- "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 month's 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.
Ela has with her the Grzmot Mines, proximity mines that detonate when enemy come close by, impairing their movement and vision. Although these effects don't last too long, it is long enough for Ela or her allies to swoop in and take out her compromised foe. Even when down for the count, Ela doesn't stop resisting as she always has a Grzmot Mine on her person to faze her assailant if given the chance.
- Ela has a set of Grzmot Mines which she can throw 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 visual, thus there is no need to wait for it before tossing the Mine onto a desired surface.
- Being proximity mines, Grzmot Mines detonate when an enemy gets close. Once triggered, anyone in within its effective radius will be stunned, 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 thin cover but the enemy is on the other side), the mine will not detonate.
- While teammates will not trigger the mines, if they are caught in the blast radius they will still be affected.
- Unlike Echo's Drone which has a similar feature by name, 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, Operators 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. Thus, it is advised that you coordinate with Echo with an aim to disorientate an enemy for a longer duration.
- Ela carries an extra Grzmot Mine, hidden on her as a reserve. When downed, she can manually detonate a concussion charge, stunning nearby enemies. This gives her allies a better chance to clear the area and revive her.
- The Grzmot Mine is an electronic gadget. Thus it is susceptible of being spotted by IQ's Electronics Detector and destroyed by Thatcher's EMP grenades and Twitch's Shock Drone. Place them in inconspicuous locations on the map if possible.
As an Ally
- Rook can help increase Ela's survival rate with his Armor Plates, therefore increasing her chances of detonating her reserve Grzmot Mine.
- While the stun effect of Echo's Drone will not amplify the Grzmot's stun effect, and visa versa, they can be used in tandem to cause a chain of disorientation upon one enemy or a clump of enemies if coordinated well.
- Be aware of where the Mines are placed. Defenders too can get stunned by the Mines if within their blast range.
As an Enemy
- When there is Ela on the Defending team, Attackers should remain in pairs that are not clumped together. By doing so, while one Op may get stunned by the Mine, their partner can cover them in hopes of spotting Ela before she spots the stunned ally.
- Once you down Ela, be wary that she does have a Grzmot Mine in reserve and can stun Attackers if they come within range. If you do plan on using her as bait to draw in the Defenders, keep watch from afar.
- IQ can quickly find Ela's Grzmot Mines thanks to her Electronics Scanner. Because the Mines activate in close proximity, if found they can be shot at or destroyed from a safe distance.
- Thatcher can easily take out one or more Grzmot Mine with his EMP grenades, which can be useful for mines placed on doors and windows where they cannot be shot.
- Twitch can also scout out for these Mines, destroying them before her allies enters their proximity.
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.
- Grzmot, in Polish, means "Thunder".
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