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Skylanders Giants Character Guide

Water Element Characters From Spyro's Adventure

by Neal Ronaghan - October 18, 2012, 10:00 am PDT

Check here for info on Gill Grunt, Zap, Slam Bam, and Wham-Shell.

Gill Grunt
Type: Water
How to get: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Wii Starter Pack
Variations: Series 2 Gill Grunt

Gill Grunt is one of the three console starters and, similar to Spyro, features more ranged attacks. His Harpoon Gun is a great long-range weapon, and his Power Hose is better for taking out swarms around you, since it has a sizable and easy-to-maniupulate spray area.

  • Starting Abilities
  • Harpoon Gun (A button; shoots harpoons)
  • Power Hose (B button; sprays water)

  • Initial Upgrades
  • Barbed Harpoons (increases harpoon damage)
  • High Pressure Power Hose (increases hose damage and knockback)
  • Harpoon Repeater (increases reload speed of harpoons)
  • Water Jetpack (Z button; self explanatory)

  • Harpooner Path
  • Quadrent Harpoons (increases harpoon damage)
  • Piercing Harpoons (harpoons go through enemies)
  • Tripleshot Harpoon (shoot three harpoons at once)

  • Water Weaver Path
  • Reserve Water Tank (hose/jetpack never run out of water)
  • Boiling Water Hose (increases hose damage)
  • Neptune Gun (hose launches exploding starfish)

  • Soul Gem Ability: Anchor Cannon (super powerful harpoon attack; found in Treetop Terrace)

  • 3DS Abilities: Harpoon Gun (starting; shoots harpoon), Sea Spray (starting, shoots stream of water), Rising Tide (level 2; adds hover ability that damages enemies underneath), Bubble Burst (level 5, charged harpoon gun fires three harpoons at once), Ice Flow (level 8; icy shot that damages and freezes enemies), Mystic Seeker Scroll (20% health bonus; found in Glacial Slopes)

Type: Water
How to get: Individual, 3-Pack (w/ Hex and Dino-Rang)
Variations: Glow-in-the-dark Zap

Raised by electric eels, Zap is a dragon who can use water and electricity to nullify his foes. Along with electrical water surges and lightning bolts, Zap can also leave behind a trail of water that becomes an electrical current if anyone walks in it.

  • Starting Abilities
  • Lightning Breath (A button; spits out electricity)
  • Sea Slime Slide (B button; slides around on sticky slime that entraps enemies)

  • Initial Upgrades
  • Electro-Slime (Sea Slime becomes electrified by Lightning Breath)
  • Stay Awhile (Sea Slime stays electrified longer)
  • MegaVolt (increases Lightning Breath damage)
  • Wave Rider (Z button; summon a great wave)

  • Tesla Dragon Path
  • Lightning Strikes Twice (Lightning Breath bounces off of enemies and objects)
  • Electric Wave (Wave Rider does more damage)
  • Tesla Storm (3000; increases Lightning Breath damage)

  • Slime Serpent Path
  • Strength in Numbers (create more Sea Slimes)
  • Charged with Punishment (automatically electrify Sea Slimes)
  • More Electro'd Slime (enemies take more damage in Sea Slime)

  • Soul Gem Ability: Love for the Sea (regenerate health in water; found in Leviathan Lagoon)

  • 3DS Abilities: Ball Lightning (starting; shoots a ball of electricity), Washout (starting, fires wave of water), Electric Spout (level 2; leave behind electric waterspouts while sprinting), Chain Lightning (level 5, Ball Lightning bounces after hitting enemy), Tide Pull (level 8; waterspouts last twice as long), Mystic Seeker Scroll (20% damage bonus; found in Icelight)

Slam Bam
Type: Water
How to get: Empire of Ice Adventure Pack, Individual (Series 2), Legendary 3-Pack (Series 2 w/ Ignitor and Jet-Vac)
Variations: Legendary Slam Bam (Series 2), Series 2

Slam Bam is a four-armed yeti. Awesome, right? It gets better. He surfs and eats snow cones. Also, he uses his four arms to beat up baddies.

  • Starting Abilities
  • Yeti Fists (A button; use four arms to punch things)
  • Ice Prison (B button; ranged attack that sends an ice prison out that can trap enemies)

  • Initial Upgrades
  • Three's A Charm (have three ice prisons active at once)
  • Arctic Explosion (Ice Prisons explode when punched)
  • Yeti Ice Show Slide (Z button; slide on the ground)
  • Ice Knuckles (punches do more damage)

  • Blizzard Brawler Path
  • Brawler Combos (use an Ice Hammer to vary your punches)
  • Ice Mace (punches do even more damage)
  • Blizzard Battle Armor (increased defense)

  • Glacier Hit Path
  • Deep Chill Ice Coffin (Ice Prisons do more damage)
  • Glacier Tactics (Ice Prisons increase in range and speed)
  • Work of Ice Art (Ice Prisons last longer)

  • Soul Gem Ability: Yeti-Cooling Factor (can surf faster; wears shades; found in Empire of Ice)

  • Wow Pow Ability (Only Available in Series 2 Figures): Sleigh Me! (Hold Z button to ride on a sleigh)

  • 3DS Abilities: Chilled Punch (starting; punch with ice fists), Ice Pillar (starting, summon an ice pillar to attack enemies and protect yourself), Snowblower (level 3; Destroy Ice Pillar and send an ice cloud to damage enemies), ???? (level 7), ??? (level 9)

Type: Water
How to get: N/A
Variations: Crystal Wham-Shell
Abilities: N/A

Wham-Shell is a mace-wielding lobster who is angry that his home was attacked by trolls looking for oil. So, his fierce battle tendencies are justified.

  • Starting Abilities
  • Malacostacan Mace (A button; swing a big mace)
  • Starfish Bullets (B button; shoot starfish out of said big mace)

  • Initial Upgrades
  • Starfishicus Giganticus (Charge Starfish attack for more power)
  • King's Mace (Increased mace damage)
  • Starfishicus Superioralis (Starfish attack does more damage)
  • Poseidon Strike (Z button; create an electric field that damages enemies)

  • Captain Crustacean Path
  • Crustacean Combos (increased mace damage)
  • Mega Trident (increased mace damage)
  • Mace of the Deep (increase Poseidon Strike damage)

  • Commander Crab Path
  • Triplicate Starfish (shoot three starfish at one time)
  • Semi-Eternal Punishment (adds homing to starfish)
  • Nightmare Huggers (Starfish attach to enemies)

  • Soul Gem Ability: Carapace Plating (increase defense; found in Oilspill Island)

  • 3DS Abilities: Crab Crunch (starting; attack with mace), Shooting Starfish (starting; shoot a starfish), ????? (level 4), ???? (level 7), ???? (level 10), Mystic Seeker Scroll (20% damage bonus; found in Whipwind Mountains)


geoOctober 18, 2012

Holy RSS feed batman.  I got like 20 new news stories because of this! -_-;

CericOctober 18, 2012

Hey Neal is there anyway I could get a checklist of the one that will out on this wave?

Quote from: Ceric

Hey Neal is there anyway I could get a checklist of the one that will out on this wave?

That's a great idea. I'll see what I can do.

Honestly? I'm not even totally sure what will be out on Sunday. There seems to have been a lot of late shuffling.

CericOctober 18, 2012

Quote from: NWR_Neal

Quote from: Ceric

Hey Neal is there anyway I could get a checklist of the one that will out on this wave?

That's a great idea. I'll see what I can do.

Honestly? I'm not even totally sure what will be out on Sunday. There seems to have been a lot of late shuffling.

Thanks.  I could really use a list for Sunday Morning.  I'll probably hold off on the Series 1 Variants and just go for the new ones.

Ron POctober 22, 2012

At Walmart I found:

Tree-Rex (Starter Kit)
Fright Rider
Shroomboom in a 3 pack with cannon
Pop Fizz

Toys R Us I found
Jet Vac (single pack not the starter kit)
Hot Head

Ron POctober 22, 2012

Wonder what is scheduled for Wave 3 or a Wave 3 release date in the US

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