Tribes: Ascend/Fractal Grenade
Fractal Grenade  

Loadout/Class  Heavy Armor 
Slot  Belt 
Type  Grenade 
Statistics  
Fire Rate  0.15 seconds 
Manual Reload Time  0 seconds 
Build Up Time  0.7 seconds 
Projectile Speed  24 m/s 
Projectile Live Time  3 seconds 
Projectile Hitbox  0.4 meters 
Splash Radius  6 meters 
Ammo  2 
Upgrades  
Cost  
Gold  120 
XP  8,000 
Mastery Cost (XP)  Locked 
"Fractal grenades suppress an area by shooting out dozens of small projectiles over a timed duration."
The Fractal Grenade is an unlockable belt item for the Heavy Armor. When thrown, the grenade will rise 1.8 meters off the ground in the span of 1 second, and begin firing lasers in random directions. A laser is fired every 0.15 seconds for a total duration of 3 seconds. During the Beta, it was a common tactic to throw several Fractals near the generator and walk away, leaving the generator to die. Due to the efficiency of this tactic, it was changed so that Fractals barely damage generators and armored assets, and the maximum number a player is able to carry was reduced. After version 1.1, the damage of the grenade was reduced from 370 to 100 per shot, and reducing the final explosion from 1,500 to 125 damage.
Damage Table
Below are the damage values for the Fractal Grenade. The grenade fires 20 lasers. When the grenade dies, it explodes, doing 125 damage.
Base Damage  Total Damage  

Base Damage  100  2,000 (100 x 20) 
Beowulf  100  2,000 (100 x 20) 
Deployables  100  2,000 (100 x 20) 
Generator  50  1,000 (50 x 20) 
Grav Cycle  100  2,000 (100 x 20) 
Player  100  2,000 (100 x 20) 
Sensor  50  1,000 (50 x 20) 
Shrike  100  2,000 (100 x 20) 
Turret  50  1,000 (50 x 20) 
Splash Damage  50  100  1,000  2,000 
Inheritance
The Fractal Grenade has a 20% speed inheritance, with a base speed of 24 m/s, a maximum speed of 32 m/s, regardless of the inherited speed, and a terminal velocity of 140 m/s.
Kick Strength
The Fractal Grenade has an impulse strength of 5,000 uu applied to players hit by its laser.
Trivia
 Internally, the Fractal Grenade is named the Spike Grenade.
