METHOD: BLADE, STAFF, HAMMER, SCYTHE
THEY´VE WATCHED ME DIE COUNTLESS TIMES. THEY´VE SUFFERED THE MOST OF ALL MY CREATIONS. ALL THE HATRED WAS BOUND TO CONSUME EVEN THEM. THERE WAS NO WAY THEY WOULD EVER BE ABLE TO GROW UP INTO PILOTS. THEY HAD TOO MUCH ON THEIR MINDS.
Assets created by Beyond.
Regen/Glow Coil or better
1. Regen Coil
2. Speed Coil
Convict Squad consists of four Convicts. They are effectively upgraded versions of the Dev Bytes.
Convict Etrigan will always chase players at a medium speed. When a player is within range, Etrigan can stop and send a short wave with his sword. When in melee range, they will do a combo of swings; hitting three times. Etrigan is able to move while using this attack. Similarly to Dev Byte Etrigan, each attack will halve your current HP. Stunning Etrigan will cause him to do a large map-wide wave attack similar to the Knight of Toren´s.
Convict Little Witch will always chase players at a low speed. Little witch can aim and fire a beam attack at range. The beam will instantly kill players it hits; and she can target players through walls with it, though it will only aim when initially charging. If a player is nearby Little Witch, she will begin using an AoE drain that will slow players down and rapidly drain HP. This AoE drain cannot kill, and Little Witch can move while using this attack. Stunning Little Witch will cause her to create a red mist that will passively drain HP and prevent regen throughout the entire rest of the round. Afterwards, Little Witch becomes unstunnable.
Convict Squibbs will patrol randomly around the map at a medium speed and chase down players at a high speed when detecting them. He possesses only one melee attack with his hammer, creating an AoE shockwave dealing low damage and dealing very heavy damage to players hit by it. Players killed by Squibbs become large rocks that block pathways, similarly to Dev Byte Squibbs. However, unlike Dev Byte squibbs, these rocks will slowly drain HP if one stands near them. Stunning Squibbs will cause him to buff his hammer and become unstunnable. Buffed Squibbs will deal increased damage, often instantly killing players and also possesses a much larger shockwave AoE.
Convict Nugget will spawn midway through the round. Additionally, Etrigan will become more aggressive when Nugget appears because of how much HE HATES NUGGET. Nugget will patrol the map similarly to Squibbs. Nugget will remain cloaked until he targets a player, where he will begin chasing them with a high speed. While cloaked, Nugget may also teleport. When cloaking and decloaking, Nugget creates a small particle effect alongside a sound. When a player is within melee range, Nugget will swipe his scythe dealing exactly 99 damage. Nugget also moves during this attack, making it almost impossible to avoid. If Nugget kills a player with this attack, all remaining players will take a small amount of damage, indicated by a short screen effect. Stunning Nugget will cause him to simply teleport to someone else.
Other Info & Trivia
River - Criminal
Death Tip (Etrigan):
"You were killed by Convict Etrigan. It will pursue you until the end of the earth, so if you´re low on HP, try and get it to go after someone else."
Death Tip (Squibbs):
"You were killed by Convict Squibbs' hammer. Remember what you've learned from Squibbs."
Death Tip (Nugget):
"You were killed by Convict Nugget. Be careful where you're running or he'll catch you off guard!"
"This is so us in the reality where ToN fucking bombs lol" - Beyond
Convict Squad was the first round designed to be hard.
When Nugget was initially added to Dev Bytes, there was a period of time when Convict Squad would spawn Dev Byte Nugget as a placeholder for Convict Nugget as it did not exist yet.
Convict Nugget used to have a counter attack similar to Etrigan, except it affected the entire side of the map he was facing in a horizontal swing.
Despite Convict Squad being Convicts, their abilities align more with Pilots.
Convict Squad were the original basis for the ‘horsemen´ analogy regarding the devs; which later inspired Dev Maulers.
The Convict Squad abilities also represent the roles for game development. Etrigan halving HP represents programming, Little Witch having the most visually interesting effects represents art, Squibbs creating rocks represents architecture, and Nugget represents cut content in the sense they represent death.
Dev Byte Nugget and Convict Nugget were retextured after the May beta to better resemble Have´s current byte.
Prior to the October build, there was a hilarious bug that caused Convict Little Witch to noclip towards players and vanish shortly after doing an attack.