Basilisk BB2016

Basilisk and Afterbyte.

Basilisk is a robot which competed in the second season of ABC's BattleBots reboot. It was created by a brand new team of fabricators from Alberta led by Lucas Sloan. Its main weapon is a flipping arm which could supposedly "strike three times faster than the blink of an eye" due to eight custom-manufactured twitch valves. Basilisk was also joined in the arena by Afterbyte, a 10-pound flying drone equipped with a very unique weapon- Afterbyte could latch itself onto the top of another robot, and then use its drill weapon to penetrate the top armor. 

Robot History

ABC Season 2

Basilisk was one of twelve robots which had to fight its way through the preliminary round in order to qualify for the main tournament. It drew Gemini and Blacksmith in its fight. It attacked Blacksmith straight away, but was unable to get underneath with its flipper, and took several hits from Blacksmith's hammer. Basilisk seemed to have broken down due to this attack, and it stopped moving. Later in the match, Afterbyte flew low and ended up being attacked by Blacksmith, who broke the drone in one hit. Miraculously, Basilisk began moving again and attacked Blacksmith once again, but quickly slowed to a stop once more. Basilisk did not move at all for the remainder of the match, and lost the match to Blacksmith.


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1
Competition Wins Losses
ABC Season 2 None Blacksmith

Faruq Tauheed Introductions

"Here comes a snake from the Garden of Bleedin'. By land or by air, he don't care. It's BASILISK!"