Armor-Piercing (AP) Special Ammunition
A type of ammunition designed to penetrate even the toughest armor plating.
- AP Special Ammunition reduces the ARM value of its target to half of its original value, rounding up. Consequently, any ARM above 0 cannot be reduced below 1.
- The effects of AP Special Ammunition apply only to the ARM value of the target, and not to the Partial Cover MOD, which remains unaltered.
- Each ARM Roll failed against AP Special Ammunition causes the target to lose one point from his Wounds/STR Attribute.
- Critical hits with AP Special Ammunition cause the target to lose 1 point from his Wounds/STR Attribute directly, bypassing the usual ARM Roll.
AP projectiles have one of several different types of anti-armor technology capable of boring through most physical protections like a hot knife through butter. Edged weapons and other melee weapons can be classified as AP if they are used as a deployment system for nanomachines with specific anti-armor capabilities, or if they are manufactured using Teseum, a neomaterial with excellent armor-piercing properties.