Makeshift weapons

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Makeshift weapons are offensive weaponry or equipment that can be made with relatively common and low tech items. They are significantly less effective than more modern and effective Security items, but these weapons can prove to be very useful in a pinch and can surprise even the most hardy of people.

Construction

Cablecuffs.png Cablecuffs

Cable cuffs are makeshift handcuffs. They are easier to break out of, and wirecutters will remove them instantly, but otherwise they still function as normal handcuffs. You need at least 15 coils.

Requires
15 x Cable coil
 Click on the Cable Coil in your hand and select "Make Cable Restraints".
 Alternatively, you can hold some cable and click 'Make Cable Restraints' in the object tab.

Spear.png Spear

The spear is a makeshift melee weapon which can only be held in hand or on your back. It does 10 brute when wielded with one hand, and 18 brute when wielded in both hands. You can impale a decapitated head on the spear, and display it for all to see. However, this essentially nullifies the spear as a weapon. (you can just make another one, but, eh...)

Requires
1 x Rods, 15 x Cable coil, 1x Glass shard
 Make Cable Restraints from the Cable Coil.
 Use the Rods on the Cable Restraints.
 Use the Glass Shard on the Wired Rod.

Spearbomb.PNG Explosive Lance

The explosive lance is a simple spear, which upon contact, activates the grenade attached to it. Most effective when thrown towards an enemy. A 100 Potassium/Water mix has a 1 tile gibbing radius, an effective and makeshift way of permanently taking care of a Changeling. (a meth explosion mix is a tad bit too destructive, and might lead to innocent bystanders sustaining serious injuries, as well as a rather large hull breach being generated)

Requires
1 x Rods, 15 x Cable coil, 1x Glass shard, 1x Grenade
 Make Cable Restraints from the Cable Coil.
 Use the Rods on the Cable Restraints.
 Use the Glass Shard on the Wired Rod.
 Attach a Grenade to the resulting Spear.

Stunprod.png Stunprod

The Stunprod is a makeshift Stun Baton which consumes much more battery life, stuns for less when used, and is much, much bulkier, which means that it can't be stored in backpacks. (it will only fit on your back or belt slots) Nonetheless, it will keep a target down for about five seconds which is enough time to slap some cuffs on. Expect to get thrown in the brig if caught with this weapon by Security. It is possible to recharge a Stunprod after depleting its power supply, simply use a Screwdriver on the prod to remove the Power Cell and either replace it with a fresh cell or put the dead cell in a Cell Charger. Rechargers are also surprisingly compatible with Stunprods.

While the Stunprod is great for self-defence, it deals poor damage. Best usage of the Stunprod is to subdue your target or use it to get distance between yourself and them.

Requires
1 x Rods, 1 x Igniter, 15 x Cable coil, 1x Power cell
 Make Cable Restraints from 15 Cable Coil.
 Use the Rods on the Cable Restraints
 Use the Igniter on the Rods
 Use the Power Cell on the assembled rod.
 =========Alternatively=============
 Collect all components and place them within one tile of you. 
 Open the crafting menu (T hud icon). 
 Find and select "Stunprod" and wait a few seconds.

Teleprod2.png Teleprod

The Teleprod is similar to the Stunprod, but instead of stunning the target, it teleports the target a short distance away. Hopefully it sends the target straight off into deep-space.

Requires
1 x Rods, 1 x Igniter, 15 x Cable coil, 1x Bluespace Crystal
 Make Cable Restraints from the Cable Coil.
 Use the Rods on the Cable Restraints
 Use the Igniter on the Rods
 Use the Bluespace Crystal on the assembled rod.
 =========Alternatively=============
 Collect all components and place them within one tile of you. 
 Open the crafting menu (T hud icon). 
 Find and select "Teleprod" and wait a few seconds.

Flashshield.png Strobe Shield

A standard issue security riot shield, but it has a built in flash with the ability to blind and disorient the target.

Requires
1 x Mounted Flash Frame, 1 x Flash, 1x Riot Shield
 Use the Mounted Flash Frame on the Riot Shield
 Use the Flash on the Strobe Shield assembly
 =========Alternatively=============
 Collect all components and place them within one tile of you. 
 Open the crafting menu (T hud icon). 
 Find and select "Strobe Shield" and wait a few seconds.

Chainsaw.gif Chainsaw

The Chainsaw is a glorified version of the circular saw, with extra robustness. You can even surgically replace your arms with chainsaws, if you would like your dream about the unstoppable Double Chainsaw Griffon Man to come true. They can be crafted using a circular saw, a plasteel sheet, some cable coil, and a welding tool. Don't forget to turn it on!

Requires
1 x Circular saw, 1x Cable coil, 1x Plasteel, Welder
Collect all components and place them within one tile of you. 
 Open the crafting menu (T hud icon). 
 Find and select "Chainsaw" and wait a few seconds.

IED.png Improvised Explosive Device (IED)

The IED is a firebomb made out of a soda can. It is weak but it can do lots of damage if used correctly, from setting fire to crew to breaking power wires. It has a random timer between 3 and 8 seconds, so use it wisely!

Requires
1 x soda can, 1 x 1 igniter, FuelTank.png, 1 x Cable coil
Fill the can with welding fuel. 
Put the can, the igniter, and the cable coil within one tile of you. 
 Open the crafting menu (T hud icon). 
 Find and select "Improvised Explosive Device" and wait a few seconds.

Molotov.gif Molotov Cocktail

Bash it on your target, watch him burst into flames. Highly recommended for rioters and revolutionaries alike. Light and toss. Fwooosh.

Requires
1 x Bottle, 1 x Rag, 100u Accelerant
Fill the bottle with 100 units of an accelerant, a highly flammable substance which will go up in flames when set alight.
(Examples include: Ethanol, Welding Fuel, Chlorine Trifluoride, Phlogiston, Napalm, Hellwater, Liquid Plasma, and Burning Spore Toxin.)
Use the rag on the bottle filled with an accelerant.

Flamethrower.png Flamethrower

The flamethrower creates a stream of flame that superheats the air and causes those caught in the flame to catch on fire. It has a range of about three tiles and is most effective against alien weeds and space vines; while very effective against the aforementioned two infestations, the flamer is at best a suppression weapon against human targets and at worst a suicide attack to yourself. You are better off using a Stun Prod or a Toolbox to do direct damage, however the flamethrower is great for area denial, AoE attacks, and damage done over time (both from catching on fire and the hot state that it leaves the surrounding air in). When using a flamethrower either wear a Firesuit to protect you against the high heat or move back as soon as you fire the weapon.

May simply cause masses of plasma to be spewed everywhere if the pressure settings are too high.

Requires
1 x Rods, Screwdriver, 1 x Welder, 1 x Igniter, 1 x Plasma Tank
 Screwdriver the Welder
 Add Rods to the Welder to create the Flamethrower
 Screwdriver the Igniter
 Add the Igniter to the Flamethrower
 Screwdriver to finish
 Load a Plasma Tank
=========Alternatively=============
 Put the Welder, Rods, and Igniter within one tile of you. 
 Have a screwdriver available. 
 Open the crafting menu (T hud icon). 
 Find and select "Flamethrower" and wait a few seconds.
 Load a Plasma Tank

You can also get one from a hacked Autolathe, minus the plasma tank.

It should also be noted that the fuel inside the plasma tank determines the properties of the shot flame. Mixes of plasma and other gases can create different results when using the flamethrower, namely in temperature.

Improvised shotgun.png Improvised Shotgun

Essentially a tube that aims shotgun shells.

Requires
1 x Modular Receiver, 1 x Rifle Stock, 1 x Disposal Pipe, 1 x Package Wrapper, Screwdriver
 Collect all the materials (make Modular Receiver from a hacked Autolathe, make Rifle Stock from 10 wooden planks)
 Put them within one tile of you. 
 Have a Screwdriver available, Collect all components and place them within one tile of you. 
 Open the crafting menu (T hud icon). 
 Find and select "Improvised Shotgun" and wait a few seconds.
 (If you want improvised shells for it, use Technological Shells from the security Protolathe.)

Meteorshot Shell.png Meteorshot Shell

A shotgun shell rigged with CMC technology, which launches a massive slug when fired, that stuns and deals damage.

Requires
1 x Tech Shell, 1x RCD Ammo, 1x Micro-Manipulator, Screwdriver
 Collect all components and place them within one tile of you. 
 Have a Screwdriver available. 
 Open the crafting menu (T hud icon). 
 Find and select "Meteorshot Shell" and wait a few seconds.

Pulse Slug Shell.png Pulse Slug Shell

A delicate device which can be loaded into a shotgun. The primer acts as a button which triggers the gain medium and fires a powerful energy blast. While the heat and power drain limit it to one use, it can still allow an operator to engage targets that ballistic ammunition would have difficulty with.

Requires
1 x Tech Shell, 1x Advanced Capacitor, 1x Ultra-High-Power Micro-Laser, Screwdriver
 Collect all components and place them within one tile of you. 
 Have a Screwdriver available. 
 Open the crafting menu (T hud icon). 
 Find and select "Pulse Slug Shell" and wait a few seconds.

Dragonsbreath Shell.png Dragonsbreath Shell

A shotgun shell which fires a spread of incendiary pellets.

Requires
1 x Tech Shell, 5u Phosphorus, Screwdriver
 Collect all components and place them within one tile of you. 
 Have a Screwdriver available. 
 Open the crafting menu (T hud icon). 
 Find and select "Dragonbreath Shell" and wait a few seconds.

Pneumatic cannon.png Pneumatic Cannon

A unique gas-powered gun that can fire anything loaded into it.

Requires
2x pipe, 8x package wrapping, 4x metal sheets Wrench Welder
 Collect all components and place them within one tile of you. 
 Have the tools available. 
 Open the crafting menu (T hud icon). 
 Find and select "Pneumatic Cannon" and wait a few seconds. 
 Acquire a medium-large sized gas tank to power the cannon. 

Bola.png Bola

A simple device fashioned from a cable and weights on the end, designed to entangle enemies by wrapping around their legs upon being thrown at them. The victim can remove them rather quickly, however.

Requires
1x Cablecuffs, 6x Metal
 Collect all components and place them within one tile of you. 
 Have the tools available. 
 Open the crafting menu (T hud icon). 
 Find and select "Bola" and wait a few seconds. 

Extendohand.png Extendo-Hand

Lets you reach things that are 2 tiles away and interact with them as if you were using your bare hand on them. Too long and awkward to use on things that are adjacent to you though. Basically you can fistfight/disarm people from a tile away assuming they don't close the distance or anything, plus you can unlock lockers or open doors from a tile away and stuff.

Requires
1x Borg Arm (left or right), 1x Boxing Glove
 Attach a boxing glove to the cyborg arm

Baseball bat.png Baseball Bat

The baseball bat does 10 brute damage and knocks back mobs.

Requires
5x Wooden Planks
 Click on the wooden planks in your hand and select "baseball bat".

File:Spiked Baseball bat.png Baseball Bat

The spiked baseball bat does 15 brute damage and knocks back mobs.

Requires
5x Wooden Planks, 5x Rods
 Click on the wooden planks in your hand and select "baseball bat".
 Go to crafting menu "Weapons" and make a "spiked baseball bat".

Tailwhip2.png Liz O' Nine Tails

For displaying your dominance over those filthy lizards.

Requires
1x Cable coil, 1 x Lizard Tail
 Attach a piece of cable coil to a cut off lizard tail.

Catwhip.png Cat O' Nine Tails

For displaying your dominance over those filthy catgirls.

Requires
1x Cable coil, 1 x Cat Tail
 Attach a piece of cable coil to a cut off cat tail.

Plasma tank.png Singletank Bomb

Singletank bombs are, unlike TTV bombs, constructed from a singular tank. As a result, they tend towards less explosive power but make up for it by being very easy to create in comparison. Experiment with gas mixtures - see if you can try and make something that's as big as the bomb cap!

Requires
1x 1 igniter, 1x detonator of your choice, 1x Plasma Tank

Screwdriver Welder

 Create an igniter assembly, usually this is a signaller, by screwdrivering the igniter and detonator and combining them by slapping them together.
 (If you're using a signaler, make sure to change it from default frequency to reduce the risk of someone randomly signaling your bomb).
 Attach the assembly to the tank by hitting it on the tank.
 Weld a pressure hole into the tank with a welding tool.

ChemPayload.gif Chemical Payload

Two chemical Grenades and a piece of C4 or Gibtonite are stuffed into a matter bin. When the C4/Gibtonite blows, it also activates the two chemical grenades. You should ideally place the payload into a bomb assembly (crafted from 10 plasteel) to provide a way to actually detonate it. A useful way to bypass the countdown of the bomb (and create an instant explosion) is to strap a signaller onto the boom wire of the bomb. If you can get your hand on some bluespace beakers, the chemical payload can theoretically detonate 1200 units of chemicals/toxins. Capable of very great destruction. Or y'know, you could just coat the hallways with several layers of space lube.

Requires
1x Matter Bin, 2x Grenade, 1x C4 OR Gibtonite
 Put two chemical Grenades into the matter bin
 Put the detonator (the C4 or Gibtonite) into the matter bin
 Use 10 plasteel to make a bomb assembly
 Put the Chemical Payload into the bomb assembly
 Attach a signaller onto the boom wire of the bomb (optional)
 Make the bomb actually go boom (optional)

File:Locker Mech.png Locker Mech

A quite below average mech available to all who plunder the depths of maintenance for long. Amazing as it may seem, you are still slow, lack range and above all, are not tanky.

Requires
20x Cable coil, 10x Metal, 2x Toolbox, 1x Oxygen Tank, 1x link:Airlock_Electronics, 1x Fire Extinguisher, 5x Duct Tape, 1x Flashlight, 4x Rods, 2, Disposal Pipe, Screwdriver, Welder, Wirecutters
  Gather tools and resources.
  Go to the crafting menu tab: "Robots" and click "Locker Mech"