This Laser Utility Refraction Emitter - or L.U.R.E for short - projects a handsome hologram that will attract all nearby enemies. Be mindful to keep your distance - once the onboard shielding fails, it will unleash a devastating electrical charge.
~ Item Description
The Laser Utility Refraction Emitter (akaL.U.R.E.) is the default Throwable for the Engineer. It is a miniature projector device that creates holograms of a dancing dwarf, utilizing the same smooth moves seen when activating the Abyss Bar's jukebox.
As the name would suggest, the LURE is designed to attract enemy attention. The effectiveness of the throwable depends on how close the enemy was when the LURE activated, as well as whether or not they currently have a target; enemies who currently have a target are less likely to be fooled by the LURE, but those who do not have a target are much more likely to fall for it. Bigger enemies such as Praetorians are also more resistant to the effects. Regardless of circumstances, only a maximum of ten enemies can fall for a single LURE at once.
The LURE's decoy utility has a variety of uses. It can be used to force excess enemies closing in on the Dwarves to back off, or to round up a group of enemies for easy killing. The Engineer's secondaryweapons benefit greatly from enemies being rounded up in particular, and other teammates will appreciate enemies being clustered so they can use their own grenades for quick destruction.
The hologram has a small health pool which is quickly drained when enemies swarm it, making it ineffective for controlling huge swarms. However when the hologram's health is depleted it will discharge a small electrical shockwave, which deals miniscule damage but has a high Electrocution chance. The hologram will also naturally expire after twenty seconds. Finally only a maximum of four LUREs can be carried at once, meaning their usage must be carefully considered.
Usage & Strategies
The LURE is particularly useful on the Salvage Operation gamemode, where throwing LUREs outside of the triangulation zones will keep you and your team safe.
When throwing the LURE, aim in such a way that ensures enemies will be allured to it but not so far that it becomes too distant to have any effect.
Very effective against groups of Spitball Infectors, who will launch their damaging acid balls at the Hologram and give you a wide open shot to take them down.
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