As a swappable character, Skylanders: Swap Force - Rattle Shake
has two sets of abilities that can be upgraded, the top and the bottom. Rattle Shake
ís top half focuses on attacks related to launching snakes at opponents, while his coiled bottom half can both launch bone projectiles or perform a powerful stomp attack.
Rattle Shakeís top starts off with a gun that shoots snake venom at enemies, but you can upgrade the top to either shoot snakes themselves or even launch a companion into the field that stays where he lands, but has some ranged attacks of his own. The top halfís upgrade paths can either let Deputy Snake spit explosive acid and dole out some extra damage or you can upgrade Rattle Shakeís gun and let the springy snake you fire not only do more damage, but also poison the first enemy it bounces off of and cause them to take damage over time.
Rattle Shakeís tail starts off letting you attack enemies with your tail. This is quickly upgraded to shoot bouncing projectiles and then Rattle Shake performs a ground-pound attack.
The upgrade paths for the legs can let the player charge the projectile attack to release a large bone snake, and then later upgrade that bone snake to release multiple undead serpents. The other path adds a charging ability to the ground pound that launches Rattle Shake at an opponent and then after another upgrade causes tombstones to appear to cause a bit more damage on the field.
This characterís Soul Gem can be found at Cascade Glade and increases Rattle Shakeís armor for both the top and bottom. Buying the power for the top half also increases his critical hit stats, while the legís version increases their speed.