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Aug 3, 2020, 12:56 PM 358 read

Guide for playing 'Ash' on 'Kafe'.


[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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  Kafe is a triple-level map (consisting of three floors) found both in ranked play as well as professional. The current architecture of the building is fairly balanced since the rework of the map.   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: [3F] BAR(A) - COCKTAIL(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team gaining control over Cigar. This will allow attackers to breach the reinforced wall separating Cigar and Freezer and, in turn, flush out any defenders playing inside of Freezer. After eliminating defenders inside of the Freezer, attackers will attempt to plant the defuser under the cover of smoke behind one of the wooden counters inside of Bar(A). Ash will provide value to the attacking team by acting as an entry fragger for attacking teammates inside of Cigar. Communicate with support players on your team and use your drones diligently to determine the defender positions inside of Cigar. After Ash has successfully eliminated the defensive presence inside of Cigar and Red Stairs, the player should maintain pressure near White Hallway. This will provide the attacking teams hard breacher with the needed flank watch in order to safely breach the Cigar-Freezer wall. After the Freezer wall has been breached, Ash should keep the initiative for attackers by establishing pressure inside of White Hall, near the top of White Stairs. This will oftentimes provide the entry fragger with an opportunity to completely clear the Cocktail(B) bomb site if done in tandem with the attacking teams primary route of assault inside of Freezer.   RIVER DOCK SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] FIREPLACE(A) - MINING(B) + [2F] READING(A) - FIREPLACE(B) Due to these two bomb sites being so similar in nature, both bomb sites will be covered in one section of the guide.   Attackers will begin the round by establishing control over the third floor (similar to the way in which attackers played on the previous bomb site). After the attacking team has isolated all defensive presence to the second floor, Ash will maintain horizontal pressure near the Pillar Stairs. The Pillar room will be a highly valuable position for either team to have control over. Due to these two bomb sites being so vulnerable to vertical pressure, defenders will commonly remedy this situation by defending the bomb site from adjacent rooms like Pillar and 90 Hallway.   Ash’s primary responsibility will be to maintain control inside of Pillar while also applying horizontal pressure into either Reading or Mining while attacking teammates like Buck and Sledge are applying the vertical pressure from the third floor. Ash will want to focus horizontal pressure onto whichever one of these two rooms are being played as a bomb site.   CHRISTMAS SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] SERVICE(A) - COOKING(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team gaining control of Large and Small Bakery. This will allow attacking hard breachers like Thermite and HIbanna to breach the reinforced wall between Cooking(B) and Large Bakery. It is common for defenders like Kaid or Bandit to trick the Bakery-Cooking wall due to Cooking(B) being nearly impossible to defend after the wall has been breached. Ash will primarily be used as an entry fragger for attackers while establishing control inside of Large Bakery. The operator can use flashbang grenades to effectively eliminate defender utility inside of Large Bakery and provide teammates like Maverick and Sledge with the opportunity to use frag grenades on defenders playing behind the Bakery Counter. Ash may also be needed as a vertical soft-destructor inside of the second floor Mining Room if Sledge and Buck are not brought by attackers. If this is the case, Ash should not focus on control inside of Large Bakery and should instead eliminate defenders playing on the second floor as Mining and Train will need to be under attacker control in order for Ash to eliminate the defending teams entry-denial operator.   PARK 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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