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Offline Hobbes

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Chryssalid reaction melee?
« on: July 08, 2014, 04:24:34 am »
I just had a Terror Site where one of my soldiers walks out of the Skyranger on the first turn, moves next to a Chryssalid and the alien reaction attacks my soldier and turns him into a zombie.

Is this normal? I have saves of the game before the soldier moves and after he got zombified.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2014, 04:26:24 am by Hobbes »

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Re: Chryssalid reaction melee?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 04:37:03 am »
"Reaction melee" was added long ago. The news for v0.9 indicate the Reapers can do it.
https://openxcom.org/2013/05/its-finally-here-version-0-9/

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Re: Chryssalid reaction melee?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 05:31:37 am »
"Reaction melee" was added long ago. The news for v0.9 indicate the Reapers can do it.
https://openxcom.org/2013/05/its-finally-here-version-0-9/


Ah ok, thanks. Does it also works with Stun Rods?

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Re: Chryssalid reaction melee?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 04:07:57 pm »
Reaction move would be nice :D .

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Re: Chryssalid reaction melee?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014, 08:05:06 pm »
Ah ok, thanks. Does it also works with Stun Rods?
I can speak from personal experience, yes it works with stun rods. Came as a total surprise really. Be aware of the Reactions stat, your soldiers are far less likely to reaction-prod someone than a Chryssalid is to reaction attack.

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Re: Chryssalid reaction melee?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014, 08:26:36 pm »
I can speak from personal experience, yes it works with stun rods. Came as a total surprise really. Be aware of the Reactions stat, your soldiers are far less likely to reaction-prod someone than a Chryssalid is to reaction attack.

LOL. I was thinking more about UFO fighting actually.

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Re: Chryssalid reaction melee?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 09:40:30 am »
Lol.

*Hapless trooper sneaks up on Chrysalid and pokes it with stunrod*
*Chrysalid gets startled, turns around and jabs it's zombie maker in said hapless trooper* XD

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Re: Chryssalid reaction melee?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014, 01:58:33 pm »
On a side note, have they made Cryssalids fair (meaning, they have to kill a unit actually to zombify it) or is it like vanilla (no matter what happens, if Cryssalid attacked a unit, when it stops attacking unit will be zombified)?

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Re: Chryssalid reaction melee?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 03:18:53 pm »
On a side note, have they made Cryssalids fair (meaning, they have to kill a unit actually to zombify it) or is it like vanilla (no matter what happens, if Cryssalid attacked a unit, when it stops attacking unit will be zombified)?

AFAIK Chryssalid must deal damage for zombification to work, though it's not exactly a problem for Chryssalids. :)

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Re: Chryssalid reaction melee?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 05:11:07 am »
LOL. I was thinking more about UFO fighting actually.
Which is exactly what I was referring to. If you've got a guy with a prod standing next to a door, and an alien walks through the door on their turn, all the usual reactions math happens. If your troopers Reactions stat isn't high enough, he'll stand there like a moron, while the alien will probably turn him into swiss cheese.