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Jul 24, 2020, 02:40 AM 96 read

Guide for playing 'Sledge' on 'Villa'.

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[DISCLAIMER: This guide is intended to be as bare bones as possible in order to give general advice to any new Rainbow Six: Siege players. In addition to this article being opinionated, I would like to also state that zero-sum strats in this game do not exist and the tell of a good Siege player is their decision making and adaptation to the changing battlefield.]   Villa is a triple-level map (consisting of three floors) found both in ranked play as well as professional. The current architecture of the map gives a slight advantage to the defending team due to there being few routes into the primary bomb sites forcing attackers to bottle neck. In addition to this, Villa is a very large map which makes roam control very difficult for the attacking team.   Sledge is a two speed, two armour attacking operator. The operator’s ability is his ‘Tactical SledgeHammer’ which is capable of destroying surfaces (such as, soft flooring, soft walls, and even Castle Barricades) that commonly prevent attacking teams from moving the round forward. Sledge is a very versatile operator and, for this reason, the operator will commonly be used for strategic purposes as well as for entry fragging. Sledge can be useful on almost any bomb site on any map due to the operator having frag grenades in his loadout. Since Buck’s nerf, which replaced his frag grenades with a claymore, Sledge has become even more valuable due to the scarcity of viable frag op’s to choose from.   If you are to be in accordance with the current meta, Sledge’s loadout should be as follows: PRIMARY: L85-AR (Attachments to player preference) SECONDARY: SMG-11 (Attachments to player preference) UTILITY: FRAG GRENADES   ALL SPAWN LOCATIONS:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] AVIATOR(A) - GAMES(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building through the outdoor Study Balcony located on the second floor of the south side of the building. After establishing control over Study and the top of Main Stairs, attackers will proceed to breach the reinforced wall separating Study and Games(B) (being the westward facing reinforced wall inside of Study). This will allow the attacking team to plant the defuser inside of Games(B) behind the bar; providing attackers with a safe place to plant the defuser. Sledge will provide value to the attacking team by acting as an entry fragger inside of the objective building - starting inside of the Master Bedroom and making your way into ‘90’. After establishing control over ‘90’ and Short Hall, Sledge can use his frag grenades by throwing them through the ‘90’ drone hole which leads into Vault. This will serve two purposes - 1) eliminating any entry denial placed on the Vault wall by defenders, 2) potentially eliminating defenders playing inside of Vault. At low levels it is uncommon for defenders to place an ADS inside of Vault. If you find yourself in a lower MMR, consider using this to your advantage.   RUINS SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] TROPHY(A) - STATUARY(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building from the north eastern roof access points leading into the second floor Bathroom and Master Bedroom. After establishing control over Master Bed and Bath, attackers will proceed to breach the reinforced wall separating Master Bedroom from Statuary(B) as this will expose both Statuary(B) and Trophy(A) as well as providing attackers with a more open route into Statuary(B) to plant the defuser. Sledge will typically play an important role on this bomb site as it is common for attackers to utilize Maestro’s Evil Eye’s inside of Master Bedroom as a way of preventing attackers from breaching the Master-Stat(B) wall. Use Sledge’s hammer to eliminate any Maestro cams inside of Master Bedroom before your team's Hard Breachers attempt to destroy the wall. Sledge can also be useful on this bomb site by throwing frag grenades over the Statuary(B) wall as a way of eliminating entry denial devices or defenders like Bandit/Kaid attempting to ‘trick’ the wall.   PARKING SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] LIBRARY(A) - LIVING ROOM(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building from the south and gaining control over the Main Stairs, Art Storage, and Main Hall. After establishing the necessary control over the first floor needed to move the attacking round forward, attackers will commonly attempt to plant the defuser inside of the Library(A)-Main Entrance doorway. Attackers will also want to gain control over the second floor Games and 90 (in addition to 90’s subsequent hallways) as the flooring of these rooms can be destroyed to provide attackers with vertical angles down onto the first floor bomb sites. Sledge will play an incredibly important role on this bomb site due to the operators gadget being focused around soft-breaching. Communicate with your teams support players while they drone the second floor for defenders playing inside of Games and Astronomy. Successfully gaining control over the second floor will be much easier with the support of teammates while they gather real-time intel. Don’t let this information go to waste; proactively act on the information gathered by teammates and work together to isolate the defenders to the first floor.   FOUNTAIN SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] DINING(A) - KITCHEN(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building through the Basement and first floor Laundry. The primary force of attackers will be focused on the reinforced wall separating Laundry room and Dining as well as control over the second floor for vertical control. Having control over the top of Pantry Stairs will limit defenders ability to rotate throughout the two bomb sites as the Pantry Doorway provides anybody inside of Pantry with a clear line of sight through Kitchen(B). Sledge will play a very similar role as to that of the previously mentioned Library-Living Room bomb site. The only difference on this bomb site being that Sledge will want to prioritize control over Master Bedroom and Statuary instead of the second floor Astronomy and Games. Support teammates like Thermite or Hibanna will commonly need your help in breaching the Laundry wall as there will likely be entry denial utility placed on the reinforced wall separating Laundry and Dining. As Sledge, one of your responsibilities will be to breach the ceiling above the entry denial utility and eliminate it, as well as prevent defenders from placing additional utility on the wall while Thermite places an ExoThermic charge to breach.   Thank you for reading and I hope this was helpful for you guys.   If you are interested in more content or want to ask me questions, you can always find me on Twitch or connect with me via discord - I always enjoy discussing Siege with fellow enthusiasts; regardless of skill level. Discord - https://discord.com/invite/TjGAPdM

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  • mohdx19 LV.18 Best Squadmate Jul 24, 2020, 05:08 PM

    hey m8 like your ideas u have a really large brain but can u do a smoke guide

  • footwork. verified LV.28 Hero Jul 25, 2020, 03:22 AM

    Thank you so much for saying so man I truly do appreciate it. And i'm actually one step ahead of you - Smoke is the first Operator i wrote guides for. You should be able to find a guide for him on any of the ranked maps under my past posts. Always happy to help.

  • mohdx19 LV.18 Best Squadmate Jul 25, 2020, 03:56 AM

    oh thx m8

  • Shade Dizzy verified LV.31 Shotcaller Jul 24, 2020, 02:43 AM

    If you find time maybe do one for buck on villa if you haven't already, I think buck is really good for this map and it would be super useful

  • footwork. verified LV.28 Hero Jul 24, 2020, 02:52 AM

    For sure man, I just finished all the guides I wanted to do for Sledge so I can move right onto Buck. Check back in later tonight or, tomorrow by the latest, for Buck on Villa.

  • Shade Dizzy verified LV.31 Shotcaller Jul 24, 2020, 02:53 AM

    Alright man, I look forward to it

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