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Distractor capsule.png
Distractor capsule

Distractor capsule entity.png

Recipe

Time.png
15
+
Advanced circuit.png
3
+
Defender capsule.png
4
Distractor capsule.png
1

Total raw

Time.png
144.5
+
Copper plate.png
93
+
Iron plate.png
90
+
Plastic bar.png
6
+
Steel plate.png
12

Recipe

Time.png
15
+
Advanced circuit.png
3
+
Defender capsule.png
4
Distractor capsule.png
1

Total raw

Time.png
170
+
Copper plate.png
144
+
Iron plate.png
132
+
Plastic bar.png
12
+
Steel plate.png
12

Health

90

Resistances

Acid: 0/85%
Fire: 0/95%

Lifespan

45 seconds

Stack size

100

Range

25 (Capsule)
15 (Distractor)

Shooting speed

2/s (Capsule)
1.5/s (Distractor)

Damage

5 laser

Prototype type

projectile

Internal name

distractor-capsule

Required technologies

Distractor (research).png

Boosting technologies

Energy weapons damage (research).png
Laser shooting speed (research).png

Produced by

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Assembling machine 2.png
Assembling machine 3.png
Player.png

Consumed by

Destroyer capsule.png

A capsule which, when used by left-clicking, will spawn three Distractor robots at the players cursor. Distractors have infinite laser energy and will hold their general position, attacking any enemies that come within range, until they are destroyed or their lifespans elapse. The shooting speed of the distractors is increased by the laser shooting speed (research).

Strategy

Distractor robots can be useful for providing temporary defense for weak or undefended areas during Biter attacks. They are also very useful for drawing the fire of enemy worms while attacking Biter bases. Simply fire one or more Distractor capsules into the midst of enemy worms and, as long as they have not already targeted the player, the worms will prioritize killing the Distractors.

Count limit

Since the distractor robot is stationary, it is unaffected by and does not count toward the follower robot count limit imposed on other combat robots or towards the minions (achievement). The number of concurrently spawned distractors is limited only by their lifespan, number of distractor capsules carried, and delay in spawning.

History

  • 0.9.7:
    • Damaged increased from 2.5 to 3.5.
    • Lifespan increased from 30 to 45 seconds.

See also