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Disposable Maintenance Tool
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Information
Type Tool
First Found on Earth
Dropped by Maintenance Bot (30%) x2
Researchable No
Stackable Yes
Recycleable Yes, 2 Nanites / Tool
Transmutative No
Duplicative No
Summon Code maintenance tool
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The Disposable Maintenance Tool is a small wrench-like object largely composed of specialized Nanites, and can restore the condition of a ranged weapon. The amount of condition grade increase depends on the Maintenance skill level.

Gunnery sergeants everywhere make it a point of pride that their tool of choice isn't a "loser know-nothing fix-it-all device" - the better the Maintenance skill of the operator, the more effect using the tool will have.

Any person who uses weapons on a regular basis will want to keep a supply of Maintenance tools on hand. As the name suggests, the tool is for single use. Different weapons have different minimum maintenance skill requirements, see below.

Minimum Maintenance Skills

Minimum Skill Weapon
1 Talon M2A3 .45 Caliber Pistol
Apollo H4 Laser Pistol
2 Shotgun
TC-11 "Brick" Grenade Launcher
3 Stasis Field Generator
Fusion Cannon
4 M-22 Assault Rifle
Viral Proliferator
Annelid Launcher
6 Dual-Circuit EMP Rifle

Strategic Analysis

  • Getting a moderate maintenance skill level (3-4) before starting to use maintenance tools is often preferable. This eliminates high consumption of the tools early in the game.
  • Early in the game, it can be preferable to simply swap weapons in poor condition for ones with better condition. However, once the player starts to Modify the weapons, this tactic becomes obsolete, especially if using the French-Epstein Devices.
  • Alternative to Maintenance is to use Anti-Entropic Field skill to prevent weapon degradation.
  • Some weapons, such as the EMP Rifle have very high Maintenance skill requirement but low Repair skill requirement. Acquiring the low repair skill or using the Auto-Repair Units might seem attractive. However, this tactic subjects the player for often weapon breakage during combat.

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