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Icons Campaign Unlocked through an assignment
Requires Driller Level 21
Purchased for:
Credit 8200 Credits
Jadiz 35 Jadiz
Magnite 65 Magnite
Umanite 100 Umanite
Initial Stats
Damage 7
Magazine Size 300
Rate of Fire
(per second)
Cooling Rate
(per second)
Shot Width 60cm
Heat Generation 100%
Overheat Duration 2s
An ingenious mix of lab equipment and kitchen utensil, the Wave Cooker does exactly what its name implies: Point it at something organic, and watch it cook from the inside out until it bursts in a gout of viscous fluids. Recipe book not included.
— Weapon Description

The Colette Wave Cooker is an unlockable secondary weapon for the Driller. It is a hand-held microwave emitter composed of various metal parts and a series of electrical inductors. An arm brace secures the grip in the back with the trigger wired directly to the microwave generator. A single amplifying lens is positioned at the front, directing deadly microwave energy towards anything the weapon is aimed at.

The Wave Cooker, similar to Gunner's "Lead Storm" Powered Minigun and Driller's Experimental Plasma Charger, feeds from a single ammo pool and has an overheating mechanic. This means that heat will be produced for as long as the trigger is held down, which is measured on the weapon's digital display. After firing for an extended period of time and completely filling the heat meter, the Wave Cooker will jam, rendering the weapon inoperable for five seconds.

When using the Wave Cooker, a cylindrical beam area-of-effect is generated and inflicts continuous damage onto any unobstructed target that is within its path from the player's direction. The invisible beam fires in a helical pattern in 24 distinct angles, with VFX only appearing from its point of impact and also has an effective infinite range. The weapon's crosshair attempts to depict the width of the beam based on the distance between the weapon and its impact point, however after a certain amount of distance, the width of the beam appears much smaller than the crosshair due to the perspective of a cylindrical projection with a static diameter. Due to the shape of the projectile, the affected area extremely close to the player and extremely far away does not line up with the crosshair on-screen.

Enemies damaged and killed by the Wave Cooker produces a bubbling visual effect.


There are five tiers of modifications and each tier has two to three upgrades. Only one modification can be equipped per tier.

Colette Wave Cooker Modifications
Mod Effect In Game Description Price
Tier 1 Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral
Convex Lens
+2 Damage "A convex lens that focuses the microwaves and increase their damage output"
Credit 1000 Credits
Magnite 20 Magnite
Icon Upgrade Ammo
Magnetron Tube
+100 Magazine Size "Adding a powerful magnetron tube and a new capacitor increases the total ammo"
Credit 1000 Credits
Umanite 20 Umanite
Icon Upgrade Area Damage
Concave Lens
+180cm shot width "A concave lens that curves the microwaves outward and increases their impact radius"
Credit 1000 Credits
Enor Pearl 20 Enor Pearl
Tier 2

Level 6

Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown
Heat Sink
-20% heat generation "Jamming a heat pipe into the magnetron seemed unsafe and irresponsible initially, but it really helped reduce heat build up! "
Credit 1800 Credits
Croppa 12 Croppa
Umanite 18 Umanite
Icon Upgrade FireRate
Larger Power Supply
+2 Rate of Fire "By simply exchanging your power supply to a bigger model your rate of fire is increased"
Credit 1800 Credits
Jadiz 12 Jadiz
Enor Pearl 18 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown
Thermoelectric Cooler
+50% Cooling Rate, -0.5s Overheat Duration "R&D fitted your weapon with a thermoeletric cooler, increasing its ability to cool down faster"
Credit 1800 Credits
Umanite 18 Umanite
Bismor 12 Bismor
Tier 3

Level 10

Icon Upgrade Sticky
Densification ray
+Densification ray "Tweaking the transmitter wavelenght causes microwaves to densify organic matter temporarily, making harder for targets to move"
Credit 2200 Credits
Magnite 20 Magnite
Umanite 30 Umanite
Icon Upgrade Temperature
Temperature Amplifier
+Temperature Amplifier "A new hybrid circuit makes microwaves compensate for sudden changes in temperature, causing them to heat or cool burning or frozen targets further and radiate their temperature to surrounding enemies "
Credit 2200 Credits
Umanite 20 Umanite
Enor Pearl 30 Enor Pearl
Tier 4

Level 14

Icon Upgrade Area Damage
Wide Lens Add-on
+Wide Lens Add-on "Push reload to activate the Wide Lens Add-on which curves the microwaves further, but the power required to use it takes a toll on the cooler, increasing heat per shot. Push reload to deactivate it. "
Credit 3800 Credits
Umanite 15 Umanite
Enor Pearl 25 Enor Pearl
Bismor 36 Bismor
Icon Upgrade FireRate
Power Supply Overdrive
+Power Supply Overdrive "Push reload to put the power supply into overdrive, significantly increasing rate of fire. To compensate for the power flow the waves are focused inward at the cost of AoE radius. Push reload to deactivate it. "
Credit 3800 Credits
Croppa 15 Croppa
Umanite 36 Umanite
Enor Pearl 25 Enor Pearl
Tier 5

Level 18

Icon Upgrade Neurotoxin
Contagion Transmitter
+30% damage bonus against poisoned and corroded targets
+Contagion Transmitter
"A transmitter that enables rays to destroy poisoned and corroded cells in hit targets, increasing damage output with a chance to spread a poisonous vapor to nearby enemies. "
Credit 4400 Credits
Magnite 60 Magnite
Umanite 110 Umanite
Bismor 40 Bismor
Icon Upgrade Explosion
Boiler Ray
+Boiler Ray "Exposure to the microwaves cause the liquids within biological targets to expand, giving them a chance to explode. "
Credit 4400 Credits
Umanite 60 Umanite
Enor Pearl 110 Enor Pearl
Bismor 40 Bismor
Icon Upgrade Special
Exothermic Reactor
+25% Temperature Shock Chance
+Exothermic Reactor
"R&D has plugged in a temperature scrambler that makes the microwaves cause quick shifts in temperatures of burning or freezing targets, triggering a temperature shock that spreads a mist of extreme heat or cold. "
Credit 4400 Credits
Magnite 40 Magnite
Umanite 110 Umanite
Enor Pearl 60 Enor Pearl


Overclock calculations happen after modifiers.

Colette Colette Wave Cooker [Expand/Collapse]
Overclock Effect In Game Description Price
Liquid Cooling System
Frame Overclock Clean
Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown

Pos -10% Heat Generation
Pos +17% Cooling Rate
Pos -0.2s Overheat Duration

"Extremely efficient cooling system that helps the weapon generate slightly less heat, makes it cool faster and will spend less time jammed."
Credit 7400 Credits
Jadiz 65 Jadiz
Umanite 95 Umanite
Bismor 125 Bismor
Super Focus Lens
Frame Overclock Clean
Icon Upgrade Aim

Pos 1.5x Damage to targets within 4 meters

"A lens add-on that focuses the microwaves significantly, enhancing their damage output for up to 4 meters."
Credit 7550 Credits
Croppa 80 Croppa
Jadiz 105 Jadiz
Bismor 130 Bismor
Diffusion Ray
Frame Overclock Balanced
Icon Upgrade BulletPenetration

Pos +3 Penetrations on each enemy
Pos 0.2x Movespeed on hit
Neg -1 Damage

"With some mechanical stress to the heat generator the microwaves can penetrate deeper, being able to go through several enemies at once and slows them down. However the stress takes its toll on the generator and decreases its damage output slightly"
Credit 8300 Credits
Croppa 105 Croppa
Magnite 130 Magnite
Umanite 65 Umanite
Mega Power Supply
Frame Overclock Balanced
Icon Upgrade Ammo

Pos +100 Magazine Size
Pos +3 Rate of Fire
Neg -50% Cooling Rate
Neg +1s Overheat Duration

"A bit on the larger side, but with a few modications to the weapon you can now use the most powerful power source R&D could smuggle back from the black market. The extra energy boosts rate of fire and total ammo at the cost of a lower cooldown and longer unjam duration."
Credit 8100 Credits
Croppa 95 Croppa
Magnite 65 Magnite
Umanite 140 Umanite
Blistering Necrosis
Frame Overclock Unstable
Icon Upgrade Weakspot

Pos 10% Chance to spawn blisters on hit
Neg 1.25x Weapon Heat generation
Neg 0.75x Cooling Rate

"Adding an experimental electron tube makes the microwaves generate more heat, boiling the skin of enemies in the shape of large blisters. The blisters bypass armor, enhances incoming direct damage and hurts the target when popped. The large amounts of heat generated comes at the price of a lower cooldown rate."
Credit 7850 Credits
Croppa 130 Croppa
Magnite 100 Magnite
Bismor 70 Bismor
Alpha Particle Contamination
Frame Overclock Unstable
Icon Upgrade Aim

Pos +3 Damage
Pos +5 Alpha particles fired per second
Neg -Projectiles travel slowly
Neg 15% chance per shot to decrease your maximum ammo supply for the remainder of the mission

"Installing a lens of plutonium glass has more unexpected effects compared to the uranium sister. As you fire the weapon, the glass will slowly shatter, launching larger-than-gamma alpha particles. These particles have physical impacts that deal significant damage, though the lens assembly will gradually wear down over time."
Credit 8750 Credits
Magnite 70 Magnite
Enor Pearl 100 Enor Pearl
Bismor 120 Bismor
Gamma Particle Contamination
Frame Overclock Unstable
Icon Upgrade Radioactive

Pos 30% Chance to irradiate an enemy on hit
Neg -1 Beam Damage
Neg -50 Magazine Size
Neg -50 Shot Width

"Installing a lens of uranium glass cranks the radioactivity of your microwaves to 11, while being safer than plutonium glass. Hit targets have a chance to be contaminated with radiation, suffering damage and emitting harmful radioactive waves to nearby enemies. The small size of the lens reduces microwave impact radius and damage, while the amount of power required reduces total ammo."
Credit 8350 Credits
Magnite 80 Magnite
Enor Pearl 130 Enor Pearl
Bismor 100 Bismor

Stats Breakdown[]

Understanding the Weapon[]

Unique Modifications[]

Unique Modifications
Icon Upgrade Temperature
Temperature Amplifier
Temperature Amplifier is a modification that adds Heat or Cold area damage to the Colette Wave Cooker whenever it is striking a creature that is either On Fire or Frozen. If the target is on fire then the mod will add Heat damage in an AoE, and if the target is frozen then the mod will add Cold damage in an AoE. The area is centered where the Colette Wave Cooker strikes, not on the creature's center of mass, so it will spread temperature faster to enemies closer to where the weapon is pointing.

Area Damage

  • Damage: 3.5 Heat or Cold
  • Damage Radius: 2.5m
  • Max Damage Radius: 1.5m
  • Minimum Damage: 25%
Icon Upgrade Area Damage
Wide Lens Add-On
Wide Lens Add-On is a modification that when active increases the Colette Wave Cooker's shot width. It can be activated/deactivated by pressing the reload key (default [R]).
  • 1.25x Shot Width
  • +1.1 Weapon Heat Per Second
Icon Upgrade FireRate
Power Supply Overdrive
Power Supply Overdrive is a modification that when active increases the Colette Wave Cooker's rate of fire. It can be activated/deactivated by pressing the reload key (default [R]).
  • +2.5 Rate of Fire
  • 0.1x Shot Width
  • +0.4 Weapon Heat Per Second
Icon Upgrade Explosion
Boiler Ray
Boiler Ray is a modification that gives the Colette Wave Cooker a 50% chance of triggering an explosion at the point where the weapon last hit a creature when that creature is killed.

The explosion is not a death effect; it is an effect native to the weapon, so the effect will not be disabled by the Frozen status.

Explosion Statistics:

  • Damage: 100 Explosive
  • Damage Radius: 2.5m
  • Max Damage Radius: 1.5m
  • Area Damage Behavior: Radial
Icon Upgrade Special
Exothermic Reactor
Exothermic Reactor is a modification that gives the Colette Wave Cooker a 25% chance to afflict Temperature Shock on a creature afflicted with either On Fire or Frozen. The creature will take 200 Disintegrate damage and immediately drop to its dousing or unfreeze temperature and spread either Heat or Cold to nearby creatures. This spreading effect will not affect the original creature.

Temperature Spread from On Fire:

  • Damage: 25 Heat
  • Radius: 2m

Temperature Spread from Frozen:

Icon Upgrade Neurotoxin
Contagion Transmitter
While a creature is afflicted with Neurotoxin, Corrosion, or is currently in contact with a Goo Puddle any damage dealt by the Colette Wave Cooker's beam has a 10% chance of afflicting the creature and nearby creatures with Contagion Transmitter's Neurotoxin. If a creature is afflicted with Contagion Transmitter's Neurotoxin and another source of Neurotoxin, it will not display both status icons. but the effects will work normally.

This modification also provides a 1.3x damage multiplier for the Wave Cooker's direct damage to creatures standing on a Goo Puddle, or afflicted with Neurotoxin from either the Neurotoxin Canister or the Gunner weapons. (the bonus will not apply if the creature is only afflicted with the Corrosion DoT, or the Contagion Transmitter's neurotoxin).

Contagion Transmitter's Neurotoxin:

  • Damage: 12 Poison
  • Interval: 0.75 - 1.25s
  • Duration: 10s

Unique Overclocks[]

Unique Overclocks
Frame Overclock Unstable
Icon Upgrade Radioactive

Gamma Contamination

Gamma Contamination gives the Colette Wave Cooker a 25% chance to apply a Radiation DoT to any enemy that is struck directly by the weapon. The radiation DoT is split into two different effects. The first is a direct DoT applied to the irradiated enemy, and the second is a radioactive field that surrounds the irradiated enemy. The irradiated enemy is not damaged by the radioactive field, but can be damaged by the radioactive fields of other nearby irradiated enemies. If more than one radioactive field is in contact with an enemy, the fields' damage does not stack.

Radiation DoT:

  • Damage: 5 Radiation
  • Tick Rate: 0.2-0.25s
  • Duration: 7s

Radioactive Field:

  • Damage: 3 Radiation
  • Tick Rate: 0.2-0.25s
  • Radius: 2.0m (visual field will vary by bug size)
  • Duration: 7s
Frame Overclock Unstable
Icon Upgrade Weakspot

Blistering Necrosis

Every time the Colette Wave Cooker deals damage directly to a creature, there is a 10% chance of creating a Blister on the body part that was damaged.

Blister properties:
- When damaged, they will transfer any damage received to the creature they are attached to, acting as a weakpoint.
- They can not inherit or gain any Status Effects.
- They have their own hitbox that is separate from the creature it is attached to, allowing some weapons to hit an afflicted creature multiple times. Creatures may also inflict self damage from their projectiles, depending on where the blister is attached.
- When its hit points reach 0, it deals a burst of damage in a very small AoE centered on its location. Popping a blister will also activate the on-kill effects of relevant modifications and overclocks.

Blister Stats:

  • Health: 50 (no scaling)
  • Weakpoint Multiplier: 1.5x (unless attached to a larger weakpoint)

Damage Transfer Properties:

Blister Pop Damage:

  • Damage: 80 Poison
  • Damage Radius: 0.1m
  • Max Damage Radius: 0.1m


  • The Collete Wave cooker and the engineer’s Shard Diffractor both are really good anti boss weapons, because they both do damage through dreadnought’s armor / armour even though it won’t break or damage it.
  • This weapon’s name may be a reference to Colette Tatou, a cook from the 2007 Pixar movie Ratatouille.
  • The Collete Wave cooker is heavily implied to be constructed from a microwave oven. A microwave oven is a kitchen applicance commonly used to heat food via electromagnetic radiation at a frequency tuned to cause water molecules to vibrate intensely.