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Overview[edit | edit source]
He's tough and can fix a vehicle like no other counselor can. We like to think of him as the down-to-earth grease monkey at high school who looks out for others and protects them from bullies. He doesn't take any shit from anyone...
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Adam is a unique mixture of finesse as well as combat potential. Thanks to his heightened composure he can keep his cool even if Jason is around for a while, and can avoid being detected by Jason's Sense ability for a considerable amount of time. His overall athleticism, while not the most impressive, does give him some leeway to escape Jason if he happens to be near buildings. And while his repair stat seems unimpressive, it's still more than enough to work with if you have the opportunity to fix an objective when another more capable repair specialist isn't around. Finally, his strength clocks in well above the norm, meaning he's one of a few handful of counselors with the ability to deal high damage to Jason.
Altogether, Adam would seem like a "jack of a trades, master of none" type of person, especially when compared to Kenny. However, Adam does have a few weaknesses worth noting. First, his terrible luck means weapons with weak durability will not last long in his possession. Secondly, his below average stamina means you have to make careful choices about your actions; Jason will eventually find you since Adam's stealth is lacking, so you must be prepared. In essence, Adam can be treated as a versatile pick, but his stats lean him towards a unique skillset designed to fight Jason while remaining calm. However, since fighting Jason extensively is dangerous, not to mention it charges his Rage meter faster, Adam therefore has to make smart decisions on the fly.
First, decide on whether or not you plan on killing Jason. Since Adam has high strength, he's naturally a good pick for using machetes as well as axes to rip Jason's mask off. But since he has low stamina, he doesn't favor lengthy fights even with his high composure. Instead, he does a better job as an ambusher; camp near objectives, then attack Jason if you think you can get the jump on him. It's still best to do such a task with allies backing you up (so Jason can't simply grab you to disarm your weapon), but Adam is simply one of the few who can fight Jason as well as hold his own.
Alternatively, Adam serves well as a guardian when protecting objectives. Jason will oftentimes use his Morph ability to keep an eye on areas of interest when he can't find anybody through noise, meaning Adam can use his low stealth as a tool. If you need to buy attention away from your teammates, you can being jogging in order to make detectable white pings on Jason's HUD, attracting his attention away from teammates who need to make critical repairs. Otherwise, consider moving around by crouch walking in order to avoid detection. Adam's high composure will help keep you from giving into fear quickly, but you need to make sure you have an escape route planned out. Jason will eventually beat you in a race out in the open, and that's considering he doesn't use his teleportation abilities to close the gap.
For weapons, Adam can decide on either strength-based weapons to demask Jason, or using weapons with high stun as well as durability to make up for his weak luck stat. Give any firearms you find to teammates who have weak combat potential so they can back you up in a heartbeat should you run into problems later against Jason.
Evaluate the situation carefully, then decide the best way to protect both your teammates as well as yourself.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
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Adam Palomino wears a leather jacket decorated with pins, a plain t-shirt, denim jeans, and high top sneakers.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Adam Palomino is one of the four Kickstarter backers who donated $10,000 to be put in the game as a counselor. The others being Brandon, Kenny, and Eric.
- He also has some noticeable simularities to the character "Clay Miller" from the remake movie Friday The 13th (2009).
- Adam is one of the four characters that did not appear in the beta, the others being Brandon, Eric, and (technically) Tommy Jarvis.
- As revealed in the cinematic intro of Packanack (Small) map as well as the Spring Break '84 trailer, he's in a relationship with fellow counselor A.J. Mason.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Adam Palomino's pre-release stats, as revealed on April 11, 2017. Note his Composure Luck, and Repair stats would be later tweaked in the final product.