Lets face it guys, El Dragon is extremely difficult to use. He can barely perform on par with other characters even when he’s being used by someone who is a true post-nerf master of him.
Gearbox clearly didn’t like what he did before (which was team-wipe on a regular basis), so how about he does something different? A complete and total rework, to the point where the only recognizable thing about him from the original El Dragon is his character model and voice actor.
I give you, El Dragon the Assassin Tank. He’s a professional body guard, so why doesn’t he act like one? But then again, he’s a retired professional wrestler…
El Dragon the LLC Defender, Tank Versatile Advanced
Stats and basics:
Health: 1875 - 2343
Professional Bodyguard: Enemies that damage El Dragon’s allies take 20% increased damage from El Dragon’s skills and attacks.
Majestic Robot Arms: El Dragon’s primary attack is a flurry of blows. Activating his off-hand melee while sprinting executes a dropkick.
Deft Deflection: El Dragon’s secondary attack blocks up to 1000 damage and deflects projectiles.
Luchador Grapple: El Dragon grabs an enemy in melee range for 234 damage, stunning them for 2 seconds and locking El Dragon in place. El Dragon can still attack while Grappling.
Triumphant Uppercut: El Dragon uppercuts and enemy in melee range for 374 damage, knocking them into the air.
Title Fight: El Dragon summons a massive holographic wrestle ring for 8 seconds. El Dragon and all enemy Battleborn caught inside the ring cannot leave, and enemy Battleborn cannot enter. El Dragon does not take damage from attacks that came from enemies outside of Title Fight.
Left helix tree: Hired Bodyguard.
Right helix tree: Profesional Wrestler.
Defensive Grab: Stunning an enemy with Grapple reduces damage taken by 30% for 5 seconds.
(Middle) Invigorating Grab: A portion of the damage dealt to enemies stunned by Grapple is returned to you as health. +30% Lifesteal vs Stunned targets for 2 Seconds.
Jawbreaker: A critical hit with Triumphant Uppercut Silences enemies.
Disorienting Flight: Enemies hit by Triumphant Uppercut deal 15% less damage for 5 seconds.
Devastating Uppercut: Increases Triumphant Uppercut’s damage. +20% damage.
Improved ARM-or: El Dragon can move at full speed while blocking.
Thunderous Fists: El Dragon’s melee attacks also have a small AoE. +15% damage spread and range.
Extended Grab: Increases the duration of Grapple’s effects. +1 second.
Violent Throw: Activating Grapple again after stunning an enemy knocks them back significantly and ends the Grapple.
Cybernetic Enhancements: El Dragon takes reduced damage after Professional Bodyguard triggers. +30% damage reduction.
(Middle) Rapid Protection: Boosts El Dragon’s movement speed by 30% after damaging an enemy affected by Professional Bodyguard.
Vengeful Protector: Increases Professional Bodyguard’s bonuses by 10%.
Healing Uppercut: All health damage dealt by Triumphant Uppercut is returned to El Dragon as health. +100% Lifesteal.
(Middle)Flashy Combo Increases attack speed by 20% for 3 seconds after knocking an enemy into the air with Uppercut.
Chokeholder: Enemies Stunned by Grapple are also Silenced for 2 seconds after coming out of the Stun.
Flying Fists: Reduces Triumphant Uppercut’s cooldown by 20%.
Honey, I Broke the Game: For 0.5 seconds after knocking an enemy into the air with Triumphant Uppercut, El Dragon’s primary attacks knock enemies into the air.
Just Here for the Paycheck: Gain +2.8 health regen per enemy affected by Professional Bodyguard.
(Middle)Aided Escape: After damaging an enemy, all allies that enemy damages get a +30% movement speed boost.
Out of Retirement: Gain +4% attack speed for each enemy affected by Professional Bodyguard.
Mucha Lucha: Reduces Grapple’s cooldown by 20%.
Grappling Stance: Hitting enemies with Grapple also makes them take 16% more damage.
Throw in the Towel: Allows El Dragon to leave Title Fight after he has deployed it. This does not end the skill.
(middle) Rigged Match: All enemies caught within Title Fight when it is activated are slowed for 2 seconds.
In it to Win it: Increases El Dragon’s attack damage while Title Fight is active. +20% attack damage.
Let me know what you guys think. Does bodyguard El Dragón sound more balanced than team-wipe El Dragón? Or is he just as broken?