|Whisky Tango Foxtrot|
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|Model:||Whisky Tango Foxtrot|
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Whisky Tango Foxtrot is a Legendary Booster Shield manufactured by Dahl. Whisky Tango Foxtrot is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Chubby enemies.
Special Weapon Effects
On shield: Situation normal... – Chance to drop an IED Booster when damaged.
On Boosters: ...all foxtroted up – Spawns 3 volleys of shock boosters.
Usage & Description
Instead of spawning shield boosters like a normal booster shield, Whisky Tango Foxtrot spawns special "IED boosters" which, in turn, eject three volleys of three powerful MIRV-like shock boosters. These shock boosters will damage enemies and allies alike. Picking up an IED booster before it has ejected all of its shock boosters will cancel the remaining volleys.
Rather than ejecting shield boosters in random directions like a normal booster shield, Whisky Tango Foxtrot will eject them towards the nearest enemy, generally the enemy who fired the shot that spawned the IED Booster in the first place.
The use of Whisky Tango Foxtrot yields high risk to the character, since the boosters are shock-elemental and being damaged by one can be devastating to a character's shield. As they are very powerful, it is readily possible for a character to be killed by their own shield, especially if a shock booster is spawned in a confined space. Another drawback consequence of that special effect is that it is difficult to pick up the booster immediately, as the risks tend to be higher than the potential gain, reducing the chance to recharge it while in combat by picking up the boosters. A Grounded Whisky Tango Foxtrot is free of the above stated risks. A possible strategy to be used in soloplayer-mode is it to swap the Whisky Tango Foxtrot for The Transformer as the shock damage of the boosters will recharge the shield even without picking up the boosters.
- Enemies like Rats who pick up items lying on the floor are usually hurt or killed by the IED boosters.
- The Whisky Tango Foxtrot is also capable of spawning with elemental immunities.
- Humorously, Whisky Tango Foxtrot in the NATO phonetic alphabet spells WTF.
- The red text refers to the term "SNAFU", which is military jargon for "Situation Normal: All Fucked Up".
- The term IED means "Improvised Explosive Device" an explosive device commonly used by the Insurgent forces in the Iraqi War.