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Black-Ops Psionic Amplifier
Psiamp
Weapon Data
First Found on Earth
Requirements -
Researchable No
Summon Code psi amp
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The Black-Ops Psionic Amplifier is a device featured in System Shock 2. It appears to be a dark metal ball that has a small tube or wire lodged into the protagonist's lower wrist. The player can use it to cast Psi Powers to perform various actions, among them casting offensive projectiles.

All O.S.A. Agents start the game with this device.

Requirements

The Psi Amp itself does not require any Combat Skill or Research. In order to use Psi Powers, the player first needs to unlock their respective Tier using Cybernetic Modules at Psi Upgrade Unit. After that, the Psi Powers under that Tier can be acquired and then used.

Technology

Developed by Esper Industries, a branch of TriOptimum military R&D division, this controversial device allows psionically able individuals to amplify and project their powers into the world. Before the development of the Psi Amp, Psionic Disciplines were mostly detectable only in a lab environment.

The Amp contains and inhibits the normal diffusion problems inherent in Psi phenomena. The Amp also allows the user to effectively channel their innate Psionic Disciplines to a number of powerful effects. This device caused furor in the Psionic community, primarily because of its obvious military applications, but also because of the Amp’s tendency to define Psi Powers along a few specific (and generally utilitarian) axes.

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