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Nodal Support Bits

Nodal Support Bits are finger-sized self-recharging multi-function drone units. These bits (up to 12) will form a small cloud around their host and correlate targeting data. The NSBs are good for poking around corners and getting alternate points of view. They can also or act as countermeasures and even shoot at the enemy. The NSBs are nestled in rounded launcher module in the Mindy's lower back when attached.

  • NSB STL speed: 0.8c
  • Purpose: Anti-personnel, Pin-point attacks/defense
  • Damage: DR 4, Lethal or stun, Lethal can deal medium damage to most mecha.
  • Firing Range: 500 meters. Max 750 meters.
  • Firing Modes: Single/Auto, Heavy/Auto, Stun/Heavy Stun
  • Rate of Fire: Each drone fires at 150 shots/min (auto), 30 shots/min (heavy).

Each drone can support 200 shots without recharge from the Mindy's CFS - contact with CFS restores 100 shots per second. 1 second of operation out of the Mindy's CFS bubble expends 10 of those shots to power movement. NSBs are automatically programmed to attack incoming missiles if no countermeasures are being used (or depleted).

Warning: NSB and NSDs are reliant on their power armor's Combined Field System for power; the CFS will also insta-kill anyone who happens to be unshielded and within 2 meters of the armor (with decreasing effects further out). While the NSB/Ds do have a limited amount of on board power, it's only good for 20 seconds of operation, shorter if you plan on having them shoot at all.

stararmy/equipment/nodal_support_bits.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/16 05:06 by wes