EMP shell

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EMP shell

A shell filled with batteries and antennas, for generating an EMP pulse when detonated. Electromagnetic pulses temporarily disable electrical circuits. Can be fired from mortars or installed as a trap. Explodes when damaged.


Type
Crafted Resource
Stack Limit
25

Base Stats

Deterioration Rate
1.5
Flammability
1
Market Value
10
Mass
3.5
Max Hit Points
70

Stat Modifiers



The EMP shell is a type of mortar shell that upon exploding, deals 360 EMP damage in a 8.5-tile radius, instantly downing shields and stunning mechanoids, turrets and other mortars for 90 seconds.

Crafting

It is made using 5 steel and 1 component at a machining table.

Usage

It is a niche weapon that is extremely good at whatever it does- downing shields and stunning mechanoids. Because of this, it finds really good value even though it deals no physical damage whatsoever.

Due to its large blast radius only a few shells are usually required for each barrage to hit all enemies. Given that, as well as its combat effectiveness, it is a very cost-efficient choice, despite requiring components to make.