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Trip Mine Skill
This skill deploys an explosive mine that detonates when a foe comes in proximity. Activating this skill requires one power cell.
|Rank||Rank 1||Rank 2||Rank 3||Rank 4||Rank 5||Rank 6|
|Sensor Range||Power Cells||Damage & Force||Blast Radius||Detonator||EMP|
|Upgrade Name||Trip Mine||Power Cells||Damage & Force|
|Name||Rank||Skill Point Cost||Description||Bonus|
|Trip Mine||1||1||Deploys an explosive mine that triggers when an enemy comes within proximity of or crosses a sensor laser. Enemies suffer more damage the closer they are to the mine.
Activation requires one power cell from Trip Mine’s limited power cell supply. The maximum number of active mines equals the current number of maximum power cells.
|Damage & Force||3||3||
|Sensor Range||4||4||Increases proximity trigger radius and laser sensor distance||
|Damage & Force||5||5||
|Detonator||6||6||Mines act as combo detonators for all affected enemies.||
|EMP||6||6||Mines deliver an electromagnetic pulse, stunning enemies and causing added damage to shields. Electrified enemies are briefly primed for combo detonations.||
A fully upgraded trip mine can be used as a combo detonator. Prime up your target using a combo primer and then use your trip mine to create devastating combos.
By rank 3, you will have at least 3 power cells for your trip mine. Power cells adds a fourth power cell, but at the cost of better proximity radius and laser range. It really depends if you want better detection range and area-off-effect, or if you want an extra mine.
Similar to the upgrade above, these choices depend on whether you prefer damage & force or damage radius.
If you’re looking for another combo detonator (as if there wasn’t enough), it’s best that you use detonator. However, while the 30% additional combo damage might be tempting, a trip mine skill with EMP upgrade provides you with additional damage against shields and stunning capabilities.
Trip mines, when fully upgraded, contribute very well to a soldier build.