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Guide for playing 'Buck' on 'Kanal'.

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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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  Kanal is a triple-level map (consisting of three floors) currently only found in ranked play though that may be subject to change as the developers could add the map to the pro-league map roster after observing how the map plays now. The current architecture of the map is fairly balanced, advantages will change based on which site is being played and how the ban phase plays out at the beginning of the match.   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   ATTACKING SPAWN LOCATIONS:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] SERVER(A) - RADAR(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team breaching the reinforced wall on the south side of ‘Renovations’ as this will provide the attackers with clear lines of sight directly into Radar(B) in addition to direct access to the bomb site to plant the defuser. Buck will play an incredibly influential role on this bomb site by establishing control on the first floor inside of Map Room and Security. From this position the player will have the ability to use Bucks Skeleton Key to breach the flooring of Renovations and eliminate any entry denial utility placed on the reinforced wall separating Renovations from the outside. This will be important for the attacking team as it will allow your team's hard breacher to successfully breach the Renovations wall. Buck can also use his Skeleton Key inside of Cafeteria, located on the first floor, as this will expose defending players inside of Server to vertical pressure from Cafeteria.   SAILBOATS SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] COAST GUARD(A) - LOUNGE(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team gaining control of ‘Scuba’ and ‘Printer’ stairs, as well as the hallway-landing which separates the two. After establishing control of the northern stairwells, attackers will want to breach the reinforced wall between the lower-printer-stairs-landing and Lounge(B). This will completely expose the Lounge(B) bomb site as well as position attackers to plant the defuser in a variety of different safe plant spots inside of the B bombsite. Buck can add value to the attacking team by establishing control over the basement inside of Bathroom and Scuba. This will enable the player to use Buck’s Skeleton Key to breach the flooring of Lounge(B) bomb site and eliminate any entry denial utility placed on the reinforced wall inside of Lounge(B) separating the objective from the Printer Stairs. Buck will also be able to use the Skeleton Key to breach the flooring of Coast Guard(A) and expose defenders inside of the bomb site to vertical pressure from the basement inside of Supply.   FLOATING DOCK SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [BSMNT] KAYAKS(A) - SUPPLY(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by attackers gaining control of the first floor inside of Coast Guard and Lounge as the hatches located on the floors of these two rooms offer great lines of site and access points to the basement. It is very common for defenders to be playing inside of Bathroom and Lockers, located directly across the hall from the bomb sites in the basement. Buck will be used by the attacking team to breach the ceiling of the Supply(B)-Kayak(A). Attackers will need to establish control on the first floor inside of Coast Guard and Reception. After isolating defenders to the basement, Buck will then want to breach the flooring inside of Coast Guard and Lounge as this will expose defender positions inside of the bomb site as well as adjacent rooms such as Scuba and Lockers. Buck can also breach the flooring of Reception as this will expose defenders playing inside of Showers and force them to reposition to either the bomb site or deeper into lockers.   CONSTRUCTION SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] SECURITY(A) - MAP(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team establishing control over the second floor Server and Radar rooms located directly above the bomb site. The ceiling of Security(A)-Map(B) is destructible, making it advantageous for attackers to first focus on control of the second floor. Buck will be an invaluable operator for the attacking team to have on their roster due to the soft-destruction which will need to be carried out by attackers. Buck can act as an entry fragger for the attacking team while supporting teammates gather intel on the positions of defenders playing inside of Radar and Server. It will be important for the attacking team to use their utility intelligently while establishing control of the second floor and eliminating off-site defenders. Attackers need to keep in mind that they will also need to have some degree of utility which can be used during the final site execution towards the end of the round. In other words, don’t use all of your utility in one place.   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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  • J4ger444 LV.12 Big Chungus Jul 28, 2020, 08:08 AM

    Thanks

  • footwork. verified LV.28 Hero Jul 29, 2020, 06:16 AM

    No problem Jager.

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