How to Play as Thermite in "Rainbow Six Siege"

Updated on October 10, 2019
Nate Robbins profile image

Nate is an avid gamer and plays for fun and competitively on Xbox, PC and mobile gaming devices.

"Thermite"
"Thermite"

Thermite Overview

Jordan Trace a.k.a. Thermite, is an attacking operator with the FBI who plays an integral part in attacking most objectives. Lore has it that he was previously a Marine who served two tours in Iraq. Upon his return home he went to college and earned a degree in chemistry which marked his start into becoming a breaching genius. He began working for the FBI SWAT where he gained the nickname ”Thermite”. Thermite’s gadget, the exothermic charge, is able to breach through reinforced walls and hatches. Players refer to operators who can breach reinforced walls as "hard-breachers". This makes him key in attacking pushes on a reinforced objective. However, he only gets two of the charges, so it’s important that he makes them count.

It is said that Thermite attended Texas A&M to get his chemistry degree. I wonder if he met Johnny Manziel?

"Thermite" Load-out
"Thermite" Load-out

Thermite’s Loadout

Thermite is equipped with the extremely strong 566xi assault rifle or the M1014 shotgun with a choice between the M45 Meusoc or 5.7 USG pistols as a secondary. He has the option to carry a claymore or stun grenades as a secondary gadget. My personal recommendation/the loadout I use is the 556xi with an ACOG sight, straight grip and flash-hider. I use the M45 as my secondary and I like to carry a claymore as my secondary gadget. The 556xi is extremely accurate and very powerful, allowing you to hold tight angles after you’ve breached the objective wall. The ACOG and fore-grip will help you aim from a distance and the flash-hider reduces small burst recoil making it easier to keep your shots on target. Claymores work great with Thermite because they allow you to cover a possible enemy rotation if you are short handed on teammates protecting you. Claymores are also great if you are playing bomb. You can completely cut off a hallway or doorway with a well placed claymore.

Exothermic Charge
Exothermic Charge

Thermite was one of the original operators in "Rainbow Six Siege" when the game first released.

"Thermite" Descriptive Image
"Thermite" Descriptive Image

Should You Play as Thermite?

Thermite is the best hard-breacher in the game if you ask me. Between his superior weapon load-out and the size of the breach hole he makes, he has the ability to completely shift the outcome of a match depending on how the defenders are set up. He can turn a strong defensive set-up into a weak one with one well placed charge. Thermite is almost always useful no matter the map you are playing or the objective you are attacking. Thermite is arguably never a wasted pick and a good operator to learn and play often. He’s fairly easy to learn how to use and his weapon makes him an easy fragger (kill getter).

Do you frequently use Thermite?

See results

How to Use Thermite

Your Role as Thermite

I will start with the obvious, the basic role of Thermite is to open up the reinforced walls of the defending team’s objective giving your team better access and angles on the objective. Breaking your role as Thermite down further, it is important that you play conservatively while using him. Don’t make risky plays until you have executed your team‘s attack plan and breached the access points needed. If you die prior to beaching the designated points you will leave your team in a pickle and force them to divert from the original plan. As Thermite, you should be in the middle of the pack with teammates in front of and behind you. Think of it like you are the president until you get those walls open. When approaching the objective wall don’t press up without first droning it out and making sure the coast is clear because you are extremely vulnerable when placing the charge on the wall. Play long/safe angles as you approach the designated wall and have teammates hold angles on possible rotation points (place the enemy may be) that you could get killed from while you place the charge. This will give you the best chance at getting the wall open and remaining alive after it has been breached and you retreat to your safe point. Keep in mind that the hole works both ways! Be sure you and the rest of your team are in position and not exposed to the coming breach hole before you detonate the charge.

Questions & Answers

    © 2019 Nate Robbins

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      No comments yet.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, levelskip.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://levelskip.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
      ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)