Tribes: Ascend/Explosive Nitron

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Explosive Nitron

Loadout/Class Light Armor
Slot Belt
Type Grenade
Manual Reload Time 0 seconds
Build Up Time 0.7 seconds
Projectile Speed 50 m/s
Projectile Live Time 8 seconds
Projectile Hitbox 0.4 meters
Splash Radius 8 meters
Ammo 2
Gold 120
XP 8,000
Mastery Cost (XP) Locked

"Explosive Nitrons deal extra damage and knockback, but do not force flag drops. +50% damage to vehicles."

The Explosive Nitron is an unlockable belt item for the Light Armor. The Explosive Nitron deals more damage and has a greater knockback strength than the Impact and Compact Nitrons.

Damage Table

Below are the damage values for the Explosive Nitron.

Base Damage
Base Damage 560
Beowulf 840
Deployables 560
Generator 560
Grav Cycle 840
Player 560
Sensor 560
Shrike 840
Turret 560
Splash Damage 560


The Explosive Nitron has a 60% speed inheritance when it is thrown. The base speed for the grenade is 50 m/s, with a maximum speed of 50 m/s, regardless of the inherited speed, and a terminal velocity of 140 m/s.

Kick Strength

The Explosive Nitron has an impulse strength of 110,000 m/s applied to players hit by the grenade..


  • Internally, the Explosive Nitron is named the ST Grenade.

Special Accolades

The following accolades can be earned with the Explosive Nitron.

Explosive Spree Demolitions Expert Hurt Locker Air Mail