- "Do what you do best. If you’re lucky, you won’t be a burden."
— Blog's subtitle
Born in Junk Bay, Liu Tze Long still lives in a public housing estate not far from this area. He was raised by his father, who worked for a ship breaking company and often pulled double shifts. During these years, Liu would stay at the shipyard and help him dismantle obsolete ships for scrapping.
As the ship breaking business began to dwindle out, Liu and his father took some demolition jobs under the table. It all came to a stop when Liu's father injured his back. Liu was 19 and could not support them both with his own income. Quickly crumbling under debts, he needed money fast.
With ample experience in demolition and mine disposal, he returned to Hong Kong to join the Explosive Ordanance Disposal Bereau. Soon after, he joined the Special Duties Unit (SDU) to deal with Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear terrorist threats.
Fell in an oil tank while scavenging an old ship when he was 10 years old. Trying to break free, he ingested a significant amount of water seethed with toxins. Since the tank walls were ripped he managed to break free, but not unscarred. Liu is highly resilient to physical hardships. His mental strength is what set him apart from younger candidates. He was one of the 3 other recruits who were able to withstand the extended version of SAS Resistance to Interrogation Program.
N.B. Admitted having detected the tang of oily waters during intense episodes of his Resistance Interrogation training.
- Gu Mines are throwable devices that deploy on the floor and stick any attacker who steps on them with a poison needle.
- Gu Mines have a detection radius of 1 meter.
- The Mine will trigger on one Operator, but can affect multiple Operators if they are in the 1 meter trigger proximity of the Mine.
- Gu Mines will deploy as long as they are on a flat surface. This means that Lesion can deploy them on high surfaces, such as a desk or cabinet and even windowsills, and as long as Attackers come into proximity of the Mines, they will trigger.
- However, when in bookshelves or obstructed surfaces, they may not trigger. Thus, it is recommended to place them on surfaces that are open than hiding them away.
- Getting stuck causes visual distortion — sort of a swampy, queasy filter — and does damage over time as the needle remains in your leg. Attackers can either fight through the disorientation and take the damage, or they can follow the on-screen prompt to remove the needle from their leg, lowering their gun and leaving themselves vulnerable in the process.
- Getting stuck by the needles deals an initial 10 damage, followed by 8 periodically (roughly 2 seconds). Until removed, the needle will continue to deal its periodic damage.
- If another Gu Mine is triggered while one is already stuck, it will only deal the initial 10 damage. It will not increase the poison damage or increase the number of needles that need to be pulled out.
- While poisoned, an Operator cannot sprint.
- In Bomb, if the Operator carrying the Defuser is poisoned, they cannot drop or plant their Defuser until they remove the needle.
- When downed, the poison will be removed.
- Gu mines are cloaked and all-but-invisible to everyone.
- Although invisible, they can still be destroyed like any other gadgets with bullets and explosions. It isn't a good idea to place such traps where Attackers will use explosives.
- Lesion can see a small icon above each deployed trap, and keeping an eye on those icons can help you respond quickly when one is triggered or destroyed.
- Only Lesion can see these icons, thus communication is critical if he wants to take advantage of this intel.
- There can be a total of seven mines deployed. However, he doesn’t start with a full complement of traps; he acquires them as time passes. The cooldown timer on-screen shows you how many you have available and how long until another one is ready.
- Lesion starts with one trap. Every 35 seconds thereafter, Lesion refills another trap, and can only attain 7 total per round.
- Mines are retrievable, regardless of the animation where they pop their top to cloak.
- If under doorways or a wall, Gu Mines will be destroyed if they are barricaded or reinforced, respectively, due to collision.
As an Ally
- As an electrical device Bandit can also accidentally destroy Gu Mines, so be aware of them.
- Frost can work well with Lesion. If the Gu Mine is placed close to the trap, anyone who gets caught will be instantly kill by the combination.
- However, if the Gu Mine is placed too close, both traps will trigger, but the poison will not inflict any damage on the Operator.
As an Enemy
- Since Gu Mines are considered as an electronic device, Thatcher and Twitch are able to destroy it with their respective gadgets. However, only IQ is capable of knowing where they are.
- Although Gu Mines are not completely invisible, and can be seen better in certain reflections of light, they are much more cloaked than Echo's Drone, and would take too much attention away from the surroundings. Due to this factor, it is better to place priority in reaction to getting stuck by the Mines than hunting them out actively.
- Lesion doesn't start with all 7 of his Gu Mines, so killing him as soon as possible will help prevent Lesion from spreading his Mines across the map.
- Even if you find Mines that do not trigger in proximity, likely due to being in an unusual location, it is recommended not to melee them as they will trigger the poison. Instead, destroy them with bullets from a distance.
Gu x 7
- "Cloaked toxic mines injecting a compound which injures opponents and limits their speed."
— Gu Description
Gu mines were inspired by the sharp punji sticks used during the Vietnam War. Rubbed with toxic plants or feces, the stakes served to slow down enemy troops by causing severe infections in their camp. Similarly, Gu mines inject a toxin that injure your opponent and limit their speed. With its cloaking ability, your enemy will be forced to make quick decisions. Starting with one Gu mine, your inventory will increase until it reaches a maximum of seven mines. Since time is on Lesion’s side, you will be able to lure your mark into desperate rushes.
- A lesion is a region in an organ or tissue that has suffered damage through injury or disease.
- Lesion's has two different versions of his codename: "傷害" and "雷", which literally translate as "Hurt" and "Thunder" respectively.
- Gu (Chinese: 蛊) is named after a venom-based poison which involved sealing various venomous creatures in a container where they devoured one another and allegedly concentrated their toxins into a single survivor.
- The Chinese character 雷 is written on the side of the Gu mines. It could either be a reference to his codename or mean mines (which is another meaning for the character).
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