A standard high-explosive grenade with a medium kill radius. Can be used to remove dirt or bugs or both.
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The High Explosive Grenade (HE Grenade) is an unlockable Throwable explosive for the Driller. It is a traditional hand grenade - just pull the pin and throw.
By far the Driller's simplest throwable and likely the simplest in the whole game. The HE Grenade will detonate once it lands on the ground after a brief delay. With high damage, a wide blast radius, very strong armor breaking and fear capabilities, the HE Grenade is every bit powerful as it is simple. It can be used in a variety of situations and its simple function allows it to fit comfortably in any kind of weapon modification build for the Driller.
The HE Grenade's simplicity, however, can also be its downfall. A lack of specialization can leave the HE Grenade feeling underwhelming in most situations. It lacks the extreme single-target damage of the Impact Axe or the unique two-stage damage dealing of the Neurotoxin Grenade. Couple that fact with the low amount carried and the slightly finnicky nature of the grenade's explosion delay, and the HE frag may seem like it underperforms in some situations. Nevertheless it is still a wholly capable grenade, and a great choice for new players.