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Aug 3, 2020, 12:40 PM 333 read

Guide for playing 'Ash' on 'Bank'.


[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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  Bank is a triple-level map (consisting of three floors) found both in ranked play as well as professional. The current architecture gives a slight advantage to the attackers being able to have control over large portions of the map without entering the building.   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] CEO(A) - EXECUTIVE(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building through the second floor ‘Terrace’ located to the south east of the map. After gaining control over square stairs, the attackers will proceed to open the reinforced wall separating CEO(A) from Square. This will provide attackers with a direct route to the bomb site to plant the defuser. Ash should be used by the attacking team as an entry fragger. After attackers have breached the objective building and established a presence on the second floor portion of the Square Stairs, Ash should use her utility to eliminate any defensive presence inside of the Janitor Closet. Ash can use her flash bang grenades to eliminate Jager ADS which are commonly used by defenders to prevent attackers from being able to destroy the deployable shield typically placed inside of Janitor. After Ash uses her Breaching round to destroy the deployable shield, the operator will be able to effectively eliminate defenders inside of the Janitor Closet and force attackers to focus attention on the rotation hole made between the CEO(A) bomb site and Janitor closet. This strategy will prove to be most effective when in combination with Thermite and Thatcher breaching the reinforced wall separating Square Stairs and CEO(A).   PARKING SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] OPEN(A) - STAFF(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team gaining control over the second floor as the entire ceiling of 1F Open(A)-Staff(B) is able to be destroyed in order to gain a vertical advantage onto the first floor bomb sites. Ash will be used by the attacking team to establish second floor control at the beginning of the round. Ash should communicate with support teammates while they drone the second floor for defender positions inside of Stock Trading and Janitor Closet as these rooms will most likely be defended by enemy players. After attackers have isolated defenders to the first floor, Ash should then reposition to the first floor portion of Main Stairs and apply horizontal pressure onto the Open(A) bomb site from Metal. This will be the optimal way to clear the bomb site as it will force defenders to reposition from Open(A) into Staff(B) due to the multiple lines of pressure being applied from both the first and second floor.   JEWELRY SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] TELLERS(A) - ARCHIVES(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team gaining control of the second floor CEO Office as this will enable attackers to destroy the ceiling of the Tellers-Archives bomb site. Attackers will also focus on control of Kitchen and Open Area as this will enable attacking hard breachers like Hibanna and Thermite to breach the reinforced wall between Admin Office and Archives(B). Ash should be used as an entry fragger in establishing control over the first floor portion of Square Stairs and inside of Kitchen. This will position the player to effectively apply horizontal pressure onto the Archives(B) bomb site from the first floor. In addition to this, Ash will also be able to prevent defenders from being able to rotate back onto the bomb site from the second floor Square Stairs and Blue Stairs leading up from the basement.   ALLY SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [BSMNT] CCTV(A) - LOCKERS(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team gaining control of the first floor Open Area and Kitchen as the hatches located on the floors are crucial in cutting off defenders rotating throughout the basement and two bomb sites. Ash will play an incredibly important role on this bomb site inside of Server and Blue Stairs. Due to attackers commonly wanting to breach the Server wall, Ash will need to assist teammates in this strategy by eliminating the defensive presence inside of Blue Stairs and Server. Ash should use flashbang grenades to eliminate anti-projective utility placed by defenders at the top of Blue Stairs. Jager ADS and Wamai Disc’s are commonly accompanied by a deployable shield placed inside of Blue Stairs with an operator like Mute or Smoke positioned behind it as this makes it incredibly difficult for attackers to challenge the gun fight in a close range environment. Ash will counter this by eliminating the deployable shield using the operators breaching round and then prefire the position of the defender playing on Blue Stairs. This will then provide attackers with the ability to close in on additional defenders playing inside of Server and breach the reinforced wall separating Server and CCTV(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 -

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  • Joseph_mcveigh LV.9 Nomad Aug 6, 2020, 02:11 PM

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