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Aug 3, 2020, 07:03 PM 299 read

Guide for playing 'Ash' on 'Border'.


[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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  Border is a double-level map (consisting of two floors) found both in ranked play as well as professional. The current architecture of the map is generally balanced, although a slight edge may be given to attackers as the map is highly destructible.   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] ARMORY(A) - ARCHIVES(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attackers gaining control over CCTV and Break room located on the north side of the second floor. After establishing control over CCTV-Break room, attackers will then proceed to breach the reinforced wall of the outside balcony leading into the Armory(A) bomb site. Attackers will then plant the defuser in or around the breach hole made by the hard breachers. Ash’s primary responsibility on this bomb site will be to establish attacker control on the first floor inside of Ventilation, Bottom Metal, Front Door and Workshop. These rooms will be incredibly important for the attacking team for two primary reasons: 1) Ash will need to use her Breaching Round to eliminate the entry-denial utility placed on the Box Wall, 2)Defenders like Pulse will commonly be positioned on the first floor to either nitro-cell attackers from below the bomb site as well as to runout on attackers repealed on the sandwich window and Server Balcony. After first floor roamers are eliminated and the Box Wall has been breached, Ash should reposition to either the top of Metal stairs or inside of Office to help create a multi-pronged attack while your teammates plant the diffuser in Box.   VALLEY SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] BATHROOM(A) - TELLERS(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team breaching the reinforced wall separating Tellers(B) from the outside - located on the north eastern wall of the first floor. Attackers will also typically need control of the second floor ‘Offices’ as it is very common for defenders to defend Bathroom(A)-Tellers(B) vertically from the second floor. Ash should be used as a solo-entry on this bomb site inside of Workshop. The player should breach the objective building similar to the way in which the operator breached on the previous bomb site through the Main Entrance. Ash should then establish control inside of Workshop as it is common for defenders to not reinforce all of the walls separating Workshop and Bathroom(A). If this is the case, Ash can provide attackers with a huge advantage by breaching the Bathroom(A) wall from Workshop as defenders will only be able to regain Bathroom(A) control horizontally through Workshop and the Tellers(B) hallway.   EAST VEHICLE SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] SUPPLY(A) - CUSTOMS(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team breaching the south-western reinforced wall leading from the outside into Detention. Attackers will also commonly attempt to gain control over the second floor CCTV and Break Room as these positions will provide great vertical control over the two first floor bomb sites. Ash should be used as an entry fragger on the second floor inside of CCTV and Break Room. After attackers have established control on the second floor inside of CCTV and Break Room, Ash should reposition to the bottom of Metal Stairs and apply horizontal pressure onto the bomb site while additional attackers like Buck and Sledge maintain vertical pressure from CCTV. This will commonly provide Ash with a great opportunity to establish control inside of Customs(B) as defenders will be forced to leave the bomb site and reposition into Detention or Supply(A).   WEST VEHICLE SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] WORKSHOP(A) - VENT(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attackers establishing full control of the second floor Armory-Archives rooms located directly above the Workshop(A)-Vent(B) bomb sites. After gaining control of the second floor, attackers will breach the reinforced hatches located inside of Armory Desk and Archives in addition to destroying the flooring of the second floor as this will allow attackers full vertical control of the two ground floor bomb sites. Ash will begin the round by assisting teammates in establishing control inside of Armory and Archives. After attackers have successfully eliminated the defender presence on the second floor, Ash should reposition to the first floor by the Ventilation window/ Front door. This is because defenders will commonly defend both bomb sites from within Workshop(A); providing an attacking operator like Ash with a perfect opportunity to rush the front door and establish attacker control inside of Ventilation(B).     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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