"You can be my wingman any time."
Given his release with the Forgotten Treasures Mini-Campaign, it seems safe to presume that Wilbur, alongside Bolverk, is one of the only survivors of the Dark outbreak in the Hollow Mountains.
M.A.D. MISSILES (active) (Cooldown: 26 seconds) (3/3/3 hero points):
- Launches 2 Missiles dealing 40/80/120 area damage each.
SMOKESPITTER TX201 (active) (Cooldown: 40 seconds) (2/2/2 hero points):
- Releases a smoke cloud that slows enemies by 20/40/60% for 3/4/5 seconds.
BOOM BOX MK. (active) (Cooldown: 24 seconds) (3/3/3 hero points):
- Throws a box with 1/2/3 bombs that march and explode dealing 65 damage each.
DWAAARPS ENGINE (passive) (1/1/1 hero points):
- Increases Wilbur's movement speed by 20/40/60%
PEWPEW DRONES (active) (3/3/3 hero points):
- Calls 4 drones that attack enemies dealing 128/192/256 damage for 8 seconds.
- Wilbur is a flying hero and does not need to keep to the path.
- Wilbur deals True Damage in his main attacks.
Tips and Tricks
- His stats on the Hero selection screen belie his actual power; this is most likely a bug. His real attack is stated above.
- Wilbur's True Damage is very useful against armored enemies like Twilight Avengers, Twilight Golems and Gnoll Gnawers, and his AOE attack makes him useful against crowds as well.
- M.A.D Missiles - these missiles are very effective against large groups, decimating crowds of small enemies. They are less effective against very tough enemies, but still pack a good punch.
- Smokespitter TX201 - this gives Wilbur a drop of stalling power, however it is only used when enemies are directly beneath him, where he cannot shoot them. Hover him over enemies, use the skill, then retreat him, using reinforcements to keep the enemies in the smoke. However, this tactic requires careful planning and a loss in DPS, so if your target is a Bandersnatch or Ettin them it is better to just use reinforcements.
- Boom Box MK. - these walking bombs give Wilbur additional crowd control. Similar in effect to the M.A.D Missiles, they trade precision for a larger total AOE.
- The bombs themselves are actually able to deal up to about 150 damage each.
- DWAAARPS Engine - this upgrade, whilst not very noticeable, is very cheap and makes Wilbur more agile and able to traverse the map easier.
- PewPew Drones - not a very powerful Hero Spell, without the raw damage of Lilith, the crowd control of Bravebark or the time and versatility of Vez'Nan's demon. It is decent for harassing crowds of small enemies, but it is not as powerful as some of Wilbur's other abilities. However, the weak Hero spell is more than made up for by Wilbur's base damage.
- Overall, Wilbur is a versatile hero. His base attack deals with armored and tough enemies and his abilities offer superior crowd control.
- You can be my wingman any time!
- Welcome to the danger zone!
- I'll be your eyes in the sky!
- Do a barrel roll!
- (death) Mayday!
- Wilbur is named after Wilbur Wright; brother of Orvil Wright; who together are credited with building the first successful airplane.
- Wilbur's bombs in Boom Box Mk. resemble Bob-ombs from the Super Mario Bros. series.
- Wilbur's various skills suggest that he is the inventor of many of the Dwarf towers in the (chronologically) second and third games.
- You can be my wingman any time! - A line spoken by 'Iceman' in the 1986 movie Top Gun.
- Welcome to the danger zone! - The song Dangerzone by Kenny Loggins was used in Top Gun.
- Do a barrel roll! - In the Starfox game series, a barrel roll is used to bounce enemy attacks away without them doing damage. In Starfox 64 (AUS/EU: Lylat Wars) the phrase is spoken by one of the characters and has since become a popular meme.
- Mayday! - The international distress signal used in radio procedure. Taken from the French phrase m’aidez which means help me.
- The M.A.D. in M.A.D. Missiles is likely a reference to the term M.A.D. or Mutually Assured Destruction.