Guide to Combat

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This is a table of some common, or just robust, things. This is not a list of how much damage each item does, just the best items and short notes on how to use them best. If you feel something should be added, please go ahead and do so, if it's robust enough. This is in alphabetical order:

Weapons

While most items in the game can be used as a makeshift weapon, actual dedicated weapons are far more effective in harming, subduing or killing a target.

Offense

Melee Weapons

Most station personal lack access to proper firearms, thus if push comes to shove most people will have to rely on the old fashion method of melee combat to deal with a attacker.

Makeshift Weapons

Almost any object on the station can be used as a makeshift melee weapon, however some are better than others.

Icon Item Damage How to Acquire Faction Usage Notes
Brokenbottle.png Broken Bottle 15 Brute when breaking
9 Brute after broken
Get a bottle from the Booze-o-mat, smash it on someone. Civilian Has to be broken first, to break simply change intent to harm then smash it against someone; by aiming for the head you will also knock them down if they are not wearing protective head gear. Smashing it spills its contents over the target so you could use it as a chemist to knock out your opponent, by filling it with chloral, and then beat them to death with it. Another reason why traitor Chemist is so great. If the bottle's contents are flammable (booze bottles, for instance) you can follow up by setting your opponent on fire.
Butcherknife.png Butcher's Cleaver 15 Brute Hack the Dinnerware vending machine. Civilian: Kitchen Staff Somewhat hard to get. Security will likely have their suspicions as the only reason to have this over the normal knife is its robusting power. Works as a ghetto circular saw in surgery.
Saw.png Circular Saw 15 Brute Operating Theatre Robotics Lab Autolathe Civilian: Medical/Research One of the most robust things you can find. Sadly they are rather uncommon and departments like to hang onto theirs, and security likes to take them. You can print one at the Cargo Bay's autolathe, if it has metal to make it.
Deathnettle.png Death Nettle Up to 30 Burn.
Damage depends on potency.
Loses a random amount of damage after each hit.
Growing them at Hydroponics Civilian: Botany A red nettle that can deal high damage. Requires gloves to wield, lasts for several hits (damage reduced with each hit) until they disintegrate (i.e. the evidence disappears). Experienced Botanists can make these. At low potency they are mostly a joke but at high potency they are as strong as energy swords (for one hit).
Extinguisher.png Fire Extinguisher 10 Brute Emergency Fire closets and lockers, emergency storage rooms Civilian Found across the station so they're aren't in short supply. Unlikely to be taken by security if they search you. They are also very useful if you get spaced, spray in opposite direction of where you want to go, and you'll fly away. With a limit of 50 units, that's 10 squirts using 5 per spray.
OxygenTank.png
N2Otank.png
Air/Oxygen/Anaesthetic tank 10 Brute Emergency lockers E.V.A. Toxins lab Atmospherics Operating Theatre (for anaesthetic tanks). Civilian Found across the station so they're aren't in short supply. Air and oxygen tanks are unlikely to be taken by security if they search you. You can use it for internals while having it in your hand (though it is recommended you don't use an anaesthetic tank).
Fireaxe.png Fire Axe 5 Onehand
24 Twohand
Bridge and Atmospherics. Civilian: Atmospherics/Command Most robust thing you can get from the Station. Has to be held with two hands to be used properly. Security will likely take it and it's a large object. Best to store this on your back. They are also rare, one is in Atmos and the other is in the Bridge, good luck breaking in before it gets taken. Can be used as a crowbar (while wielded) on unpowered doors, and is strong enough to break powered ones.
Hatchet.png Hatchet 12 Brute
15 thrown
Hydroponics. Civilian: Botany Botanists use these to chop wood, they also are good at chopping limbs. Easy to conceal, and if you're a Botanist, security probably won't care if you're carrying one. Throwing it at someone deals 15 damage. Bonus points for finishing off an escaping enemy this way, Navajo-style. Works as a ghetto circular saw in surgery.
Knife.png Kitchen Knife 10 Brute Kitchen Autolathe. Civilian Useful if you're the Chef, as Security are unlikely to give a single shit if they see you with it. Works as a ghetto scalpel in surgery. Can be hidden in boots.
Nullrod.png Null Rod 18 Brute (base) Chapel and on the Chaplain. Civilian: Chaplain Better than a Circular Saw, but there's only one of them, and the Chaplain tends to keep it on him. It can destroy runes and protect against some cult magics. Can be transformed into a variety of religious weapons, with different characteristics.
Pickaxe.png Pickaxe 15 Brute Mining Dock and Mining Station. Civilian: Supply Fairly robust, but it's very big, so it can only be stored on the back or belt slot. Miners barely use these anymore in favor of the Kinetic Accelerator, so it's mostly seen on the Gulag. Mining drills and jackhammers all do the same amount of damage as a pickaxe.
Minipick.gif Compact Pickaxe 10 Brute Mining Dock and Mining Station, in miner's equipment closets. Civilian Does less damage, but can fit in a backpack.
Survivalknife.gif Survival Knife 15 Brute Miner's explorer backpacks, Miner's explorer boots Civilian: Supply Miners spawn with a very robust knife that can fit in their pockets or boots.
Scalpel.png Scalpel 10 Brute Operating Theatre Autolathe. Civilian: Medical/Research Despite being not as good at the saw, this is still quite robust. Best part is you can have it your pocket and if you have access to this (not counting autolathe produced scalpels) security wouldn't care, unless it's covered in blood, of course. But even then they might assume you're just a bad doctor.
Shard.png Glass Shard 5 Brute
10 thrown
Anywhere there's glass (read: everywhere). Civilian Extremely easy to obtain, just break a glass/reinforced glass pane or climb a glass table. Works also as a ghetto scalpel. You need gloves to hit stuff with it without cutting yourself, but you can still throw it.
Screwdriver tool.png Screwdriver 5 Brute Most storage rooms and Engineering. Civilian Its robustness doesn't come from the damage, but from its thin, pointed edge. Anyone not wearing glasses can have their eyes stabbed out causing them lose sight. Doesn't make them mute so they'll still scream, or might even fight back before you have a chance to blind them enough.
Drill.png Surgical Drill 15 Brute Operating Theatre Autolathe. Civilian: Medical/Research Only found in Surgery. Only used for dental implants, so it'll barely be noticed if it goes missing.
BlueToolbox.png Toolbox 12 Brute Most storage rooms and Engineering. Civilian Rather common. Althought it deals a moderate amount of damage, it's a bulky item, so you'll have to hold it.
Welder.png Welding tool 3 Brute when off
15 Burn when on
Most storage rooms and Engineering. Civilian When switched on, it deals a robust amount of burn damage, but consumes fuel after every hit.
Syndicatetools.png Syndicate Toolbox 15 brute
18 brute when thrown
Syndicate uplink and the Derelict. Syndicate Worth more for emergency tools than anything. Expect security to come cracking down unless they know you've taken a trip to the derelict.
Spear.png Spear 10 brute in Onehand
18 brute when wielded/Twohand
20 brute when Thrown
Made by yourself Civilian A haphazardly-constructed yet still deadly weapon of ancient design. You can attach an explosive to it. If you attach one, Alt-clicking it will allow you to set a war cry when attacking with it.
Chainsaw.gif Chainsaw 13 Brute when off
21 Brute when on
Made by yourself Civilian You can surgically replace an arm with a chainsaw. Can break an airlock down. Requires both hands to carry unless it's surgically attached.
Baseball bat.png Baseball bat 10 Brute Made by yourself after reading the Syndicate Uplink Makeshift Weapons book. Syndicate Knocks back targets on hit.

Actual Melee Weapon

Unlike makeshift melee weapons, these melee weapons are usually more reliable and robust, however most station personal can't get access to them, as well as these weapons being very noticeable.

Icon Item Damage How to Acquire Faction Usage Notes
Cultblade.gif Cult Blade 25 Brute Cult magic Cultists Those who aren't Cultists suffer from wielding this blade...MENTALLY. Aside from being very robust, it is Cult exclusive. Expect a wave of batons lasers when Security sees you holding this.
ESword.png Energy Sword 3 Brute Off
30 Brute On
Through a Syndicate Uplink Syndicate/Nanotrasen Despite being very strong in melee combat, its activation is loud, very obvious to those around you, and not viable unless you are a traitor. It also counts as a shield when active! Use a multitool on one to turn on RAINBOW MODE (permanently). TURN IT ON BEFORE YOU USE IT
DoubleESword.png Double-bladed Energy Sword 3 Brute Off
34 Brute On
Through a Syndicate Uplink Syndicate/Nanotrasen Has to be held with two hands while on. Four extra damage may not seem much, but it means one less hit to crit an unarmored opponent. When wielded it gives a 100% chance to deflect energy-based shots, like tasers and lasers. Like the energy sword, its activation is very loud. To create this, you must combine two Energy Swords together of any color (hold one in each hand and click the other sword) or receive it in a Syndicate Bundle. You cannot put two holodeck swords together. Use a multitool on one to turn on RAINBOW MODE (permanently). TURN IT ON BEFORE YOU USE IT
StunBaton.gif Stun Baton 10 Brute Security Office and Security Officer's backpack. Security Very robust if you know how to use it properly. Only the security force can get these easily.
BasaltKatana.png Basalt Katana 18 brute + 52 brute on lavaland's fauna Lavaland Unknown Using it in your hand will make you do a dodge roll in the direction you're facing, making you ignore all damage for 0.5 seconds while moving you forward, doing so deals 5 stamina damage to you on lavaland and 15 stamina damage on the station
Telescopic Baton.png Telescopic Baton 10 Brute Heads of Staff's backpacks. Command Like the stunbaton but retractable, need more hits to paralyze people than a standard stun baton but the same capability for bludgeoning. Heads of Staff start their shift with one in their backpack. Be sure to extend it before using!
Sabre.gif Officer's Sabre 15 Brute Captain's locker. Captain A sabre intended for ceremonial uses. Comes with its own sheath. Can block melee attacks and has good armor penetration.
Buckknife.png Combat Knife 20 Brute Can be ordered through Cargo. Security Very robust for its size.

Ranged Weapons

Although often hard to get, these can put you at a huge advantage. Not just from being outside melee range, but also by shooting through windows and destroying walls. Guns rely on a stock of ammo, and those are hard to get, while energy guns use recharging units or just recharge by themselves.

Sidearms(Ballistic)

Ballistic weapons remain a popular weapon in the 26th century, typically however Nanotrasen prefer the usage of Energy weapons over Ballistic weapons, so don't expect to see many ballistic weapons on station.

Icon Item Ammo Capacity Damage & Effects How to Acquire Faction Usage Notes
Deagle.gif Desert Eagle Ammo 50.png
.50
7 Rounds 60 Brute Can spawn in the secure contraband locker on metastation. Nanotrasen Comes in three tasteful variants. Normal, gold and camo gold. Hope for the gold gun.
Mateba.png Mateba Ammo 357.png
.357
7 Rounds 60 Brute Death Squad. Nanotrasen All in all the syndicate revolver, but for death squad and emergency response team officers.
Revolver.png Revolver Ammo 357.png
.357
7 Rounds 60 Brute Syndicate Uplink. Syndicate Security (or generally anyone) will be quick to scream 'TRAITOR!' if they see you with one.
Detectivegun.png Revolver Ammo 38.png
.38
6 Rounds 15 Brute + 35 Stamina Detective's locker. Security Knocks down targets, causing some minor damage. Can be modified to fire .357, but may break with the modification.
Stetchkin.png Stechkin Pistol 10mmbox.png
10mm
8 rounds 30 Brute Syndicate Uplink. Syndicate The nuke op's weapon of choice, unless they spend telecrystals on something better. Small enough to fit in pockets.
Revolver.png Russian Revolver Ammo 357.png
.357
1 round. Can load up to 6. 60 Brute
300 Brute when used on head
MetaStation Old Russia A Russian made revolver. Uses .357 ammo. It has a single slot in its chamber for a bullet. A gun to play Russian Roulette! You can spin the chamber to randomize the position of the bullet.

Sidearms(Energy)

Energy weapons are among the most common kind of weapon you'll find on a Nanotrasen space station. Reliable but has issues with ammo.

Energy Based

Icon Item Ammo Capacity Damage & Effects How to Acquire Faction Usage Notes
Disablernew.png Disabler Recharger.gif
Energy
20 Disable 30 Stamina Damage Disabler crates and the Armory. Security Four shots will fully incapacitate a target.
Ebow.png Energy Crossbow Powercell.png
Energy (Self-Charging)
Infinite Bolts (needs to cooldown after shooting) 15 Toxin + 60 Stamina + Short Knockdown Syndicate Uplink. Syndicate The syndicate's energy crossbow, small, silent and deadly.
Decloner.png Biological Demolecularisor Recharger.gif
Energy
10 lasers 20 Cellular Damage + 100 Irradiate R&D Lab once researched first. Security Also known as the decloner, a deceptively strong weapon since cellular damage is very hard to heal. Unlike other energy weapons, its projectiles are unable to go through glass and grilles.

Pulse Based

Icon Item Ammo Capacity Damage & Effects How to Acquire Faction Usage Notes
Pulsepistol.png Pulse Pistol Recharger.gif
Energy
5 Pulse, 10 Laser, 10 Stun 50 Burn Emergency Response Team Nanotrasen A sidearm based on the Pulse Rifle. Is capable of fitting inside pockets and other small places but has a very limited ammo capacity. Issued to all Elite Emergency Response Team personal.

Longarm(Ballistic)

Automatic

Icon Item Ammo Capacity Damage & Effects How to Acquire Faction Usage Notes
C20r.png C20r SMG 12mmMag.png
.45
20 Rounds 30 Brute Can only be found in Nuke rounds. Syndicate Has a 2 round burst setting with decent damage and cheap ammo.
Autorifle.png WT550 Automatic Rifle Ammo.png
4.6×30mm
22 Rounds 13 Brute Security and Cargo. Nanotrasen A older rifle often used by paramilitary or high security forces. Possess a 2 round burst setting.
L6machinegun.png L6 SAW A762.png
7.12x82mm
50 Rounds 45 Brute Nuke ops. Syndicate Holds the most ammo of any gun, 50 shots dealing 45 brute damage each, three good shots on someone and they're down.
Uzi.png Uzi Ammo 50.png
9mm
32 rounds 20 Brute Gang Wars Gangs A lightweight, fast firing gun with a 2 round burst setting, for when you want someone dead. Uses 9mm rounds.
MinigunSpin.gif M-546 Osprey MinigunPack.png
5.46mm
500 Rounds 34 Brute Only available to Nuclear Operatives for 30 TC Syndicate The M-546 Osprey minigun is attached to a 500 round backpack, which it can be attached to and removed from. The gun is heavy enough to slow the user, but fires continuously while the mouse is held, until it overheats.

Shotgun

Icon Item Ammo Capacity How to Acquire Faction Usage Notes
Improvised shotgun.png Improvised Shotgun Buckshot shell.png
12 Gauge shells
1 Shell Crafted Civilian A handcrafted shotgun made of scavenged materials.

Has a chance to jam when fired, the shell won't be spent.
To load shells, simply use the full shell on the shotgun; when you shoot a shell, you need to eject it manually by using the shotgun in your hand before shooting another.

Doubleshotgun.png Doubleshotgunsawnoff.png Double-Barrelled Shotgun Bean shell.png
12 Gauge shells
2 Shells Bar. Civilian Easiest shotgun to get, yet the rarest. Only one starts on the station and the Bartender likes to keep it in case of bar fights. Can be sawn off with a circular saw (make sure it's not loaded). A sawn-off shotgun will fit in your backpack.

To load shells, simply use the full shell on the shotgun; when you shoot a shell, you need to eject it manually by using the shotgun in your hand before shooting another.

Shotgun.png RiotSGSawn.png Riot Shotgun Bean shell.png
12 Gauge shells
6+1 Shells The Armoury. Security A uncommon shotgun, typically only used in emergencies by Security or when facing someone with ranged energy protection. Is the only main shotgun on the station at round start sans the bartender's double barrel.

To load shells, simply use the full shell on the shotgun; when you shoot a shell, you need to eject it manually by using the shotgun in your hand before shooting another.

Combatshotgun.png Combat Shotgun Buckshot shell.png
12 Gauge Shells
6+1 Shells Ordered in Cargo. Nanotrasen A black semi automatic shotgun that can be ordered from cargo that is filled with lethal buckshot by default. Otherwise functionally identical to the riot shotgun.
WardenSG.png Compact Combat Shotgun Buckshot shell.png
12 Gauge Shells
4+1 Shells Found in the Warden's locker. Nanotrasen A miniaturized version of the Combat Shotgun for Wardens of Nanotrasen. Ideal for defending the Armory.
Bulldog.png Bulldog Buckshot shell.png
12 Gauge shells
8+1 Shells Uplink Syndicate A powerful semi-automatic, drum fed, shotgun employed by syndicate nuclear operative teams.

Shotgun Shells

Note: This lists only shells that can be acquired by normal means.

  • Buckshot shell.pngBuckshot: Shoots 6 pellets dealing 11 brute damage each. Extremely lethal at close range.
  • Bean shell.png Rubber Shot: Shoots 6 pellets dealing 3 brute and 13 stamina damage each. Better if you want the target alive.
  • Bean shell.png Beanbag: Shoots one single beanbag, dealing 5 brute and 55 stamina damage. The bartender uses these by default.
  • Blank shell.png Standard Slug: Shoots a single projectile that does 46 brute damage on impact.
  • Blank shell.png Syndicate Slug: Shoots a single projectile that does 60 brute damage on impact. Only obtainable as a nuclear operative.
  • Fire shell.png Incendiary Slug: Shoots a single projectile that leaves a fire trail and ignites the target, on top of 20 brute damage.
  • Tech shell.png Shotgun Dart: A single dart that can contain up to 30 units of chemicals that'll be injected on hit.
  • Buckshot shell.pngClownshot Shell: Shoots 20 pellets doing no damage and makes a honking noise.
  • Tech shell.png Technological Shells: Unloaded technological shells can be made in a Protolathe. See here for the recipes.
    • Pulse shell.png Pulse Slug: Works like one of the deathsquad's pulse rifle shots, dealing 40 burn damage and damaging or destroying walls and machinery.
    • Dragon shell.png Dragonsbreath Shell: Like the incendiary slug, but shoots a spread of 4 burning pellets. Deals less direct damage.
    • Ion shell.png Ion Scatter Shell: Shoots a spread of 4 ion bolts, each of which ions a 3x3 area.
    • Laser shell.png Laser buckshot: Shoots 5 lasers dealing 10 burn each.
    • Cryo shell.png Cryoshot Shell: Shoots 4 pellets lowering the body temperature of the target on impact.
    • Thunder shell.png Thundershot Shell: Shoots 3 pellets creating lightning on impact.
    • Uranium shell.png Depleted Uranium Slug: Shoots one ultra penetrative projectile dealing 30 brute but bypassing almost all armor and going through mobs.

Bow

Bows, despite being mostly outdated, are still used by people without easy access to other ranged weapons. Shooting a bow require the user to load an arrow manually then drawing the bow before being able to fire, this results in a noticeably slower firerate compared to regular guns. Arrows will generally drop on the ground after hitting their target letting them be reused, they can also embed in targets, requiringthe arrow to be removed to prevent additional damage.

Icon Item Ammo Draw Time How to Acquire Faction Usage Notes
Bow.png Wooden Bow Arrow.png
Arrow
0.5 second Made by yourself Civilian: Botany A simple yet effective wooden bow.
Bow ash.png Bone Bow Arrow bone.png
Arrow
0.5 second Made by yourself Ashwalkers Like the wooden bow but made using bones and sinew from lavaland's fauna. Has more spread than the wooden bow.
Bow makeshift.png Makeshift Bow Arrow glass.png
Arrow
2 second Made by yourself Civilian A bow made using scavenged materials commonly found on the station. Has a very important spread.
Pipebow.png Makeshift Bow Arrow plasmaglass.png
Arrow
1 second Made by yourself Civilian A bow made using harder to obtain materials and of higher quality than the makeshift bow. Has less spread than the makeshift bow.

Arrows

Note: This lists only arrows that can be acquired by normal means.

  • Arrow.pngWooden Arrow: Basic arrow dealing 20 brute damage and 20 more against lavaland's fauna.
  • Arrow ash.pngAshen Arrow: Deal 25 brute damage but less likely to embed. Can't shatter on impact.
  • Arrow bone.pngBone Tipped Arrow: A well crafted arrow dealing 30 brute damage and penetrating armor, slightly less likely to embed. Can't shatter on impact.
  • Arrow bone.pngBone Arrow: A cheap arrow dealing 15 brute damage and 35 more against lavaland's fauna,slightly less likely to embed. As effective to hunt fauna than the wooden arrow while being cheaper.
  • Arrow ash.pngChitin Tipped Arrow: An high quality arrow dealing 25 brute damage and 40 more against lavaland's fauna, also has a good armor penetration. Can't shatter on impact.
  • Arrow bamboo.pngBamboo Arrow: Deal 10 brute damage but has a highchance of embedding. Very likely to shatter on impact.
  • Arrow bronze.pngBronze Arrow: Deal 25 brute damage and can penetrate small amounts of armor but less likely to embed.
  • Arrow glass.pngGlass Arrow: A cheap arrow dealing 15 brute damage and less likely to embed. Likely to shatter on impact. Easiest arrow to make using on station materials.
  • Arrow plasmaglass.pngPlasma Glass Arrow: Deal 18 brute damage and go through most armors. Can't shatter on impact. A direct upgrade of the glass arrow.

Longarm(Energy)

Laser Based

Icon Item Ammo Capacity Damage & Effects How to Acquire Faction Usage Notes
Laser gun.png Laser Gun Recharger.gif
Energy
12 Lasers 20 Burn Armory and Laser Guns Crate. Security Consume less energy per shot fired than the lethal mode of the energy gun, letting it have two more shots before needing to be recharged
Hellfire gun.png Hellfire Laser Gun Recharger.gif
Energy
7 Lasers 25 Burn Hellgun Single-pack Security Does more damage than a regular laser gun and can easily inflict debilitating burn wounds, it comes at the cost of a higher energy consumption reducing the ammo capacity.
Energy Gun.gif Energy Gun Recharger.gif
Energy
10 Lasers, 20 Disable 20 Burn
30 Stamina
Armory and Energy Guns Crate. Security A versatile energy weapon. Best thing is to disable a target and then either handcuff (for arresting) or spam the other remaining shots at them on kill mode (for murder).
Advegun.png Advanced Energy Gun Powercell.png
Energy
10 (recharges over time) 20 Burn
30 Stamina
R&D Lab once researched first. Nanotrasen Using advanced wizardry SCIENCE, a mini nuclear generator has been fitted into this gun to provide unlimited shots! Researched from R&D. Cannot be used in recharging units. Unreliable models may emit radiation, take caution.
Antique laser.png Antique Laser Gun Recharger.gif
Energy
12 (recharges over time) 20 Burn Captain's Quarters. Nanotrasen The prized weapon of the Captain, and the target of many enemy horses. Similar to the laser gun except it's recharged all by itself. They just don't make guns like they used to.
Multiphase gun stun.gif X-01 Multiphase Energy Gun Recharger.gif
Energy
4 Ion, 10 Laser, 20 Disable 1 tile EMP
20 Burn
30 Stamina
Head of Security's Office. Nanotrasen The first attempt by Nanotrasen to remake the Captain's Antique Laser. Has more firing modes on offer but lacks the ability to recharge.
Ionrifle.png Ion Rifle Recharger.gif
Energy
10 Ion Pulses 20 Brute to silicon mobs
Up to 90 damage to mechs
3x3 EMP
Armory and on the Nuclear Operative shuttle. Security Large and unwieldy, great for dealing with mechs. Cyborgs are weak to it: flashing cyborgs totally immobilizes them and it leaves you free to robust them to your heart's content.
Retrolaser.png Retro Laser Recharger.gif
Energy
12 Lasers 20 Burn White Ship. Unknown Found on the white ship and Charlie Station, this old beast is like the laser gun; anyone with a spaaaaaace suit and a little know-how can reach it.
Tempgun.png Temperature Gun Recharger.gif
Energy
40 Freeze/heat Beams Heats/Cools target dependent upon the setting. Armory and R&D Lab once researched first. Nanotrasen Another researched gun, if you can make this, chances are you can construct something better (read: laser cannon). Generally useless, except perhaps for killing slimes if you really don't want to get close.
Xraygun.png X-Ray Gun Recharger.gif
Energy
20 Lasers 15 Burn + 300 Irradiate R&D Lab once researched first. Nanotrasen This beams from this gun will pass through everything but a wall. While it does do less burn damage, the radiation it inflicts causes toxin damage and can make someone mutate. Great for shooting up crowded hallways. Kills blobs dead. Current range of the gun is 15 tiles and drops further with every obstacle passed by the beam.

Bow

Energy bows cannot use regular arrows, instead they generate one and only require drawing before being fired. Energy arrows cannot be reused and will dissipate after use, upon embedding they will deal 1 damage per tick for 10 ticks before dissipating(the damage type depend on the arrow).

Icon Item Ammo Damage & Effects How to Acquire Faction Usage Notes
Bow hardlight.gif Hardlight Bow Powercell.png
Energy (Self-Charging)
25 Burn (Burn damage on embed),
40 Stamina (Stamina damage on embed)
R&D Lab once researched first. Security More damaging than a standard energy gun but with a lower rate of fire, infinite ammo like the advanced energy gun but without any risks of irradiation for the user.
Bow syndicate.gif Syndicate Hardlight Bow Powercell.png
Energy (Self-Charging)
25 Burn (Burn damage on embed),
15 Burn + 300 irradiate (Toxin damage on embed)
Syndicate Uplink. Syndicate Completely silent when drawing and firing, can be toggled to let you see further for long distance takedowns. Possess a standard lethal mode (red)dealing burn and an xray mode (green)able to go through walls and irradiating targets.
Bow clockwork.png Brass Bow Clockwork slab.gif
Magic (Self-Charging)
25 Burn (Burn damage on embed) Clockwork Slab Clockwork Cult The main ranged option of Rat'var's servants when defending the Ark.

Pulse Based

Icon Item Ammo Capacity Damage & Effects How to Acquire Faction Usage Notes
Pulserifle.png Pulse Rifle Recharger.gif
Energy
200 Pulse 50 Burn Deathsquad Nanotrasen The most powerful energy weapon in existence. Bruteforces energy weapon's ammo problems by having a very large power source. Its pulse setting is capable of doing massive damage to a target as well as destroying cover and walls.
Pulsecarbine.png Pulse Carbine Recharger.gif
Energy
10 Pulse, 20 Laser, 10 Stun 50 Burn
20 Burn
Stun
Emergency Response Team Nanotrasen A scaled down version of the Pulse Rifle, holds significantly less power than the Pulse Rifle but is capable of being placed inside bags. Issued to Elite Emergency Response Team Security personal.

Misc Weapons

Icon Item Ammo Capacity Damage & Effects How to Acquire Faction Usage Notes
Chem sprayer.png Chem Sprayer Chemicals 600 units total Confusion, blindness, dizziness, knockout, and random mutations with the standard reagents. Ordered via syndicate uplink, costs 10 telecrystals, only available to Nuclear Agents. Syndicate Think of it as a spray bottle. Except each spray is three tiles wide and can travel the entire screen. Generally kept away from players due to the potential of the lubepocalypse.
Flamethrower.gif Flamethrower Plasma tank.png
Gas of your choice
Depends on tank pressure Depends on the gas Made by yourself after reading the Syndicate Uplink Makeshift Weapons book. Syndicate You are a firestarter! Allows for creative gas mixes if you know your atmos. An area denial tool, generally useful for making small areas uninhabitable for people, not so useful when trying to kill someone, as it's easy to run away.
Sgun.png Syringe Gun Syringe.png
Syringes
1 Syringe 6 Brute + 15u chemicals Medbay Storage. Civilian In fact, this is very robust. Think of it as a ranged hypospray.
Rapidsyringegun.png Rapid Syringe Gun Syringe.png
Syringes
6 Syringes 6 Brute + 15u chemicals R&D Lab once researched first. Nanotrasen See the syringe gun, but take into account it holds six syringes. Can be made through researching them, and only costs metal and glass to make. This gun gives you the power to fuck over six people at once!

Admin Only Weapons

These weapons are currently restricted to admin spawn only.

Icon Item Ammo Capacity Damage & Effects How to Acquire Faction Usage Notes
Automaticsilenced.png Silenced Pistol Ammo 50.png
.45
12 rounds 20 Brute + Knockdown Away missions. Admins. Admin A small, quiet, easily concealable gun. Uses .45 rounds.
Tommy gun.png Tommy Gun 9mmbox.png
9mm
50 rounds 20 Brute + Knockdown Admins Admin A genuine Chicago Typewriter.
Gyrogun.png Gyrojet Pistol Ammo 75.png
.75
8 Rounds 74 Brute from direct hit
24 from a tile away
explosion (-1, 0, 2)
Admin only. Admin Delivers an explosion with every shot, plus you can afford to be less accurate with it, as the explosion hits 3x3, so it's great against groups.
Laser Cannon.png Accelerator Laser Cannon Recharger.gif
Energy
7 Lasers 6 Burn - Instant kill Admin only. Nanotrasen An advanced laser cannon that does more damage the farther away the target is. Unobtainable without admin spawn.

Defense

To be good at combat, you must be able to survive an encounter with anything; Nuclear Operatives, Wizards, Assistants and such. While some may say that the best defense is a robust offense (which can be true in some cases), knowing how to protect yourself is a vital skill needed to be robust.

Stuns and Incapacitation

Having the ability to stun at a moment's notice will protect you from getting robusted quite often (as long as you don't get stunned first).

Three kinds of stuns

Humans can get stunned in three different ways. The most common one is 'Weaken'. It causes you to fall and makes you unable to do anything except talking. 'Stun' is all the same, except you don't fall down. Paralysis knocks you out completely, you can't even talk or hear what's happening.

You can also be sleeping, which is the same as paralysis, but caused and treated by different things.

Icon Item Type of Stun How to Acquire Notes
StunBaton.gif Stun Baton 70 stamina damage Security Not being security and having this out is likely to land you in the brig.
Stunprod.png Stunprod 45 stamina damage Made by yourself Having this is a quick way to get robusted by security. Doesn't fit in backpacks, but can be carried on your back.
Telescopic Baton.png Telescopic Baton 60 stamina damage Be a Head of Staff Not being a head of staff and having one of these is yet another way to incur security's ire.
Flash.gif Flash Stun
Duration 5
Security, Bridge, Sec Checkpoint, Tech Storage Cyborgs are vulnerable to this method of stunning. Eye protection, such as sunglasses or welding helmets prevents you from being stunned this way.
Disarm.png Disarm Intent Knockdown
Duration 2
Have arms You have a chance to disarm (make someone drop their weapon) or push someone down when attacking with the disarm intent. Someone pushed down will also drop their weapon. Very brief.
Hspray.png Chemicals Depends on chemical Chemistry Typically used with a syringe gun, Hypospray, or Smoke Grenade. Some chemicals, like Chloral Hydrate, or Morphine, can hold targets still for some time, while others can be very harmful.
Flashbang.gif Flashbang Weaken + Stun
Duration varies with distance. Max 10
Security Very good for stunning a whole room. Not wearing ear protection will make you deaf for awhile. Wearing both sunglasses and a bowman headset makes you immune to these.
Laser Pointer.png Laser Pointer Blinds humans and cyborgs, deactivate cyborg's equipment
Duration 5-10
Lawyer, Librarian, Research Director Has a chance of blinding people and cyborgs, like a Flash; a fully upgraded laser pointer has a 100% chance.
Disablernew.png Disabler 30 stamina damage Security A non-lethal type of laser that deals Stamina Damage, which has the same slowing/debilitating effects of normal damage, without actually harming. Heals on its own over time.

Consume less energy than lethal lasers.

Resonant shriek.png Resonant Shriek Weaken
Duration 5-10
Being a changeling Only weakens cyborgs. Humans become deaf and confused.
Bloodspells.png Stun Spell Weaken + Stun
Duration 10
Being a cultist and making one. Works on cyborgs. Blocked by null rod and mindshields. Also mutes victims for a duration of 6.
Beepsky.png Beepsky Weaken + Stun
Duration 5
Made in robotics. Attacks those set to arrest, and, depending on the mode, with weapons out without permission.
Ed209.png ED-209 Weaken + Stun
Duration 5
Made in robotics. Attacks those set to arrest, and, depending on the mode, with weapons out without permission.
Icon Counter Type of Stun How to Acquire Notes
Hulk.png Hulk Any Wizardry Hulks don't get stunned and don't fall ever. Even space lube doesn't make them fall, though they do slip. Stamina damage reduces the duration of hulking.
SGlasses.png Eye protection Flashes Cargo and Engineering for welding helmets, Security for sunglasses. Doesn't do anything with the stun itself; rather, it protects you from flashing

Damage Prevention

A few items, when used, can completely block damage.

Icon Item How to acquire Protection Notes
RiotS.png Riot Shield Armory Blocks melee and projectile attacks. Riot shields have 75 health, and will eventually shatter if hit by enough.
Eshield.png Energy Combat Shield Nuke ops Blocks energy projectiles Works just like a riot shield, except with a 100% chance to deflect all lasers and energy shots, making it very robust. Can also be turned off to fit in your pocket.
Reactivearmor.png Reactive Teleport Armor Research Director's Office Teleports you randomly if you're hit. It could end badly if you get spaced due to this, but it'll still improve your odds of surviving.
Sword.gif Energy Sword Syndicate Uplinks Blocks projectiles and melee attacks Needs to be turned on to work. Counts as a shield just like the riot shield.

Armor

Armor is a great passive way to keep you from getting hurt too badly in a fight. Some jobs will have difficulty acquiring armor. Some armor, like hardsuits, will slow you, as well.

Armor will reduce all damage of a certain type, on parts of your body that are protected by the armor. You will see "Your armor softens the blow!" when your armor reduces damage. The defense values are indicated by an armor's percent protection from different damage types, for example basic Armor has a melee protection rate of 50, as such it will reduce all melee damage to the chest by 50%.

Armor only protects the region that it covers on your body. No armor protects your entire body.

Body Armor

Icon Item How to acquire Protection Defense values % Notes
CaptArmor.png Captain's Armor Captain's Quarters Offers moderate protection from most sources. melee = 40
bullet = 50
laser = 50
energy = 25
bomb = 50
bio = 100
rad = 50
The Captain will sometimes wear this. It's also space-worthy, but it will slow you down. Wearing this while not the Captain is a good way to get robusted.
Capscarapace.png Captain's Carapace Captain's Quarters Offers moderate protection from most sources. melee = 50
bullet = 40
laser = 50
energy = 10
bomb = 25
A special armor vest unique to the Captain. Offers far greater protection than most armor, and also displays your authority to the crew.
RIG.png Engineering Hardsuit Engineering Gives low protection from melee attacks and explosions. melee = 10
bullet = 5
laser = 10
energy = 5
bomb = 10
bio = 100
rad = 75
See here for information on the different styles.
Atmospherics Hardsuit.png Atmospherics Hardsuit Atmospherics Identical to normal RIG however it is one of the only items that grants complete protection from Fire at the cost of no Radiation protection. melee = 10
bullet = 5
laser = 10
energy = 5
bomb = 10
bio = 100
See here for information on the different styles.
Mining Hardsuit.png Mining Hardsuit Mining Gives quite good protection from melee attacks and explosions. Can be upgraded with goliath hide plates to a maximum of 60 melee defense. Essentially becoming a spaceworthy riot suit. The helmet must be upgraded independently of the suit. melee = 30 - 60
bullet = 5
laser = 10
energy = 5
bomb = 50
bio = 100
rad = 50
See here for information on the different styles.
AdvRIG.png CE Hardsuit Chief Engineer Gives good protection from melee attacks, complete Radiation protection and complete protection against Fire. melee = 40
bullet = 5
laser = 10
energy = 5
bomb = 50
bio = 100
rad = 100
See here for information on the different styles.
Medical Hardsuit.png CMO Hardsuit Chief Medical Officer Provides little physical protection and does not block intense light based weapons, such as flashbangs or flashes. But is a easy to access Hardsuit for the CMO. melee = 30
bullet = 5
laser = 10
energy = 5
bomb = 10
bio = 100
rad = 50
See here for information on the different styles.
RDRIG.png RD Hardsuit Research Director More accurately described as a space proof bomb suit. One of the only Hardsuits to provide 100% bomb protection, the helmet also has a diagnostic HUD built in. melee = 30
bullet = 5
laser = 10
energy = 5
bomb = 100
bio = 100
rad = 60
See here for information on the different styles.
Security Hardsuit.png Security Hardsuit E.V.A. Gives slightly increased protection against all damage sources. melee = 35
bullet = 25
laser = 30
energy = 10
bomb = 10
bio = 100
rad = 50
See here for information on the different styles.
HoSRIG.png HoS Hardsuit E.V.A. Gives slightly increased protection against all damage sources. melee = 45
bullet = 30
laser = 30
energy = 10
bomb = 25
bio = 100
rad = 50
Offer more protection than the standard Security Hardsuit. Still not as good as the Captain's spacesuit.
Wizardsuit.png Gem-encrusted hardsuit Wizard or Summon magic Offers good protection overall and counts as a robe for spellcasting. Protective against fire and totally acidproof to boot! melee = 40
bullet = 40
laser = 40
energy = 20
bomb = 35
bio = 100
rad = 50
See here for information on the magical arts.
Ablative.png Ablative Armor Vest Armory Gives excellent protection against Laser and Energy attacks and can even deflect them. melee = 10
bullet = 10
laser = 60
energy = 50
It will sometimes deflect energy projectiles, which includes disabler shots! It's also a traitor objective. Expect to receive a harsh sentence from security if caught with this.
Bulletproofvest.png Bulletproof Vest Armory Makes the wearer very resilient to bullets at the cost of being poor defense against other weapons. melee = 15
bullet = 60
laser = 10
energy = 10
bomb = 40
Very useful against gangsters and nuke ops. The helmet only provides half of the protection of the vest sadly.
Armor.png Body Armor HoP, Security Protects moderately against melee and lasers, which are common things to be harmed by. melee = 30
bullet = 30
laser = 30
energy = 10
bomb = 25
The standard armor found on security mooks. Also sometimes found on Ian.
Durathreadvest.png Durathread Vest Crafted from Durathread and leather. Protects moderately against melee and lasers, as well as fire and acid. However, worse against energy, bullets, and bombs. melee = 20
bullet = 10
laser = 30
energy = 5
bomb = 15
fire = 40
acid = 50
For non-Security, it's better than nothing.
Swatarmor.png Riot Suit Armory This, combined with the riot shield, will make you be the nightmare of fire extinguisher -wielding assistants everywhere. Gives complete protection to the entire body. melee = 50
bullet = 10
laser = 10
energy = 10
It's very resistant to melee attacks, BUT it's less protective against lasers than standard armor.
Armoredcoat.png Armored Coat HoS A good set of armour that covers the entire body, and the HoS starts with it. Not as powerful as it once was but it's still robust. melee = 30
bullet = 30
laser = 30
energy = 10
bomb = 25
Wear this as your rightful trophy if you manage to outrobust him.
Deathsquad.png Deathsquad Armor Death Squad Extremely robust armor found only on Deathsquad Officers. Offers strong protection against all damage sources to the entire body, in addition to being spaceworthy. Moderate slowdown. melee = 80
bullet = 80
laser = 50
energy = 50
bomb = 100
bio = 100
rad = 100
If you see someone wearing this, it's a good idea to run.
Bomb-suit.png Bomb Suit Toxins Lab, Armory Protects you from bombs. Even if a bomb manages to kill you, your body will not be gibbed and you can be cloned. melee = 40
laser = 20
energy = 10
bomb = 100
A suit designed for safety when handling explosives.
ERTCycle.gif ERT Hardsuits Emergency Response Team, Lavaland Offers very robust protection from all damage sources, with zero slowdown. melee = 65
bullet = 50
laser = 50
energy = 50
bomb = 50
bio = 100
rad = 100
fire = 80
acid = 80
Resistant to plasmafire.
Secjumpsuit.png Security Officer's Jumpsuit Security Office A security officer's jumpsuit provides a small amount of melee protection. All security-division jumpsuits have the same benefit, whether it be an officer's, the detective's, or the HoS's. Lawyers do not, however. melee = 10 The kicker? It goes in your jumpsuit slot, and when worn underneath armor will stack their defenses additively.
Durathreadjumpsuit.png Durathread Jumpsuit Crafted from Durathread Provides a small amount of melee protection and moderate laser and fire protection. melee = 10
laser = 10
fire = 40
acid = 10
bomb = 5
Like the Security Officer's, the Durathread jumpsuit is also worn in the jumpsuit slot and will also stack defenses with other armor.

Helmets

Icon Item How to acquire Protection Defense values % Notes
Helmet.png Helmet Security Office Standard head gear for security mooks. Keeps your head safe. melee = 35
bullet = 30
laser = 30
energy = 10
bomb = 25
Brave officers may opt to wear the security beret or hat instead. The warden's hat offers the same protection as this.
Durathreadhelmet.png Durathread Helmet Crafted from Durathread and leather. melee = 25
bullet = 10
laser = 20
energy = 10
bomb = 30
bio = 15
rad = 20
fire = 100
acid = 50
Swathelmet.png Swat Helmet Derelict A rare and extremely powerful helmet that protects against all kinds of damage. Spaceworthy. melee = 40
bullet = 30
laser = 30
energy = 30
bomb = 50
bio = 90

rad = 20

fire = 50

acid = 50

If you get this, be proud that you are wearing the best protective headgear in the game.
Riothelm.png Riot Helmet Armory Provides excellent melee protection, but lacks in other areas. melee = 45
bullet = 15
laser = 5
energy = 5
bomb = 5
bio = 2
Useful during revolutions, and other situations where you might be swarmed with melee weapons.
Deathsquadhelm.png Deathsquad Helmet Death squad A strong helmet that provides reduction against most damage types. Spaceworthy. melee = 80
bullet = 80
laser = 50
energy = 50
bomb = 100
bio = 100
rad = 100
Underwhelming compared to the deathsquad body armor

Hats

Icon Item How to acquire Protection Defense values % Notes
Hoscap.png Head of Security Hat HoS Provides robust head protection in all damage types. The HoS starts with this. melee = 40
bullet = 30
laser = 25
energy = 10
bomb = 25
bio = 10
Powerful and stylish, also for showing who is in charge around here. The dermal armor in the HoS's locker offers the same protection as this.
Durathreadbeanie.pngDurathreadberet.png Durathread Beanie and Beret Crafted from Durathread melee = 15
bullet = 5
laser = 15
energy = 5
bomb = 10
fire = 30
acid = 5