Anti-Personnel Mines

Anti-Personnel Mines can be used by Infiltrators and Engineers. They must be unlocked for these classes separately. 

  • First rank costs 200 certs and allows to carry and deploy 1 AP Mine.
  • Second rank costs 500 certs and allows to carry and deploy a second AP Mine.
  • Engineers can also equip a Rank 2 of the Mine Carrier Suit Slot to carry an extra AP Mine.
  • Spawning with each AP Mine costs 75 Nanites.
  • All AP Mines automatically detonate after a delay when an enemy player enters the trigger zone.
  • AP Mines can also be detonated by bullets, explosives or enemy EMP grenades.
  • Mines can be silently spotted to warn your allies.

All mines are capable of killing a full health infantry player without Flak Armor, but not a shielded Heavy Assault. They also deal minor damage to MAX units.

Mines are mostly used to protect objectives and flanks from enemy infantry.

Claymore

Terran Republic Claymores deal the most damage, but they have the smallest area of effect:

  • deal ~1300 damage in 2m in 135 degree cone in front of them.
  • 0.32 second detonation delay.
  • 2m, 90 degree cone trigger zone

Knowing the detonation delay of 0.32 seconds and that sprinting player moves at 6.32m per second, we can calculate the distance a player can cover during the delay: 0.32 * 6.32 = ~2.02m, which means that a player can potentially spring right through the claymore without getting damaged, which is confirmed by in-game testing.

Due to small area of effect, Claymores are best used to protect narrow passages and doorways.

Bouncing Betty

New Conglomerate Bouncing Betties deal damage in a large area of effect, damage reduces as distance to the mine grows. Damage zone is noticeably larger than detonation zone. 

Bouncing Betties are more likely to wound than to kill, so they are great at finishing off fleeing enemies and when thrown in large groups of people (pizza delivery). In that case, they can be combined with an EMP grenade for a truly devastating effect

Proximity Mine

Vanu Sovereignty Proximity Mines are mostly identical to Bouncing Betties. Known differences:

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