Sonic-Blasta Rifle

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Sonic-Blasta Rifle

A more powerful Sonic device. Not even high carbon steel is immune to this weapon. The highly compact wave emitter is enhanced by a super conductor amplifier to increase the power of this weapon.

Source: Terror From The Deep Ufopaedia

Sonic-Blasta Rifle
(h x w)
3 x 1 Sonic-Blasta Rifle
Weight 5
D. Threshold 50
Grip Two-Handed
TU Cost Accuracy
Auto -% -%
Snapshot 40% 75%
Aimed 60% 110%
Sale Price $126,500
Cost $88,000
Technician Hours 820
Workspace 4
Materials 1 Aqua Plastics

The Sonic-Blasta Rifle is the second weapon in the Sonic line. It is a high powered rifle that delivers a powerful sonic wave that can deal significant damage to most targets.

The Sonic-Blasta Rifle is neither the fastest, most accurate nor most powerful of the sonic weapons. Instead, it excels at being average. This makes it a fairly versatile weapon.

The Blasta Rifle is similar to the Sonic Pistol, but is two handed, slower and packs less ammo. Instead, it gains an accuracy and power boost. It is quite notable for being able to fire pairs of shots each turn, either as two snaps or as an aim and snap. Similarly, it allows decent mobility as well.

Like all sonic weapons, the Blasta Rifle has no automatic fire mode.

For the most part, the Sonic-Blasta Rifle will eventually be phased out in favour of more potent alien weapons. Heavy and continued use of the rifle may eventually require X-Com to manufacture ammunition itself (which requires significant quantities of Zrbite). However, the Sonic-Blasta Rifle will always remain available on Survey Ship and Escort missions.

Overall, the Sonic-Blasta Rifle is a well balanced alien rifle that can be used as a primary squad weapon and in any role you can think of.

This weapon appears in Terror from the Deep. For the UFO: Enemy Unknown equivalent, refer to the Plasma Rifle.

Key Features
  • Sonic Damage
Pros Cons
  • High power
  • High Accuracy
  • High Ammo
  • Recoverable
  • Zrbite for ammo manufacture

Blasta Power Clip

Blasta Power Clip

This small object is used as a power source for a Sonic Rifle, a potent Alien weapon, and contains a small quantity of Zrbite.

Source: Terror From The Deep Ufopaedia

Blasta Power Clip
(h x w)
1 × 1 Sonic-Blasta Rifle clip
Weight 3
D. Threshold 50
Damage 95 Sonic
Capacity 15
Sale Price $6,290
Cost $3,000
Technician Hours 80
Workspace 4
Materials 1 Zrbite

These are the source of ammunition for the Sonic-Blasta Rifle weapon. It is powered by Zrbite, and needs 2 units of it to be created.

If you intend to use the Sonic-Blasta Rifle frequently, be sure to stock up every spare clip you find.

See Also

TFTD Badge Terror From The Deep: Equipment (TFTD)
Armor Diving SuitPlastic Aqua ArmorIon ArmorMagnetic Ion Armor
Weapons Dart GunJet HarpoonGas CannonHydro-Jet CannonTorpedo LauncherThermal Tazer

Magna-Blast GrenadeParticle Disturbance GrenadeMagna-Pack Explosive
Gauss 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
Data Weapon Summaries TFTD Item destruction table • SWS/Terror Unit Innate Weapons