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MeowRailroad

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Are smokepop belts worth it?
« on: July 16, 2017, 08:11:08 PM »

Does it make sense for my colonists to wear smokepop belts or should I avoid making them? Do they help much in combat? I could see them helping if I was attacking a item stash or outpost with turrets, but do they help for base defense?
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Re: Are smokepop belts worth it?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 08:29:45 PM »

Imo shields are a better choice, if you have access to them. Smokepop belts might be useful if you have multiple melees stacked together that need cover in an open field, but I prefer not to have that kind of situation anyway...
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Re: Are smokepop belts worth it?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 11:15:39 PM »

I like to use them on my gunners.  It's not a necessity but it sure does come in handy. Helped prevent some nasty wounds in a couple mech raids.  I would definitely have gear and weapons prioritized before making them.
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Re: Are smokepop belts worth it?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 12:44:48 AM »

They help your ranged guys out a bit - A layer of defense on top of all the other layers of defense a good fortification can provide melee guys can make them nearly unhittable.  For melee you're better off with shield belts, but for ranged guys smokepop belts are nice.
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Re: Are smokepop belts worth it?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 01:03:04 AM »

If you use smokebelts on shooter and it pops, does it affect your own man too? Should be i think.
If they are in a bunker and nobody can see something.
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Re: Are smokepop belts worth it?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 09:22:41 AM »

Yes, smokepop belts also decrease the accuracy of your own shooters.
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