Ubisoft’s tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege has grown massively over the years. The game recently stepped onto Year 7 Season 2 with the Operation Vector Glare update, but the most picked operator right now is none other than Finka.
Finka: the 2-speed, the 2-armor operator, was released during Y3S1 Operation Chimera. From France, Finka, a veteran of numerous conflicts involving bio-chemical threats, joined Team Rainbow to create a CBRN Threat unit that provided tactical gear and expertise to quell biological hazards.
Finka’s Adrenal Surge activates pre-injected nanobots made of zinc in operators, releasing a pharmacological cocktail into their system where the zinc is absorbed as a nutrient. These nanites give her team a short boost in HP, help allies out of DBNO, and steady the team’s aim. If you haven’t already unlocked Finka, you can do it now for 10,000 renown or 240 R6 Credits.
Finka Operator Guide
Lera was born in the irradiated city of Gomel, Byelorussian SSR, three years after the Chernobyl disaster. Lera and her two younger siblings grew up around children already suffering from birth defects as a result of the disaster. At age nine, Lera was diagnosed with a neuropathy that included the slow degeneration of muscles and the loss of sensation in the limbs and extremities. Her diagnosis was the realization of her fears, so when her parents encouraged her and her siblings to be physically active, she pushed herself even harder, determined to keep her body in peak condition to weather the neuropathy. Her young mind reasoned that she couldn’t be sick if she stayed healthy.
All three Melnikova children grew up playing sports, with Lera excelling at those requiring agility and finesse but there was always the knowledge that the neuropathy would worsen unless someone found a more permanent solution. She decided that someone was herself.
Best Weapon Loadout
- Primary Weapon: SPEAR .308 (Assault Rifle), 6P41 (LMG), SASG-12 (Shotgun)
- Secondary Weapon: PMM (Pistol), Gonne-6
- Secondary Gadgets: Frag Grenades / Stun Grenades
- Unique ability: ADRENAL SURGE
Finka has a wide range of options for her primary weapon. The SPEAR .308 Assault Rifle is a great choice with high damage stats and an easy-to-control recoil pattern. This Rifle is one of the most underrated guns, as Finka has other options, such as the LMG, which in this current meta can be labelled as ‘overpowered’, and Ubisoft is planning to nerf it in the upcoming season.
With 100 bullets, low recoil, and high damage, the 6P41 LMG is a force to be reckoned with. Using this LMG, you will get the freedom to prefire every angle to your heart’s content, and no enemy will want to go head to head against it. The LMG also has access to all the scopes, so we highly recommend players to use this weapon ahead of the other two, but the situation might change after the LMG nerf is introduced.
On the other hand, the SASG-12 is a deadly shotgun, but other than rushing to the bombsite with it, we wouldn’t suggest bringing the shotgun.
As her secondary weapon, Finka has the option to bring the PMM pistol or the Gonne-6. We will recommend you pick the Gonne-6 along with the 6P41 LMG. The Gonne-6 will give Finka an additional utility to destroy defender gadgets and make her more flexible, and the huge magazine size means you won’t need the secondary pistol as often.
For her secondary gadget, Finka can pick Frag or Stun grenades. We highly recommend players to bring the Frag grenades over flashes as they are more versatile. They can be used to destroy defender gadgets such as shields, kill enemies from tough spots, and even clear wall-denying utilities such as Bandit batteries or Electroclaws.
Finka’s primary gadget is called Adrenal Surge. This unique device is a healing gadget that can provide a small HP boost to herself and her Attacking teammates. Finka can activate the nano boosts 3 times per round, each of them giving 20 extra HP to the attackers. A full-HP attacker will be over-healed if Finka boosts them, and this HP can go to a maximum of 140, then slowly deplete to an unboosted state. Once used, Adrenal Surge lasts for 10 seconds and has a 20-second cooldown in between uses.
The Adrenal Surge has additional perks, such as a 25% reduction in ADS time, faster reloading time, reduced impact of concussion effects, and faster movement in barbed wires. Furthermore, Finka can revive teammates from a DBNO (Down But Not Out) state with just a push of a button that can also be from the other side of the map. Additionally, in Y7S4, she also got the ability to activate her Adrenal Surge when in a DBNO state herself and self-revive herself.
Tips and Tricks
(i) You can pair Finka with Ying as her Adrenal Surge can be used to remove the blinding effect for the other Attackers.
(ii) Don’t hoard on boosts, as you might die early without even getting the chance to boost your teammates once.
(iii) When entering the map with the intent of entry-fragging, use your boost early to get an advantage over your opponents.
(iv) You can pair Finka with Blitz, Ash, Iana, and Amaru and carry out a ‘Finka rush’ that is when you rush to the bombsite, killing everyone in sight.
How to counter Finka?
While there are no direct counters to Finka’s Adrenal Surge, you can cancel the boost effect using Lesion’s Gu mines or Echo’s Yokai drones. Finka can still provide her team with the vital HP boost; however, the 10-second boost effect cannot be utilized. So, place your GU mines on effective spots such as the entry to the bomb site.
Should you pick Finka?
Finka is currently one of the, if not the best, fragging or entry operator in the game. Her active healing gadget is very easy to use, and with the help of her LMG, you can shred enemies left and right. Additionally, Finka has access to Frag grenades and Gonne-6 as her secondary. Therefore, you cannot go wrong by picking this operator, which is reflected in her pick rate being the highest in the Siege as of Y7S2. We highly recommend beginners or advanced players include Finka in their attacking lineup.