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Thunderbird is Rainbow Six Siege's most powerful healer by a lot

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Thunderbird is Rainbow Six Siege's most powerful healer by a lot

Rainbow Six Siege’s newest defender, the 3-speed 1-armor Thunderbird, has pretty much everything going for her. She’s fast, carries an aggressive payload of either impact grenades or a nitro cell, and is entering the game with one of the best guns ever seen on defense: Finka’s Spear .308 assault rifle. And then there’s her primary gadget, a bundle of autonomous healing bots that can periodically restore 30 health to anyone standing near it.

That’s a lot of useful stuff all in one place, and a few hours into a closed preview session with Thunderbird, I was starting to get nervous that she’ll be overpowered out of the gate. That could be true (her Spear rifle sticks out like a sore thumb among the dinky SMGs that most defenders are stuck with), but I’m not convinced her Kona healing stations will be as overwhelming as they initially seem.