Thermal Shok Launcher

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General Information

Thermal Shok Launcher
Size
(h x w)
2 x 2 Thermalshoklauncher.gif
Weight 8
D. Threshold 20
Sale Price $120,000
Research
Grip Two-Handed
TU Cost Accuracy
Auto -% -%
Snapshot 50% 70%
Aimed 70% 120%
Manufacture
Cost $78,000
Technician Hours 900
Workspace 3
Materials 1 Aqua Plastics
Real Manufacturing Cost $84,900
Thermal Shok Bomb
Size
(h x w)
1 x 1 Shokbomb.gif
Weight 3
D. Threshold 60
Sale Price $15,200
Research
Damage 120 Freeze
Capacity 1
Manufacture
Cost $7,000
Technician Hours 200
Workspace 2
Materials 1 Zrbite
Real Manufacturing Cost $12,000

The aliens need humans for slaves, mutation, and genetic material. To this end, the aliens created the Thermal Shok Launcher. Firing a thermal bomb that radiates a powerful blast of cold, it is extremely effective against humans, able to reliably allow capture in a single shot by inducing severe hypothermia and a low-energy state in the target as the body reflexively attempts to survive.

Fortunately for us, it works just as well on them.

The Thermal Shok Launcher is a rather good replacement for the Thermal Tazer. Surpassing it in power, it's also much safer to stun someone with a ranged weapon rather than poke them with a stick. As damage is quadrupled on Large(2x2) units, it works quite well as a Terror unit-buster. It also has an impressive accuracy in both modes, making snapshots from this weapon still fairly accurate. A soldier armed with a Thermal Shok Launcher in each hand can fire both in one turn, provided he does nothing else; this combo can often drop even the toughest aliens you'll encounter.

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

Weapon Statistics

Thermal Shok Launcher

  • Firing Accuracy:
    • 70% Snapshot
    • 120% Aimed
  • Firing Cost:
    • 50% Snapshot
    • 70% Aimed
  • Selling Cost: $120,000
  • Build Cost: $78,000 plus:
    • Technician Hrs: 900
    • Workshop Space: 3
    • Aqua Plastics: 1
    • Zrbite: 0

Ammo Statistics

Thermal Shok Bomb

  • Damage: 120 Freeze
  • Ammo Capacity: 1 (Single Shot)
  • Selling Cost: $15,200
  • Build Cost: $7,000 plus:
    • Technician Hrs: 200
    • Workshop Space: 2
    • Aqua Plastics: 0
    • Zrbite: 1

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