- "It's a brutal, dangerous world out there, but I've found my way. Chaos is my home, and I'll make sure you never escape it."
— Ela Operator Video
Born in Wroclaw, Elżbieta Bosak is the youngest daughter of Jan Bosak, former commander of the Polish Special Forces unit GROM.
Experiencing some difficulties while attending a military high school, Ela left Poland behind after graduation. In Berlin, she studied Fine Arts, but her interest started to fade as the appeal of her old life slowly caught up with her. During her stay there, she made the acquaintance of the owner of a small private military company, who made her a job offer. Craving the adventure and financial independence, Ela accepted.
Working as a PMC in Iraq, Ela gained a reputation. Known to possess an impressive range of abilities, her attitude was the only obstacle standing in her way. While she was seen as a prized addition to any squad, her employers monitored her closely to investigate reports of authority issues. Four years into her deployment, she received the first news from home, which stated that her father had taken his own life.
A few months after her father's death, Ela terminated her contract and started training to pass the GROM selection as a civilian. Impressed by her determination and prowess on the field, the GROM saw in her a rare opportunity. Amidst the Polish Forces, she developed an expertise in Countering Threat Networks (CTN) and helped design advanced Exploitation methods to extract intel on a target's intentions and supply routes.
One of her most well-known ventures is Operation Orange Sky. Joined by Valkyrie, SEAL's intel expert, Ela spent months infiltrating a warlord's inner circle before dismantling his network without harming a single civilian.
Independent, creative, and rebellious, Elżbieta is intimate with the risks involved with her particular role, having suffered many losses in Iraq. The sudden death of her father provided her with a profound need of purpose. Elżbieta internalized the belief that she must prove posthumously her worth to her father and make amends. She uses her memory of him to push herself to unrealistic standards and to lead high-risk operations.
A Light Armored Operator, Ela comes equipped with four Grzmot Mines; concussive mines that disorient any who come within range. She also keeps the fourth one in reserve to use when she is in a downed state.
- Ela's Grzmot Mines can be thrown and stick to any surface, whether if it be walls, ceilings, and floors.
- Although in-game, the "sticky bag" on the Mines puffs up over time, this is only a visual effect; there is no need to wait for it before tossing the Mine onto the desired surface.
- Grzmot Mines detonate when an enemy gets close. Once triggered, anyone within its effective radius will be disoriented, have their current actions cancelled (excluding the action of pulling the needle from Lesion's Gu mines), disrupt their hearing, and shake up their view. No damage is dealt in the process.
- The blast radius on the mines (~6 meters) is slightly larger than their proximity radius (~4 meters).
- Ela's mines are affected by line of sight in addition to proximity. If an enemy is in proximity but not in line of sight with the mine (e.g. the mine being on one side of a wall while the enemy is on the other side), the mine will not detonate.
- While teammates will not trigger the mines, if they are caught within the blast radius they will be affected.
- Unlike Echo's Yokai Drone, which has a similar feature, the Grzmot Mine starts with a brief flash effect, followed by slight green disorientation that limits the peripheral vision of the Operator. Although moving around will not worsen or extend the disorientation effect, those affected by the Grzmot Mine will not be able to sprint while under the Grzmot stun effect or be able to look around quickly.
- Being stunned by both Echo's Drone and the Grzmot Mine will not have coupled up effectiveness, as the newer stun effect will overwrite the old one.
- Trained and familiar with concussion effects, Ela recovers twice as fast than other Operators.
- Rook can help increase Ela's chances of entering DBNO with his Armor Plates, therefore increasing her chances of detonating her reserve Grzmot Mine.
- Echo's Yokai Drone will not work at the same time with Ela's Grzmot Mines. However, they can be used in tandem to cause a chain of disorientation upon one enemy or a clump of enemies with some coordination.
- Due to her gadgets being electronic, the Grzmot mines are susceptible to the same disadvantages of other electronic devices.
- IQ can quickly find Ela's Grzmot Mines thanks to her Electronics Scanner. Because the Scanner has a larger radius than their proximity, they can be shot at from a safer distance
- Thatcher can easily take out one or more Grzmot Mine with his EMP grenades.
- Twitch can scout and take out the Grzmot Mines from a safe distance, allowing them to be destroyed before anyone can be affected.
- Zofia shares her sister's ability to recover twice as fast from a concussion effect, so she can quickly shake off the disorientation effect just as fast.
- Coupled with Finka's Adrenal Surge, the duration of being concussed by a Grzmot Mine for Zofia is severely reduced, effectively down to around 1 second.
Grzmot Mine x 3 (+1)
- "Concussion proximity mines that can be anchored on surfaces, impairing hearing and causing a dizzying effect."
— Grzmot Mine Description
Inspired by the 1939 anti-tank Polish grenades used by the iconic Cichociemny during WWII, the sticky Grzmot mines can be anchored on surfaces, impairing hearing and causing a dizzying effect. These concussion mines are triggered upon proximity, affecting anyone within its radius.
This non-lethal explosive was specifically adapted to Ela, who is known to isolate targets from the local population to sabotage IED operations.
True to her iconic defiant nature, Ela has a signature move when severely injured: the ability to trigger one last concussion mine.
- A "Tempest" is a violent, windy storm. Reflecting Ela as a character, like a tempest, she's a tumultuous individual, known for her rebellious, independent nature.
- Grzmot means "Thunder" in Polish.
- Killing Zofia when playing as Ela will award the "Sister Rivalry" bonus, adding 10 points to your score.
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