Deep Rock Galactic Wiki
Advertisement

Icons Campaign.png Unlocked through an assignment
Requires Driller Level 21
Purchased for:
Credit.png 8200 Credits
Jadiz 35 Jadiz
Magnite 65 Magnite
Umanite 100 Umanite
Initial Stats
Damage 7
Magazine Size 300
Rate of Fire
(per second)
7
Cooling Rate
(per second)
100%
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 the overheat duration.

When using the Wave Cooker, a cylindrical microwave "beam" is produced and inflicts continuous damage onto any unobstructed target that is within its path. The initial width of the beam is indicated by the weapon's outer crosshair and transitions after 4 meters to its normal width, indicated by the weapon's inner crosshair. The beam itself is invisible with visuals only appearing from its point of impact and also has an effective infinite range.

Enemies killed by the Wave Cooker produces a unique visual effect, which also happens to prevent the Glyphid Exploder's death explosion.


Modifications[]

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

Level 6

Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown.png
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.png 1800 Credits
Croppa 12 Croppa
Umanite 18 Umanite
Icon Upgrade FireRate.png
Larger Power Supply
+2 Rate of Fire "By simply exchanging your power supply to a bigger model your rate of fire is increased"
Credit.png 1800 Credits
Jadiz 12 Jadiz
Enor Pearl 18 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown.png
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.png 1800 Credits
Umanite 18 Umanite
Bismor 12 Bismor
Tier 3

Level 10

Icon Upgrade Sticky.png
Densification ray
+Densification ray "Tweaking the transmitter wavelenght causes microwaves to densify organic matter temporarily, making harder for targets to move"
Credit.png 2200 Credits
Magnite 20 Magnite
Umanite 30 Umanite
Icon Upgrade Temperature.png
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.png 2200 Credits
Umanite 20 Umanite
Enor Pearl 30 Enor Pearl
Tier 4

Level 14

Icon Upgrade Area Damage.png
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.png 3800 Credits
Umanite 15 Umanite
Enor Pearl 25 Enor Pearl
Bismor 36 Bismor
Icon Upgrade FireRate.png
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.png 3800 Credits
Croppa 15 Croppa
Umanite 36 Umanite
Enor Pearl 25 Enor Pearl
Tier 5

Level 18

Icon Upgrade Neurotoxin.png
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.png 4400 Credits
Magnite 60 Magnite
Umanite 110 Umanite
Bismor 40 Bismor
Icon Upgrade Explosion.png
Boiler Ray
+Boiler Ray "Exposure to the microwaves cause the liquids within biological targets to expand, giving them a chance to explode. "
Credit.png 4400 Credits
Umanite 60 Umanite
Enor Pearl 110 Enor Pearl
Bismor 40 Bismor
Icon Upgrade Special.png
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.png 4400 Credits
Magnite 40 Magnite
Umanite 110 Umanite
Enor Pearl 60 Enor Pearl

Overclocks[]

Overclock calculations happen after modifiers.

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

Pos.svg -10% Heat Generation
Pos.svg +17% Cooling Rate
Pos.svg -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.png 7400 Credits
Jadiz 65 Jadiz
Umanite 95 Umanite
Bismor 125 Bismor
Super Focus Lens
Frame Overclock Clean.png
Icon Upgrade Aim.png

Pos.svg 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.png 7550 Credits
Croppa 80 Croppa
Jadiz 105 Jadiz
Bismor 130 Bismor
Diffusion Ray
Frame Overclock Balanced.png
Icon Upgrade BulletPenetration.png

Pos.svg +3 Penetrations on each enemy
Pos.svg 0.2x Movespeed on hit
Neg.svg -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.png 8300 Credits
Croppa 105 Croppa
Magnite 130 Magnite
Umanite 65 Umanite
Mega Power Supply
Frame Overclock Balanced.png
Icon Upgrade Ammo.png

Pos.svg +100 Magazine Size
Pos.svg +3 Rate of Fire
Neg.svg -50% Cooling Rate
Neg.svg +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.png 8100 Credits
Croppa 95 Croppa
Magnite 65 Magnite
Umanite 140 Umanite
Blistering Necrosis
Frame Overclock Unstable.png
Icon Upgrade Weakspot.png

Pos.svg 10% Chance to spawn blisters on hit
Neg.svg 1.25x Weapon Heat generation
Neg.svg 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.png 7850 Credits
Croppa 130 Croppa
Magnite 100 Magnite
Bismor 70 Bismor
Gamma Contamination
Frame Overclock Unstable.png
Icon Upgrade Radioactive.png

Pos.svg 25% Chance to irradiate an enemy on hit
Neg.svg -1 Beam Damage
Neg.svg -50 Magazine Size
Neg.svg -50 Shot Width

"Installing a lens of uranium glass cranks the radioactivity of your microwaves to 11. 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.png 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.png
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.png
Wide Lens Add-On
Wide Lens Add-On is a modification that when active increases the Collette 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.png
Power Supply Overdrive
Power Supply Overdrive is a modification that when active increases the Collette 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.png
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.png
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 but not the afflicted creature itself.

Temperature Spread from On Fire:

  • Damage: 25 Heat
  • Radius: 2m

Temperature Spread from Frozen:

Icon Upgrade Neurotoxin.png
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.png
Icon Upgrade Radioactive.png

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 unless there is another irradiated enemy nearby with its own radioactive field. The radioactive field will not stack with itself should more than one be in contact with an enemy.

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.png
Icon Upgrade Weakspot.png

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 bodypart that was damaged.

Blister properties:
- When damaged, they will transfer the damage quantity received to the creature they are attached to, acting as a weakpoint.
- They can not inherit or gain any Status Effects.
- They have its own hitbox that is separate from the creature it is attached to. Allowing some weapons to hit the creature multiple times. Creatures may also inflict self damage from their projectiles, depending on where the blister is attached to.
- When its hit points reach 0, it deals a burst of damage in a very small AoE centered on its location. It also counts as "killing creature" for the purposes of activating modifications or overclocks with on death effects.

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


Advertisement