Combat

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The subject of this article is from the Synthesis update.
The information from this article is is up-to-date as of 18 February, 2020.
Disambig.png This article is about the current version of Combat. For the Beyond version, see Combat (Beyond).

Combat is an information panel.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Combat is a display page referenced by the Game Content page.

Sentinels[edit | edit source]

Sentinels
  • Sentinels are robotic entities that guard most worlds. Harvesting resources in view of the Sentinels will cause them to turn hostile.
  • Harvesting some resources, such as Gravitino Balls, will immediately alert Sentinels forces.
  • Sentinels may approach and scan you or any resources you recently harvested. Avoid harvesting or attacking non-hostile creatures while being watched.
  • Some worlds host extremely hostile Sentinels. These drones will attack on sight. Pay attention to the planet information in the Analysis Visor (Key F) to learn Sentinels status.
  • The Security Level in the top right of the HUD shows the current Sentinels status. This will increase as you fight Sentinels.
  • Eliminate Sentinels Drones quickly when to avoid [[[Sentinel#Types|more powerful Sentinels]] being summoned.
  • Destroying Sentinel Drones is a good source of exotic materials.

Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Ammunition
  • Most Multi-Tool weapons, such as the Boltcaster require ammunition. Craft ammunition in empty slots in your Inventory.
  • While in combat, Reload your current weapon with Key R. this will automatically draw ammo from your inventory.
  • Ensure you have crafted sufficient ammunition before entering a combat situation.
  • All projects based weapons use the same ammunition: the Boltcaster, the Pulse Spitter and the Scatter Blaster.
  • Energy based weapons, such as the Blaze Javelin, are charged with carbon directly from the Quick Menu or the Inventory. The Mining Beam is not use in combat.
  • When out of ammo or charge, use Key Q to melee strike.

Weapon Management[edit | edit source]

Weapon Management
  • Fire your Multi-tool with LPM. When out of ammo or charge, use Key Q to melee strike.
  • Reload your current weapon with Key R. Some weapons require charge instead of ammo.
  • By default, the Multi-Tool is only equipped with a Mining Beam. To increase combat power, install new Weapon Types.
  • Cycle between weapon modes by using Key G.
  • The Multi-Tool can be upgraded with a Terrain Manipulator, allowing the user to create and remove planetary terrain.
  • Find new weapon blueprints and other Multi-tool upgradess in buildings or at a Technology Merchant aboard Space Stations.
  • Some planetary buildings may host brand-new Multi-Tools to purchase. Each Multi-Tool has unique bonuses to boost its effectiveness.

Defensive Systems[edit | edit source]

Defensive Systems
  • Damage received while on-foot (from combat, hostile fauna or environmental damage) will first deplete your shield.
  • Your shield will recharge over time. Take cover and avoid taking damage while the shield is low. Damage taken while shields are down will damage your health.
  • Purchase plans for a Personal Forcefield at Technology Merchants. This is a powerful combat shield deployed from the Multi-Tool.
  • Exosuit defensive and life support systems can be upgraded with new technology. Visit technology merchants on space stations to upgrade.

Ground Combat[edit | edit source]

Ground Combat
  • Fire your Multi-Tool with LPM. When out of ammo or charge, use Key Q to melee strike.
  • Aim (Key F) and Zoom (RPM) to target enemies with precision.
  • Cycle between weapon modes by using Key G.
  • Reload your current weapon with Key R. Ensure you have crafted sufficient ammunition before entering a combat situation.
  • Damage received while on-foot will first deplete your shield. Your shield will recharge over time. Take cover and avoid taking damage while the shield is low.
  • Purchase plans for a Personal Forcefield at Technology Merchants. This is a powerful combat shield deployed from the Multi-Tool.

Space Combat[edit | edit source]

Space Combat
  • Fire ship weapons with LPM. Cycle weapon modes with Key G.
  • if attacked by Pirates, answer them on the Communicator with Key X. They can be bribed to leave you alone.
  • Alternatively, use a Defence Chit to summon the System Authorities to aid in combat.
  • Purchase Defence Chits from merchants on Space Stations.
  • Stay behind your target to deal more damage and avoid enemy fire.
  • Manage your speed with Boost (L Shift) and Brake (Key S) to stay behind your target.
  • Turning while braking is much faster.
  • Your Starship Shields will recharge over time.
  • Change your current target with {,} and {.}.
  • Aim at the target leading reticle for increased accuracy.

Gallery[edit | edit source]