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Pulse mine (Fallout 3)

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For an overview of all mines, see Land mines.
Pulse mine
PulseMine
Pulse mine icon
Requirements
skillExplosives
Attack statistics
dmg/attack
1 (1.1) + 10 (16.5) explosionIcon explosion
crit dmg
0
crit % mult
x1
attacks/sec
0.5AP35
effect+200 against robots
Other
weight0.5value
40
item HP5
base id0000433e
 
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The pulse mine consists of a proximity fuse and miniaturized EMP device enclosed in a gray metal casing screwed to the base. Armed status is indicated by four red diodes situated on top of the cover.

CharacteristicsEdit

The pulse mine will begin beeping when a target comes within a short distance to it until it is disarmed or it detonates. The time until detonation depends on the Explosives skill of the person setting it off. Both soft and armored/robot targets will activate the fuse.

On detonation, the pulse mine creates an electromagnetic field affecting any functioning robots and turrets. The blast deals little damage to non- robot targets in close proximity to the detonating device.

The pulse mine can be disarmed with a high enough Explosives skill or simply avoided with the Perk: "Light Step".

The pulse mine will become live and likely to cause instant death after it's dropped into a non-player character's pants (inventory) via theft.

LocationsEdit

  • Talon Company mercenaries may carry some pulse mines with them.
  • Enclave Soldiers and officers are often supplied with one.
  • They are also almost never found in the Wasteland, at least armed. A single live one can be found in the National Archives Rotunda.

NotesEdit

  • Note that some robots hover above the ground, thus making this mine useless.
  • Reverse pick-pocketing pulse mines and pulse grenades will kill organic opponents without the potential to hurt the player significantly.
  • Interestingly the EMP does no damage to power armored NPCs, even though the armor is highly mechanical and relies on a power source to function.

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