Orbital bombardment targeter

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Orbital bombardment targeter

Orbital bombardment targeter

An ancient targeting apparatus for an orbital bombardment system. This unit designates a target and transmits the coordinates to a network of satellites, which then bombard the target area with kinetic impactors. This unit has been reprogrammed to accept unauthorized users, but once it is used, the network will detect the incursion and cut off the link permanently.

Base Stats

Type
Artifact
Market Value
1200 Silver.png
Mass
0.2 kg
HP
100
Flammability
50%

Apparel

Coverage
Waist
Layer
Belt

Ranged Combat

Warm-Up
180 ticks (3 secs)
Range
44.9 tile(s)
Technical
thingSetMakerTags
SingleUseWeapon, RewardStandardHighFreq
tradeTags
ExoticMisc


The Orbital bombardment targeter is a powerful single-use utility artifact that calls a series of kinetic strikes against a targeted area.

Acquisition

Orbital bombardment targeters cannot be crafted. Instead they can only be acquired through trade or as a reward for performing quests. Note that quest rewards are selected with a weighted random generator, so there is no way to guarantee access to a targeter in a given play-through. Anecdotally, it is often reported that the increased number of reward options added by the DLC dilute the reward pool with more options

Summary

Worn in "Waist" utility slot, orbital bombardment targeters can be equipped by pawns. Pawns that are incapable of violence can equip, but not use, the targeter. Once the wearer is drafted, it can be manually activated by the player to target a tile within 45 tiles and within line of sight.

After a 3s warm-up, a targeting laser will shoot down from above and a series of approximately 30 explosions, one every 18 ticks (0.3 secs), will rock the ground near it for a 540 ticks (9 secs), dealing massive damage. The targeting radius is approximately 20 tiles, while each individual explosion's radius is 7 tiles and deals 50 bomb-type damage. These strikes can hit targets under roofs, including overhead mountain.

The targeter cannot be recharged or refueled - once its single charge is expended, the item is completely destroyed.

Analysis

Can hit objects though mountain , decent at dealing with late-stage infestations.

Is great at dealing with tough mech cluster Content added by the Royalty DLC that need to be wiped out immediately , since the bomb damage type deals x4 to impassible building.

Version history

  • 0.18.1722 - Added.
  • 1.2 - Changed from a ranged weapon to a utility slot item.
  • 1.2.2753 - new artwork for orbital targeters.
  • 1.3.3067 - escaping prisoners are now capable of picking up and using these.