Plasma Drone Mech Arm

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Plasma Drone Mech Arm
Mech Component
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A mech arm that at deploys an offensive turret drone.
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Energy Usage 0.25 MJ/s
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Plasma Drone Mech Arm is an arm part mech component that can be crafted using salvaged materials found in space encounters. The crafting recipe has a chance to be learned after finding an Advanced Mech Blueprint.

This arm component can be equipped on either or both mech arm slots.

Once learned it can be assembled using a Mech Part Crafting Table and equipped using a Mech Assembly Station.

While equipped, the player can use the Plasma Drone Mech Arm, while piloting their mech, to deploy a drone that orbits the mech, remains deployed for up to 2 minutes, and has 1500 health. Only one drone can be deployed at a time; attempting to deploy a second drone will do nothing. When an enemy comes into range, the drone, after taking 0.8 seconds to detect the enemy, fires a triple-burst of bullets every 0.3 seconds in a spread pattern, producing a fire rate of ~3.33 three-bursts per second. Each bullet deals 20 damage, producing a theoretical maximum of 200 DPS. However, AI targeting is bad at hitting moving targets, or at hitting stationary targets if the mech is moving, so only a small fraction of shots are likely to hit, resulting in a much lower practical DPS.

Drones automatically fire on neutral monsters and NPCs (including friendly Deadbeats, Froggs, and Shadows), and should not be used planetside if the player does not want to kill them unconditionally.


File Details

Spawn Command /spawnitem mecharmplasmadrone
File Name mecharmplasmadrone.item
File Path assets\items\generic\mechparts\arm