|“||The IFG - or Inhibitor-Field Generator- is one of the latest inventions of the good people down in R&D. Toss one of these bad boys into a cluster of bugs, and watch them slow right down.|
|— Item Description|
The Inhibitor Field Generator (aka IFG) is a throwable Support Tool for the Scout. It is a small spherical grenade with several glowing octagons on the six faces of the device - they pulse and glow while in the Scout's hand.
The IFG is thrown like a grenade and will stick to whatever surface it touches. After a brief delay it will emit an "inhibitor field" which will slow down an enemy by 75% (0.25x Movement Speed) and increase their damage taken by 30%. Enemy animations are suitably slowed down to match their reduced movement speed.
Enemies inside the inhibitor field are considered as electrocuted, despite not actually taking any damage.
- Prior to Update 24: Explosive Expansion, the IFG was unique to the Scout as his sole grenade choice. All other classes used a basic frag grenade comparable to the Driller's HE Grenade today.
- A common misconception is that the "Weakening Strength" statistic reduces the damage dealt by enemies to the Dwarves, but rather the opposite is true; enemies take increased damage while inside an IFG field.
- If an enemy inside an inhibitor field is also electrocuted by another effect (such as the Stubby or Bosco's Electrified Bullets) they will display a second electrocution debuff icon next to their name, suggesting that it is in fact a separate debuff that simply shares its icon.