Heavy Thermic Lance
|Heavy Thermic Lance|
(h x w)
|3 x 2|
As is common practice with practically all weapons of alien design, to get more power out of something the most common solution is to just make it bigger. As a result, the Heavy Thermic Lance is the heaviest, largest and slowest drill weapon to date. On the bright side, it has the potential to produce enough power to put even the Sonic Cannon to shame.
The Heavy Thermic Lance becomes available for research after completing research on the Thermic Lance.
The tradition of the first two drills continues with the aliens not having a clue how to use these devices as weapons. Again the drills will not activate when pointed at an inanimate object like a wall.
- Compared with the Thermic Lance and Vibro Blade at a total use of 60% Time Units, the Heavy Thermic Lance places second in terms of damage with a total of 450 damage (3 uses), while the Thermic Lance places last with only 440 damage (4 uses) and the Vibro Blade dealing most damage with 480 damage (6 uses).
- The inhuman power available to the wielder of a Heavy Thermic Lance is offset by the rather cumbersome weight of the device. At 15 weight units, it weighs as much as a Torpedo Launcher loaded with a Small Torpedo and just a bit less than a loaded Disruptor Pulse Launcher. As such, the Heavy Thermic Lance should only be distributed to strong soldiers who can handle it.