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Jul 24, 2020, 07:09 AM 80 read

Guide for playing 'Buck' 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.]

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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.   Buck is a two armor, two speed attacking operator. His ability is known as the ‘Skeleton Key’ which is a mini shotgun attachment placed on the bottom of the operator's primary weapon. Buck is a soft-breacher and is used to destroy obstacles like un-reinforced walls and flooring as a method of providing the attacking team with dynamic angles that can be used to eliminate defenders as well as defending utility. The operator is similar to Sledge as a soft-breacher although Buck is unique in that the operator has the ability to destroy the ceilings from the ground floor. This is an incredibly valuable advantage as it provides attackers with the ability to destroy the flooring underneath defenders on certain second floor bomb sites.   If you are to be in accordance with the current meta, Buck’s loadout should be as follows: PRIMARY: C-8 ASSAULT RIFLE (Attachments to player preference) SECONDARY: MK1 9MM (Attachments to player preference) UTILITY: FLASHBANG 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. Buck will be acting as a Thatcher/Kali alternative on this bomb site. After the attacking team has established control over the second floor Study and second floor portion of the main stairs, the attacking teams hard breacher will need you to establish control over the first floor Piano, Art Storage, and Red Hallway. This will serve two purposes: 1) maintaining control over Art Storage will guarantee the safety of attacking teammates inside of the second floor Study because it will prevent defenders from being able to use nitro-cell on the flooring of study, 2) Buck will be needed to use his Skeleton Key to destroy the flooring underneath the reinforced walls separating Games(B)-Aviator(A) from Study so that Thermite (or any alternative hard breacher) can breach the site wall and plant the defuser. Buck can provide even more value to the attacking team by bucking underneath the spot which the defuser was planted and defending the defuser through the ceiling of the first floor. This will allow you to eliminate any defender attempting to disarm the defuser after it has been planted.   FOUNTAIN 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. The primary responsibility for Buck will be very similar to the role the operator played on the previous bomb site. The biggest difference being that instead of establishing control over Art Storage, Piano, and Red hallway, Buck will focus control over Kitchen and Dining located on the opposite side of the building on the first floor. This will position Buck to eliminate any entry denial utility placed on the reinforced wall separating Statuary(B) and Master Bedroom. It is common for defenders to maintain control over the first floor to prevent Buck from breaching the flooring of the site in addition to the first floor being a strategically advantageous region of the map to have control over as a defender as it provides the defending team with the ability to use nitro-cell on attackers inside of Statuary(B) or Master Bedroom.   RUINS 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.The primary role Buck will be playing on this bomb site will be first acting as an entry fragger for the attacking team while control over the second floor is being established. After attackers have successfully isolated all defenders to the first floor, Buck will need to use his ‘Skeleton Key’ to breach the ceiling of the first floor Library(A) and Living Room(B) bomb sites. This will provide attackers with a huge advantage if used to its fullest extent as the entirety of these two bomb sites ceilings are destructible. This provides attackers with the ability to completely neutralize all defensive presence inside of the bomb site without ever interacting with the bomb sites from the first floor. However, it is highly recommended that attackers still establish a beachhead on the first floor to execute a final site push from otherwise, defenders can reposition themselves to alternative first floor rooms, adjacent to the bomb site, and use horizontal cross-fires to prevent attackers from being able to access the bomb site.   PARKING 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). Bucks primary concern on this bomb site will be almost identical to the previously mentioned Library-Living Room bomb sites. The difference being on this bomb site that Buck will instead be establishing control over the second floor Master Bedroom, Statuary, and Astronomy rooms. This will position the operator to apply critically needed vertical pressure onto defensive positions located inside of Dining(A) and Memorial as well as allow attackers to successfully eliminate any entry denial utility placed on the reinforced wall separating Laundry and Dining(A).     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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  • Shade Dizzy verified LV.31 Shotcaller Jul 24, 2020, 07:12 AM

    Just another thing you can do while attacking games and aviator is open below vault and the bar in games and also open the 90 corridor, but other wise good guide and very helpful!

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