- "I used to be undercover. I did time. I had to deal drugs. I even had to kill. And I was so good at it that, it got me a promotion."
Dominic Brunsmeier, codenamed Bandit, is a Defending Operator featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.
Brunsmeier and his twin brother Cedrick joined the Bundesgrenzschutz (BGS) the day after their eighteenth birthday. Stationed with border patrol he would spend his first year getting accustomed to following orders and filing paperwork.
A prankster, Brunsmeier honors and humiliates his brother's memory each time he deploys the Crude Electrical Device (CED), the weapon responsible for Cedrick's early retirement from the BGS. Resourceful and adaptive, Brunsmeier relies on his cunning for survival.
A Light Armored Operator, Bandit's unique gadgets are four Crude Electrical Devices (Shock Wires). These devices send an electric charge through metallic gadgets and will damage those who come in contact.
- Bandit can connect his Shock Wires to all metallic gadgets, which include Barbed Wire, Reinforced Walls, and Deployable Shields.
- Bandit deploys the Shock Wire on the ground next to the metallic gadget.
- An electrified gadget is visually identifiable by the small electric arcs being emanated off of the surface of the gadget.
- Shock Wires are only capable of electrifying one metallic gadget at a time. Adjacent metallic gadgets will not be affected, no matter how close they are to the Shock Wire.
- With a few exceptions, shocked objects destroy all electronic gadgets they come in contact with (except the Shock Wires themselves, obviously), regardless if they're friendly or enemy gadgets.
- Attacker Electronic Gadgets that can be destroyed by Shock Wires:
- Defender Electronic Gadgets that can be destroyed by Shock Wires:
- Attackers touching a shocked object will take 3 damage roughly every third of a second. Attackers will have their vision distorted and groan as cues that they are being shocked.
- Vaulting over an electrified Deployable Shield is considered as touching, thus the Attacking Operator will suffer damage.
- Mute's Signal Disruptors work hand-in-hand with Bandit's Shock Wires in stopping or destroying Attacking gadgets during the game, especially against Drones during and after the Preparation Phase or Breach Charges during the Action Phase. However, caution must be taken by both operators to make sure that Bandit's Shock Wires do not accidentally destroy any of Mute's Signal Disruptors during setup.
- Attackers caught in one of Frost's Welcome Mats can also be killed by an electrified Barbed Wire if it was over the gadget.
- Due to the Yokai Drone not being affected by the Shock Wire, Echo can work with Bandit without any worries of losing his drone.
- Mira can safely place her Black Mirrors on electrified Reinforced Walls, potentially protecting her from hard breaching Attacker devices.
- Unlike attacking drones, Mozzie's hacked drones are perfectly safe from the Shock Wire, as long as they are already in Mozzie's possession.
- As it is still an electronic gadget, the Shock Wire is susceptible to the same disadvantages as other gadgets of its type.
- Maverick's Breaching Torch can cut through Reinforced Walls, regardless whether or not it is electrified by a Shock Wire. As Shock Wires are required to be within close proximity of the Wall to work, they are especially vulnerable if the Breaching Torch cuts at the bottom.
Shock Wire x 4
- "Sets high-tension Shock wire on metallic gadgets, dealing damage to enemies."
— CED-1 (Crude Electrical Device) Description
The CED-1 is the result of Brunsmeier's resourceful nature. The device was first created when he was cornered in an abandoned auto shop outside of Frankfurt. Using what was available to him, Brunsmeier fashioned a crude electrical device and was able to secure his defenses by electrifying a metallic door and shocking his assailants as they attempted to breach his stronghold. The device, though relatively low-tech, has followed Brunsmeier from GSG 9 to Team Rainbow, due to its consistent and effective performance in the field.
- In the Closed Beta of the game, Bandit had an overall 52.3% win rating as a defender.
- Bandit was assigned to a joint task force aimed at quelling the growing threat of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in his second year with BGS. He was recruited by the GSG 9, spending four years as undercover in the Hannover Chapter of the Hells Angels.
- In the Rainbow Six Siege Intro Video, an unnamed, maskless GSG 9 bearded male Operator can be seen as part of a profile dossier. This unnamed operator has been speculated to be Bandit, as the years 2006 and 2010 are marked as notable years on the Operator's dossier. These correspond to dates in Bandit's own bio, where he went undercover in 2006 and departed from his undercover duties in 2010. In addition, after the year 2010, the word "Exits" can be seen, possibly referencing the year Bandit departed from his undercover duties.
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