This is a Prey guide. Here you will find details on the Voltaic Phantom, an enemy you’ll encounter in TALOS-I.
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Voltaic Phantom Enemy Profile
“Never created in the lab—until now. Weaver’s abilities must be adapting. Electromagnetic fields disrupt everything around it. Electrocutes anything dumb enough to get close. Like the thermal, keep as far away as possible. Looks like it can super-charge Mimics too.” – Morgan Yu, on the Voltaic Phantom
Voltaic phantoms are created from the corpses of Talos 1 inhabitants. For some reason unknown to man, some phantoms, when created by weavers, become imbued with elemental powers. One of these is what is known as the voltaic phantom.
Voltaic phantoms are weak to EMP, Nullwave, and Psychic powers. Throw an EMP charge or nullwave transmitter to disable its powers, and then use whatever you have in hand–Q-beam if you have a lot of ammo to spare, shotgun and wrench if you don’t.
Keep a distance if you want to use Q-beam or GLOO cannon–the static field surrounding this typhon is going to interfere with your scientific weapons. As such, your shotgun is your closest friend in battles like these.