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Not to be confused with the first game's version, the Loader.

"... and so she left, heart still racing."

The Loader is a returning character in Risk of Rain 2.

The Loader is a slow but powerful bruiser that can use her grappling hook to uniquely navigate the environment

 Abilities []

Scrap Barrier The Loader is immune to fall damage. Striking enemies with the Loader's gauntlets grants a temporary barrier.
Knuckleboom Swing at nearby enemies for 320% damage.
Grapple Fist Fire your gauntlet forward, pulling you to the target. 5 seconds
*☆Secondary Skill: Spiked Fist Fire your gauntlet forward, dealing 320% damage and stunning.

Pulls you to heavy targets. Light targets are pulled to you instead.

5 seconds
Charged Gauntlet Charge up a massive punch for 600%-2700% damage that sends you flying forward. Deals significantly more damage the faster you are moving. 5 seconds
*☆Secondary Skill: Thunder Gauntlet Charge up a single punch for 2100% damage that also shocks all enemies in a cone for 1000% damage. Deals significantly more damage the faster you are moving. 5 seconds
M551 Pylon Throw a floating pylon that zaps up to 6 nearby enemies for 100% damage. Can be grappled. 20 seconds
*☆Secondary Skill: Thunderslam Slam your fists down, dealing 2000% damage on impact. 8 seconds

Base Stats[]

Max Health Damage Health Regeneration Speed Armor
160 (+48 per level) 12 (+2,4 per level) 2,5 (+0,5 per level) HP/s 7 m/s 20

Notes []

Grapple Fist can be used to grapple onto enemies, terrain, M551 Pylon as well as other players. Both Knuckleboom, M551 Pylon and Charged Gauntlet can be used while Grapple fist is active.

If Grapple Fist is used on something not higher than the user, the user will move at sprinting speed toward the grapple point.

The Spiked Fist ability pulls all enemies except Bosses, Stone Golems, Bighorn Bisons, Clay Templars, Greater Wisps, Beetle Guards, and Elder Lumerians. You can still grapple the M551 Pylon and use as an anchor point.

The distance that Charged Gauntlet travels increases as it charges, same as the damage. Charged Gauntlet can be held indefinitely, and you can sprint while charging it. Charged Gauntlet can be charged and cast, while Grapple Fist is active. Combine these for deadly efficiency.

M551 Pylon can be aimed when thrown, aim up to throw higher or down to throw lower, it will be thrown in the direction you are looking.

M551 Pylon can be spawned multiple times, but there is an internal cap of 3. If you already have 3 out, placing a new one will cause the oldest one to despawn.

M551 Pylon is an effective means of taking care of lesser wisps, and other smaller mobs in large groups.