The Ack and Brunt is an axe & shield set used by Tyl Regor that boasts a high critical hit chance in exchange for a low attack speed. It also has the unique ability to absorb elemental attacks on block to empower the weapon's next attack.
- High damage – effective against health.
- High critical chance.
- Blocking elemental damage attacks stores a charge that grants +17.5% of the absorbed elemental damage to the next attack. The charge can stack up to 4 times before being consumed.
- Can use the Ack & Brunt-exclusive mod.
- Second lowest base damage of all sword and shields, after .
- Lowest status chance of all sword and shields.
- Second slowest attack speed of all sword and shields, after .
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- Blocking elemental damage attacks creates a stack that increases the damage of the next attack by 17.5% stacks. The effect can stack up to 4 times before being consumed, increasing the damage up to 70%.
- The damage bonus increases additively with elemental mods, which can also combine with elemental mods from the weapon to became a combined elements. For example, if your Ack & Brunt is modded with damage (e.g. ), blocking damage from a Flameblade's will combine it into damage on the next attack.
- Elemental damage taken by nearby allies via can be converted to stacks.
- can offset the Ack & Brunt's low attack speed with its quick combos.
- Using the Ack & Brunt with , and/or Gladiator Mods allows players to quickly gather hits for the Combo Counter, rapidly boosting the Ack & Brunt's critical chance.
- Absorbing enemy attacks allows players to almost double the amount of damage they can deal.
- This is useful when focusing on taking down heavy units in a crowd.
- Do note however that stacks are expended if an enemy melee attack is parried.
- (Corrupted) Bombard rockets can add up to two stacks of elemental damage, allowing players to collect stacks faster.
- This is the weapon of choice for Tyl Regor following Update 17.0 (2015-07-31), though instead of holding the weapon, Tyl Regor is able to attach the axe and shield to the ends of his cybernetic limbs in place of his hands. Regor, however, explicitly refers to Ack as a gavel.
- Before Update 17.0 (2015-07-31), his weapon of choice was the .
- Tyl Regor uses a different design for the shield, as it is normally part of his helmet/headdress (or perhaps vice-versa). The Tenno version presumably adapts the shield to collapse so that it does not take up as much room when stowed.
- The Grineer text on the inner part of the shield translates to "MEAT PROTECTION".
- Blocking shots fired from Detron Crewmen doesn't absorb damage or collect stacks.
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Last updated: Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)
- Tyl Regor, the inventor and user of the Ack & Brunt.
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