Created November 3, 2019
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E.T.C. is a strong tank who can also be played as an offlaner. He provides good CC and peel, and has good self-sustain, though he is somewhat squishier and weak to enemy burst.
Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe permanently increases the healing per second of Guitar Solo by 5, to a maximum of 100. Reward: After gathering 20 Regeneration Globes, Guitar Solo also heals nearby allied Heroes for 50 Health every second while it is active.
At level 1, all talents serve their purpose. Prog Rock is default, providing team support, while Block Party is great into heavy auto attackers. In the offlane Guitar Hero helps E.T.C. to trade better.
Increases Face Melt range and knockback by 50%.
Loud Speakers is a huge talent for E.T.C. and definitely the talent for most games. In some occasions Speed Metal may be worth it to help your team against a highly mobile enemy team, but you can never go wrong with Loud Speakers.
Face Melt does 300% more damage to enemies recently affected by Powerslide.
Pinball Wizard is my default, as it provides a really nice burst of damage which lets you clear waves and follow your slides well. Many prefer Echo Pedal for the more sustained damage variant, but it's up to the player.
After 0.75 seconds, channel to stun nearby enemies for 4 seconds.
In the main tank role, Mosh Pit is the default choice. Even if the enemy has a large number of interrupts, Mosh forces the enemy to play around it and is a powerful tool. In the offlane, Stage Dive is the default, as it allows E.T.C. to play as a global offlaner and do devastating dives on enemy backliners.
Hitting at least 2 targets with Face Melt reduces its cooldown by 6 seconds.
Mic Check allows E.T.C. to be oppressive, constantly pushing enemy heroes. This can be used to peel excellently or to force enemy heroes into your team after sliding.
Your Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Guitar Solo by .75 second.
All 3 16 talents are viable, though I default to Aggressive Shredding. Imposing Presence provides good follow up to CC and can secure kills well, while Show Stopper provides an answer to burst where Aggressive Shredding increases your self-sustain.
Mosh Pit refreshes the cooldown of Powerslide. You can Powerslide during Mosh Pit, which also increases its duration by 2 seconds.
E.T.C.'s level 20 talents are all extremely powerful, providing team support, CC, set-up, and more. I default normally to the ult upgrades, but it's up to the player's discretion of what is best for the match.
Balance Patch - 08/28/19