Epic's new MOBA Paragon has received an all new character, Crunch. The melee-focused warrior packs a mean punch, with a unique combo system and hard-hitting abilities that will allow players to fluidly chain a furious flurry of blows.
Paragon is a third-person MOBA currently in development by Gears Of War developer Epic games. The game is currently in open beta and is free to play, so players can download and jump into the beta at any time. New character Crunch is the latest addition to the roster and the game has already implemented several new characters since the open beta launch.
The new character is named to be a little industry joke from epic to comment on the amount of 'crunch' developers are forced to do, including the paragon developers themselves.
Crunch's abilities include:
Re-Crunch - Re-Crunch repeats the last ability used, opening up more possible combos. Re-Crunch also has two passive components. First, landing basic attacks shaves time off your cooldowns. Second, every third ability used is empowered
Forward Crunch - Launches Crunch forward, stopping on the first enemy hero hit, dealing damage. When empowered, Forward Crunch drags enemies the full distance of the charge
Left Crunch - Crunch delivers a left hook that deals increased cleave damage. When empowered, Left Crunch deals 100% basic attack damage to all enemies in cleave range
Right Crunch - Crunch slows enemies on hit. When empowered, Right Crunch knocks up enemies.