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Aug 29, 2020, 12:30 AM 76 read

Guide for 'IQ' on 'Villa'.

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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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  Villa 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 slight advantage to the defending team due to there being few routes into the primary bomb sites forcing attackers to bottle neck. In addition to this, Villa is a very large map which makes roam control very difficult for the attacking team.   ‘IQ’ is a 1 armour, 3 speed attacker. The operators’ ability is known as the Electronics Detector; a portable electronic gadget worn on the operators wrist which is capable of detecting electronics through any surface. IQ is most commonly used for eliminating hard to reach electronics like Bandit Batteries and Mute Jammers as the Electronic Detector allows the player to see this type of utility through walls and flooring. IQ is also used as a counter to operators like Pulse, Echo, Vigil, and Valkyrie as all of these defenders have utility that is difficult to counter with the naked eye. In fact, when operators like Vigil and Pulse are actively using their ability, IQ is able to see their electronics in use through any surface. This is also the case with any defenders that happen to be caught on their phone looking through the defending teams cameras as the phone itself is considered to be an electronic device. IQ is always a great operator choice for these reasons as well as the operator being capable of acting as a strong backup entry-fragger for the attacking team in the case of attackers losing their original entry at the beginning of the round.   If you are to be in accordance with the current meta, IQ’s loadout should be as follows: PRIMARY: G8-A1 (holo-graphic + flash hider) SECONDARY: P-12 (suppressed) UTILITY: Breach Charge x 3   ATTACKING SPAWN LOCATIONS:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] AVIATOR(A) - GAMES(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building through the outdoor Study Balcony located on the second floor of the south side of the building. After establishing control over Study and the top of Main Stairs, attackers will proceed to breach the reinforced wall separating Study and Games(B) (being the westward facing reinforced wall inside of Study). This will allow the attacking team to plant the defuser inside of Games(B) behind the bar; providing attackers with a safe place to plant the defuser. IQ will be used on this bomb site to help establish first floor control for the attacking team inside of Piano, Art Storage, Library, and Red Hallway. Additionally, IQ may also be used as the attacking teams primary counter to the defending teams entry denial utility placed inside of Aviator(A). To do this, IQ will breach the objective building through either the first floor Art Storage or Main Entrance. This will then enable IQ to effectively eliminate all defenders positioned on the first floor inside of Library and Piano. IQ will then be able to eliminate the defending teams entry denial utility placed on the reinforced walls separating Study-Aviator(A) and Study-Games(B). After attackers have breached the site wall, IQ should maintain first floor positioning inside of Piano and Art Storage so as to prevent late-round defenders from flanking the first floor and eliminating attacking teammates inside of Study and Games(B) with nitro-cell.   NOTE: First floor attackers should be aware of defenders positioned on the second floor as it is common for defenders to make holes in the flooring of the second floor (ceiling of the first floor) so as to counter the attacking teams first floor roam clear. Although this type of play-style is not highly common in earlier ranks, it is still a good habit to get into.   RUINS SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] TROPHY(A) - STATUARY(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building from the north eastern roof access points leading into the second floor Bathroom and Master Bedroom. After establishing control over Master Bed and Bath, attackers will proceed to breach the reinforced wall separating Master Bedroom from Statuary(B) as this will expose both Statuary(B) and Trophy(A) as well as providing attackers with a more open route into Statuary(B) to plant the defuser. IQ will be used almost identically to the way in which the operator was used on the previously mentioned Games-Aviator bomb sites by acting as a counter to the defending teams entry denial utility. To do this, the player should breach the objective building through the first floor Laundry and Kitchen. IQ will then proceed to roam clear the first floor inside of Kitchen, Memorial, Dining, and Party. After isolating defenders back to the second floor, IQ will then be able to eliminate the defending team's entry denial utility placed on the reinforced wall separating Master Bedroom and Statutory(B). This will then allow attacking teammates like Thermite and Hibanna to breach the site wall and plant the defuser inside the default plant spot of Statuary(B).   NOTE: IQ should maintain first floor positioning, even after the defuser has been planted, as the operator's gadget is capable of detecting enemy players attempting to disarm the defuser. This will then allow IQ to eliminate the defenders through the ceiling of the first floor.   PARKING SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] LIBRARY(A) - LIVING ROOM(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by attackers breaching the objective building through Art Storage and Main Lobby. After establishing control over Main Lobby and Red Hallway, attackers will apply pressure on the Library(A)-Lobby doorway and breach the reinforced wall separating Library(A) and Red Hall. IQ will provide value to the attacking team on this bomb site by acting as the primary entry fragger for attackers on the second floor inside of Study and Aviator. IQ should breach the objective building through the second floor Study Balcony with additional soft-destructors (Buck/Sledge). After establishing an attacker presence on the second floor Study and Main Stairs, IQ will then proceed to roam clear the second floor up to Statuary and Trophy: effectively eliminating all defenders playing inside of Aviator, Games, and 90. This will then allow the attacking teams soft-destructors to breach the flooring of Aviator and Games so as to establish vertical pressure onto the first floor Library(A) and Living Room(B).   NOTE: On the second floor, IQ will also be well positioned to assist the first floor hard breacher in opening the reinforced wall separating Red Hallway and Library(A). To do this, IQ will use her Electronics Detector to eliminate the defending teams entry denial utility placed on the site wall so as to enable hard breaching teammates to move the attacking teams primary first floor assault forward into Library(A) and plant the defuser.   FOUNTAIN SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] DINING(A) - KITCHEN(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building through the Basement and first floor Laundry. The primary force of attackers will be focused on the reinforced wall separating Laundry room and Dining as well as control over the second floor for vertical control. Having control over the top of Pantry Stairs will limit defenders ability to rotate throughout the two bomb sites as the Pantry Doorway provides anybody inside of Pantry with a clear line of sight through Kitchen(B). IQ will be used as both an entry fragger as well as supporting teammate for the attacking teams hard breacher on this bomb site. To do this, the player will breach the objective building through the second floor Walk-In Closet and establish an attacker presence inside of Walk-in and Master Bedroom. After doing so, IQ will then use her drones to determine the positioning and set-up of the defenders playing on the second floor. It will be critical that IQ accurately and thoroughly communicates the information gathered to the attacking teams entry fragger. Entry fragging teammates (Ash/Zofia) are depending on you for real-time intel relating to the defending teams set-up as this will be their primary advantage in their second floor engagements.   After clearing the second floor of all defenders, IQ will then reposition into the second floor Statuary Room so as to eliminate the defending teams entry denial utility placed on the reinforced wall directly below Statuary. This will then allow the attacking teams hard breacher to open the Laundry wall and plant the defuser inside of Dining(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 - https://discord.com/invite/TjGAPdM

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  • OCE_Nova LV.7 Nomad Aug 31, 2020, 04:36 PM

    Nice

  • ZergiaTTV LV.20 Sharpshooter Sep 1, 2020, 04:53 PM

    useful

  • Danpro2000 LV.12 Chief Sep 1, 2020, 07:35 PM

    thx

  • Pixreon H LV.5 Lurker Sep 1, 2020, 11:21 PM

    3

  • YourBoyVega LV.16 Dub Collector Sep 5, 2020, 12:26 AM

    Thanks, I’m starting to main blitz though, which disappoints a lot of people

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