Mortar


Introduction

Is it a bird or is it a plane?
No, it's a mortar, bringing you pain!

Overview

The mortar fires a speedy projectile that explodes on impact and throws back fragments back at the direction it came from, but at lower speed.

Properties

  • Charge to shoot: No
  • Affected by wind: No
  • Ends turn: Yes
  • Retreat time: 3s
  • Amount of fragments: 5
  • Maximum damage of mortar itself: 20
  • Maximum damage of fragment: 25
  • Total damage potential: 20 + 5 · 25 = 145
  • Crate type: Weapon

How to use

Pressing the Attack key (default: space bar) will fire the mortar with full power into the direction the hedgehog is aiming at.
On impact the mortar will split into fragments with will move into the opposite direction of impact.

Hints

  • Since mortar is (usually) not affected by wind and has no timer while also doesn't need to be charged—it's fairly easy to just adjust the aiming angle step by step (on the same hedgehog) if you keep missing your target
  • In an indestructable map, the mortar will be one of the most feared weapons! If you shoot it against the ceiling the fragments will explode on the ground almost at the same time, causing a lot of damange to any hedgehogs located there!
  • Because of the fragments being thrown back to the direction of the sender, the mortar can be used to shoot “around corners” of the map
  • Mortar has a low fragment spread, which makes it a potential tool for digging

Trivia

  • Available in Pro Mode, although it does not needs far as much skill as the other weapons in that mode

History

  • Mortar was one of the first weapons to make it into the game.

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