[StrangePan] [1.1.41] Discharge Defense does not recieve damage bonus

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[StrangePan] [1.1.41] Discharge Defense does not recieve damage bonus

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The "Energy weapons damage" research says that it "Increases the damage of laser and electric beams". But the Discharge Defense only deals 100 electric damage regardless of the amount of upgrades. It certainly looks like the Discharge Defense fires an electric beam, so should the damage increase apply?

(this is my first bug report, please let me know if I've missed something)

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Re: [1.1.41] Discharge Defense does not recieve damage bonus

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Looks like the damage bonus is applied to discharge defenses and lasers correctly, but the bonus amount is not included in the item description.

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Re: [StrangePan] [1.1.41] Discharge Defense does not recieve damage bonus

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Actually, I think you're right. The damage multiplier is being applied, but that multiplier is 1 (aka no additional damage). Looks like the relevant research doesn't actually apply a bonus to electric-type weapons!

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Re: [StrangePan] [1.1.41] Discharge Defense does not recieve damage bonus

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Yes, my apologies, I have a save file that replicates the condition but it's quite large. It has level 7 laser / energy upgrades and a nearby isolated nest for testing. When I use the discharge on the nest (or biters) it only deals 100 damage. Should I upload the save file somewhere? Or maybe no need since you've already confirmed that the multiplier is not applied? Thanks btw for looking into this! I was hoping to try out large amounts of discharge defense but the damage is a bit underwhelming.

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Re: [StrangePan] [1.1.41] Discharge Defense does not recieve damage bonus

Post by StrangePan »

Thanks for the report! It's true, discharge defenses weren't receiving any bonus damage from Energy Weapons Damage technology. Starting in 1.1.43, they should start receiving bonus damage from Energy Weapons Damage 6 and beyond.

(I've never used discharge defenses before working on this bug, and now I look forward to putting them all over my power armor :D )

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