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Feb 12 2010
By: BrockOLee Sackboy 615 posts
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Are Gas Grenades the best weapon?

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Gas grenades seem to have great potential. How do you use them?

 

  • Clear enemies out of their sabatoge A, B and C sites so your team can easily get in when gas is gone.
  • Create a wall of gas so enemies can't enter their side of A,B or so they can't come into your C.
  • Outside of their spawn when camping their spawn.
  • At choke points to prevent the enemy from moving forward.


It seems hardly anyone uses gas grenades. If everyone on SVER/Ravon equpped gas and used it on Valors C on Sabatoge, there wouldn't be a living Valor left inside to defend it.
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Hekseville Citizen
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Re: Are Gas Grenades the best weapon?

Feb 12, 2010
I believe they are  a great asset as well.  I have them equipped in my main weapon set.
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Re: Are Gas Grenades the best weapon?

Feb 12, 2010
Keep in mind that "area denial" works both ways. I can't stand it when someone on my team throws gas grenades in the objective we're trying to capture.
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Re: Are Gas Grenades the best weapon?

Feb 12, 2010
It's a double edged sword.  It is very situational and you can easily screw over your team mates with a poorly thrown gas grenade.  On the other hand, there are obvious scenarios where a gas grenade can practically win a game.  For example, next time you plant a charge on an AAA or something, throw a gas grenade down at your feet and run.  People usually hesitate to disarm it and, if you wing them, they won't live through the gas.  That's just one way to use them that I never see.  There are others.
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Re: Are Gas Grenades the best weapon?

Feb 12, 2010

You guys bring up a good point... how much damage does a gas nade do?

 

  • Can you defuse a bomb that is in the gas cloud in time?
    • What if you have extra health or gas resistance?
  • If you sprint through a gas cloud, how much damage did you just take?
  • Do multiple gas nades multiply the damage done?
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Re: Are Gas Grenades the best weapon?

Feb 13, 2010

BrockOLee wrote:

You guys bring up a good point... how much damage does a gas nade do?

 

  • Can you defuse a bomb that is in the gas cloud in time?
    • What if you have extra health or gas resistance?
  • If you sprint through a gas cloud, how much damage did you just take?
  • Do multiple gas nades multiply the damage done?

1 - Not usually.  Especially not if you are wounded on the way in.
2 -  Unless you are wounded, you will probably survive.
3 - Sprinting through doesn't damage much.  What's good is that guy will eventually die and you will get an assist.
4 - I'm not sure on this one.  I've got reasons to believe it does but... who knows? 

 

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Re: Are Gas Grenades the best weapon?

Feb 13, 2010

 Gas nades are the next best thing to a gate when defending Dom, the trick is throwing them just far enough

outside the door to avoid TKing the engineers.

  I don't even loadout regular nades anymore.

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Re: Are Gas Grenades the best weapon?

Feb 13, 2010

Common sense tip:

Instead of gassing the capture sites, trying gassing behind/where the enemy is likely to advance. Therefore they'll go around the gas wasting more time or they'll be softened up.

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Feb 13, 2010

I think Gas Grenades should be used defensively. They create a barrier, an area that cant be crossed. This should be used behind the enemy's battle line to force the enemy in that area to alter their route.For example, use them to close off narrow corridors or streets.

 

Use them far away from your own guys to force the enemy to move the way you want them on the battlefield. 

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