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Aug 3, 2020, 12:31 PM 301 read

Guide for playing 'Ash' on 'Consulate'.


[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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  Consulate 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 significant advantage to the attacking team due to the high amount of exposure each bomb site is vulnerable to from the outside.   Ash is a one armor, three speed attacking operator. Her gadget is the Breaching round: a hand-held grenade launcher which shoots an explosive breaching round that is capable of destroying soft surfaces like walls, flooring, barricades, and deployable shields. Ash is also a very valuable operator for eliminating a large amount of defending utility placed inside of bottlenecks like doorways and windows. Although Ash brings valuable utility for the attacking team, the operator is classified as an entry fragger. This means that it is Ash's job to eliminate defending players positioned inside of strategic locations needed by attackers in order to move the round forward. If you are confident in your ability to win gunfights, Ash will be one of the best operators to choose from in order to support an aggressive play style.   If you are to be in accordance with the current meta, Ash’s loadout should be as follows: PRIMARY: R4-C Assault Rifle (Attachments to player preference) SECONDARY: M45 MEUSOC (Attachments to player preference) UTILITY: FLASHBANG GRENADES   ATTACKER SPAWN LOCATIONS:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] MEETING(A) - OFFICE(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team rappelling on the second floor windows of Office(B), Meeting(A), Conector, and Bathroom. The attackers have a huge advantage on this bomb site due to the amount of control which can be had by just rappelling on the windows, attackers can cut off any and all rotates between Office(A), Meeting(B), Long Desk, and Yellow Stairs without even coming inside the building. Due to the amount of control which can be had from the outside, attackers can dedicate the majority of their personnel and resources safely from the outside while only having a few attackers actually enter the building. Ash will most commonly be used on this bomb site to establish an in-building presence for the attacking team. Ash should breach the objective building from either Garage or first floor Yellow Stairs doorway. This will allow the player to apply pressure onto defenders positioned at the top of Yellow Stairs. Ash should use her flashbang grenades to help eliminate any ADS placed by Jager at the top of Yellow Stairs. After attackers have eliminated the defending team's anti-projectile utility on Yellow Stairs, Ash should communicate with teammates like Maverick or Sledge so that they can use their frag grenades to eliminate players at the top of Yellow. After defenders have either fallen back to the bomb site or have been eliminated, Ash should then establish control over the top of Yellow Stairs and use this positioning to prevent defenders from entering the Office(B) bomb site while teammates plant the defuser.   RIOT BARRICADE SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] PRESS(A) - LOBBY(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team attempting to plant the defuser inside of the outside double door leading into Lobby(B) from the south of the bomb site. This is the most common strategy due to the safe and direct route to the bomb site the attacking team is given in addition to the attackers not needing too much map control in order to successfully plant the defuser. That being said, some map control is still required by attackers before planting. It is very common for defenders to have a presence inside of the second floor Meeting Room as any defenders with the ability to open the flooring of 2F Meeting can provide additional defenders on the second floor with a clear line of sight to the default plant spot inside of Lobby(B) without over exposing themselves to the outside. Ash will assist the attacking team by acting as an entry fragger while gaining control over the second floor. Attackers should breach the objective building through the Yellow Stairs window and Office windows and use these rooms as a beachhead to carry out a more thorough second floor roam clear. Ash should communicate with support teammates like Glaz and Thatcher while they drone the second floor Meeting Room and Conector Room for defender positions. Ash will be most effective as an entry fragger when the operator is supported by teammates droning the path ahead of them. This is because the more intel a player has on their opponent, the more accurately and intelligently they can deal with the situation.   POLICE LINE SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F/BSMNT] TELLERS(A) - ARCHIVES(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building through the first floor Visa Entrance on the eastern side of the building and then proceed to gain control of Visa Office. However, before gaining control over Visa Office, the attacker must first deduce whether or not the defenders are playing on the second floor inside of Administrators Office as this will be the defending teams primary method for defending Tellers(A) due to their ability to open the flooring of Administrator's Office and use the vertical angles against the attackers approach from either Visa Entrance or Spiral Hallway. Ash will typically be needed by the attacking team to act as an entry fragger for clearing the second floor of the objective building. Ash should breach the building through the Office windows and diligently clear the entirety of the second floor of any defensive presence. It is common for attacking teams to position additional players on the windows of Administrator as this will generate an incredible amount of pressure onto defenders playing on the second floor. This will also provide Ash with the support that is typically required in order to safely and successfully isolate roamers to the first floor. Always remember that your team can maintain a man advantage at all times so long as attackers play calmly and intelligently when dealing with issues.   SIDE ENTRANCE SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [BSMNT] CAFETERIA(A) - GARAGE(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team breaching the reinforced wall located on the west of the Garage(B) and planting the defuser in front of ‘White Van’. However, before breaching the reinforced wall, the attackers will need to gain control over the first floor Press Room and Lobby as these two rooms are located directly above the basement bombsites and provide attackers with the potential for a huge amount of vertical pressure. Ash should be used as an entry fragger for establishing control over the Press Room, AntiChamber, and Main Lobby located on the first floor. Similar to how the operator was supported on the previous bomb sites, Ash will be most effective when supported by teammates gathering intel as the operator is applying pressure. Ash should breach the objective building through the Main Lobby double door and diligently work their way through AntiChamber and the Press Room. After defenders have been isolated to the basement, Ash can then use her gadget to breach the flooring inside the Press Room near the Piano. This will expose on-site defenders like Bandit who are attempting to ‘trick’ the garage wall and destroy the attacking teams hard breaching capabilities. Ash can easily prevent this by maintaining vertical pressure through her breach hole made in the flooring until your team's hard breacher successfully opens the garage wall and plants the defuser.   GAS STATION SPAWN LOCATION:

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  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 -

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