The Commando is a jack-of-all-trades character that is reliable in all situations of the game.
110 (+33 per level)
1/s (+0.2 per level)
12 (+2.4 per level)
Escaped : ..and so he left, with new orders and new questions.
Vanished : ..and so he vanished, another number among the missing.
The Commando is a playable character in Risk of Rain 2.
Unlocked by default, he is intended as a well-rounded and easily understood character with no particular weaknesses or strengths, combining mobility and offense in his tactics. However, that doesn't mean he can't be one of the strongest characters for benefitting from the effects of Item Stacking, given the speed and high Proc Coefficient of many of his skills.
The timer for the explosion begins after the first bounce and is 1 second long.
Double Tap has one of the highest potentials to proc item effects out of any Primary skill.
Phase Round, Phase Blast, Suppressive Fire and Frag Grenades reset the accuracy spread of Double Tap. To maximize long range DPS, Double Tap a bit before using either secondary or utility to reset the accuracy and Double Tap again.
Tactical Dive and Tactical Slide can be used to avoid falling damage from any height if used before hitting the ground.
Tactical Dive into upwards slopes for a huge upwards jump.
When airborne, Tactical Slide will propel the player slightly forward and upward.
The player can also jump during Tactical Slide, maintaining forward momentum and allowing the player to jump gaps otherwise unable to.
Suppressive Fire can be used to stun enemies and briefly interrupt attacks, though it should be noted the stun doesn't last very long.
Suppressive Fire has a brief "end lag" animation which prevents the player from using Double Tap for a short time after casting. However, since all other skills can be used during this time, it is recommended to use Phase Round or Phase Blast to cancel the animation at the end, and maintain the highest possible DPS.
Frag Grenades have a similar but shorter "end lag" animation.
Frag Grenades are the sole AoE Commando possesses, and are also the only other way Commando can proc Runald's BandHigh damage hits also blasts enemies with runic ice. Recharges over time. Hits that deal more than 400% damage also blasts enemies with a runic ice blast, slowing them by 80% for 3s(+3s per stack) and dealing 250%(+250% per stack) TOTAL damage. Recharges every 10 seconds. and Kjaro's BandHigh damage hits also blasts enemies with a runic flame tornado. Recharges over time. Hits that deal more than 400% damage also blasts enemies with a runic flame tornado, dealing 300%(+300% per stack) TOTAL damage over time. Recharges every 10 seconds. with his abilities besides Phase Round. It should be acknowledged that Phase Round will need to pass through at least one enemy before it can proc bands.
Although Phase Round can proc bands as well, Frag Grenades are still more effective due to the band's dealing damage based off the total damage of the attack that procced them. The same is also said for items such as AtG Missile Mk. 1Chance to fire a missile. 10% chance to fire a missile that deals 300%(+300% per stack) TOTAL damage..
Frag Grenades do not stun, but can briefly stagger enemies.
Each bounce of Frag Grenades will also proc Brilliant BehemothAll your attacks explode! All your attacks explode in a 4m(+2.5m per stack) radius for a bonus 60% TOTAL damage to nearby enemies., allowing for a constant stream of explosions from grenade bounces.
The soldier ducked, barely getting under cover as the wall behind him exploded. His head was pounding - his muscles aching. But now was not the time for rest.
He counted the seconds. The mounted missile launchers always took a few seconds to recalibrate, and if he took advantage of that time...
Through the sounds of gunfire and chaos, he heard a small click as the enemy missile platform prepared for a second strike. Recognizing his opportunity, the soldier jumped up from behind the wall and fired his pistol, landing a shot straight between the eyes of the platform’s operator.
His shoulders tightened as he braced for recoil: now was not the time for rest. Glancing down the battlefield, there were only a few more enemy platforms to take, and this front would be secured.
But before he could move to join his platoon, he received a notification on the heads-up display in his helmet.
YOU HAVE BEEN REASSIGNED. REPORT TO COMMAND FOR YOUR NEW ASSIGNMENT.
Looks like the time to rest wasn’t coming any time soon.
Fixed an issue with spread from bloom being applied to both minimum and maximum spread (ie you could never have a bullet travel dead-center when your spread bloom is at maximum) for Commando’s Phase Blast
*We think that a majority of the Commando's problems are actually VFX and SFX making him feel weak and boring. This is a small first step towards that. A full pass will be done in a later patch.*
The Commando as a class returns from Risk of Rain, but it is not the same Commando. Hopoo said the only character that was the same person is Acrid.
Prior to Skills 2.0, Commando's Suppressive Fire would not scale with attack speed.
Commando was the first survivor to be worked on in Risk of Rain and Risk of Rain 2.
Unlike every other survivor, Commando's in-game icon features an older model from early in the game's development.
Prior to the Anniversary Update, the Commando's ending phrase was "..and so he left, with everything but his humanity.", reiterating their ending message from the first Risk of Rain.
Corpses of Commandos, such as on the main menu and surrounding the rescue ship on Commencement, points to the possibility that the playable Commando is a member of a contingent of soldiers sent to aid in the rescue mission that serves as the game's basis.