Why are grenades more effective against reapers than HC-HE?
Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:57 AM
What's the deal with that?
Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:46 PM
UFOpedia calculations say reapers have 148 health but the grenade does 75 damage max.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:42 PM
The only explanation I can think of is that you've just been stung by the random number generator a few times, and its given the grenades a lucky break. Also if the centre of the explosions weren't exactly on a part of the Reaper, you might find most of the damage is being soaked up by its directional armour rather than its undersides. Quite likely to happen with the HC-HE if it misses but gets the Reaper with its splash damage.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:16 AM
I target that because I'm thinking of "throw a grenade up it's a.."
Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:12 PM
( some are mentioned earlier by others )
1.) luck roll
2.) previously weakened / wounded reaper
3.) 4x damage against 4 squares aliens
4.) beginner level
my vote would be beginner difficulty level
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Edited by yarrow, 31 December 2012 - 02:13 PM.