The rebel, the renegade commander, James Eugene “Jim” Raynor. The major protagonist of Blizzard’s Starcraft Series, was kidnapped from the Starcraft World and brought to the Nexus to become a Hero of the Storm. One of the most beloved characters from the Blizzard universe, changes his opinion about the Zerg race fighting alongside Kerrigan (the love of his life) to bring down Mengsk, the leader of the dominion forces. He might not be the most intelligent man but Raynor is resourceful and persistent and because he is always willing to do the right thing, he can face even the most hostile situations.
Raynor is a ranged Assassin hero with attack damage of 40 and base health of 725 at level 1. Keep in mind that the Assassin is a burst damage hero, so don’t try and make it a support. One of the first things you’ll have to do is to choose the first talents right after you start the game.
Level 1: You’ll have to choose between: Give me more; Seasoned Marksman; Raiders “recruitment” and Scouting Drone. I personally start by choosing Seasoned Marksman just because for every 6 enemies killed you get 1 basic attack damage and if you’ll get into the late game, trust me you’ll need it more than any other skill. When you have a good team you’ll get to level 4 in no time, and you’ll have to choose the next talent.
Level 4: At this level you’ll have to choose between: Focused Attack; Vampiric Assault; Confident aim and Activated Rush. I usually go for Vampiric Assault because at this level you’ll have to start to think about your health, and with every hit on enemy creeps or heroes you’ll get 15% heal of your basic attack and it works hand in hand with the Seasoned Marksman.
Level 7: Hamstring Shot; Revolution Overdrive; Fight or Flight or Mercenary Lord. Here you’ll really have to take Hamstring Shot for that 20% movement speed reduction for 3 seconds, you are after all an Assassin.
Level 10: Once you’ll reach level 10 you’ll get a new skill (ultimate). I go for Raynor’s Raiders just because you’ll get more damage in less time. Meanwhile, Hyperion is an AOE damage skill and it attacks up to 4 Random enemies in its path and it only lasts 12 seconds, also enemies can walk out of its path.
Level 13: Giant Killer; Double-Barreled; Steel Resolve and Puttin’ on a clinic. As an Assassin you’ll need Giant Killer. As long as the hero’s health is at maximum, your damage will be increased with 1.5% of the hero’s maximum health and it’s a good combination with Vampiric Assault because if you give more damage you’ll heal faster.
Level 16: Executioner; Cluster round; Bullseye; Relentless Leader or Berserk. Bullseye definitely! It’s a combination between stunning your enemy for 1 second while making him take 50% more damage. That 1 second stun can help you disrupt your enemies’ over-time skills, and help the team more that you could imagine.
Level 20: The last talents offered in the game are: Scorched Earth; Dusk’s Wings; A Card to Play, Nexus Frenzy and Bolt of the Storm. I usually went for Bolt of the Storm because you can go in and out of a battle whenever you want, but you can also use efficiently Nexus Frenzy for that 20% attack speed and range bonus.
This is the most useful way to play your character as an Assassin, because you’ll have a combination between dealing damage, health regeneration and speed/blink. Don’t forget this is a team game, so don’t expect to win all by yourself, no matter how good your build is. Feel free to tell me your opinions on other builds for Jim Raynor. If you tried and liked my quick guide, stay tuned for the ones I’ll write about other characters (I’m thinking about Tassadar or Malfurion next).
PAYDAY 3 Developer Announces D&D Live Service Multiplayer
The Starbreeze cooperative multiplayer game Project Baxter is expected to follow PAYDAY. The official Dungeons & Dragons logo is on Starbreeze. However, we do not expect the studio to revere RPG settings like Larian did with Baldur’s Gate 3.
Starbreeze will develop and publish Project Baxter in 2026 for all major platforms. The company says it “will carry the signature Starbreeze game cornerstones of cooperative multiplayer, lifetime commitment through a Games as a Service model, community engagement, and a larger than life experience.”
Forgive the skepticism, but PAYDAY 3, Starbreeze’s latest release, lagged behind due to server issues that the CEO had to apologize for, taking two months to release the heist shooter’s first patch. It’s a disappointing story that may have gone unnoticed in a year with The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Kong: Rise of Skull Island, and The Walking Dead: Destinies.
Would you like a Starbreeze multiplayer live service D&D game? Is this to capitalize on the setting’s moment between Baldur’s Gate and the surprising good Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves?
Free Soccer Simulator Finally More Single Player on eFootball, But Not Like League
Konami promised that free-to-play soccer sim eFootball would add PES’ massively popular Master League mode, but while this month’s v3.20 update will add more solo content, you’ll have to wait. My League lets you play full seasons as a single player with changing weather and exclusive rewards to reduce the wait.
You’ll replace a real team from your league, like England or Italy. The gacha system unlocks players that you’ll use to fight the AI and win the table. Play through the mode as many times as you want, with custom cutscenes and other features to track your progress. It all seems like a way to make dream team gameplay appealing to offline players.
Online play is also getting better. A new tier system will match you with players of similar skill levels, and co-op will soon let you join strangers instead of friends. You can use emojis to discuss your matches’ successes and failures or strategize with new allies.
We assume new cards with perks will allow Konami to create “rarer” versions of players when they perform certain real-life feats. A new login feature will include a penalty-taking minigame where you must score a goal to climb a ladder and unlock in-game rewards like virtual currency. For now, that’s it.
The critically panned game improves, but not as fast as former PES fans would like. The gameplay is good, and there are more things to do, but without that meaty single-player mode, old-school franchise fans will always rank it lower. Konami should revive one of the best solo sports game modes soon.
Despite Leak, GTA 6 Trailer Reaches 50 Million Views in 10 Hours
We expected it to be big, but this big? Only ten hours after Rockstar unceremoniously released GTA 6’s trailer after an unexpected leak, it has over 50 million views. This video is the top trending video on YouTube worldwide, ignoring mirrors from IGN and Gamespot.
Instead of waiting until later today, the developer released the first footage of the latest Grand Theft Auto after a watermarked version leaked on Twitter. The team is understandably upset, but the video’s overwhelming response will reassure it. It has 50 million views and 6.5 million likes.
This could reach 100 million by the end of the day as it’s shared worldwide and fans search for Easter eggs and secrets. How many times have you seen the new trailer?
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