IED EMP trap
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IED EMP trap
A pair of EMP shells connected to a trigger which detonates on touch or bullet impact. The explosion can paralyze mechanoids for a few seconds. Since it is hidden in the surrounding terrain, it cannot be placed adjacent to other traps. Animals can sense these when calm.
- 1 ˣ 1
- Terrain Affordance
- Required Research
- Skill Required
- Construction 3
- Work To Make
- 1,400 ticks (23.33 secs)
The IED EMP trap deals 50 EMP damage in a 10.9-tile radius when triggered, after a 0.25 second delay. This will stun mechanoids and turrets for 25 seconds, and break most forms of shield. IED traps can be triggered when walked over or shot on, and create a hissing noise. Enemies will attempt to run from an activated IED trap, even if it wouldn't affect them.
Many mechanoid encampments will start dormant, including crashed ship parts and mech clusters. These mechanoids won't wake up until something is built within a 2-tile radius of any mechanoid (unless there is a proximity activator). Therefore, you can place EMP traps instead of launching them from a mortar; traps can be planted precisely, and have a larger blast radius.
EMP traps are too niche to be placed where regular raiders will walk through. Either build them as mechanoids are arriving, or place traps to be shot at (rather than walked on). Either way, the large radius will often stun mechs in the back, causing them to adapt.
1.1.0 - IEDs explode when bullets hit them. This allows the player to purposefully shoot them to set them off.