Thermic Lance

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General Information

Thermic Lance
Size
(h x w)
3 x 2 Thermiclance.gif
Weight 10
D. Threshold 20
Sale Price $
Research
Damage 110 Drill
Action TU Accuracy
Attack 15% 160%
Manufacture
Cost $12,000
Technician Hours 220
Workspace 3
Materials 2 Zrbite
Key Features
Pros Cons

The Thermic Lance is the next generation of the Vibro Blade, casting away the traditional spiral drill bit for a more powerful alien thermal rod.

The Thermic Lance is slower than the Vibroblade but has augmented stopping power that can kill the Lobsterman, one of the hardiest foes X-COM has encountered, with one well placed attack. Even large terror units with plenty of exterior armor don't take too kindly to the torque put out by this drill.

As with the other drills, the aliens haven't an inkling on how to operate these devices. More's the mystery as to why they are even brought into combat! Instead they arm themselves with four Sonic Pulsers.

One peculiarity the scientists had when studying the Thermic Lance was that in order to understand how to operate the device, a dissection of a Gillman was required. How the internals of a Gillman and the drills are linked is a rather bizarre mystery.

The drill-based weapons were introduced in Terror from the Deep. They are the only forms of equipment to have no direct equivalents in the previous game, UFO: Enemy Unknown.

Vital Statistics

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Thermic Lance

  • Damage: 110 Drill
    • Attack Cost: 15%
    • Base Accuracy: 160%
  • Weight: 10
  • Selling Cost: $1,800
  • Build Cost: $12,000 plus:
    • Technician Hrs: 220
    • Workshop Space: 3
    • Zrbite: 2

Usage notes

  • While slower than the Vibro Blade, the Thermic Lance is not any heavier and as such strikes a good balance between power and weight. Still, it is not light and shouldn't be assigned to weak or rookie soldiers.

See Also


TFTD Badge X-COM: Terror From The Deep: Equipment (TFTD)
Armor:Diving SuitPlastic Aqua ArmorIon ArmorMagnetic Ion Armor
Weapons:Dart GunJet HarpoonGas CannonHydro-Jet CannonTorpedo LauncherThermal TazerMagna-Blast Grenade
Particle Disturbance GrenadeMagna-Pack ExplosiveGauss PistolGauss RifleHeavy Gauss
Sonic PistolSonic-Blasta RifleSonic CannonSonic PulserThermal Shok LauncherDisruptor Pulse Launcher
Vibro BladeThermic LanceHeavy Thermic Lance
Portable Equipment:Dye GrenadeParticle Disturbance SensorMedi-KitChemical-flareM.C. DisruptorM.C. ReaderZrbite
SWS:Coelacanth/G. CannonCoelacanth/Aqua JetCoelacanth/GaussDisplacer/SonicDisplacer/PWT