How to not push robots around?

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How to not push robots around?

Post by kakhome1 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:06 am

What are the best strategies to avoid pushing robots around (it can get especially bad for me when sniping small(ish) ones from afar and using lasers)?
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Re: How to not push robots around?

Post by AlexanderBorisov » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:45 am

Use plasma cannon, or gauss.
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Re: How to not push robots around?

Post by LightWolf » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:54 am

Gauss? To avoid pushing?
Vulcan is a better choice there :P
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Re: How to not push robots around?

Post by AlexanderBorisov » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:00 pm

He talks about small robots at large dist, Vulcan does not push but it does much less damage at long range because of it's spread, that's why I suggested Gauss,
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Re: How to not push robots around?

Post by kakhome1 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:06 pm

Well with D1 primaries only except in extreme conditions (and Level 5 laser allowed) it is either Vulcan or Plasma.
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Re: How to not push robots around?

Post by Xfing » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:43 pm

Plasma, totally. The lasers make robots bounce like mad if they hit at anything different than a straight angle.

The answer is definitely plasma. Ironically, plasma is supposed to be ionised gas, so it has much more mass than lasers, which are focused light. Oh well, creative license :D

Fusion is also suitable for that, as in passing through robots it doesn't push them. In D2 phoenix seems to have similar traits to plasma. Vulcan is a sure one, but its spread is somewhat significant at long distances, so using it that way is rather wasteful.
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