Always helping his friends at the Academy, many believed Proteus was too kind for battle. However he uses his technical knowledge to his advantage with custom-built droids.
Deploy a scanner drone that reveals cadets. Detonate it to destroy objects and stun foes.
Proteus' ability sends out a drone one tile in front of where he is that moves in the direction he is facing. The drone moves in straight line and stops when it is a tile beyond the edge of the map then repeats it movement in opposite direction. This back and forth movement process is interrupted when an opponent steps within a 1.5 tile radius of the drone's current location, which causes the drone to gravitate toward them (this effect does not apply to the real Epi while his phantom ability is in play). The opponent can escape the range of the tracking by moving out of that radius which is possible since the drone moves slower than players. If this occurs, the drone will continue moving back in the in the same horizontal or vertical fashion. The drone can be destroyed via Invisigun shots and/or an opponents ability if it is hit twice. Activating this ability a second time causes the drone to detonate within a 1.5 tile radius stunning and causing a knock-back effect of two tiles to enemies within the blast.
When the drone is deployed, there is thin ring that extends 2.5 tiles away from the center of the drone. If players are within that detection radius, it changes its color in correspondence to the player color until the player is out of that radius. If two or more players are within the radius of the ring, the color of it flashes between the colors of the players that are within it until a player/players are out of it.
Note: The drone is not able to pass through igloos, instead it passes over the top of them. While player are inside igloos it cannot be stunned by the drone nor can the drone gravitate towards a player.
Strengths / Weakness
Proteus is good at finding people. E.g. If you suspect someone is hiding somewhere you can send in a drone from a safe distance to flush them out.
The drone is an effective weapon in close quarters. It can also be used to flush players out of areas where they are hard to approach (eg Yeti lanes in 'Cold Town' or Three squares back from the lanterns in 'The Thicket').
The drone can be used to stun people. Stand behind cover, launch the drone, and detonate when the drone is over your opponents.
The drone can block shots. Standing behind it will protect you to a certain extent (your shots will also be blocked by the drone).
Detonate the drone over a player with a shield to remove their shield.
Proteus can launch the drone and use it as a shield to retreat. It will protect him for two shots as he runs back on that same line.