|TS-04 Laser Rapier|
|First Obtained||Level 3 - Maintenance|
|Attack Type||Melee (Energy)|
~ Alan Rivers
The TS-04 Laser Rapier is a weapon used in System Shock.
~ Street Vendor
This energized lance projects a mono-filament thread that is suspended in a contained energy field. Upon contact, the thread slices through organic and synthetic materials, permanently disabling most creatures and robots. The rapier is usually carried only by senior security officers and military commanders.
It's important to remember that in the first System Shock the Laser Rapier uses some energy. If the energy is depleted it becomes impossible to strike.
The player can use the Laser Rapier to clean up the station of unwanted objects by striking the nearby ones, similarly to using SparqBeam and all other Energy Weapons. However, Sparq has a much better range, is easier to aim and also much more energy-efficient on lower energy settings.
- The Mark IV Laser Rapier is an improved version of the weapon, used during the 22nd century.
- Most of the weapon names in System Shock are derived from the initials of the games developers. In this case, Tim Stellmach.
|System Shock Weapons|
|Hand-to-Hand Weapons||Lead Pipe • TS-04 Laser Rapier|
|Pistols and Rifles||SV-23 Dart Pistol • ML-41 Minipistol • Magnum 2100 Pistol • AM-27 Flechette • DC-05 Riot Gun •|
MARK III Assault Rifle • MM-76 Accelerator Rail Gun • RF-07 Skorpion
|Energy Weapons||SparqBeam Sidearm • SB-20 Mag-Pulse Rifle • DH-07 Stun Gun • ER-90 Laser Blaster • RW-45 Ion Pulse Rifle • LG-XX Plasma Rifle|
|Grenades and Explosives||Fragmentation Grenade • Nitropack • Gas Grenade • Concussion Bomb • EMP Grenade • Land Mine • Earth-Shaker|