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Ernest Character.png
Character Info
Name Ernest
Faction U.P.R.
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Normal 1 Ernest normal ability 1.png Direct Hit
Normal 2 Ernest normal ability 2.png UPR-G73 Grenade Launcher
Ability 1 Ernest ability 1.png Detonator
Ability 2 Ernest ability 2.png Power Egg
Ability 3 Ernest ability 3.png [[]]
Ability 4 Ernest ability 4.png [[]]

Ernest is one of the U.P.R. Heroes in Battleborn.


Some might call him a well-aged boy scout, but Ernest’s sense of honor and duty brings a new means of support and defense previously absent from the Peacekeepers – this is no small part thanks to his grenade launcher. The various explosive charges help Ernest lean on the offensive or provide a mean line of defense for his team.


Ability Icon Ability Name Ability Info
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Direct Hit Grenades that directly hit an enemy deal additional damage.
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UPR-G73 Grenade Launcher Ernest’s trademark UPR Grenade Launcher launches explosive canisters that detonate on impact with an enemy, or after a short delay.
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Detonator Ernest’s Detonator can be used to detonate deployed Explosive Charges or switch between Power Egg modes.
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Power Egg Deploys a beacon that imparts bonuses to allies in range. Attack Mode boosts attack speed, while Defense mode reduces damage taken.
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Explosive Charge Heave an explosive charge that sticks to the world and enemies. Detonates upon activation of Ernest’s Detonator, dealing damage to enemies in range.
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Mine Grid Deploys a grid of mines that explode on contact with an enemy, each dealing damage.

Helix Progression

Helix Name Helix Level Helix Name
While in Attack Mode, Power Egg grants a movement speed boost to allies in range.
Level 1 Concussive Charge
Explosive Charges push enemies and Ernest away from the blast when detonated.
While in Defense Mode, Power Egg slows enemies in range.
Level 2 The Most Important Meal
While in Attack Mode, Power Egg grants an attack damage boost to allies in range.
Drum Mag
Increases Grenade Launcher magazine size.
Level 3 Trigger Delay
Direct Hit will now trigger when impacting enemies after a single bounce on the ground.
Chain Reaction
Detonating an Explosive Charge will also detonate any other deployed Explosive Charges in range.
Level 4 Bonus Boom
Increases the maximum number of Explosive Charges that can be active on the battlefield at once.
Enemies damaged by Direct Hit are wounded for a brief time
Level 5 Expedited Explosives
Direct Hit reduces Explosive Charge’s cooldown.
Reinforces Shell
Increases Power Egg’s health.
Level 6 Proximity Alarm
Deployed Explosive Charges reveal nearby enemies, and automatically detonate if the target remains within range.
Rapid Launcher
Increases Grenade Launcher attack speed.
Level 7 Greased Canisters
Increases Grenade Launcher reload speed.
Over Easy
Adds a defensive shield to Power Egg’s Defense and Attack Mode.
Level 8 Hard-Boiled
Increases the damage reduction boost imparted by Power Egg’s Defense Mode.
Bombastic Blast
Increases Explosive Charge’s blast radius.
Level 9 Shrapnel Burst
Increases damage dealt by Explosive Charge.
Enemies damaged by Mine Grid mines are slowed for a brief time
Level 10 Watch Your Step
Each Mine Grid mine that damages an enemy increases the damage dealt by subsequent mine explosions.