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"Once a proud member of the Guilty, now forlorn in exile. They say your eyes are windows to your soul, and only half of his soul remains."

The Vestige is one of the fifteen Hosts featured in HOURS.

Description

The Vestige is unlocked upon completing the game once on any difficulty. He is a long-ranged host which can blast many enemies while out of their range. His true name is Trickshot.

Appearance

The Vestige appears as a grey and black humanoid wearing a black cowboy hat and wielding many gun-like weapons. His icon is marked on his face.

Playstyle

Vestige is the only free non-hidden ranged-based host. He has many different play styles, primarily focusing around critical hits and keeping distance from enemies.

DEFAULT ABILITIES

Blast (M1) is Vestige's main attack, firing a simple projectile. While it deals low damage, its infinite range is quite useful, though it should be noted that the projectile (by default) does not travel too fast and therefore the attack loses accuracy at greater distances. Vestige's passive ability, Critical Magic, provides a 1/8 chance of a Blast projectile to land a critical hit, which deals double damage, recovers 5 HP, and can apply any number of effects to enemies with upgrades.

Snipe (M2) is Vestige's primary source of damage. In exchange for a longer windup time, this skill fires a larger projectile which travels slightly slower than a basic Blast and deals very high damage with a minor Area of Effect. This move is the cornerstone of most play styles. Because of the windup time, this skill is much more likely to hit its target if the target is not moving or is moving directly towards or away from Vestige.

Backflip (SHIFT) is a backwards dash. It also propels Vestige into the air away from the direction of the camera, allowing him to dodge almost any attack while airborne, as very few enemy attacks are homing or can target vertically.

Slam (Q) is Vestige's only melee attack, charging forward a small distance to strike the target. A hit leaves the target momentarily stunned, allowing for a safer getaway. The dashing range is unsuspectedly short, so these close range getaways should be the skill's primary purpose.

Advanced Playstyle tip: The Propago perk resets the cooldown of Backflip when Slam is activated, and the Reditus perk resets the cooldown of Snipe when Slam is activated. If both perks are taken, Vestige can quickly snipe 3 times in a row via the skill combo [Snipe > Backflip > Snipe > Slam > Backflip > Snipe] . This combo is even more effective if the target is in range of Slam.

OBTAINABLE

Note: All of Vestige's Obtainable Ability names are preceded by 'Conjure:'.

Burning Gaze is a buff skill which causes all Blast shots to be guaranteed critical hits for a short time. This buff has a very short duration and a very long cooldown, so it should be saved for strong enemies.

Cascade fires a spread of 6 Blast shots. These blasts are rather inaccurate and thus this upgrade option tends to be outclassed by others. However, a close range playstyle may benefit from this ability.

Blazing Steps increases Vestige's movement and attack speed for a short time. During this time, Vestige is also able to use Blast while moving. This makes it possible for Vestige to dodge and attack simultaneously; however, the slight delay between aiming and firing while moving reduces the skill's accuracy.

Rainstorm causes Blast shots to fall from overhead for a short time. During this time, Normal Blast shots fired by Vestige deal more damage. This can be combined with critical hit enhancing perks for a very high overall damage output while this skill is active.

Abilities

Default

HP: 100

Health Regen: 0.33/s

Speed: 14 studs/s

Blast (M1): Blast for 8 damage.

Snipe (M2): Fire an exploding bolt for 48 damage. [10s CD]

Backflip (SHIFT): Leap backwards. [6s CD]

Slam (Q): Dash forward, slamming enemies for 32 damage. [10s CD]

Critical Magic (Passive): Blast has a 1/8 chance to deal double damage and heal for 5 health.

Obtainable Moves

Conjure: Burning Gaze

Activate to cause all Blasts in the next 6 seconds to be critical hits. 40 second cooldown. (Vestige's 'eye' emits a flame while this is active.)

Conjure: Cascade

Activate to fire 6 Blast shots rapidly. 10 second cooldown.

Conjure: Blazing Steps

Activate to increase movement and attack speed by 25% and allow Blast to be used while moving for 6 seconds. 20 second cooldown. (Vestige's foot emit flames while this is active.)

Conjure: Rainstorm

Activate to rain down Blast shots around you for 2 seconds. Blast deals 25% more damage passively. 30 second cooldown.

Move Changes

Blast

Charm: Acceleration: Blast velocity is greatly increased. Crits deal an additional 6% of target's maximum health as damage.

Charm: Circulation: Blast shots bounce off walls and redirect themselves at the nearest enemy when doing so. Crits cause Blast shots to bounce off enemies.

Charm: Confirmation: Casting an ability causes the next Blast to crit.

Charm: Duplication: Blast fires two shots that deal 70% damage but with decreased accuracy.

Charm: Nullification: Taking more than 4 damage causes the next Blast to crit. Passively dodge 33% of attacks.

Charm: Replication: Blast has a 33% chance to fire a second shot 1 second after the first shot has been fired.

Charm: Superstition: Every 4th blast is a guaranteed crit.

Snipe

Spell: Crescendeus: Direct hits with Snipe increase the damage of the next Snipe by 30%, up to 150%. Missing resets this bonus.

Spell: Farquadus: Snipe knocks you back and deals 2% bonus damage per stud travelled, up to 200% bonus damage.

Spell: Supplenum: Snipe fires 4 Blast shots in a spread.

Backflip

Spell: Aliquots: Backflip fires 3 Blast shots at your target.

Spell: Crepitus: Backflip deals 20 damage in an area. Increase the distance travelled by Backflip by 50%.

Spell: Reditus: Backflip resets the cooldown of Snipe.

Slam

Spell: Incanto: Slam quadruples crit chance for 6 seconds if it lands. Increase the distance travelled by Slam by 100%. (Vestige's gun emits a flame while the effect lasts.)

Spell: Obcillo: Slam deals 100% more damage in an area. Increase Slam's knockback by 50%.

Spell: Propago: Slam resets the cooldown of Backflip, Slam deals 150% more damage to targets above 50% health.

Critical Magic

Enchant: Arcane Blast: Crits explode, dealing an additional 100% damage in an area and knocking back hit enemies.

Enchant: Fire Aspect: Crits burn enemies for 30 damage over 6 seconds.

Enchant: Gnawing Hex: Targets hit by crits take 2 increased damage from future crits. Crits quadruple the next chance of Blast critting.

Enchant: Leeching Rounds: Crits heal you for 30% of the damage dealt and reduce cooldowns by 1.5 seconds.

Trivia

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  • Fire Aspect's name may be a reference to Minecraft's enchantment of the same name which causes entities to burn when attacked with the enchanted weapon.
-Disabling Auto Aim will decrease the difficulty of the Resident Mind Phase Two Clone.

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Trivia

  • Back when HOURS was in development, Vestige's Name was "Gunblaze", and his full title was "Snake Eyed, Cat Eyed, Eagle Eyed--Trickshot Dox-Enigma Riddle-Major, Sole Survivor of the Guild of the Guilty".
    • "Riddle Major" would proceed to become the true name of Subject.
  • Vestige's AI is currently the most intelligent in Endless Timeless and Multiplayer mode.
  • You can tell whether or not a bullet will be a critical hit by the color of the bullet trail (A critical bullet's trail is slightly brighter) or the sound it makes when fired (The blast sound effect is followed by an electrical zap).
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