Molotov cocktails

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Molotov cocktails

Molotov cocktails

Glass bottles filled with flammable liquid, with a burning cloth in the neck. A favorite weapon for hooligans and desperate warriors from rim to rim.

Base Stats

Type
EquipmentWeapons
Class
Modern
Market Value
245 Silver.png
Mass
1.0 kg

Ranged Combat

Mode
Single Thrown
Damage
10 dmg (Flame)
Warm-Up
90 ticks (1.5 secs)
Cooldown
160 ticks (2.67 secs)
Range
12.9 tile(s)
Accuracy
-
Velocity
12 (m/s)
Burst Count
1 (per burst)
Miss Radius
1.9 tile(s)
Blast Radius
1.1
DPS
2.4

Creation

Crafted At
MachiningTable.png
Required Research
Machining
Work To Make
6,000 ticks (1.67 mins)
Resources to make
Cloth.png 25 + Chemfuel.png 80
Technical
weaponTags
GrenadeDestructive


Molotov cocktails are ranged (non-smeltable) weapons that set a 3x3 "plus-shaped" (+) area on fire where it lands.

Acquisition

They can be crafted at a machining table for Cloth.png 25 Cloth, Chemfuel.png 80 Chemfuel and 6,000 ticks (1.67 mins) of work. They are also a common drop from raiders.

Summary

Analysis

A dubious combat weapon, accuracy is poor on moving targets and damage is slow over time. Molotovs are significantly cheaper to produce and fire faster than an incendiary launcher, but have poor range and projectile speed.

Good for disposing of corpses or equipment rapidly, though be aware of flammability of nearby flooring and walls; using a large, natural area of rough stone as your disposal zone is handy and safe.

One way to defend a base using molotovs is to drop some on stone floors/walls so that enemies have a difficult time getting in and are "softened" when passing through the flame, without burning the base itself.

Molotov cocktails.png

Version history

In 1.0 it received a crafting recipe.