Tyto the Swift

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Tyto the Swift
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"Tyto makes an exit wound, then makes an exit. Catch Tyto if you can!"
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Tyto the Swift is a hero appearing in Gigantic.

Official Summary[edit | edit source]

Tyto is a quick, highly powerful hero with a set of skills that boosts his somewhat middling attack power.

Official Rating Summary[edit | edit source]

Tyto, on paper, is geared much more towards mobility than survivability or attack, though this is augmented somewhat by his abilities.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Tyto the Swift is a swordsman with the capability to deal dramatic amounts of damage in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, this also means Tyto is prone to receiving mass amounts of damage, and without the huge health buffers of other characters, is prone to quick death in heavy combat. Unlike Aisling, who makes up for this with the ability to amplify damage using Into the Blade and controlling the crowd using Terrify, Tyto prefers to use acrobatic skills to get out of the fray. Because of this, Tyto is perfect for players looking for a fast-paced game.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Tyto is perhaps one of the most powerful heroes in Gigantic, but for none of the reasons you'd assume. While his attack is generally "alright", his mobility amplifies his damage over time, increasing his poor showing in defense and making him have greater longevity. In part with this, his skills, especially Swoop, pair agility with damage, allowing for both quick, efficient assaults and the ability to get out of these assaults with low damage.

As with other high damage, high mobility characters, like Tripp, Tyto needs a team to lean on if he has any chance of survival.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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A slashing sword attack. Kith and Keen, Hidden Talon Talon and Fang, Synchronicity, Evade Defenses, Encirclement Tactics
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Leap as you lunge with your sword. Cut Down, Swoop de Loop Predatory Instincts, Rake, Free As a Bird, Spin Cycle
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Blade Dance
Spin your sword to attack in all directions. Cyclone, Windborne Deadly Dance, Burden of Prey, Hard Target, Windswept
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Your pet, Fang, attacks the enemy you target. Pounce, Unity Gnawing Out, Ankle Biter, Celerity, Disruption
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Rush forward in a blur, delivering a bleeding wound to enemies you pass. Line 'em Up, Resurgence

Talents[edit | edit source]

Level 3
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Level 7
Level 9
Tactical Awareness
Hero's Might
Critical chance builds faster. Critical chance builds faster. Critical chance builds faster. Critical chance builds faster.
Angular Momentum
Bird of Prey
Pure Escapism
Hero's Vitality
Damage from behind after damage gains +15% damage. Swoop cooldown reduced to 3 seconds. Maximum health increased by +15%.
En Garde
Easy Strider
+10 front armor, doubled to +20 when attacking. Blade Dance lasts 50% longer. Maximum stamina increased by +33%.
Pet Projectile
Summoner's Gift
Stamina regenerates faster. Out of combat health regain starts 2x faster. Fang covers longer distances and reduces his cooldown by 33%. Focus gained +20% faster.
Hit and Run
Cut Rate
Move On With Your Life
For 5 seconds, +10% speed and +15 armor after using focus skill. Focus builds 25% faster. For 6 seconds, +75 health and immunity to hit reactions after using Focus.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Tyto the Swift has a variety of skins from which to choose. These skins do not change skill sets or abilities, and appear to be strictly cosmetic. This list is based on the open beta, and will be re-visited once the game releases.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Swoop and Blur might be great attacks, but they're even better ways to escape from engagements.
  • Blade Dance basically stops an enemy in their tracks, so follow up immediately with Talon to wipe em out.
  • Tyto is a borderline-stealth enemy, but you really need to be aware of Guardians like Cerberus who can reveal where you are easily, negating a lot of your singular nature.
  • Tyto is super fast - open with Fang to break armor and cause bleeding, and quickly move on to take out heroes before they can fully upgrade.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "I never seen anything like how she danced with that sword. Wyvern never stood a chance" - Mina, Westholme Villager
  • "We would better call her the 'Starbird' since she appears most often at night." - Lady Marisse
  • "Let's see how good you are with that blade, little songbird." - Lotho's last words.
  • "Don't know how he brought his airship through the storm, but no way we survive our wreck without him." - Boatswain Iggs

Stories[edit | edit source]

  • Tyto is legendary for herosim, specifically as an agent against injustice and cruelty.
  • Tyto's "calling card" are valerian petals.

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