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Ash is an attacking Rainbow Six Siege operator, who is played in 40% of all rounds in SiegeGG-tracked matches.

NESKWGA has played the most rounds in their career with Ash. They are closely followed by Shaiiko, whose favorite operator is Jäger.

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Ash operator guide

Ash is an American operator that was released in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege in the game's beta. The FBI character is one of the most popular in the game and currently is the most-played attacker operator in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.

Read more: Rainbow Six Siege Operator Guide: Jäger

Ash biography

According to Eliza "Ash" Cohen's official biography: "Cohen's mother is a renowned Jewish political activist and professor while her Palestinian father is a professor of Middle Eastern Studies. Cohen was raised in Israel, excelling in Mathematics and Physics. She earned a degree in Structural Engineering at Tel Aviv University and spent a few semesters at Boston University."

After that, Ash enlisted in the Israeli Defense Forces, serving on the elite Air Force unit for five years. She is known for her skill in both ground and airborne operators, as well as "all-weather and all-terrain navigation, and reconnaissance." This made her invaluable in Operation Orchard. 

"Moving to the US to work with FBI SWAT, Cohen applied her degree in Engineering and gift in structural resistance to develop advanced demolition tactics and equipment. Along with Hebrew, Cohen is fluent in Arabic, English, French, and Greek," Ubisoft wrote. 

Ash loadout

Primary: G36C Assault Rifle / R4-C Assault Rifle

Secondary: M45 MEUSOC Handgun / 5.7 USG Handgun

Gadget: Breach Charge x 3 / Claymore x2

Ash's loadout has gotten better after Ubisoft gave Ash her R4-C ACOG back with the launch of Operation Deadly Omen. While the G36C is still a viable weapon to use, the R4-C golden era is back as most players choose it over Iana's weapon.

Regarding Ash's pistols, you can choose between the 5.7 USG and the M45 MEUSOC. While the first has more bullets but deals less damage, the latter has a larger magazine and has a better damage rate. You will have to make a decision based on your aim and confidence in gun fights.

Last but not least, Ash can pick one between Soft Breaching Charges and Claymores. If you want to play vertically, we advise you to go for the charges. However, take the Claymores if you need your back to be protected.

Ash's role in Rainbow Six Siege

Due to Ash's nature — 3-speed, 1-armor operator — and her weapon kit, we are talking about an entry fragger. Her weapons are also some of the best on the attacker side, which gives her some versatility.

Ash is also used for soft destruction since she can use her gadget to open new sights on floors or ceilings. She can improve her performance in this area by bringing the Soft Charges.

It's worth mentioning that now after Iana lost her fragmentation grenades, Ash's position in the meta as the best entry fragger in the game has been restored. Her two projectiles are now priceless and can't be compared to Zofia as she's a one-speed operator.

How to use Ash's gadget in Rainbow Six Siege

Ash has two breaching rounds that can be shot at destructible walls and hatches or at enemy bulletproof material. Although she can do both, our advice is that you use her gadget to destroy enemy utility. 

Ash deploys her projectiles from a distance, which means that he can get rid of Maestro or bulletproof cameras from far away. Plainly, she can destroy everything with her gadget, except for reinforced surfaces.

That also provides Ash with the possibility to play vertically, opening new angles to put some extra pressure on the defenders' shoulders.

Best counters to Ash

Ash doesn't have clear counters. In terms of gadgets, any reinforcement would be a counter to her gadget, as she can't destroy reinforced walls and hatches. 

Trap operators like Kapkan or Lesion are also good counters since Ash is usually used as an entry fragger. A Gu Mine or a Kapkan trap might stop Ash from performing one of her famous pushes. 

Best Ash skins in Rainbow Six Siege

Sidewinder

Ash has two Elite Skins, each bundle costs 1800 R6 Credits. The first one was released during the Outbreak Event and was free for everyone for a limited period of time. Meanwhile, the second one was released in Feb. 2020.

Flesh-Seeker

The Flesh-Seeker is an animated cosmetic for Ash's and Iana's G36C. It's one of the best gun skins released for Doktor's Curse, Rainbow Six Siege's time-limited game mode to celebrate Halloween.

Knights 2020

Due to Ash's popularity, various esports teams have produced Pilot Program skins for her weapons. One of them is the Pittsburgh Knights, who released this skin for the G36C.

Trekking Miscellany

Meanwhile, this 3D skin for the R4-C dropped was found in the North Star battle pass. This means that you can't obtain it anymore.