Reckoning-Grapple or Battlelord can devastate a pod, but they are all bound to long cooldowns. So you should carefully decide when to throw all your abilities.

On the other hands, Skirmisher can be built as defensive Overwatch machine. Shoot once more with buffed Waylay, and then endure the storm of enemy attacks with Hawk Agility and Die Hard. This way Skirmisher is extremely stable, but lacks the potential to alpha strike.

Perk List

Hussar
Judge
Tactician
Squaddie
Marauder – No change.
Justice – No change.
Grapple – No change.
Corporal
Patience – If a shot is missed, gain +15 aim bonus for next shot. Applies to Overwatch.
Total Combat – In addition to original effect, add 1 tile to grenade radius.
Sergeant
Retribution – Integrated with Reckoning. Slash has 3 turn cooldown.
Tactical Rigging – Same as XCom Perk.
Lieutenant
Reflex – Activates once per every turn.
Whiplash – Infinite charge, 4 turn cooldown.
Interrupt – Can activate even when no action points are remaining. Has 5 turn cooldown. If not triggered, cooldown resets.
Captain
Judgment – Now applies when shooting at enemy. Will check value nerfed.
Manual Override – In addition to original Effect, permenantly decrease Grapple cooldown by 1.
Hawk Agility – Depending on remaining action points at time of activation of Overwatch/Interrupt/Battlelord, gain 20*AP dodge.
Major
Wrath – Free action. 6 turn cooldown. Increase Ripjack damage by 2.
Waylay – In addition to original effect, now grants 1 additional Overwatch shot.
Colonel
Calibration – Adds 2 damage to primary weapon. If you activate Overwatch/Interrupt/Battlelord, gain additional +1 damage and +10 aim for that turn.
Battlelord – In addition to original effect, grants 20/30/40 defense depending on armor tier. Has 2 charge. 6 turn cooldown.
Die Hard – Gain +25 dodge. Reduce damage on graze shots by 2/3/4, depending on Ripjack tier.
GTS
Parkour – Grants 1 move point whenever you use grapple.

Balance
This mod intends to make Skirmisher a powerful hero, as much as vanila Reaper. But this should not be a game-breaking OP. Feedback about balance is more than welcome.

Bug fix
There was a bug that Battlelord/Interrupt causes enemy reinforcement to take full turn after scampering. I spent hard time fixing this bug, just to find out X2WOTCCommunityHighlander already addresses this. Anyway, this mod fixes that bug.

This mod fixes the bug by making Battlelord/Interrupt not react to enemy reinforcement. If you do not like this behavior, and want X2WOTCCommunityHighlander to handle this, remove the line:
+ModClassOverrides=(BaseGameClass="XComGameState_AIReinforcementSpawner", ModClass="XComGameState_AIReinforcementSpawner_BugFix") on XComEngine.ini in the mod config folder.

Compatibility
This mod overrides classes XComGameState_AIReinforcementSpawner and X2Effect_ReserveOverwatchPoints.

This mod heavily modifies perk tree and existing perks of Skirmisher. So other skirmisher perk mods are not likely to work with this mod.

Some mods that use Skirmisher perks, like Skirmisher Heavy Class, will be using the perks from this mod. They will mostly function, but some abilities like Interrupt will be more powerful than the author’s intention.

SWR Hidden Potential WotC confilicts with this mod. To resolve that, replace the Skirmisher section in XComClassData.ini of SWR Hidden Potential WotC with contents in https://pastebin.com/DEaBzu4J.

This mod is meant to be used with new campain. Activating this mod in mid-campain can cause strange behavior which I can’t really fix.

Credit
Thanks to RealityMachina. This mod is inspired by Skirmisher Rebalance mod.
Thanks to Pavonis Interactive. This mod uses Hyper Reactive Pupils implementation from Long War Perk Pack.

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