Mortar

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Mortar

Mortar

"Mortar launcher. Lobs bombs over walls. Very inaccurate but long-ranged."


Type
StructureSecurity
Size
2 ˣ 2
HP
180
Market Value
1500 Silver.png
Beauty
-60
Mass
200 kg
Cover Effectiveness
40%
Mode
Single-shot
Dmg Type
Sharp
Damage
50
Warm-Up
500 ticks (8.33 secs)
Cooldown
1,680 ticks (28 secs)
Range
500 tile(s)
Minimum Range
30 tiles
Accuracy
79% - 42% - 18% - 6%
Average Acc.
36.25%
Velocity
41 (m/s)
Burst Count
1 (per burst)
Miss Radius
16 tile(s)
Blast Radius
3.5
DPS
1.38 (0.5)
Buy
Steel 100 + Building Material (steel, wood, plasteel, etc.) 50 + Component 4
Sell
Steel 75 + Building Material (steel, wood, plasteel, etc.) 38 + Component 3


For additional guidance, see Defense structures#Mortars .


The Mortar is a manned stationary siege defense mechanism which launches 1-round artillery mortar shells at any enemy that enters its 500-tile firing radius but it will not fire once the enemies have reached within 30 tiles, or can be manually set a forced target. The range indicator of mortars is not its actual range, but the size of its blind spot. It cannot fire if covered by a roof. It has a 4-second warmup time, a 28-second cooldown, and a 13-tile forced miss radius. Mortars explode in a 4.9-tile radius when destroyed,dealing 50 damage.

Loading different shells into it will produce different effects. These shells can be manually extracted from the mortar. Mortars can be set to accept different types of shell.

Mortars require a pawn each to load and fire shells. Their skills have no effect on accuracy, however pawns incapable of violence will refuse to man them. Unlike drafted colonists, mortar personnel do not relieve their position once the battle is over and must be manually unassigned. There is no way to increase mortar accuracy.

Enemy sieges typically spawn with 2 mortars, that will be constructed by the enemy, and then fired at your base. Shells fired from mortar's will break through constructed roofing but not through mountains (or any tile underneath one). Following a siege, it is possible to loot mortars from siege attacks, so long as the enemy builders complete construction, by reinstalling them in your base. Pawns assigned to construction will haul them to their new location.

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Version history

In Beta 18 the three types of mortars (Incendiary, EMP and explosive) were replaced with a single type, which fires different types of shells that achieve the same effect. In addition, two new shells are added, the firefoam shell and the antigrain warhead.